Limited OfferingsDrew Scherz
Limited offerings are only available on draft, both in our taproom and at discerning bars and restaurants. *Now pouring* indicates this beer is available in our taproom.
Dark only in color, this German-style lager is bright and crisp in flavor. Deep ruby undertones are revealved when held to the light. A cousin to the pilsner, this lager also undergoes cold fermentation and lagering with German lager yeast to assure a clean harmony of noble hops and proper subtle roasted malts. This is a dark beer for the pilsner drinker.
OG: 12ºP ABV: 4.8% IBU: 30
Dunkelweizen is a Bavarian-style weizenbier akin to both Hefeweizen and Primus. Similar to its siblings, Dunkelweizen shares wonderful clove, vanilla, and banana aromas produced by the unique Bavarian yeast strain. Restrained noble hop additions provide just enough bitterness to balance the richer, darker malt flavors. This addition to the weizenbier family is, of course, effervescent and refreshing.
OG: 13ºP ABV: 5.3% IBU: 12
Roggenbier is a German-style ale brewed with a significant portion of rye, a nutritious and valued grain once reserved only for bread. The subtle spice and earthy richness of the rye contributes to the malt complexity and body while the yeast and Munich malts provide a fruity flavor profile.
OG: 11ºP ABV: 4.4% IBU: 12
Helles, first cousin to the pilsner, is the daily drinking beer of the Bavarian people. This crisp bright lager contains slightly less hop bitterness than pilsner, highlighting its soft pale malt flavors. Cold fermentation and lagering produce a beer that is brilliant and clean. Please enjoy this beautiful artifact of a culture that places enjoyment of this fine lager bier at the center of society
OG: 11ºP ABV: 4.4% IBU: 20
Our Pale Ale is a golden ray of hoppy sunshine. Imbued with bright flavors of tropical fruit and citrus, this ale is brewed pale and dry with a few of our favorite hipster hops. Built for the IPA drinker, it features moderate bitterness, but decidedly immoderate hop flavor and aroma that is achieved with ample hopping in both the kettle and in fermentation. We find huge hops and a lower ABV to be a tremendously appealing combination. We imagine you’ll agree.
OG: 12ºP ABV: 5.0% IBU: 36
HopfenWeisse happily incorporates our favorite aspects of weissbier with the fruity aromas distinctive to American hops. Brewed in much the same manner as our traditional HefeWeizen, this beer benefits from a sizeable late addition of hops that contributes a powerful floral, citrus aroma while maintaining a mild bitterness. This beer’s spritzy carbonation conveys the medley of fruity aromas. Please enjoy HopfenWeisse fresh!
OG: 10ºP ABV: 4.0% IBU: 18
Originally created during the great hop crisis of 2006 when the Cascade hop was unavailable, this IPA returns as a vehicle to explore the varieties of hop offerings of the Pacific Northwest. Please enjoy these carefully chosen varieties, fresh-picked and brewed with the American hop connoisseur in mind.
OG: 13ºP ABV: 5.5% IBU: 45
Inspired by the strong dark lagers of Germany, Liberator Doppelbock is brewed for substance in the days of winter. Liberator pours deep brown, almost black, with layer upon layer of rich malt flavor. The noble hops gently support and balance the expressive malt character. While the beer sleeps the winter away in a lagering tank, our yeast continues to work to assure a very clean finish.
OG: 18ºP ABV: 7.8% IBU: 26
Smoke Beers / Rauchbier
Live Oak’s smoke beers (or rauchbier) hearken to the days when the malt used in brewing was roasted over an open fire, imparting it with a smokiness that ultimately fell out of the profile with the advent of modern malting techniques. Breweries in Bamberg, Germany, have continued making smoke beers for more than two centuries. Live Oak honors the tradition for your enjoyment at our “Bamberg on the Colorado”.
Schwarzer Rauch, or Black Smoke, is a smoked black lager. With balanced roasted malt flavor, this beer prominently features a beechwood smoke. This smokiness mingles with layers of darker malt flavors, braced by Noble hop character. Fermented cold and clean with our German lager yeast, this beer highlights the complexity that smoke adds to traditional dark lagers.
OG: 12ºP ABV: 4.8% IBU: 30
Weisser Rauch, or White Smoke, is a marriage of a traditional German HefeWeizen and a Rauchbier. The smoky phenol flavors of the weizen yeast become indistinguishable from the beechwood smoked barley malt. The familiar HefeWeizen flavors of clove and banana intermingle seamlessly. This complex beer is for the connoisseur and the smoke beer novice alike.
OG: 13ºP ABV: 5.3% IBU: 10
Heller Rauch is a pale, smoky lager. Beechwood-smoked barley flavor is punctuated by a perfect Noble hop character. Fermentation with German lager yeast leaves the beer dry, but well-rounded. The special harmony of these elements creates a very refreshing and unique lagerbier.
OG: 11ºP ABV: 4.4% IBU: 20
Smoaktoberfest is a smoked version of our fall classic, Oaktoberfest. Using traditional beechwood-smoked barley malt, this lager is pleasantly cloaked in smoke, malt, and hops. Noble hops offer a faint bitterness enveloped in the flavor of smoked malt. After fermentation with proper Bavarian lager yeast, we condition the beer to allow time to round out the malt character and to develop a clean, smoky finish. O’zapft Is!
OG: 15ºP ABV: 5.8% IBU: 20
Grodziskie resurrects the last indigenous Polish beer style to go extinct in the twentieth century. Production ceased in Grodzisk in 1991. It is brewed using only oak-smoked wheat malt and assertively hopped like a pilsner. Even with a low ABV, the wheat malt delivers a full-bodied beer. The original Polish ale yeast strain ferments cold, alongside our lager yeast throughout lagering. Please enjoy this truly rare beer.
OG: 8ºP ABV: 3.0% IBU: 36
Lichtenhainer is a German beer style that vanished in the 1980s. Similar in strength and tartness to Berliner Weisse, this beer adds the intriguing aroma of smoked malt. Fermentation with yeast and Lactobacillus creates an acidic profile. The low bitterness and high level of carbonation allows for full enjoyment of the subtle lemony acid and smoke flavors. Please enjoy this historical re-creation.
OG: 9ºP ABV: 3.2% IBU: 6
OG = Original Gravity. We measure this in degrees Plato. The Plato scale expresses the amount of fermentables in a solution as a percentage of extract by weight. This is also a gauge of beer strength. For example, beers in Europe are labeled as 12ºP instead of ~5.0% ABV.
ABV = Alcohol by Volume. This is measured as the amount of ethanol in the beer as a percentage of total volume. Most of our beers are around 5% ABV.
IBU = International Bittering Units. This refers to the amount of isomerized hop resins in the beer. Essentially, it is the perceived bitterness you will experience. The higher the number, the more bitter the beer will be.