We brew progressive continental European-inspired beers—beers that we’re personally passionate about. These liquids tell a story about us—where we’ve been, where we’re going, and what we value.
From Export Helles lagers to spontaneously fermented wild beers, Schilling Beer Co. is committed to pursing world-class continental European-inspired beers.
Resilience is our line of American styles, focused principally on hop-forward ales.
Adem (Witbier), 4.8% abv. This traditional witbier is a passion project for our staff. We collaborated with our friends at Valley Malt (MA) to produce ‘wind’ malt (also known as ‘air-dried’ malt) for Adem–a traditional, very light malt that was historically dried in the lofts of Belgian barns, absent any kiln, and used for witbier production. Notes of orange peel, peppercorns and floral hay meld with the wheat-forward base to provide a taste that hearkens back to witbier’s origins.
Doxology (Belgian-style Quadrupel), 11% abv. Inspired by the legacy of Trappist brewing, Doxology is a complex mahogany-colored beer with a rounded mouthfeel that masks its formidable stature. Layers of figs, plum, and caramelized raisins dominate the flavor spectrum with light warming apparent on the finish. Doxology was crafted using the finest European pilsner malts and candi syrup (traditional to this style), as well as an exceptional monastery yeast strain. This is an ideal beer for aging if that is your preference; however, as with all of our long-term bottled offerings, our intention is to present it for sale at or near the prime of its drinkability. Bottle-conditioned with a flowing cream-colored head.
Dr. Oovert (Belgian-style Dark Strong Ale), 9.5% 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.
Dry-Hopped Erastus (Abbey-style Tripel), 9% abv. Our abbey-style tripel dry-hopped with Hallertau Blanc and Citra hops. Aromatics and flavors are reminiscent of citrus and melon.
Foy (Belgian-style IPA), 6.5% abv. Named after the Belgian village near Bastogne, this beer pays tribute to the courage 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.
Erastus (Abbey-style Tripel), 9% abv. A dry, spicy, and complex Belgian-style ale inspired by Trappists. Aroma and flavor marked by the marriage of peppery spice, citrus, and pear. Noble hops assertively utilized to create balance.
Les Frères (Belgian-style Pale Ale), 4.8% abv. This hoppy Belgian pale ale provides a refined Continental twist for those seeking expressive New England-style beers. French for “The Brothers,” the beer is liberally dosed with Nelson Sauvin and crafted with specialty (local) Valley Malts. Light straw in color and hazy, notes of tangerine, white wine, honeydew melon, bread and a brush of black pepper feature prominently, from the nose to the palate. The finish is bone dry with a kiss of white wine.
Peach Brandy Barrel Aged Erastus (Barrel Aged Abbey-style Tripel), 9.5% abv. This naturally conditioned beer retains the pear and white wine-like ester profile of Erastus, integrating notes of oak tannins, peach candy and apricots. Smooth and round with spritzy carbonation. Drink it fresh at cellar temp. Not recommended for aging.
Racogne (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 intensity to produce mellow tropical fruit aromas and hop flavors.
Thaddeus (Belgian-style Dark Strong), 8.4% abv. A unique and very dark Belgian-style specialty ale brewed with orange zest and star anise, featuring notes of rum soaked dark fruit and spice. A mellow warming alcohol is present. The full complexity is on display as the beer warms in the glass.
Trapu (Belgian Dark Ale), 6.7% abv. Trapu features both stout-like flavors and colors, which integrating the yeast-driven flavors and dryness of a traditional Belgian ale. Roasty in the nose, it features melded flavors of light coffee and chocolate, with subtle fruit and spice flavors rounding out the finish.
Virtue (Table Beer), 4.5% abv. Virtue is a delicate abbey inspired ale characterized by light spicy notes of lemon and pepper. Brewed with Grains of Paradise and other subtle spices. Our latest version of this beer is lightly dry hopped with Palisade.
Russo- and Scandinavian-Inspired Ales
Fall of Babylon (Russian Imperial Stout), 9.0% abv. Dark, brooding and tailor-made for cold seasons in the North Country. Lingering coffee, roast and bitter chocolate define this limited-run beer.
Fall of Babylon aged in Bourbon Whiskey Barrels (Barrel-Aged Russian Imperial Stout), 9.5% abv. Russian Imperial Stout with big, earthy tones of bitter chocolate, coffee, vanilla, and prominent bourbon barrel character. Bottle-conditioned and ready to drink now.
Kamarade (Baltic Porter), 9% abv. Inspired by the brewing traditions of Russia and Scandinavia. Brewed with chocolate rye, featuring a lingering, malty 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.
Alexandr (Czech-style Pilsner), 5% abv. A sessionable pale lager inspired by similar Czech beers. Premium authentic raw materials shine, including Moravian pilsner malt—foundational to the substantial but rounded hop flavor and aroma.
Augustin 13° (Polotmový [Amber] Czech Lager), 5.6% abv. Translating to “half-dark,” this specialty lager is malt forward with notes of toffee & brittle, and subtle hints of fruit resulting from Czech lager yeast. Brewed with all Czech-sourced ingredients, hopped with Saaz & Harmonie.
Jaroslav (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.
Maly 8° (Czech-style Session Pilsner), 3.1% abv. Imagine wandering the narrow streets of Prague after work and ambling into your neighborhood pub to have a beer or two? Maly 8° is a riff on this style of enjoyment. This Czech-style 8° pils features a rounded bitterness and complex malt character for full flavor, but checks in at only 3.1% abv. We used New Zealand Saaz hop varietals to produce a brighter and subtly fruitier hop note to add a progressive twist.
Modernism (Czech-style Dark Lager), 4.8% abv. Modernism is inspired by the Czech black lager tradition. It features a deep complexity from the decoction process and a hop schedule typical of Bohemian beers. Notes of dark malts, bittersweet chocolate and caramel dominate. The finish is dry.
