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*BOTTLES – Poor Soldier Porter

Our first batch of Poor Soldier Porter of the year (May 2015) was aged in fresh-emptied rum barrels from our friends at Albany Distilling Co (June 2015). Our robust porter spent 6 months soaking up delicious notes of rum, oak, vanilla and chocolate. We blended it back with fresh brewed Poor Soldier Porter, conditioned it further on fresh split/scraped Madagascar vanilla beans and bottled it.

Allowed to bottle condition for 6 weeks, this big flavored porter has a wonderful soft carbonation. When poured into a glass subtle aromas of vanilla and chocolate are up front, with support of rum and coffee from the barrel and malt, respectively. The flavor is rich like a rummy chocolate milkshake.

($13.00 + tax 500ml Bottle) $70.20 per ½ case (6 bottles) (10% discount)

The nose is complex with big notes of chocolate and vanilla getting support from more subtle hints of rum, oak and coffee.

The porter pours a rich dark brown, almost black. With moderate carbonation and a large amounts of malt the head is tight and firm, medium brown and leaves a heavy lacing.

An otherwise fuller mouthfeel is lightened up by the oak, which acts to dry out the finish a bit. The aging on vanilla beans paired with the moderate carbonation helps to smooth out the dry oak.

The nose gives way to a rich and complex flavor beginning with notes of chocolate, vanilla and oak from the barrel. The rum comes through in the end with further malt support of coffee.

Stats:

O.G. 1.076 (18.5 P)

A.E. 1.013 (3.3 P)

ABV 8.2

CALORIES 190 (per 250ml serving)

BU 31

SRM 36

MALT: Pale, Munich, Chocolate, Crystal, Smoked

HOPS: Cascade, East Kent Goldings

YEAST WLP001 (American Ale Yeast)

Storage: This beer should be stored upright in a cool, dark place, such as a cellar or cool closet. With proper care this beer should age well.

*BOTTLES – Triple Barrel English Strong Ale

Brewed way back in December of 2013, we filled up fresh emptied rum, rye and bourbon barrels (all from Albany Distilling Co) in January of 2014, allowed the beer to age for 10 months and then blended all the barrels back together and bottled it in November of 2014. We’ve been sitting on this beer to allow the flavors to mellow and the alcohol heat to back off a bit. 10.2%

With only 800 hand numbered bottles available be sure to get some while it’s still available.

($18.00 + tax 750ml Bottle) $97.20 per ½ case (6 bottles) (10% discount)

The nose is heavy with sweet molasses, a bit of alcohol (rum/whiskey) heat and subtle notes of oak and vanilla.

With a relatively lively carbonation this beer pours with a thick fluffy head and a beautiful rust-amber color. Slightly hazy from the yeast and all the protein from the malt gives this beer a soft appearance.

With a surprisingly light body for how big a beer this is there’s a bright lively mouthfeel and relatively clean finish.

The nose of booze and malt upfront gives way to a predictable, yet none-the less wonderful flavor. Notes of rum, rye and bourbon are ever present with a bit of raisiny-malty sweetness and subtle support of dry oak and vanilla. The finish lingers slightly sweet but with the heavy carbonation relatively clean.

Stats:

O.G. 1.080 (20.1 P)

A.E. 1.009 (2.5 P)

ABV 10.2

CALORIES 270 (per 375ml glass)

BU 49

SRM 18

MALT Pale, Pilsner, Munich, Crystal

HOPS Crystal, East Kent Goldings

YEAST WLP001 (American Ale Yeast)

*BOTTLES – Wee Heavy

19th Century Albany Ale

Style: Historical Recreation of an American Strong Ale

ABV: 9.6%

IBU: 30ish

Malt: 6-Row Malt, Honey

Hops: Tettnanger

 

                Albany, NY was once a major brewing capital, with hundreds of thousands of barrels of beer being produced by dozens of different breweries.  Around the 19th Century, Albany became known throughout the Western Hemisphere for their “Albany Ale.”  Because of the size of the breweries in Albany, they were able to effectively produce, package and ship this beer at a quick rate making it widely accessible, and thus, popular.  CH Evans, Discover Albany and local beer historian, Craig Gravina (the guy with the moustache) came together with some old recipes and pieced together a recreation as best we could.

