Very Good, Beer Advocate Brewer's Notes: Prince of Pilsen tributes the most popular beer style in the world. Originally brewed in the bohemian City of Pilsen in 1842, the new sensation was widely imitated and now makes up 90% of beer consumed around the globe. This Euro-style version is refreshingly crisp and dry hopped with Falconer's Flight 7Cs for a distinct citrus aroma and bite.
90th Percentile, Ratebeer.com Brewer's Notes: Our spiced winter seasonal complements all your holiday festivities. It is typically malty in body, lightly hopped, and rounded out with a delicious mix of spices that vary from year to year as we search for the best vanilla, hazelnut, and other flavors. If you see it in the store, don't wait!
Brewer's Notes This juicy India Style Pale Ale sits at 6.5% ABV and is fully loaded with aromas of melon, apricot, tangerine and papaya. Chainsaw City is one heady brew that is sure to get your gears turning. Keep an eye out for this exclusive beer release early December!
94th Percentile, Ratebeer.com; Exceptional, Beer Advocate Brewer's Notes: It’s worth the risk to go for Double Jeopardy IPA. This complex and easy drinking imperial IPA pours a hazy golden orange with a fluffy, stark white foam that dissipates to moderate lacing -- proof of the crime of an empty glass. The aroma floods the senses with bright citrus and New World tropical flavors led by Simcoe hops. Double Jeopardy has a malty bite up front from caramel and pale malts followed by a resinous hoppy middle, then finishes with a lingering, bittersweet boozy tingle. This big and bold unfiltered IPA taunts you: Can you walk away without having another?
Very Good, Beer Advocate Brewer's Notes: Hoptropolis is a thriving hop mecca built upon a foundation of Citra, Mosaic, Loral and Azacca hops. It’s an American IPA with tropical fruit, floral, citrus and stone fruit hop aromatics. The beer pours a strikingly golden color with a light haze. Upon arrival to Hoptropolis, the first thing to notice is its enticing aroma, which is intensely fruity, reminiscent of fruit cocktail with lots of pear, peach and pineapple plus a distinctly dank, but balanced finish. Taste is dry and crisp with pleasant lingering bitterness. You’ll want to spend a little extra time exploring this hop haven - there’s so much to sip & do.
86th Percentile, Ratebeer.com Brewer's Notes: The first New Realm Brewing Co. recipe developed by New Realm's legendary Brewmaster Mitch Steele couldn't have been anything but an IPA - this IPA. It's intensely hoppy with a classic West Coast piney, resiny and citrusy hop profile and a mild malt character in both nose and taste. Bitterness is smooth but substantial, and it finishes dry but with a balanced body. Mitch says "It's everything I want in an IPA. It's intense and bitter, yet drinks smoothly and has a wonderful blend of hop flavors dominating the aroma, taste and finish."
Very Good, Beer Advocate Brewer's Notes: Sympathy Weight is a classic wee heavy scotch ale aged in maple bourbon barrels. With aromas of chocolate and raspberry on the nose, this 12% ABV ale has a smooth mouthfeel. The sweetness of the maple syrup balances the smokiness of the malts, resulting in a sultry, layered ale.
Very Good, Beer Advocate Brewer's Notes: Overnight Celebrity is an 11.5% ABV imperial porter aged in maple bourbon barrels with espresso beans and coconut. With aromas of macadamia nut and dark malt on the nose, this beer hides its alcohol content well. The sweetness of the maple syrup stands up to strong coffee flavors, while subtle coconut notes blend well with the vanilla and oak characteristics of the maple bourbon barrels.
Very Good, Beer Advocate Brewer's Notes: Last Will And Testament is a straightforward, adjunct-free English old ale that has been aging away in bourbon barrels for fourteen months. With Maris Otter as a backbone and plenty of dark malts, this boozy 12% ABV ale has notes of caramel, raisin, and tobacco. This unapologetic liquid pulls delightful notes of vanilla and oak from the barrels, combined with the slow-sipping qualities of a fine port.