Palmovka 12˚ (Czech Pilsner), 5.5% abv. Brewed with all Czech-sourced ingredients, adhering to a traditional Czech mash and decoction schedule. Notes of baked bread dominate. Rounded bitterness with a silky mouthfeel.
Palmovka Speciální (Blended Czech-style Pilsner), 5.5% abv. This limited edition variation on our original “Palmovka” pils pays tribute to the origins of the style by featuring two heirloom yeast strains—both independently fermented on a singular wort and blended to demonstrate the harmony between them. Brewed with all Czech-sourced ingredients, decocted, and boiled adhering to an extended Czech-style schedule, this special iteration of Palmovka is our homage to the rich tradition of Plzň. Notes of fresh baked bread and floral hops hold sway, and an expressive yeast character melds with light honey and hay on the palate. Palmovka Speciální has a soft mouthfeel with crisp carbonation that beckons for another sip. Na zdraví!
Aosta (Italian Pilsner), 5% abv. This pils uses one of our house yeast strains, specialty Adriatic malts, and Edelweiss and Tettnanger hops. Floral, Citrus and cracker malt notes dominate the aroma, flavors of biscuit, cracker and melon mark the palate.
Birra Portico (Italian-style Pilsner), 5.4% abv.This delightful Pils pours a semi-cloudy light straw color with a white head. Intricate hop aromas of white grape and lemon mix with earthy grass notes. Lemongrass and floral hop character on the tongue is balanced by a lightly sweetened biscuit malt character. The finish is clean and smooth.
Boniface (Export Helles), 5.7% abv. A medium-bodied, yet highly drinkable golden lager with gentle acidity traditionally brewed with an intentionally higher gravity and hop content for shipment out of country. Malt and hops are finely balanced resulting in an exceptionally quenching and clean profile.
Brücius (Doppelbock), 6.9% abv.Named for an esteemed and one-of-a-kind veterinarian from Michigan, this rich and toasty dark lager has aromas of sweet bread and caramel with flavors of light coffee and marshmallow. The finish is full-bodied and malty.
Burkhart (Bockbier), 7.0% abv. Burkhart is our interpretation of a strong German-style lager, a bockbier. This traditional style is characterized by a hearty and balanced malt profile and filled with notes of dark bread, toast and a kiss of toffee. Subtle hop bitterness balances the rich malts, and hints of roast and warmth are apparent. Lagered until beautifully round, this is a hearty beer for the late North Country fall.
Dörst (Pilsner), 4.8% abv. Dörst is a double-decocted, imminently sessionable Pilsner. Notes of cracker and sourdough bread crust dominate, and the yeast lends a very light tartness. Alsatian-grown hops provide a subtle, rounded citrus note to this delicate yet complex lager.
Feldberg (Schwarzbier), 4.4% abv. A tribute to the rich history of German black lager production with our own twist, Feldberg incorporates experimental hops characterized by gentle coconut and oak notes. Featured aromas include rich cocoa powder, Vienna roast coffee and dark bread. Flavors accentuate notes of mocha, toffee and oaky coconut around the periphery, with crisp bitterness.
Foeder-lagered Feldberg (Foeder-lagered Schwarzbier), 4.4% abv. We’re pleased to release a special foeder-lagered riff on Feldberg, our Schwarzbier. Lagered for five weeks post-primary fermentation in our American oak foeder, followed by a period of stainless cold-conditioning, “Foeder Feldberg” pours a black body with ruby highlights and a off-white head. It exudes layered aromas of roasted almonds, baker’s chocolate and espresso beans. Flavors consist of fresh bread, hints of oak tannins and light vanilla, with gentle dark fruit notes and coconut sweetness. Light bodied with subtle oak apparent on the dry finish.
Freude (Festbier), 5.8% abv. A more robust version of a Munich Helles, Freude means “joy” and is a lager designed for celebrating together. Brilliant pale-golden, Freude is reminiscent of fresh doughy bread; it showcases restrained bitterness and a medium body while remaining exceptionally crisp and sessionable. Styrian Kolibri, a beautiful Slovenian hop, kisses this beer to lend gentle notes of green tea, elderflower and fresh cut grass, providing some intrigue on the edges of the palate.
Georg (Munich-Style Dark Lager), 5% abv. Named in honor of George A. Schilling, this is a double-decocted dark Bavarian-style lager. Rich, complex Munich malt takes center stage, presenting notes of nuttiness, bread, and undertones of caramel. Dry and sessionable.
Glimmen (Smoked Helles), 5.1% abv. Means “to shine or glow” in German. Deep golden in color with a white frothy head, this lightly smoked lager expresses aromas of cherrywood and light mesquite with a gently spicy and floral hop character. The body is malty and full, and the finish is dry.
The Grafton Metro (American Lager), 4.5% abv. The classic American lager. Golden, crisp, and refreshingly dry on the finish, this is all-day artisan beer for summer. Crafted with local specialty malts.
Hanse (Keller Pils), 5% abv. Hanse is an unfiltered (“Keller”) Pilsner. Straw-gold in color, crisp and clean-finishing with assertive hop bitterness. Noble hops are present on the palate. 2018 RateBeer Gold Medal pale lager.
Hopfen Copper (Amber Kellerbier), 5.5% abv. A deep gold unfiltered style of Franconian-inspired lager characterized by rich aromatics of exotic fruit, layers of brown bread-like flavors, solely hopped with Michigan Copper.
Indikator (Foeder-lagered Doppelbock), 8.0% abv. Indikator is a deep mahogany colored Doppelbock lagered in our American oak foeder. Aromas of dark fruit, candied plums and deep caramel presage flavors of lightly roasted, complex malts and cherries. Balanced notes of oak, vanilla and toasted coconut from Indikator’s slumber in our foeder also touch the palate, contributing to our love of this very special Bavarian-inspired delicacy. Dark fruit and smooth malt complexity linger at the end, with a light warming alcohol presence at the finish.
