Poppy’s Moonship (Leipziger-style Gose), 4.7% abv. Poppy’s Moonship is our interpretation of Leipzig, Germany-inspired Gose. Funky in the nose and lemony-tart, Poppy’s features an assertive sourness balanced by sea salt and a malty finish.
Besserwisser (Dunkelweizen), 5.5% abv. Besserwisser – “smart aleck” – is a traditional Bavarian dark wheat beer. Brewed to showcase complex malt and yeast flavors that feature caramel and an array of dark fruits, this small-batch offering is flavorful without a heavy mouthfeel. Traditional to Munich’s Altstadt.
Schlaumeier (Bavarian-style Hefeweizen), 4.8% abv. Schlaumeier (“smart aleck”) is a flavorful straw-colored Bavarian specialty ale. Yeast flavors take the lead: restrained fruity esters and banana and clove-like phenols define this beer. Noble hops and German-malted wheat and barley provide the foundation of this traditional offering.
Erastus (Abbey-style Tripel), 8.2% abv. A dry, spicy, and complex Belgian-style ale inspired by Trappists. Deep yellow and slightly cloudy in appearance. Aroma and flavor marked by the marriage of peppery spice, citrus, and pear. Noble hops assertively utilized to create balance.
Trapu (Belgian Dark Ale), 6.2% abv. Trapu showcases the union of stout flavors and color with the yeast-driven flavors and dryness of a traditional Belgian ale. Roasty in the nose, it features flavors of light coffee and chocolate, with subtle fruit and spice notes to round out the finish. Trapu (“stocky” in French) is a relatively complex ale that pairs well with food.
Otto (Bamberg-style Smoked Märzen), 5.6% abv. Otto is a nod to the famous, highly traditional smoked beers of Bamberg, Germany. A dark brown lager with ruby highlights, Otto’s carbonation and mouthfeel are moderate. Aromas of soft beechwood smoke and caramelized malts carry through in the flavors. The finish is clean.
Sahti (Finnish-style Ale with Juniper Berries and Honey), 7% abv. Part of our experimental series, Sahti is a turbid amber-colored ale made with Juniper berries and honey from Littleton’s White Mountain Apiary. This full-bodied beer was brewery by Schilling’s Evan Semiao and adapted from almost 2,000 years of Finnish traditions. Low in carbonation, with aromas of banana, juniper and honey.
Thaddeus (Belgian-style Dark Strong), 8.8% abv. A unique and very dark (33+ SRM) Belgian-style specialty ale featuring notes of rum, spice, dark fruit. Alcohol-warming is present. Let it warm in your hands to taste its full complexity.
Kamarade (Baltic Porter, Nitro-Poured), 7.4% abv. Inspired by the brewing traditions of Scandinavia and Russia, where porters have a higher ABV than their English counterparts. Ours has a dose of chocolate rye and restrained hopping to produce a malt-centric, lingering finish.
Hanse (Northern German Pilsner), 5% abv. Straw-gold in color, crisp and clean-finishing with assertive hop bitterness. Noble hops are present on the palate.
Dry-Hopped Erastus (Abbey-style Tripel), 8.2% abv. Our abbey-style tripel dry-hopped with American and New Zealand hops. Aromatics and flavor are reminiscent of honeydew melon. Appearance is cloudy and mouthfeel is moderate with medium-high carbonation.
Guest Beer: Resilience Brewing, Sir Richard (American Coffee Porter), 5.7% abv. Sir Richard is an American Coffee Porter named after a highly-caffeinated Northern Michigan hooligan near and dear to us. Coffee flavors dominate (from cold-brewed organic Equal Exchange coffee, added post-fermentation), with subdued chocolate notes in the background.
Guest Beer: Resilience Brewing, Resilience West Coast Amber (American Amber Ale), 5.1% abv. An amber ale with red highlights, this beer features aromas of citrus, pine and biscuit. Amarillo, Citra and Simcoe hops partner with a complex malt bill to create a well-balanced, medium-bodied and highly sessional amber ale.