SCHILLING Beer Co. - Littleton, NH

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Schilling Beer

We brew progressive continental European-inspired beers—beers that we are personally passionate about. These beers tell a story about us—where we’ve been, where we’re going, and what we value.

Belgian-Inspired Ales

Dr. Oovert (Belgian-style Dark Strong Ale), 9.1% abv.  Characterized by a multitude of dark fruit flavors and caramel malt on the palate.  Finish is dry and accompanied by light alcohol warming.  Our recipe is based on traditional raw material selection and fermentation techniques and is brewed with deference paid to the Trappist brewers of Belgium.

Belgo Azacca (Belgo Pale Ale), 5.4% abv. The second beer in our single-hop Belgo pale ale series is marked by lingering notes of slightly bitter tropical fruits and soft pine, balanced by our mild-intensity Belgian yeast.

Belgo Centennial (Belgo Pale Ale), 5.4%.  Belgo Centennial is a single-hop Belgo pale ale brewed with Centennial hops sourced from our friends at the Michigan Hop Alliance.  Citrusy, spicy and floral, Belgo Centennial pay homage to Northern Michigan, where we (and this beer’s hops) grew up.

Belgo Galaxy (Belgo Pale Ale), 5% abv. Belgo Galaxy is the first of several forthcoming single-hop Belgo pale ales. The beer is marked by lingering citrus notes, balanced by our mild-intensity Belgian yeast.

Belgo Ella (Single-Hop Belgo Pale Ale), 5.4% abv. The third iteration of our single-hop Belgo pale ale series is marked by notes of pine and light tropical fruits, balanced by our mild-intensity Belgian yeast.

Belgo Tasman (Belgo Pale Ale), 5.5% abv. Belgo Tasman features Ella and Wa’iti hops from Australia and New Zealand, respectively. Unfiltered like all of our beers, it is marked by lingering citrus and pine notes, balanced by our mild-intensity Belgian yeast.

Belgo Citra (Belgo Pale Ale), 5.5% abv. Lemon drop and other citrus notes shine in Belgo Citra, a single-hop pale ale made with a mild Belgian yeast and Citra hops.

Belgo Nelson (Belgo Pale Ale), 5.5% abv. Belgo Nelson is a single-hop pale ale featuring Nelson Sauvin hops. Pale golden in color and brewed with our mild intensity Belgian yeast, Belgo Nelson’s flavors and aromas are characterized by notes of white grape, gooseberry and citrus.

Clervaux (Belgian-style Pale Ale), 6% abv. Orange-gold in color with light citrus notes, featuring a blend of continental and American hops. The spicy phenols created by our Belgian yeast couple with the hops to create a flavorful, aromatic beer.  Inspired by the progressive town of the same name straddling Belgium and Germany.

Grotius (Abbey-style Dubbel), 6.6% abv. Mahogany in color, malt-centric with dark fruit aroma, Grotius is brewed in the same abbey tradition as our Erastus and Dr. Oovert.  While of lower gravity than these other Trappist-inspired beers, it is supremely flavorful.

Gulden Vlies (Belgian Golden Strong Ale), 8.3% abv. Smooth, effervescent, with a yeast character reminiscent of peaches and citrus. Low phenolic spice, with moderate hop character.

Erastus (Abbey-style Tripel), 8% 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.

Dry-Hopped Erastus (Abbey-style Tripel), 8.2% abv. Our abbey-style tripel dry-hopped with Nelson Sauvin and Citra hops.

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.

Le Nain (Bière Blanche), 6% abv. Hazy, light and golden, this ale is comprised of nearly 50% wheat.  German and American hops lay down a foundation where subtle spicing and malt combine to yield a refreshing, flavorful, and aromatic beer.  This beer has a medium, silky mouth-feel.

Racogne (Belgo Pale Ale), 5.5% abv. Hazy orange in appearance with a medium mouthfeel, Racogne (“Ra-con-ia”) showcases Mosaic hops and a Belgian yeast of medium flavor intensity to produce mellow tropical fruit aromas and ‘juicy’ hop flavors.

Pater (Abbey-style Singel), 4.6% abv. Patersbier is brewed by several Abbey and even Trappist monastery breweries expressly for the monks’ enjoyment. Our Pater is similar to our tripel, Erastus, in its grist bill, but this beer is spiced rather than hopped for flavor and aroma.   Enjoy Pater – under 5% abv, this beer is a refreshing, Belgian-style session offering.