Konstantin (Austrian-style Märzen), 5.0% abv. Konstantin is a rich, light-ruby colored seasonal lager. Double-decocted for complexity. Drier and lighter in color than most German-style Märzens, biscuit and bread-like malt note shine in the flavor and aroma.
Kultur (Bock-style Lager), 6.6% abv. Aromas of toffee, raisin and floral hops and flavors of toasted bread, wildflower honey, cherries and figs characterize our latest bockbier. Dark copper/mahogany colored, Kultur pays homage to North Country life. It finishes with a malt-dominated lingering sweetness.
Landbier (Rustic Lager), 4.2% abv. Agrarian-style lager of Franconian origin brewed with spelt—and for the first time in North America, by Schilling’s brewers—with nearly extinct strain of lager yeast just revived from the cellars of Weihenstephan in Munich. Notes of strawberry, and hay abound with a hazelnut-like dry finish.
Landbier Dunkel (Rustic Dark Lager), 4.2% abv. A dark lager of Franconian origin utilizing local malts and a Bavarian yeast strain first piloted in N. America by Schilling. Characterized by chocolate notes and walnut-like richness. The finish is medium-bodied and velvety, with balanced bittering.
Nordertor (Northern German-style Pilsner), 5% abv. Floral and citrusy, this highly aromatic, crystalline pilsner is hopped with all German Saaz & Magnum hops, for a piquantly bitter flavor profile.
Old Mission (Pilsner with Nelson Sauvin) 5.4% abv. Old Mission is a dry, crisp and delicate pilsner with the light floral, white wine and gooseberry notes that characterize Nelson Sauvin hops. Named after a peninsula that splits Grand Traverse Bay in Northern Michigan, where we grew up–a land of vineyards, orchards and brilliant blue water.
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.
Paulus (Münchner Helles), 4.8% abv. Paulus (pronounced Pow’loos) is typical of the highly drinkable golden lagers brewed for fall Bavarian festivals. Malt forward with Noble hops to provide balance, Paulus reminds us of some of the great times we’ve had in Munich. Prost!
Prinzregent (Festbier, Lagered in American Oak Foeder), 5.6% abv. Brewed to celebrate the Oktoberfest season–and named after the iconic Bavarian Prince Luitpold–this special lager rested for six weeks in our American Oak foeder. Pale yellow and unfiltered, light grain and dried grass touch the palate. Subtle fresh oak lingers in the background. Medium bodied and balanced with a dry finish. Limited availability.
Rüdiger (Blended Helles Lager), 4.8% abv. A limited edition golden Helles lager that blends two authentic heirloom yeast strains from Weihenstephan (DE) & Hürlimann (CH). Independently fermented on a singular wort and combined post-fermentation to end bright, soft, and tangy with rounded flavors and aromas.
San Jacinto (Mexican-style Vienna Lager), 4.8% abv. Bready, malty and clean. Notes of maize and biscuits. Refreshingly dry on the finmish.
Schälen (Unfiltered Hoppy Lager), 5.2% abv. Notes of lemon sorbet, citrus blossoms and a gentle undertone of pine meld with a touch of bitterness as you peel back the layers of this unfiltered small-batch delicacy. A late-summer treat.
Tennō Dry (Rice Lager), 5.8% abv. Pale straw-colored, this lager is crisp, quenching, incredibly light, and highly attenuated. Flavors of mild rice sweetness and soft lemon, gently dry-hopped with Lemondrop and Saphir.
Threshold (Foeder-Lagered Kellerbier), 5.5% abv. An unfiltered (keller-style) lager conditioned in our American Oak foeder for two months, Threshold pours pale golden with a white head. The aromas of this Kellerbier reflect biscuit, flowers, almond skins and light oak. Fresh baked bread, oak tannins, light marshmallow and subtle vanilla define its flavor profile, along with balanced Noble hop bitterness. The finish is dry with lingering oak character on the palate.
Volksgarten (Vienna Lager), 4.7% abv. Volksgarten (named for the public garden near the Hofburg Palace in Vienna) is a throwback to the original Vienna lager recipes of the 1840s, when this beer first came onto the scene with its beautiful, rich golden hue. Our take–brewed to showcase the classic Vienna malt–is a markedly paler version than many modern examples. It showcases pleasant notes of honey and biscuit in the aroma, along with gently toasted almond character and a subtle malt sweetness on the tongue. Czech Saaz, the same hop varietal grown by Anton Dreher, originator of the Vienna lager style, adds a spicy herbal component to this crisp-finishing delicacy.
Winterhammer (Heller Bock), 6.9% abv.A sturdy bock-style pale lager with sophisticated malt complexity credited to the addition of Munich malt and decoction process. Balanced with subtle bitterness for illusive drinkability.
Oak Aged Winterhammer (Barrel-Aged Heller Bock Lager), 6.9% abv. This
small-batch Bock-style pale lager was finished and conditioned in lightly charred new American oak barrels. It exudes sophisticated malt complexity owing to the addition of Munich malts and via the decoction process. The beer pours a beautiful deep burnt orange with a white head; the aroma is reminiscent of fresh baked bread with a note of mild orange marmalade. Hints of oak and very light char are apparent; its bold malt-forward taste combines with toasted marshmallow, oak tannins, very mild vanilla and a delicate spice character. The finish is dry, allowing for pleasant, lingering complex notes of oak on the
Ziegenmensch (Maibock), 6.5% abv. Golden in color, rich with complex Munich malt flavors from decoction, with a crisp, clean finish. Slight alcohol warming is present. A traditional Bavarian-style Bockbier perfect for the transitional seasons.
Albrecht (Düsseldorf-inspired Altbier), 5.0% abv. A delicate iteration of Westphalian copper ale, hopped with NZ Motueka for beautifully subtle notes of kaffir lime and firm bitterness counterpoised with toasted malt character. Carefully crafted for high drinkability.