Very Good, Beer Advocate Brewer's Notes: Cardigans of the Galaxy is a 9.5% ABV, 95 IBU DIPA hopped with Columbus, Mandarina Bavaria, Simcoe, Citra, Ekuanot, Mosaic, Comet and Galaxy. But the secret sauce is the extra-dry finish and the big citrusy melony nose. Just as long as you heed mom’s warning and take a sweater with you, all will be well. Shoutout to ATL artist Chris Veal for the killer can design!
Exceptional, Beer Advocate Brewer's Notes: Don’t sleep on Ante Meridiem. Our massive (13.5% ABV) Imperial brown ale is aged in Georgia’s own ASW Distillery bourbon barrels. We add locally roasted coffee from Batdorf and Bronson, Ugandan vanilla beans and maple syrup. The result is a boozy, sweet, satisfying drink that works well with chocolatey desserts, ice cream, or a Connecticut-leaf cigar.
99th Percentile, Ratebeer.com Brewer's Notes: Wake-n-Bake is brewed with coffee roasted by Jittery Joe’s Coffee in Athens, GA. Terrapin and Jittery Joe’s built a unique coffee blend specific for this big Imperial Stout. You can purchase the actual Terrapin Wake-n-Bake coffee blend at Jittery Joe’s or online in 12oz. coffee cans.
Good, Beer Advocate Brewer's Notes: Brooklyn Winter Lager is our answer to the heavy ales and stouts that emerge in wintertime. Though dark in color with a sturdy presence, our Schwarzbier-inspired lager layers notes of chocolate, roasted barley, and dark bread into a 5.6% ABV frame that finishes surprisingly light and pleasantly dry. Winter means different things depending where you live, but Brooklyn Winter Lager is ready for any chill.
Brewer's Notes 'Tis a heavy hand what adds the hops to this festive golden ale. Truth be told, there's near to three pounds of fresh hops goes in every barrel of this treasured brew. Pull up a sturdy chair, let's fill up yer best flagon with the season's finest natural ale, and I'll tell you a dark tale of elf and woe. 'Ere's to your elf!
Brewer's Notes It turned out to be a case of mistaken identity, of course - wrong place at the wrong time...but Claus was soon back on the street with the polite apologies of the authorities - no questions asked. All’s well that ends well, surely, but still, the reporters wanted to know...it takes its toll, doesn’t it? "Indeed" sighed Claus, "my elf is going crazy, and I fear I shall soon go crazy as well." And with that he hoisted a great flagon of his favorite Barley Wine-style ale, silently contemplating the future and straining to remember why he got into this particular line of work in the first place.
Brewer's Notes "Is it just my imagination," queried old Santa, surveying the scene, "or is my Elf only getting worse and worse every year? What's next? Seriously Bad Elf, I'll wager. Mark my words." This Very Bad Elf is one fine ale - rich, hardy and flavourful, brewed to an original 1795 Thames Valley recipe, with a very special pale amber malt that is rarely used nowadays, and balanced by a modest addition of English Fuggle aroma hops. 'Ere's to your elf!
100th Percentile, Ratebeer.com Brewer's Notes: Freedom from alcohol limitations has finally been granted in 2016 allowing us to brew T.O.R.I.S. This super-tasty Triple Oatmeal Imperial-Stout is rich, dark, and flavorful - the way we like it - this beer is intense. It has been long awaited by our brewery as well as our fans. There comes a day when you break out of your shell, and strech your wings. Now is the time - time for T.O.R.I.S.
Brewer's Notes Frogichlaus Swiss-Style Holiday Lager - Creamy Swiss-style holiday lager with a malty taste and aroma, low bitterness, and a reddish-brown color. Frogichlaus is mellow and soothing, the perfect beer to settle down for a cold winter's nap. Inspired by a man so lively and quick, we knew in a moment it must be St. Nick!
Outstanding, Beer Advocate Brewer's Notes: Origin: Chambly, Quebec To date, La Fin du Monde has earned more medals and awards in major international competitions than any other Canadian beer. It is Unibroue's international flagship ale.