Tafelbier (Belgian-style Table Beer), 3.6% abv. Tafelbier is marked by spicy rye, low bitterness, and light hop flavors derived from Citra and Ella hops.

Trapu (Belgian Dark Ale), 6.2% abv. Trapu is the union of stout flavor notes and color with the yeast-driven flavors and dryness of a traditional Belgian ale. This offering starts roasty in the nose, but features a melded flavor palate of light coffee and chocolate, with subtle fruit and spice flavors rounding out the finish.  Trapu, “stocky” in French, is a relatively complex ale that pairs well with food.

Foy (Belgo Pale Ale), 6.6% abv. Named after the Belgian village near Bastogne, this beer pays tribute to the courage and determination of those who fought in the Battle of the Bulge. Foy is a cloudy golden color, with flavors and aroma balanced by late hop additions and spicy phenols created by our prominent yeast strain. Notes of citrus and grass with a dry finish.

Nouveau Monde (Witbier), 5.6% abv  A traditional brewing schedule meets a modern take in hop and spice bill for the production of our Witbier.  Cascade hops and flaked wheat feature prominently in this straw-colored beer.  The result is a refreshing offering with a silky mouthfeel, and a flavor and aroma of citrus, floral spice, and malt.

Nouveau Noir (Belgian-style Dark Witbier), 4.8% abv.  This dark, seasonal Witbier is silky and slightly sour from the high percentage of wheat in the beer’s grist bill.  Hopping is restrained to allow subtle citrus and chocolate notes to play out.

Surveillance (Belgian-style Black IPA), 5.6% abv. Strong citrus and floral hops are prominent in the aroma and taste.  The finish rolls into mellow cocoa-roast notes. Surveillance plays like a black IPA, albeit with distinctive Belgian flavors.

Experimental No. 10 (Belgo Pale Ale), 6% abv.  This pilot batch is a Belgo Pale Ale dry-hopped with Vic Secret and Hüll Melon. Honeydew melon, white grape and citrus characteristics dominate this beer’s flavors and aromas.

Russo- and Scandinavian-Inspired Ales

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.

Barrel-Aged Kamarade (Baltic Porter aged in Whistle Pig barrels), 8.2% abv. Our Baltic Porter, aged in Whistle Pig (VT) whiskey barrels. Rounded aromas and flavors of whiskey, vanilla, chocolate and subtle coconut form the barrel. Limited Release.

Fall of Babylon (Russian Imperial Stout), 9.4% abv. Dark and dry with a full mouth-feel, Fall of Babylon is brewed true to style: roast, rum, chocolate, coffee, and alcohol mark both the flavor and aroma of this limited offering.

Fall of Babylon (Russian Imperial Stout, aged in Whistle Pig Barrels), 9.4% abv. Dark and dry with a full mouth-feel, Fall of Babylon features roast, rum, chocolate, coffee, and alcohol aromas and flavors.  This limited (three-barrel) batch is aged in Whistle Pig rye whiskey barrels and seamlessly integrates the rounded vanillins and coconut characteristics of the barrels.

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.

Czech-Inspired Lagers

Jaroslav 10˚ (Czech Dark Session Lager), 4.2% abv. A traditional Bohemian style rarely exported out of Central Europe. A session lager with the malt backbone of a Munich Dunkel and hop schedule of a Bohemian Pilsner.

Palmovka 12˚ (Bohemian-style Pilsner), 5.2% abv. Palmovka 12˚ is a traditional Bohemian-style Pilsner that is balanced and refreshing. Palmovka is brewed with Moravian malt, imported Czech Saaz hops, and fermented with a traditional lager yeast. The Czech Saaz hops and extremely soft water help to create the unique character of this classic style.

Alexandr 10˚ (Czech Pale Lager), 5.5% abv.  Alexandr 10˚ is a sessionable pale lager inspired by similar beers enjoyed in the Czech Republic. Like all of our beers, it features premium authentic raw materials, including Moravian pilsner malt—foundational to the substantial but rounded hop flavor and aroma.

Modernism (Czech-style Black Lager), 4.6% abv. Modernism is inspired by the Czech black lager tradition. Named for Prague-born Franz Kafka’s literary style, Modernism features a hop schedule typical of Bohemian beers, with notes of light roast and a medium mouthfeel.