Berliner Weisse (Experimental Mixed-Culture Berliner Weisse), 3.7% abv. Produced according to compiled historical records of German Berliner Weisse recipes from the early 1900s, ours is traditionally soured using a mixed culture of lactobacillus, brewer’s yeast and a very special brettanomyces strain cultured from an unopened bottle from the 1980s. Lemony tart, effervescent and perfect for mixing with woodruff or raspberry syrup, as you would find in Berlin. Draught pours available exclusively at our brewpub (for consumption in our beer garden).
Herkules (Kölsch), 5% abv. Herkules is crafted from Cologne-malted barley, German noble hops, and a traditional Cologne ale yeast. Refreshing and malty with background notes reminiscent of white wine, it finishes dry and lager-like. Named after the enormous crane that looms over the Cologne harbor.
Hofgarten (Düsseldorf-Style Altbier), 4.7% abv. Crafted in the tradition of small brewpubs in Düsseldorf, Germany. Light copper-colored and dry and refreshing on the finish, this traditional lager-like beer is a balancing act of malts and hops (50 IBU). Available for traditional pours.
Poppy’s Moonship (Leipziger-style Gose), 4.8% abv. Sessionable and effervescent, this progressive variation of traditionally tart wheat ale is brewed with gentle salinity and fermented with our house culture.
Poppy’s Moonship on Raspberries (Leipziger-style Gose), 4.8% abv. Sessionable and effervescent, this progressive variation of traditionally tart wheat ale is brewed with gentle salinity, fermented with our house culture, and balanced with raspberries.
Poppy’s Moonship on Blackberries (Leipziger-style Gose), 4.8% abv. Sessionable and effervescent, this progressive variation of traditionally tart wheat ale is brewed with gentle salinity, fermented with our house culture, and balanced by the addition of rich, tart blackberries.
Poppy’s Moonship on Cherries and Raspberries (Leipziger-style Gose), 4.8% abv. Sessionable and effervescent, this progressive variation of traditionally tart wheat ale is brewed with gentle salinity, fermented with our house culture, and balanced by the addition of tart cherries and raspberries.
Poppy’s Moonship on Cara Cara Orange and Blackcurrant (Leipziger-style Gose), 4.8% abv. Sessionable and effervescent, this progressive variation of traditionally tart wheat ale is brewed with gentle salinity, fermented with our house culture, and balanced by the addition cara cara orange and blackcurrant.
Poppy’s Moonship on Passionfruit & Lime (Gose with Tropical Fruits), 4.8% abv. Tailored to the summer’s warmest days, this traditional Gose base, fermented with our house culture, showcases bright tropical passionfruit notes up front, with lime zest and juice character on the finish. The tart wheat base and gentle salinity provides a beautiful canvas for summer flavors.
Poppy’s Moonship on Lemon and Blueberries (Leipziger-style Gose), 4.8% abv. Sessionable and effervescent, this progressive variation of a traditional tart wheat ale is fermented using our house culture. This version is complimented by the addition of fresh lemon zest and blueberries, making it gently tannic and citrusy with subtle salinity.
Schönfeld (Unfiltered Kölsch-style Ale), 3.7% abv. An interpretation of proto-kölsch Wiess variations of the early 20th century. This lager-like ale is golden in color, nebulously hazy and immensely sessionable.
European-style Wheat Beers
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.
Eulenspiegel (Bavarian-style Bernsteinfarbenes [Amber] Hefeweizen), 5.6% abv. A complex & rich variation on traditional Hefeweizen, this rare style is a highly flavorful, amber-colored, and medium-bodied specialty wheat ale. Highly effervescent and laden with ester-y notes of banana, vanilla, and caramel, this batch is named for Till Eulenspiegel, a prankster in German folklore.
Fabulant (Weizenbock), 6.5% abv. Translated from the German as “a teller of tall tales,” Fabulant is a smooth, complex and deceptively drinkable Bavarian-style “heller weizenbock,” defined by rich flavors and aromas of banana bread, clove and caramel. Deep golden in color and punctuated by rich esters and phenols, it is malty, sweet and bottle-conditioned.
Grätzer (Oak-smoked Wheat Ale), 3.8% abv. Grätzer (or “Grodziskie”) is Polish oak-smoked wheat ale–a style nearly lost to time. Once referred to as “Polish Champagne” this very unique beer light in color, effervescent and well-hopped, featuring a note of oak smoke to round the flavor.
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!
Hoksem (Belgian-style Witbier), 4.4% abv. Named after a small town in Belgium’s Hoegaarden region, Hoksem is marked by gentle citrus peel and clove spice qualities on the nose, with notes of lemongrass, orange and light spice defining the palate. Brewed with unmalted wheat, orange peel and coriander, Hoksem pours straw yellow with a fluffy white head. Soft, refreshing and wheat-forward, Hoksem is crafted for early summer days on the river.
Hopfenweisse (Dry Hopped Weissebier), 5.1% abv. Literally meaning “hop wheat,” our version of this Bavarian-style delicacy was fermented with our house Hefeweizen yeast and dry hopped with Hallertau Tradition and Huell Melon. Cloudy pale straw-yellow with a white head, the aromas and flavors present as a delicate bouquet of banana, clove, vanilla wafer and lemon peel, with a hint of tangerine.
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.
Macronutrient (Weizenbock), 6.5% abv. Brewed with maple sap collected from the property of our facilities engineer, AJ Dickerman. A copper-colored wheat ale with complex caramelized sugar, dark fruit and subtle maple notes on the finish. You could live off of this stuff.
Schlaumeier (Bavarian-style Hefeweizen), 4.8% abv. Schlaumeier (“smart aleck”) is a flavorful straw-colored Bavarian specialty wheat ale. Yeast-driven notes of banana and clove define this traditional delicacy.
Sophist (Hoppy Wheat Ale), 6.0% abv. A modern interpretation of traditional German-style weissbier pleasantly hopped with Hüll Melon, presenting as medium to full bodied with banana-like esters, for a spritzy, fruity and mildly bitter finish.