Outstanding, Beer Advocate Brewer's Notes: Origin: Chambly, Quebec To date, La Fin du Monde has earned more medals and awards in major international competitions than any other Canadian beer. It is Unibroue's international flagship ale.
Exceptional, Beer Advocate Brewer's Notes: Don de Dieu (Gift of God) was the name of the ship that Samuel de Champlain sailed on his mission to “explore and discover the vast and perilous land of America” in the name of the King of France. His travels led to the founding of Quebec City in 1608.
Inspired by this great adventure, Unibroue created Don de Dieu—an abbey-style triple wheat beer refermented in the bottle. Soft and round, it has delicately nuanced fruity and hoppy notes.
Brewer's Notes ¿Que pasa Muchacho? Only the easiest drinkin’ Mexican-style lager known north of the border that’s what. Crisp, clear, and tasty, this good hombre is muy bueno when chillin’ at cookouts, ball games, and fiestas
100th Percentile, Ratebeer.com Expect lovely, warm smells of single malt scotch, oaky bourbon barrels, smoke, sweet caramel and roasted malts, a bit of earthy spice and a scintilla of dark fruit. It’s a kick-back sipper made to excite the palate.
Outstanding, Beer Advocate Brewer's Notes: A far cry from our original IPA, The Hitchhiker is a big floral/citrus American IPA. Aromas and flavors of pineapple, grapefruit, orange, and tangerines take center stage with a tad bit of caramel malt backbone to balance just a bit. A very dry finish with hops flavors lingering...this one is for the hopheads.
Very Good, Beer Advocate Brewer's Notes: Winter Storm may be Hugh's favorite beer in the Heavy Seas catalogue. Our winter ale draws on hops from the West Coast and the UK for its pronounced bitterness. A mix of pale and darker malts give it its tawny color and its bigger body. True to the style, Winter Storm's aroma is nutty malts and earthy hops. This is a perfect fall beer, especially because of its warming qualities.
Very Good, Beer Advocate Merry Monks, 9.3% ABV, is a Belgian-style Tripel. Pilsner malt combined with an Abbey yeast strain yields a remarkable and complex flavor packed with notes of spice, banana and pear. Nicely balanced, with a moderate to dry finish.
Exceptional, Ratebeer.com Brewer's Notes: Take Pinstripe, our rich, chocolaty export stout and add cocoa nibs to bump up the chocolate to a whole new level. The add lactose and vanilla to provide the frosting like the middle and you have Double Stuff Pinstripe.
Exceptional, Ratebeer.com Brewer's Notes: Brewed with nothing but the highest quality English ingredients, including floor-malted Maris Otter, Oat Malt, and two types of Chocolate Malt, this Chocolate Oatmeal Porter is sure to please. The end result is a malty, full bodied oatmeal porter.
Very Good, Beer Advocate Brewer's Notes: A pale, refreshing and hoppy ale. Supporting malt and new world hops provide balance, drinkability and classic citrus, floral and tropical fruit characters. Go ahead… challenge the status quo… Poke The Bear!
Good, Beer Advocate Brewer's Notes: ’Tis the Season for Cheer Happy Holidays from the "Little Brewery" in Shiner, TX. We hope you enjoy your Shiner Cheer, an Old World Dunkelweizen brewed with Texas peaches and roasted pecans. The malty flavors of this dark wheat ale are enhanced through the use of malted barley and wheat. And Kräusening ensures a smoothnessthat makes the subtle peach and pecan flavors all the more satisfying. May your days be merry and bright and your Shiner be cold. PROSIT!
Brewer's Notes German brewers were onto something centuries ago when they created rich bock beers for the winter. Our version is spiced with cinnamon, ginger, and orange peel for a deep flavor and malty finish that will warm you on a cold winter night.
Brewer's Notes Our Christmas Ale is a brown ale that is brewed with six types of malted barley and fermented with American Ale yeast. It is brewed with pale malt as well as a combination of caramel, biscuit, Munich, and chocolate malts. It is hopped and dry hopped with Columbus, Cascade, Centennial, and Amarillo and has a nice piney and citrus hop flavor and aroma. The result is a flavorful brown ale that is sweet and malty with a pleasant hop aroma.
