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Monday
Oct262015

Leaves of Grass July 16, 2015

Leaves of Grass represents our brewery's collective pursuit to create, explore and challenge. For each batch, we employ uniquely different processes and ingredients, all of which further our understanding of the art and science of brewing. 

Brewed on July 16, 2015, this iteration is a farmstead ale brewed with sour candy and fermented entirely in oak.

Monday
Oct262015

Leaves of Grass July 4, 2015

Leaves of Grass represents our brewery's collective pursuit to create, explore, and challenge. For each batch, we employ uniquely di erent processes and ingredients, all of which further our understanding of the art and science of brewing. 

Brewed on July 4, 2015, this iteration is a 4.5% abv ale brewed with green tea (Matcha), citrus (grapefruit) and apple water (from Eden Ice Cider - byproduct of their ice distillation process) and fermented and conditioned in 400-liter oak barrels.

Monday
Dec142015

Leaves of Grass November 22, 2015

Leaves of Grass represents our brewery's collective pursuit to create, explore and challenge. For each batch, we employ uniquely different processes and ingredients, all of which further our understanding of the art and science of brewing. 

A Belgian-inspired brown ale open-fermented in an oak tank. In keeping with the style, this is complex, rich and beautifully effervescent. Highly carbonated. Best served between 34 and 40 F.

Saturday
Aug042012

Life Without Principle #1

Life Without Principle #1 (we are big fans of Thoreau!) is the first in a series of Citrus inspired American Style Blonde Ales. #1 is brewed with 200 ICUS of Valencia Orange and complemented by several American hop varieties. The inaugural release was brewed with the help of our good friend Luc "Bim" Lafontaine, formerly of Dieu Du Ciel! in Montreal and now en route to Japan to open his new brewery. 

Friday
Dec282012

Life Without Principle #2

Life Without Principle #2 is the second in our series of citrus inspired American blond ales. This one has been brewed with 280 ICUs (International Citrus Units) of fresh, amazingly aromatic Meyer lemons. Weighing in at 4.9% abv, this is extremely sessionable, refreshing.

Tuesday
Sep172013

Life Without Principle #3

 

Life Without Principle #3 is the next entry in our series of citrus and citrus-inspired beers. This chapter in the story was brewed with Citra and Motueka hops, as well as an abundance of hibiscus for tartness and citrusy aromas. 5.5% abv.

 

 

Monday
May132013

Madness & Civilization #1

Madness & Civilization is a panorama of our barrel aging program—oak-aged beers that emerge from their individual silences to find structure and voice as a unified composition. This is the result of an unpredictable state of permanent happenstance—a dialogue with our evolving approach to blending that challenges convention and circumstance. Each release will include multiple threads and is likely to approximate the style of an imperial stout.

Release #1

A blend of multiple barrels:  Buckwheat Rye Porter (aged 24 months in Elijah Craig 12 year barrels),  Imperial Stout brewed with Maple Syrup and Wheat (aged in select barrels for 16 months), and Everett aged in Bourbon Barrels with Cacao Nibs and Vanilla Beans.  Anticipated ABV: 12+%

500ml. Brewery release only.

 

Monday
May132013

Madness & Civilization #2

Madness & Civilization is a panorama of our barrel aging program—oak-aged beers that emerge from their individual silences to find structure and voice as a unified composition. This is the result of an unpredictable state of permanent happenstance—a dialogue with our evolving approach to blending that challenges convention and circumstance. Each release will include multiple threads and is likely to approximate the style of an imperial stout.

Release #2

 

A single bourbon barrel that housed fractions of the following:  Buckwheat Rye Porter, Everett, Damon, Birth, and Port Barrel Damon.

375ml. Anticipated ABV: 9+% 
Brewery release only. 

 

Monday
Mar172014

Madness & Civilization #3

Madness & Civilization is a panorama of our barrel aging program—oak-aged beers that emerge from their individual silences to find structure and voice as a unified composition. This is the result of an unpredictable state of permanent happenstance—a dialogue with our evolving approach to blending that challenges convention and circumstance. Each release will include multiple threads and is likely to approximate the style of an imperial stout.

Release #3

A single bourbon barrel blend of Damon and Everett aged for over 18 months.

375ml

Brewery release only.

Friday
Jan082016

Madness & Civilization #4

Madness & Civilization #4

Madness & Civilization is a panorama of our barrel aging program—oak-aged beers that emerge from their individual silences to find structure and voice as a unified composition. This is the result of an unpredictable state of permanent happenstance—a dialogue with our evolving approach to blending that challenges convention and circumstance. Each release will include multiple threads and is likely to approximate the style of an imperial stout.

Release #4: Tragedy (et al) aged in Bourbon barrels for 24 months—with Cacao, Ancho and Chipotle. 

375ml.

Saturday
Jan092016

Madness & Civilization #5

Madness & Civilization #5

Madness & Civilization is a panorama of our barrel aging program—oak-aged beers that emerge from their individual silences to find structure and voice as a unified composition. This is the result of an unpredictable state of permanent happenstance—a dialogue with our evolving approach to blending that challenges convention and circumstance. Each release will include multiple threads and is likely to approximate the style of an imperial stout.

Release #5: A blend of Aaron, Everett, and Works of Love: De Molen, all aged in bourbon barrels for more than 2 years.  

500ml.

Wednesday
Jul202016

Madness & Reason #1

New series of dark variants, this one is an imperial stout conditioned with vanilla, cinnamon, cocoa nibs and a small amount of chipotle. Available only onsite. 

Friday
Dec112015

Madness & Solitude

 In March of 2015 (our Fifth Anniversary), we brewed our Imperial IPA (Ephraim) and then aged it in second and third use bourbon barrels with the intent of an experimental anniversary release.  In the spirit of the holidays, we offer you this double dry hopped, oak aged Imperial IPA. 10.5% abv.

Tuesday
Jun262012

Nor

Imperial IPA brewed in collaboration with our friends at Cigar City Brewing Company. Brewed with rice and and an abundance of worldly hops. 8.7% abv.  

Thursday
Jan212016

Of First & Last Things

A new IPA inspired by years of accumulated experience and an expression of both past, present and future, harmonizing some of our favorite hop varieties into a bright, balanced beer that showcases the beauty of a well-orchestrated chorus. 6.5% abv

Friday
Oct072016

Self-Reliance #1

American Pale Ale brewed with Nelson and Motueka hops. 5.2% abv

Friday
Oct072016

Self-Reliance #2

American Pale Ale generously hopped with Vic Secret and Enigma. 5.2% abv


Wednesday
Feb152017

Self-Reliance #3

American Pale Ale brewed with experimental Austrailian hops. 5.2% abv

Wednesday
Feb152017

Self-Reliance #4

American Pale Ale brewed with organic buckwheat from Maine, an abundance of Amarillo®, and a touch of Columbus. 4.2% abv

 

AMARILLO® is a trademark owned by Virgil Gamache Farms, Inc.

Wednesday
Nov082017

Self-Reliance #5

American Pale Ale with New Zealand Motueka and New Zealand Cascade from Freestyle Farms. 5.2% abv