Saisons, Farmhouse Styles & Wild Ales
Asymmetry of Time (Foudre-aged Saison), 6% abv. Rye saison, traditionally cooled in our coolship and fermented in our Italian Barolo foudre, originally using mixed-cultures from Schilling Beer Co. and Free Will Brewing (PA). Tart with pronounced hay, citrus and gentle earthy funk characters, it finishes with soft tannins from the wood.
Bos (Belgian-style Saison), 5% abv. Bos fuses old farmhouse traditions with modern ingredients. Meaning “forest” in Dutch, Bos was crafted with wheat and abundantly hopped with Michigan-grown Cascade and a new varietal, Triumph. Hoppy and citrusy bubblegum aromas mingle with notes of white pepper and lemon-orange on the dry finish.
Boysenberry Asymmetry of Time (Foudre-aged Saison), 6% abv. Rye saison, traditionally coolshiped and fermented in an Italian Barolo founder and originally using mixed-cultures from Schilling Beer Co. and Free Will Brewing (PA). Tart with pronounced hay, citrus and gentle earthy funk characters, rich earthy dark fruit from additions of boysenberry, it finishes with soft tannins from the wood.
Peach Asymmetry of Time (Foudre-aged Saison), 6% abv. Rye saison, traditionally coolshiped and fermented in an Italian Barolo founder and originally using mixed-cultures from Schilling Beer Co. and Free Will Brewing (PA). Tart with pronounced hay, citrus and gentle earthy funk characters, extra bright acidity from additions of peach, it finishes with soft tannins from the wood.
Bière de Miel, (Saison with Honey) 6% abv. This Belgian-style ale utilizes 80 pounds of local honey from White Mountain Apiary. Light straw in color, this phenolic farmhouse is dry, highly effervescent with intense notes of honeycomb and stone fruit.
Fleeting Memory (Golden Sour w/ Hibiscus + Orange Zest), 6.5%. Deep ruby-colored and barrel-aged mixed-culture golden sour. Exceptionally funky aromatics, with brightly tart floral flavors rounded with smooth citrus notes.
Glacial (Saison), 7.0% abv. A wintertide-inspired Farmhouse ale defined by heady notes of citrus, stone fruit, and gentle phenols. Brewed with juniper, sweet orange, and coriander.
Hemel (Table Saison), 4.9% abv. A wheated table saison, Hemel is soft, sessionable and brewed for summer. Gently dry hopped with Hallertau Blanc, it exudes notes of pear, white wine and wildflowers. These meld beautifully with our yeast strain’s reserved phenolic underpinnings.
Havel and Spree (Mixed-culture Berliner Weisse), 4% abv. A tart mixed-culture wheat ale conditioned on blueberries, lemon zest and bourbon Madagascar vanilla beans. Inspired by blueberry cake. Bright berry and tart lemon flavors predominate; acidity is rounded by the vanilla character.
Hierarchy (Saison), 5.8% abv. A unique Spring Saison defined by floral, spice and citrus notes from Michigan Mackinac and Huell Melon hops. A perfect beer for Spring’s first warm days.
Le Début de L’Été (Saison), 6% abv. An ode to summer’s arrival, this limited edition saison showcases aromas of bubble gum and lingering stone fruit from a light dry hop of Barbe Rouge. Wheat, pear, and white pepper notes mingle on the tongue. The use of spelt in the grist provides a soft mouthfeel. The finish is traditional and dry.
Pulling Rabbits (Brett Farmhouse), 6.2% abv. Open-top mixed-culture fermentation in neutral oak with Nelson Sauvin for wild earthiness on the nose, light acidity on the palate and notes of melon, white grape, & gooseberry.
Veld (Saison), 6.4% abv. An autumn-inspired Farmhouse ale brewed with Triticale, a unique hybrid of rye and wheat. Defined by dry texture and notes of citrus, spice, earth, and bubblegum. Hopped exclusively with Pure Mitten Michigan Crystal and Cascade.
Absence of Cake (American Stout), 6.2% abv. No, this is not a pastry stout. Bitter chocolate, light roast, and a touch of hop flavor and bitterness make this a highly drinkable dark ale for warmer weather.
Arethusa (American Pale Ale), 5.6% abv. Named in honor of the picturesque falls near Littleton, this flavorful APA is hopped with Vic Secret, Citra, and Mosaic. Hazy yellow with a beautiful white head, Arethusa’s aromas are marked by cantaloupe, citrus pith and grapefruit with a touch of light dankness. Flavors of candied tangerines, overripe apricots and faint earthiness prevail. Light bodied with a soft mouthfeel.
Combover (India Pale Ale), 7% abv. Citrus, strawberry and spruce notes fill the palate, Galaxy hops dominate in this American IPA.
Double Dry-Hopped Combover (India Pale Ale), 7% abv. This intensely flavorful IPA features a massive dose of Galaxy and HBC-586, and a touch of Vic Secret. Fresh oranges, ripened mango, grapefruit rind, and a hint of pine and raw hop dominate the aromas. Tropical fruit, apricots and abundant fresh orange and grapefruit dominate the flavor spectrum.
Double Dry-Hopped Hop Weave (India Pale Ale), 8% abv. Hazy with dominant notes of tropical fruit, citrus and a touch of pine. Loaded with Azacca, Cashmere and Citra that play nicely with the beer’s complex grist.
Double Dry Hopped Ponyhawk (Double India Pale Ale), 8% abv. Hopped with Simcoe, Mosaic and Galaxy, hop aromas burst out of the glass. Ripe apricots, mango, grapefruit pith and subtle dankness on the nose define this DDH variation of Ponyhawk. Flavors of tropical fruit and fresh squeezed citrus give way to a pleasant, smooth finish of earthy grass. Limited release.
Enigma Machine (Double Dry Hopped India Pale Ale), 6.2% abv. Intensely tropical notes of mango, pineapple and grapefruit meld with notes of pine and hints of red berries on the nose. Resinous flavors of ripe citrus and pineapple dominate. Limited brewery-only release.