Very Good, Beer Advocate Brewer's Notes: This slightly hazy copper brew pours with a white head at only 53 IBU’s and has a low perceived bitterness. With a refreshing malty backbone, this beer finishes with a strong citrus flavor resembling orange peels derived from the large Amarillo dry-hop. If you’re a hop head, drink this beer.
Good, Beer Advocate Brewer's Notes: Upon pouring, this beer is light in color with very little haze and a very thick head. Similar to traditional German-style Weissbier, this beer boasts huge banana and clove aromas followed by a wonderful taste of banana, vanilla and spices that finishes with a fruity, smooth aftertaste. The fluffy mouthfeel can be attributed to the amount of protein gained from the wheat which also leaves a beautiful lacing in your glass.
Good, Beer Advocate Brewer's Notes: Boulevard Unfiltered Wheat Beer is a lively, refreshing ale with a natural citrusy flavor and distinctive cloudy appearance. This easy drinking American-style wheat beer has become our most popular offering, and the best-selling craft beer in the Midwest.
97th Percentile, Ratebeer.com Brewer's Notes: Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale represents a time honored tradition of brewing a special beer for the holiday season. There are generous portions of barley malts and fine whole hops of several varieties, creating a brew with a full, rich and hearty character.
Limited-Release Beloved Dunkin' coffee brings robust, roasty notes to this balanced and smooth coffee porter. This porter is our tribute to all the days that Dunkin' has helped us fire up the brew kettle.
97th Percentile, Ratebeer.com Brewer's Notes: The British founders of burnt cream & Spanish founders of crema catalana both stand by their creative originality. We respect that, but it was the French crème brûlée that survived history. How would a brewery determine a likeness to hard-coated custard? Our response is simple; resilience & finesse. Aroma is front & center. Sweet, creamy & uncannily true to the namesake dessert. Contains lactose sugar.
Very Good, Beer Advocate Brewer's Notes: Gamma Ray is a wheat beer brewed with a massive amount of honey from Savannah Bee Company. This super powered blast from the past will make you believe time travel is possible.
98th Percentile, Ratebeer.com; Exceptional, Beer Advocate Brewer's Notes: Malted milk, chocolate and fresh-ground coffee bean aromas bring to mind the finest cup of authentic cubano espresso coffee while flavors of toffee, semi-sweet chocolate and a touch of roast on the palate are complimented by espresso and a touch of milk sugar.
Good, Beer Advocate There’s an uprising in the craft beer world, a mutiny on gluten, and the movement’s invaded our brewhouse, demanding we finally brew an uncompromised gluten-reduced pale ale fit for the most adventurous hopheads. Our response? This is Glutiny! For this new year-round release, we armed the beer with a hefty dose of exotic Equinox hops, lending breezy guava, papaya and stone fruits to a wash of sweet, slightly herbal malt flavors. We then employed a special enzyme during the brewing process, which breaks down the gluten. Like any delicious pale ale, expect swift bitterness in the swallow and an assertively dry finish, just how we like it. Ready to join the uprising? Taste the Glutiny.
[The fine print: This product is fermented from grains containing gluten and crafted to remove gluten. The gluten content of this product cannot be verified, and this product may contain gluten.]
Very Good, Beer Advocate Brewer's Notes: Brewed with Chipper Jones to celebrate his career with the Atlanta Braves, this Kolsch style beer is brewed with ale yeast but fermented like a lager, making it a perfect switch hitter.
92 Points, Ultimate Spirits Challenge Aromas of freshly picked apple bushels and spring farmhouse are light and airy. Sparkling with a creamy and small bubble, fresh apple flavors are neither sweet nor tart, but just right. Tannic apple skin flavor and texture leaves a gentle dustiness on the palate.
93 Points, Ultimate Spirits Challenge As advertised, freshly cut Granny Smith apples drive the nose of this cider with subtle wildflower notes. The palate expresses dazzling acidity with flavors of green apple candy and wild honey with a backbone of fruity sweetness. Tart green apple skin dries out the finish.
