Limited OfferingsDrew Scherz
Limited offerings are only available on draft, both in our taproom and at discerning bars and restaurants.
Schwarzer Rauch, or Black Smoke, is a German-style black lager. A large portion
of the pilsner base malt is smoked during the kilning process with beechwood, the traditional wood for smoked lagers.
OG: 12ºP ABV: 4.8% IBU: 30
Kleines Bier is a small beer with a sizable hop bouquet combining our favorite noble Czech and German hops, a lager beer that is as light as it is flavorful.
OG: 8ºP ABV: 3.5% IBU: 26
World War I loomed large in public consciousness even after the repeal of prohibition. Consequently, pre-prohibition pilsners were also known as “pre-war” pilsners. This 1912 recipe, mashed with 35% corn grits in a cereal decoction mash is a fine example of early American lager brewing
OG: 12ºP ABV: 5% IBU: 32
Gose is a Berliner Weisse-style beer with the addition of coriander and salt. The pilsner base barley malt is smoked during the kilning process with beechwood providing a unique compliment to the refreshing lemony tartness from kettle-souring with Lactobacillus.
OG: 8ºP ABV: 3.2% IBU: 6
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
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.