Fringe (Double India Pale Ale), 8.3% abv. A formidable New England-style hybrid brewed with Rye, and Ekuanot, Mackinac (MI), and Vic Secret (AU) hops for juicy texture, piquant bitterness, and spicy papaya and citrus flavor.
Geppetto (Milk Stout with Coffee), 6.3% abv. Very dark (33+ SRM) with a beige head, this milk stout is characterized by the flavors of chocolate, subtle coffee roast and marshmallow derived from the grain bill, lactose and resting on whole-bean coffee.
Gravity Belt (Oatmeal Stout), 4.8% abv. Gravity Belt’s aromas are dominated by roast grains, crème brûlée and chocolate. Its flavors are full and rich, characterized by milk chocolate, hints of espresso and sweet oats.
Hop Weave No. 1 (India Pale Ale), 6% abv. IPA dry hopped with Azacca, Citra and Cashmere. Tasting notes: refreshing citrus fruit for days
Hop Weave No. 2 (India Pale Ale), 6% abv. Simcoe, Amarillo and Cashmere hops lend soft, melded notes of pineapple, grapefruit and a touch of pine on the finish. Silky and soft.
Hop Weave No. 3 (India Pale Ale), 6% abv. Soft, creamy and with gentle bitterness. Aroma of raspberry leaf, flavors of white wine and tropical fruit. Dry-hopped with Enigma, Cashmere and Hallertau Blanc.
Hop Weave No. 4 (India Pale Ale), 6% abv. Idaho Gem, Amarillo and Cashmere hops collide for indulgent flavors of pomelo and orange pineapple juice. Medium-bodied, smooth and sultry.
Hop Weave No. 5 (India Pale Ale), 6% abv. A velvet-y, medium-bodied IPA, with full hop presence resulting from high volumes of Simcoe, Cashmere, & Eureka for characters of peach, pine, and grapefruit.
Hop Weave No. 6 (India Pale Ale), 6% abv. Loaded with Sabro, Azacca and Cashmere hops. Notes of luscious coconut cream, pineapple, and gardenia fill the nose. The flavor follows with citrus, passionfruit, mango with sweet coconut.
Hop Weave No. 7 (India Pale Ale), 6% abv. The seventh iteration of our experimental hoppy series is stocked with HBC-586, Amarillo and Cashmere hops to produce a beautiful IPA with tropical notes of passionfruit, pineapple and hints of pine and earthy spice.
Hop Weave No. 8 (India Pale Ale), 6% abv. Hopped with Galaxy, Amarillo and Citra, the latest experimental IPA in our Resilience series showcases beautiful aromas of grapefruit and lemon rind. Light-bodied with vibrant carbonation, sweet mango notes give way to a dry, citrus pith finish. Pours a pale yellow body with a white, frothy head.
Hop Weave No. 9 (India Pale Ale), 6.5% abv. Hopped with Sabro Incognito, Bru-1, and Cashmere, Hop Weave No. 9 is bursting with flavors of fresh-cut tropical fruits. Pineapple, subtle coconut and citrus rind dominate the palate. Bitterness is restrained and the mouthfeel is soft and lush on this latest experimental Resilience series IPA.
Hop Weave No.10 (Experimental IPA), 6.5% abv. Hopped with Strata, Belma, and Mosaic, we crafted this beer to shine with strawberry character across the palate. Fresh berries mix with orange sherbert on the nose, while strawberries, grapefruit zest and a hint of earthiness define the flavor spectrum. The finish is dry and slightly dank.
Lord Grafton (Pub Ale), 4.6% abv.One of the few British styles that we make, Lord Grafton is a shout-out to the rich traditions of UK pub culture. Maris Otter malts combine with Bramling Cross and Mistral hops to produce an ESB-style beer intended to be shared among friends at the local. Toffee and sweet bready maltiness are balanced by the pronounced hop character for a beer that is meant to be served and enjoyed by the pint.
Manual Labor (Porter), 5.2% abv. Manual Labor is a classic British-American handshake in a glass. Characterized by graham cracker, malt and subtle semi-bitter cocoa, this seasonal post-work pint is equally appreciated by Rhodes scholars who have never split wood in their lives.
Pompadour (American Pale Ale), 5.6% abv. This soft and hazy golden American Pale Ale is loaded with Idaho Gem, Mosaic, & Simcoe. Aromas of spruce, flavors of citrus and peach.
Ponyhawk (Double India Pale Ale), 8 % abv. Huge waves of grass, pine and citrus coat the palate as the Simcoe and Mosaic hops do their work.
Renaissance – IPA 7.5% abv. Hopped with El Dorado and Ekuanot, the aroma is like taking a stroll through an orange grove. Fresh citrus and subtle grapefruit. Overripe mango, lime zest, and subtle watermelon notes on the tongue. Full bodied with a smooth finish.
Semblance of Order (Oatmeal Stout), 5.6% abv. A drinkable oatmeal stout brewed for the cold weather, rich dark malts combine with oats to yield notes of fresh blonde roast coffee, layers of milk chocolate, toffee, toasted walnuts and the faintest hint of dark roast/earth. Our interpretation is medium bodied, smooth and reasonably dry on the finish.
Serra (West Coast IPA), 6.2% abv. A bright homage to the American IPA tradition of California. Brewed with Simcoe, Amarillo, & Centennial hops, this nostalgic offering is evocative of simpler days of clear beer, bitter IPA and a healthy dose of crystal malt.
Soft Wave (American Pale Ale), 4.8%. This pale ale was developed around Michigan hop varietals Paradigm and Bergamot, sourced from our friends at Pure Mitten Hops. Soft notes of orange sherbet, lychee and honeydew melon blend with a touch of malt to round out the finish.