96 Points, Ultimate Wine Challange Rustic aromas of fresh picked golden apples, honey and barnyard set the stage for a palate that is bursting with vibrant carbonation. Ripe, full-bodied pome fruit sweetness and baking spice flavors are balanced by an underlying acidity that refreshes on the finish. Exceptionally delicious.
Exceptional, Beer Advocate Brewer's Notes: It’s the #1 wheat beer in Germany and one of the world’s favorites. In fact, beer experts call it a masterpiece. In developing this beer, the Paulaner brew masters have perfected a unique technique with “yeast suspension”, resulting in a uniform slightly cloudy appearance, consistent quality and perfect taste.
94th Percentile, Ratebeer.com Brewer's Notes: Dark brown to black in color. Aromas of dark chocolate. Dark roasted malt flavor with hints of caramel and chocolate, rounded out by a sweet, creamy finish.
97th Percentile, Ratebeer.com Brewer's Notes: Intense pure liquid cacao flavors swirl with popping coconut aromas, all supported by a semi-sweet porter made from loads of our dark chocolate and extra dark caramel malt. This limited release specialty comes around once a year to satisfy that sweet tooth, so get ’em while you can before they disappear. At 6.5% ABV and 25 IBUs, this choconut goodness will have you yellin’ “Pass. Dash. Hit.” all winter long.
Brewer's Notes Blake's Beard Bender is a 100% natural hard cider made with 50% less sugar then traditional hard ciders. Derived from a variety of Bittersweet and Bittersharp apples and fermented on Oak, Beard Bender is dry, tart, crisp and amazingly drinkable. And, of course, made from apples grown on our family farm in Armada, MI.
Brewer's Notes Blake's Flannel Mouth is made with a wide array of late season table and dessert apples. This succulent combination gives it a sweet flavor than finishes incredibly smoothly. Made 100% with Michigan-grown apples, Flannel Mouth is sure to win you over. Again and again.
Very Good, Beer Advocate Brewer's Notes: There’s nothing that says “Fall is here! Fall is here!” louder than that first day at the brewery when everyone shows up in flannel. This Hoppy Amber Ale is our tribute to the quintessential season of change. A bright hop aroma from late hop additions plays with its strong malt backbone. Amber hued, medium bodied, with hints of citrus and pine, this ale is made for the crisp days (and nights) of fall.
Good, Beer Advocate Brewer's Notes: In the late 1800’s Brooklyn was one of the largest brewing centers in the country, home to more than 45 breweries. Lager beer in the “Vienna” style was one of the local favorites. Brooklyn Lager is amber-gold in color and displays a firm malt center supported by a refreshing bitterness and floral hop aroma. Caramel malts show in the finish. The aromatic qualities of the beer are enhanced by “dry-hopping”, the centuries-old practice of steeping the beer with fresh hops as it undergoes a long, cold maturation. The result is a wonderfully flavorful beer, smooth, refreshing and very versatile with food. Dry-hopping is largely a British technique, which we’ve used in a Viennese-style beer to create an American original.
Gold Medal, World Beer Championships Brewer's Notes: Everything changes when you bite into a bottle of First Press Traditional Hard Apple Cider. Eyes of friends sparkle. Passion overflows with perhaps the best thing on earth the anticipation of sweet, crisp and tart. Taste hard cider fireworks. Revel in its energy. Grin to the skies. Save an extra for yourself.
100th Percentile, Ratebeer.com; Exceptional, Beer Advocate Brewer's Notes: When we expanded our brewery the stress was something to say the least. I ran out of creative juice for a minute so decided another for inspiration. Another One IPA and Weez use the same hops but different malts. The result- Another One is very light in color, and Weez is very dark. Each, however, allow the hops to shine out front.
100th Percentile, Ratebeer.com; Exceptional, Beer Advocate Brewer's Notes: Lunch is a special whale that has been spotted off the Maine coast since 1982. She has what looks like a bite taken out of her fin, which adds to her unique character. We dedicate this beer to her determination and persistence. Keep on swimming!
