The Core Brews
667 Neighbor of the Beast
Our American India Pale Ale uses bountiful amounts of American two row malted barley and a sprinkle of Maris Otter in combination with three bold whole cone American hops. The hops are individually transitioned throughout the boil to highlight each hop's bittering and flavoring characteristics. Post-fermentation, 667 is dry hopped with vast amounts of the same three hops. The beer is named after a phrase someone scrawled into the wall of our favorite college watering hole.
Tasting notes: orange nectar with a frothy white head; medium malt body; seriously chocked full of piney-grapefruit flavor and aroma finishing with hints of peach and honey. A hop head's soused hallucination.
ABV: 6.6% IBUs: 66.7
A SMaSH, Single Malt and Single Hop, IPA using a caboodle (technical term for a large amount of malt) of malt and a new hop released in 2012 called Mosaic (HBC 369). It is a daughter of Simcoe (YCR 14), one of our favorite hops. Whole cone Mosaic is used for bittering, flavoring, and aroma in the kettle; it is also massively dry hopped. The beer is named after a Texas Heroine.
Tasting notes: chalk-white head with a very clean malt backbone. The hops impart strong grapefruit, pineapple, and blueberry flavor and aroma. A strong beer that is extremely quaffable.
ABV: 6.8% IBUs: 62
Our Brown Ale gives a nod to the Northern English Brown style. However, since defeating the English in 1783, it is analogistic that the American version be stronger to reflect on England's vanquishment. Gentleman's Relish uses Maris Otter malt as the base, augmented with dark crystal and chocolate malts. Whole cone English hops are used throughout the boil, imparting their characteristic smooth bitterness. The beer is named after an Englishman's favorite snack, an anchovy paste, typically eaten on toast.
Tasting notes: dark brown with a thick creamy head; chocolate-caramelly-nuttiness yields to a clean hoppy finish. It makes one almost wish that the English were still here to share a pint of this fine brew...almost.
ABV: 6.2% IBUs: 28
Our Imperial India Pale Ale uses Golden Promise malt and two very pungent whole cone American hops. This brew is hopped so heavily that post-boil, after all of the wort has been transferred to the fermenter, the hop mass at the bottom of the kettle is more than one foot deep. Post-fermentation, Jabberwocky is dry hopped with colossal amounts of the same two hops. The beer is named after a monster we all hold dear.
Tasting notes: deep golden with a head made of hop resin; light malt breadiness hidden beneath an onslaught of pungent hoppy tropical-fruitiness. Shun the frumious Bandersnatch! Shun it!
ABV: 8.5% IBUs: 114
Our American Strong Ale uses American two row malted barley and the darkest caramelized malts available. It is extravagantly hopped with four robust whole cone American hops; 68% of which are added to boil during the last fifteen minutes! The beer is named after two things that strike fear in those who are scared of them and such.
Tasting notes: dark amber with a sticky-toffee colored head; malty sweetness with hints of dried fruit and burnt sugar; nicely balanced with aggressive hop flavor. This brew is so good it inspired a movie.
ABV: 8.1% IBUs: 54
Zeno's Pale Ale
Our American Pale Ale uses American two row malted barley and a touch of light crystal malt in combination with two pungent and resiny whole cone American hops. The hops are added to the boil using strategery to yield a pleasant, yet satisfying, hop punch. The beer is named after our favorite college watering hole: Zeno's Pub.
Tasting notes: yellow-orange with a lacey white head; nice light malty-breadiness up front; resiny hop punch with notes of citrus and pine at the back. A beer for any occasion, including...
ABV: 5.9% IBUs: 45