The Vennel (Oatmeal Stout), 5.5% abv. Brewed with Golden Promise malt from Scotland and a generous portion of malted and flaked oats, The Vennel pours black with hints of mahogany and a creamy tan head. Named for a passageway between buildings in old Scottish towns, it exudes pleasant coffee character with added flavors of baker’s chocolate and light roast on the finish. Mildly carbonated for a rounded mouthfeel.
Solar Panel (Pale Ale), 6% abv. This subtly tart pale wheat ale delivers a kiss of citrus from dry hopping with Southern Cross and Amarillo–all pleasantly balanced with the malts.
Undercut (Double India Pale Ale w/White Mountain Apiary Honey), 8.5% abv. Bright citrus and tropical fruit notes meld with the gentle floral characteristics of local wildflower honey on the finish. Hopped with Citra, El Dorado and Falconer’s Flight, which compliment the nuance of White Mountain Apiary’s honey.
Wet Hop Whilom (West Coast-Style Pale Ale), 5.2% abv. This harvest tribute from our Resilience American ale line uses hand-selected, whole cone, locally grown Cascade from The Hopyard in Gorham, Maine. We visited the farm as the hops were picked fresh and sorted on site, using them immediately upon return to the brewery for this variation on Whilom, our West Coast Pale Ale. This special version of Whilom pours a burnt orange with a long lasting white foam cap. Grated orange zest and light herbal tea touch the nose. A faint honey sweetness rests on the palate. Orange marmalade and grapefruit pith dominate, showcasing the fresh Cascade. Mildly bitter on the finish.
Whilom (West Coast Pale Ale), 5.1% abv. Hopped with the timeless combination of Centennial and Cascade, this Resilience series passion project honors the legacy of visionaries like Ken Grossman of Sierra Nevada. Whilom (meaning “erstwhile, what once was”) pours a light copper color with a slightly off-white head and features aromas of orange zest, lemon and grapefruit. Light pine and earthiness yield to a restrained bitterness and dry finish. Highly drinkable, simple and balanced, it features both pale and crystal malts—just like some of our favorite beers that began the craft revolution and continue to inspire us today.
Wizard of Remich Park (Imperial Stout with Toasted Coconut), 8.6% abv. A nutty biscuit and chocolate character and subtle roast characterize this eccentric gentleman. Named in honor of Littleton’s local park that we’re helping to restore.
Schilling Beer Co.-Oxbow Brewing Co.: Harmony Park (Smoked Bockbier), 7% abv. Brewed in collaboration with our friends from Oxbow Brewing Co. and named after the whimsical riverside park in Littleton, this majestic Bockbier features beechwood smoked malt and mesquite blossom honey. It pours a rich mahogany brown with an off- white head, boasting a balanced smoky aroma, rich malt character, toasted walnut notes, and hints of leather-bound books (of course). Burnt caramel, brown bread, and subtle dark fruit notes touch the palate, fading to a dry finish.
Schilling Beer Co.-Triple Crossing: Severní – Polotmavý Ležák 4.9% ABV (Czech-Style Amber Lager) Brewed with Triple Crossing (Richmond, VA), this “half-dark” Czech-style lager features Moravian Floor Malted Pilsner malt from the Haná region of the Czech Republic. It’s hopped with aromatic Czech Saaz and Bohemie hops, decocted for a vibrant, complex malt character, and fermented with a traditional Czech yeast. A clear, pale, copper-colored lager that pours with a dense white foam, Severní displays balanced aromas of toasted bread, floral hops, and light yeast expression. Toasted malts, clover honey, and delicate caramel notes kiss the palate without excessive sweetness. The finish is surprisingly dry and refreshing. Served on draught via Czech-made Lukr faucets and available in 4-packs to-go.
Fifty Mile River (Collaboration DDH IPA with Deciduous Brewing Company), 7% abv. A celebration of friendship along Granite State rivers, this collaboration IPA features a massive charge of Rakau and Topaz paired with Galaxy. The all-Southern Hemisphere hop combination renders a massively tropical fruit-forward IPA. Pouring a hazy yellow-orange, the aromatics and flavors are defined by pineapple, fresh squeezed oranges, overripe mango and a hint of musty pine resin. Medium bodied with a tongue-coating hop presence, the mouthfeel is full from a heavy addition of oats. The finish is extremely mellow.
Schilling Beer Co.-DeCicco’s: Birra Di Gioia (Italian Pilsner), 5% abv. This pils uses one of our house yeast strains, specialty Adriatic malts, and Edelweiss and Tettnanger hops. Floral, Citrus and cracker malt notes dominate the aroma, flavors of biscuit, cracker and melon mark the palate.
Almanac Beer-Schilling Beer Co. Collaboration: Festive Attire (Festbier), 6% abv. This Bavarian-inspired lager is rich, full-bodied, traditionally brewed and decocted. Floral aromas with flavors of graham cracker and biscuit. Hopped 100% with Yakima-region Laurel.
Pandoxatrices (India Pale Ale), 5.8% abv. Inspired by thousands of years of women in beer, and brewed in collaboration with production representatives from Allagash Brewing, Garrison City Beerworks, Great Rhythm Brewing, Northwoods Brewing Co., Portsmouth Brewery, Resilience Brewing, UNH Brew Lab, VT Beer Shepherd and White Labs Yeast, this juicy IPA features Pink Boots Society 2020 hop blend of Azacca, El Dorado, Idaho Gem, and Lorel, for notes of refined and dynamic citrus.
Schilling Beer Co.- Fox Farm Brewery: Konfluenz Nord (Bock), 6.4% abv. A rich and malty dark lager with aromas of sweet bread & molasses. Flavors of red berry, toast, and caramel. Medium bodied with a clean finish.
Resilience Brewing Co. – Casa Agria Specialty Ales: Sound & Silence (Double India Pale Ale), 8.5% abv. Intensive aroma and flavor of gooseberry & passionfruit balanced with aspects of resin with a pervasively dank finish. Hopped with Galaxy, Nelson Sauvin, & Cashmere.