96th Percentile, Ratebeer.com; Exceptional, Beer Advocate Brewer's Notes: After a few years of home brewing in our garage, my brother and I decided we should open a brewery so that we could share our beer. In 2009 we started with a one barrel system and worked on a single recipe, over and over, until Peeper was born. And now we have enough to share. Cheers!
Very Good, Beer Advocate Brewer's Notes: A smooth, toasty brown ale, Best Brown is a mainstay in our fall lineup. With hints of caramel and cocoa, the malt body has the depth to stand up to cool weather, but does not come across as heavy. This balancing act is aided by the generous use of American hops.
Brewer's Notes Dark Pearls is a nationally award-winning melomel that, along with Georgia Piedmont-sourced honey, ferments whole blackberries with juices gently pressed from black currants and blueberries to bring you mead of truly unrivaled complexity. A recent award winner at the 2018 Georgia Trustee's Wine Competition.
Brewer's Notes Spring has awoken the might of the Jinja Dragon. We’ve harnessed the power of "the glow" through generous additions of hibiscus and ginger with a touch of black peppercorn. Sure enough, the legend of the shogun of mead is true. Although only available for a short time throughout the year, we assure you this is not the last Jinja Dragon.
Silver Medal - Session Mead: Sweet Category, 2017 Mazer Cup International Mead Competition Brewer's Notes: It is said that once, long before the Birds and the Bees, there was the Banana and the Bee. The rowdy Banana came from the wrong side of the tracks, so it was instantly a scandalous relationship. Things were hot for a while, practically a flambé. Their love didn’t last long, though, as it was steeped in good times and a heavy dose of a certain Caribbean libation. After the flames settled settled they decided it would be best to stay BFF’s.
90th Percentile, Ratebeer.com Brewer's Notes: In collaboration with our local Bay Area friends at Fieldwork Brewing (who know a “little” about hops in beers) we bring you A Terrible Idea. Discover malt clouds supporting silky yeast with a creamy mouthfeel, then brace yourself for a MAMMOTH dry hop charge – 4 pounds of hops per barrel to be exact – which is twice our typical rate.
Was inventing a triangle wheel a terrible idea? Ok yes, maybe so. Was making this beer? Absolutely not. We stand behind the claim that the strong hop flavors and aromas, coupled with juicy notes of peach, orange, mango and pineapple will spark your taste buds back from extinction.
Featured, Behindthebeer.com “We’re staying close to our core, close in to what people know and love about Blue Moon,” says Chris Steele, Blue Moon’s senior brand manager. “We’ve got the No. 1 wheat beer in America, and this will give our drinkers who already love Blue Moon a pack to bring to a party that includes familiar, complementary flavors.”
Platinum Medal, World Beverage Competition 2018 Brewer's Notes: In the style of a German Maibock, using our proprietary Pacman yeast, Dead Guy is deep honey in color with a malty aroma and a rich, hearty flavor.
Exceptional, Beer Advocate Brewer's Notes: One of our strongest beers, named after Thorfinn Einarsson the 7th Viking Earl of Orkney. A rich fruity wine-like complexity on the palate includes fresh and dried fruits, warm exotic spice and light summer citrus fruits. Sophisticated, satiny smooth with a deceptively light character.
100th Percentile, Ratebeer.com Brewer's Notes: Humanity’s path out of the Dark Age is one without end. This path carries us away from the mystical to the measurable, from the magical to the mathematical, and is a meticulous tale of progress from madness to method. Yet, we still find wonder in the Magic, and extraordinary potential in the Mystery. Out of this yearning for the old ways, Dark Age Imperial Stout emerges from the whisky barrel, its dark malt complexity and bold, yet balanced, sweetness softened by its mystical evolution in oak.
Outstanding, Beer Advocate Brewer's Notes: A Duvel is still seen as the reference among strong golden ales. Its bouquet is lively and tickles the nose with an element of citrus which even tends towards grapefruit thanks to the use of only the highest-quality hop varieties. This is also reflected in the flavour, which is beautifully balanced with a hint of spiciness. Thanks to its high CO2 content, this beer has a wonderful roundness in the mouth. A Duvel is both the perfect thirst quencher and the ideal aperitif.