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 dark 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
Helles, first cousin to the pilsner, is the daily drinking beer of the Bavarian
people. 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
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.