Schilling Beer Co. – Foundation Brewing Co.: Birra Alpinista (Italian Pilsner), 5% abv. Brewed and singularly decocted with Mediterranean grown Eraclea Tipo Pilsner malt, this indelibly pale lager is light straw in color, with a dry and crackery grist character balanced by cold dry-hopping of noble varietals for delicate chrysanthemum and lemon verbena-like complexity.
Resilience Brewing Co. – Topstone Barber Co: Handlebar (Cream Ale), 5% abv. Sparkling, light, and brewed in the American tradition for easy drinking with delicate sweetness. A dollar from every pint sold of this beer will be donated to research supporting men’s physical and mental health challenges, including prostate cancer and cardiovascular wellness.
Schilling Beer Co.- Honest Weight Artisan Beer: Fictional Swordsman (Honey Saison), 5.8% abv. Easy-drinking saison brewed with local Valley Malt and blueberry blossom honey. Aromas of lemon, white pepper, bubblegum and honeycomb. Flavors include fresh honey, lemon and sage, with hints of bubblegum. Dry on the finish but with enough body to hold it together. Effervescent and crushable.
Schilling Beer Co.- Free Will Brewing: Asymmetry of Time (Foudre-aged Saison), 6% abv. Rye saison, traditionally cooled in our coolship and fermented in our Italian Barolo foudre, originally using mixed-cultures from Schilling Beer Co. and Free Will Brewing (PA). Tart with pronounced hay, citrus and gentle earthy funk characters, it finishes with soft tannins from the wood.
Resilience Brewing Co. – Zero Gravity: Huxley (Brut IPA w/ Sake Yeast), 5.7% abv. Dry, light-bodied, and highly effervescent. Aromas of fruit candy and black pepper with flavors of strawberry and soft citrus. Hopped with Belma & Barbe Rouge.
Schilling Beer Co. – Drake’s Brewing Company Collaboration: Lagerbird (Golden Lager),5.2% abv. Creamy-textured and liberally hopped with with New Zealand Wakatu & Motueka hops. Aroma of zesty citrus and flavors of key lime and bread crust dominate.
Schilling Beer Co. – Almanac Beer: Gemeinde (Zwickelbier), 5.2% abv.We wanted to do something to help our extended family during these uncertain times, so we reached out to our good friends at Almanac Beer and came up with a radical concept to share with our employees: a hoppy Zwickelbier! Translated as “community” in German, we designed this unfiltered, generously hopped lager to showcase rich notes of kaffir lime, fruit punch and bright floral happiness by liberally dosing it with New Zealand and Alsatian hops–perfect for sharing with friends during the summer weather. Please note that 50% of all profits will be shared with our staff impacted by the pandemic.
Schilling Beer Co. – Our Mutual Friend (Denver, CO): Heller Bock, 7.5% abv. A less common variation on the more ubiquitous Maibock lager, this is a strong pale lager with Bavarian roots, meant for the North Country’s summer-to-fall transition. Aromas of soft grains, vanilla, honey and hints of floral spice are present. Flavors showcase bready malts with honey. Alcohol sits on the edges, and it finishes somewhat hoppy with black pepper spice and gentle citrus. Prost!
Schilling Beer Co.- Three’s Brewing (Brooklyn, NY): Merriment (Festbier), 6% abv. A pale lager that pays homage to Munich’s Oktoberfest celebration. A stronger variation on a Helles lager, this rich golden beer is packed with fresh doughy malt as the star player. We used Mandarina Bavaria in the whirlpool (a newer hop variety grown in Germany’s Hallertau) to put our spin on this style, which is not to be confused with a Märzen lager (commonly called “Oktoberfest” in America). Doughy bread, biscuit and a touch of grassiness mix with nuanced orange notes are on the nose. Flavors follow the aroma, with no indication of the beer’s strength. Prost!
Zusatz No. 1 (Export Helles w/Hallertau Blanc), 5.7% abv. The first beer in our brewers’ experimental (“Zusatz”) series, exclusively poured here at Schilling. Bright gold with a pillowy head, aromas of melon, white grape and white bread define this lager, along with flavors of honey, melon and white wine. Zusatz No. 1 finishes with a note of citrus pith, white grape and malt sweetness.
Zusatz No. 2 (India Pale Ale), 7.0% abv. The second beer in our brewery staff-driven ‘Zusatz” series, this IPA is a hazy explosion of tangerine and pink grapefruit aromas and flavors. Copiously dosed with Vic Secret and HBC-586 hops, it’s available exclusively on draught at Schilling
Zusatz No. 3 (Experimental Blended Farmhouse Beer), 5.7% abv. The Zusatz series is predicated on small-batch creativity and experimentation. Zusatz No. 3 features one of our traditional decocted Czech pilsners paired with Bière de Miel (a farmhouse ale made with local honey). These beers were blended and lagered together beyond their individual conditioning periods for another three months. Copper-gold in color, Zusatz No. 3 exudes rich, bready and complex lager-like qualities, finishing crisp and clean, but also expressive saison-like aromatics and flavors that kiss the palate.
Zusatz No. 4 (Kellerbier), 5.0% abv. Next in our experimental Zusatz series is a gorgeous unfiltered Kellerbier. Fermented with a traditional German lager strain, Z No.4 is nearly transparent with a light golden hue, hopped with German Saaz. Noble hops play out as floral and subtly lemony on the nose, with a hint of white grape and Pilsner malt in the background. Flavors are marked by hay and biscuit malt character with a kiss of honey sweetness. The mouthfeel is pillowy soft. Limited batch poured from a side-pull faucet.
Zusatz No. 5 (Experimental Nordic IPA), 6.8% abv. Hazy yellow-orange in color with a nose of apricots, peaches and white grape, this experimental IPA fermented with a Norwegian farmhouse yeast strain (Kveik) exudes fruit punch and orange creamsicle flavors. Clean, drinkable and balanced.