Capital Lager

100% imported German malted barley and traditional German noble hops make this Export Lager/Dortmunder a real quaffable treat.  Smooth notes of Biscuit and Honey, crisp bitterness and clean finish

Stats

ABV 5.6

BU 23

MALT Bohemian Pilsner, Munich, Carahell, Melanoidin

HOPS Hallertau Blanc

YEAST W34-70

Eger Cherry Wheat

Style: Fruit Beer

ABV: 5.3%

IBU: 20

Malt: 2-Row, Red Winter Wheat

Other: NYS-Sour Cheeries

Hops: Columbus, Mosaic

Crisp, American-style Wheat ale.  50% of the grain bill is NYS Grown and Malted Wheat from 1886 Malting.  We then added over 250lbs of hand-picked sour cherries from Eger Bro. Farms, about 40 min south of Albany, NY.  An added dose of Mosaic hops in the dry hopping elevate the crisp, fruity and refreshing nature of this brew!

Kick-Ass Brown

Our award winning American Style Brown Ale is the gold standard for American Brown Ales. This ale is packed with full malt flavor and substantial American and European hop character. It pours a rich reddish brown with a frothy tan head and drinks super smooth 5.6 ABV

Notes:

The nose is malt forward with a subtle roastiness and a bit of piney hoppiness from the late additions of Northwest hops.

Pouring a deep reddish brown with a tight light tan head. The head dissipates and leaves a light lacing down the glass as you drink it to the bottom.

This full-bodied ale has a rich and smooth mouthfeel. The full mouthfeel finishes smooth with a clean, almost sharp hop finish

This brew starts off with a full malt flavor from the use of Munich and Caramel malts giving way to a bit of hop bitterness and rounding out at the end. A slight maltiness lingers after the last remaining sips of your beer are gone.

Stats:

O.G. 1.056 (14.0 P)

A.E. 1.014 (3.4 P)

ABV 5.6

CALORIES 248 (per pint)

BU 30

SRM 24

MALT Pale, Munich, Carmel, Brown, Chocolate

HOPS Cascade, CTZ, Crystal

YEAST WLP001 (American Ale Yeast)

Knickerbocker Lager

This IPL was brewed with a clean, yet preset malt bill, cold-aged long and continually hopped with Citra and Calypso for crisp notes or earthy apple, citrus, tea and pear.  Smooth and easy drinking!

Stats

ABV 5

BU 30

MALT Pale, Munich, C-45, Carafa2

HOPS Columbus, Citra, Calypso

YEAST Fermentis W34-70

Knickerbocker Lager

A deliciously balanced India Pale LAGER!  Brewed with Citra and Calypso hops for heady notes of citrus, pear and tropical fruit, we then fermented with a classic Lager yeast and cold-aged long for a smooth, crisp drinking experience.

Stats

ABV 5

BU 27

MALT Pilsner, Munich, Carafa

HOPS Citra, Calypso

YEAST Fermentis W34-70

Not Your Momma’s Oats

Deep black in color with a nice and creamy tan head from being served on NITROGEN.  This luscious, sessionable semi-sweet stout was then aged on freshly roasted espresso beans from Monkey Joe Roasting Co. in Kingston, NY.  Heavy notes of chocolate, coffee and caramel with light and breezy drinkability.

Stats

ABV 4.8

BU 18

MALT Pale, Munich, Smoked, Roast, Carafa, Chocolate, Honey

HOPS East Kent Golding

YEAST Fermentis US-05

O.K. Pilsner

O.K. (Old Kinderhook) Pilsner was crafted using traditional German malts and lager yeast, but with an American twist.  Using exclusively Amarillo hops, look for a crisp, dry, super clean drinking lager with zesty and floral orange notes.

 

Stats

ABV 5.8

BU 35

MALT Bohemian Pilsner, Carafoam, Melanoidin

HOPS Amarillo

YEAST W34-70

Pump Station Pale

The Pump Station Pale Ale is our American style pale ale. Brewed to be light in body and color but full in flavor. The heavy additions of pungent American hops give this beer its signature aromas and flavors without being overly bitter while the use of pale malts provide just enough balance to this hoppy American Pale Ale. 5.0 ABV

Notes

The nose is heavy with American hops that smell like citrus and pine trees. The late additions of Amarillo add heavy grapefruit notes on the nose while the use of Crystal hops add bit of pineyness and earthiness.

Pouring a rich gold with a tight white head the Pale Ale leaves a slight lacing down the side of the glass.

Our light-bodied pale ale has a bright mouthfeel and is light on the palate in spite of the full hop flavors.

This pale ale is bursting with hop flavor with a subtle malt balance. The hoppiness is decidedly less bitter than many other pale ales with much of the hop flavor coming through as a slight pineyness or resin.

Stats:

O.G. 1.050 (12.5 P)

A.E. 1.011 (2.7 P)

ABV 5.0

CALORIES 220 (per pint)

BU 38

SRM 5

MALT Pale, