Our Head Brewer traveled to Europe on a drinking binge. Not Really. Okay, yeah really. But in a good way. He scoured the Bavarian countryside in search of the perfect pilsner. Researching old world styles of brewing and learning from the masters he created this crisp and refreshing beer with spicy noble hops, sweet crackery malt and a clean finish. Delicate, floral and deliciously drinkable. Prost!
Food Pairings: Chicken, Salmon, Tuna, Bratwurst.
Zicke, zacke, zicke, zacke, hoi, hoi, hoi. Imported German malts give this Fest Bier a chestnut red color. Nice aromas of toasted grains with a crisp, crackery malt flavor which is balanced by imported German noble hops. Smooth and highly drinkable. Der Gemütlichkeit.
Food Pairings: Spicy food, Mexican.
The German Brewers' Star represents Fire, Air, Water and Earth together to form perfect balance. It's clear that the brewer's star was intended to symbolize purity; a brewer who affixed the insignia to his product was thereby declaring his brew to be completely pure of additives, adjuncts, etc. In fact, folklore has it that the six points of the star represented the six aspects of brewing most critical to purity: the water, hops, grain, malt, yeast, and the brewer himself. Our Head Brewmaster created this beer in honor of the history of the Brewers' Star. Crackery aromas of fresh milled grain and grassy, floral hops, with crackery malt flavors, fresh cut hay and bitter noble hops. Clean, crisp and refreshing.
Food Pairings: Salads, Pork, Light Seafood.
Inspired by the smoked beers (Rauchbier) of Bamberg, Germany, amped into this century with the super-human abilities of our Head Master Brewer. A smoky aroma with underlying sweet caramel malt. Flavor is smoke at first but gives way to a delicious malty goodness. Smooth with a light hop bitterness. Bavarian monks would have chanted relentlessly as they became one with this brew... "I’ll be bock!"
Food Pairings: Braised Short Ribs, Jerk, Spicy Barbecue.
Prepare your palate to surrender to this two-fisted brew. Aromas of chocolate and dark fruit will initially assault your senses. Smooth and creamy with rich, complex flavors of dark dried fruits, licorice and molasses. Our Head of Operations says this beer was the only thing that could refresh him after his epic days on the battlefield in the war for independence from Longshanks.
Food Pairings: Steak, Lamb, Apple Pie, Brownies.
Oompa Loompa Chocolate Cream Stout is the golden ticket to luscious indulgence. Brewed in small batches with Belgian Dark Chocolate and Madagascar Vanilla Beans to yield giant aromas and flavors of dark chocolate, roasted malt, caramel and vanilla with a creamy mouthfeel and bittersweet finish. All other stouts seem dwarfed by comparison. This is one Whimsical, Snozzwanger Concoction.
"Space, the final frontier..." at least the "space" in the brew tank that we filled with this silky Imperial Stout. We brewed this with cold extracted dark roast coffee, to boldly go where no man has gone before (not really, but it sounds cool). Fresh brewed coffee, rich roasted malt and semi-sweet chocolate dominate this brew. Creamy in almost a cappuccino-like way with a hint of bitterness.
Mmmm, bean me up one of these, Scotty.
Food Pairings: Steak, Bitter Dark Chocolate, Pancakes.
The recipe for this hearty brew was developed while riding in a cloudy van with 2 old friends. A robust porter brewed with malted barley that was smoked over Adler wood by our brewers on-site. Rich smoky aromas greet your nose while flavors of dark chocolate, smoke, some roasted malt and a bit of coffee hit the taste buds. Finishes nice and dry. Doobieously refreshing.
Food Pairings: Barbecue Pulled Pork, BLT, Oysters.
Our clandestine friend Pauly tells the story this way... Porters were brewed in the US for more than two centuries but after prohibition it pretty much slept with the fishes. Now, thanks to some pioneering craft brewers, the American Porter is back and thriving. A rich and flavorful, dark, robust brew with aromas and flavors of chocolate, caramel, hints of coffee and roast, with a clean bitter hop finish. We invite you to taste our tribute to the American Porter. It's almost illegally good. Just ask for Pauly.
Food Pairings: Barbecue Ribs, Oysters, Chocolate or Vanilla Ice Cream.
We studied psychology, fairy tales, legends, children's stories, the I-Ching and of course, sipping. We gave beat to the revolution. And we wrote down the recipe to this incredible brew in a smoke filled haze. As best we can remember. Pitch black in color, this brew has a very strong chocolate aroma with hints of coffee, dark fruit, and sweet malts. Try a Hippy Sippy and you might try anything...
Food Pairings: Steak, Duck, Tiramisu.
Lately it occurs to me what a long, strange trip it's been. This brew has a deep golden color with spicy phenolics, fruity notes, yeast and clove in the nose. Rich mouthfeel with complex fruity, yeasty flavors and hints of clove with just the right amount of hop bitterness and a slightly sweet finish. Drink up do-dah man.
Food Pairings: Cajun food, Crab Cakes, Bouillabaisse.