German-Inspired Lagers

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.

Georg (Münchner Dunkles Lager), 5% abv. Georg (named in honor of George A. Schilling) is a complex, dark Bavarian-style lager with traditional Munich malt taking center stage, presenting notes of nuttiness and bread with a touch of caramel. While complex in flavor, this traditional brown lager is dry and sessionable. Prosit!

Ziegenmensch (Heller Bock Lager), 6.3% abv. Golden in color, richly flavored with Munich malt, with a crisp and clean finish. Very slight alcohol warming is present. Ziegenmensch is a traditional Bavarian-style Bockbier, often served during festivals in the transition seasons.

Paulus (Münchner Helles), 4.7% abv. Paulus (pronounced Pow’loos) is typical of the quaffable golden beers brewed for the Oktober and harvest festivals in Bavaria each fall. Paulus is malt-forward, yet hopped sufficiently with noble hops to provide balance. Refreshing and sessionable, Schilling first brewed this lager to mark our first anniversary.

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.

German-Inspired Ales

Herkules (Kölsch), 5% abv. Herkules is named after the enormous crane that looms over the Cologne city harbor, the Rheinauhafen, and is visible to all who visit this wonderful city. Our Kölsch is made from Cologne-malted barley, German noble hops, and a traditional Cologne ale yeast. This pale-colored offering is refreshing and malty, with background notes reminiscent of white wine. It finishes dry and lager-like.

Hofgarten (Düsseldorf-Style Altbier), 5.4% abv. Brewed in the tradition of small brewpub brewing in Düsseldorf, Germany. Unfiltered, light copper in color, and assertively hopped (50 IBUs) with German Hallertau and Tettnang hops. Dry and refreshing on the finish. A balancing act of malt and hops, Hofgarten is a very traditional, lager-like beer.

Randus (Sticke Ale), 6.8% abv.  Randus is a “sticke”–literally, “secret”–German-style ale.  Named after an eccentric character from our past–a pseudo-German rocker with wicked feathered hair–Randus showcases dark fruit notes, a beautiful amber coloration and a clean, lager-like finish.

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.

European-style Wheat Beers

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.

Klugscheisser (Hefeweizen), 4.8% abv. Klugscheisser (slang for “Smart Aleck”) is a modern Bavarian-inspired hefeweizen (wheat beer). Prominent banana notes (accentuated by the hop bill) and a malty finish characterize this beer, along with some spiciness from a healthy dose of rye.

Grätzer (Polish-style Oak-smoked Wheat), 3.4% abv. Wood smoke, peppery spice, salt, and earthy hops characterize this revivalist session ale. A specialty beer inspired by the Polish town of Grodzisk Wielkopolski, it finishes malty and slightly sour. Great as a unique stand-alone or as an accompaniment to any of our wood-fired pizzas.

Ima (Traditional) (Ur-weisse), 4.7% abv. Our Ur-weisse (traditional Bavarian wheat beer) has been brewed for our anniversary Fest. Ima boasts a slightly more rustic malt profile than our lighter-colored Hefeweizen beers, but still features the complex flavors produced by our Bavarian Hefeweizen yeast: restrained banana, clove, and vanilla notes. The finish of this Bavarian specialty is dry and malty.

Karl (Smoked Hefeweizen), 3.5% abv. Karl emphasizes rustic, traditional Hefeweizen flavor characteristics found in small-batch breweries in rural Bavaria. Golden and lightly charged with German noble hops, this offering allows the Bavarian wheat yeast to shine in concert with smoked wheat malt. At 3.5% abv, this is an interesting session offering that pairs well with our pizzas.

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.  A beer traditionally found in Munich’s Altstadt (Old Town), Besserwisser pairs well with any of our wood-fired pizzas, or as a stand-alone pour.

Helmut (Strong Bavarian wheat beer), 6.9% abv. Light in color and highly carbonated, this Bavarian-style Heller Weizenbock is brewed at bock strength and served in the traditional weizen glass (20 oz). Hop presence is restrained to allow caramel notes and the yeast-driven flavors of fruit and clove to predominate. This beer is brewed with nearly 60% of its continental malt bill coming from pale wheat. Prost!