Let's dispel the myths first... Recipe from medieval times? No. Stolen DNA from a castle? No. Brewed by a wizard? Maybe. The Sorcerer casts a spell upon your senses with complex malt, dried fruit, raisins, figs, plums, spice cake and a wonderful Belgian candi sugar sweetness.
Food Pairings: Steak, Goose, Apple Pie.
Over the river and through the wood to this rich, complex Belgian-Style holiday brew. Intricate aromas and flavors of sweet dark malt, dark fruit, raisins, figs, anise and spicy phenols. This beer will sting the toes and bite the nose, but no worries, the horse knows the way.
Food Pairings: Goose, Venison,Vanilla Ice Cream.
Otherworldly hats are donned at the brewery when Zeus Juice hits the schedule. This complex and delicate brew is taken seriously here. The melange of fruity, spicy flavors and soft malt character of a traditional Belgian Strong Golden Ale are a high wire balancing act that we nurture very carefully. Mischievous ingredients make it temptingly delicious and belie the undertones of it's deceptively strong alcohol content. Deep golden color with aromas of banana, clove, spicy phenolics and bread. Sweet bready malt, banana, pear, soft fruits, clove and bubblegum will tantalize your palate. Tilt your head back, glimpse skyward and enjoy.
Ahhh, Nectar of the Gods!
Food Pairings: Smoked Salmon, Beef Stew, Arugula Salad.
When this brew first came out of the tanks our brewer took a sip. Then downed some more. He put on his glasses, tilted his head and said "Damn, that's a Goggle Fogger!". The "Hefe" prefix means "with yeast" which gives this unfiltered wheat beer a somewhat cloudy or "foggy" appearance. Light aromas of wheat, bubblegum, clove and spice. Very refreshing with light hop bitterness and flavors of wheat, spice, bubblegum and hints of clove.
Food Pairings: Weisswurst, Salads, Light Seafood.
If you look closely, you can imagine the magic of the dusk light on the mountains reflected in the amazing color of this brew. Spicy aromatics of banana, clove, raisin and bubblegum. Soft toasted caramel malt flavors with some complex dark fruits and a hint of licorice and molasses. Finishes silky smooth. Take a sip and set your mind aglow.
Brewed with fresh harvested spring honey stolen from some very angry bees (we have the welts to prove it) and infused with fresh blueberries. Creating a light, refreshing ale with a nice blueberry aroma, crackery malt flavors, a hint of sweetness and a refreshing blueberry finish. Get yo buzz on!
Food Pairings: Salads, Chicken, Oatmeal Cookies.
Rich amber color with aroma of sweet pumpkin pie and savory spices with hints of sweet malt. Rich and creamy with a chewy mouthfeel that you can sink your teeth into. Flavors of pumpkin up front then sweet malt, pie crust, spice, hints of brown sugar and a clean finish. We stopped just short of the whipped cream. But we like the way you think.
Food Pairings: Turkey and Stuffing, Pumpkin Pie.
Once upon a frozen evening way up north, a sweet local honey named Holly inspired our Jolly Fat Man (as only Holly can) to create this festive spiced holiday ale. We think you will enjoy his holiday creation with it's aromas and flavors of Christmas day. Sweet malt, ginger, honey and cinnamon spice. Sip this by the fire with your significant other. Who knows, maybe it will lead to a little inspiration of your own. From our Jolly Fat Man to yours, Happy Holidays.
Food Pairings: Pretzels with Mustard, Apple Pie, Holiday Fruit Cake.
The magical hops cast their spell, the natives chant and the drums beat... First let us conﬁrm that there is no witchcraft used in creating this ﬁne brew. None. Really. Well maybe a little. A supernatural beer with a powerhouse of hops creating aromas and ﬂavors of citrus, pine and tropical fruit with a juicy resiny hop finish. Hakuna Matata.
Food Pairings: Smoked Brisket, Grilled Lamb, Spicy foods.
Go off the grid and give back some good vibes. Brewed with whole flower Simcoe and Citra hops, Trail Head Pale Ale is a limited edition batch exclusive to Cleveland. A portion of the proceeds from this special beer go directly to the Cleveland Metroparks Trails Fund, which supports the rehabilitation of the park's more than 270 miles of trails. Now grab your gear and take the trail!
As refreshing as wading in a cold stream in the morning sunshine or a walk among the tall trees, this beer has big hop aromas and flavors of citrus, peach, orange and tropical fruit with a nice light malt backbone. Like a sweet coming, never fade away dream... because it's deliciously real. This is a very drinkable session IPA. (Our fans call it an obsession IPA.) Peace, Love & Hoppiness!
Food Pairings: Spicy Foods. Chicken Wings, Crab Cakes.
No other ingredient stirs the passion of a Master Brewer like the hop. Inspired by this legendary flower we challenged ourselves to create a world class IPA. Head Hunter is an aggressively dry-hopped, West Coast-Style IPA with a huge hop display of pine, grapefruit, citrus and pineapple. A punch-you-in-the-mouth brew for those who truly love their hops! Uncivilized? Yes. Aggressive? Absolutely. Award Winning? Hell yes!
Food Pairings: Spicy Foods, Curry, Fried Shrimp, Creme Brulee.