Smoked Kristall, 3.5% abv. This smoked Kristallweizen is our take on a traditional Austrian wheat specialty. Golden, crystal clear, and hopped with German Noble hops, this offering allows the Bavarian wheat yeast to shine in concert with smoked wheat malt. At 3.5% abv, this is an interesting session offering that pairs well with pizzas and many cheeses.

Johannes (Bavarian-style Hefeweizen), 4.7% abv. A complex Bavarian-style Hefeweizen featuring notes of toast, caramel, clove and, as it warms, banana.

Saisons, Farmhouse Styles & Wild Ales

Basse-Cour (Farmhouse-style Saison), 6% abv. A golden-hued farmhouse-style beer. Classic Belgian yeast and mild-intensity Brettanomyces lend pleasant notes of pineapple and other tropical fruits.

Blonde Grisette (Belgian-style Saison), 5.0% abv. Our grisette—a saison style historically produced for Belgian miners—is light golden in color and brewed with malted barley and spelt. A portion of this grain bill is sour mashed, yielding a lingering, refreshing acidic finish—perfect for the warms days of summer.

Résistance (Belgian-style Saison), 6.3% abv. Résistance is orange-gold in color, characterized by stone fruit aromas and flavors that include tropical fruit, biscuit notes and grassy hops. Résistance is clean, modern, and finishes dry with slight alcohol warming.

Saison D’Été (Belgian-style Saison), 5.0% abv. Schilling Saison d’Été is a traditional farmhouse-style Saison, featuring a grist that includes malted spelt. Our fermentation schedule allows the yeast to produce a flavor profile hinting of ruby-red fruit, mangos, and citrus. Saison d’Été is a light and refreshing pour.

Mango Benoit (Sour Ale), 6.6% abv.  Benoit is a new kettle-soured ale series.  This version is rest on organic mangoes.  This dry, golden sour features aromas of citrus and mango, and complex flavors to match.  It features a malty, cereal-like finish.

Mare Nectaris (Sour Ale), 5.5% abv. Named after a lunar sea, this brown ale is a very tart and rich beer, complex in both malt presentation and sourness. Fruit and brandy-like aromas are apparent up front; flavors of raspberry and grain play out along the finish.

Verdant Macchina, No. 1 (Farmhouse Saison), 6.0% abv. A rustic saison with aromas and flavors of hay and barnyard. An awesome pairing with our artisan meat and cheese slate. Beer number one in our experimental saison series.

Mare Incognitum (Farmhouse Saison), 5.2% abv. “Unknown Sea” is a rustic, artisan-blended saison that features Brettanomyces and Lactobacillus as partners in fermentation to two of our house yeasts.  This golden, cloudy saison features brett-developed flavors and light sour notes.

Konundrum (Sour Pale Ale), 4.6% abv. Konundrum is a tart pale ale featuring prominent citrus notes derived from Centennial, Jarrylo and Citra hops. Its bright, slightly sour character plays out on a lingering malty backbone and finishes dry.

Resilience Beers

Lavish (American Pale Ale), 6% abv. Hazy American Pale Ale featuring Galaxy and Citra hops. Notes of citrus and light spruce. Brewed by Resilience, a small-batch American ale-centric brewery co-located with Schilling.

Manual Labor (American Porter), 5.4% abv. Dark brown in color, featuring aromas of roasted coffee and floral hops, a complex array of coffee and chocolate flavors, and citrusy and floral hop bitterness. The finish is reminiscent of coffee.

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.

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.

Resilience Brewing, Pompadour (American Pale Ale), 5.6% abv. A new release from the brewers at our side project, Resilience Brewing. This hazy golden pale ale is loaded with Mosaic, Citra and Australian Ella hops. Aromas and flavors of spruce, pithy citrus and peach. Resilience beers are only available at Schilling.

Resilience Brewing, Experimental No. 12 (Australian Sparkling Ale), 4.4% abv. This pilot batch of Australian sparkling ale is dry, effervescent and refreshing. Its character is highlighted by light fruity esters, low hop bitterness and pleasant contributions from the yeast. Light golden in color.

Resilience Brewing, Waylon (American Lager), 5.1% abv. Waylon is a hand-crafted classic American lager. Light-bodied and incredibly sessionable, Waylon is characterized by cereal notes from barley and flaked maize.  It finishes crisp and clean.

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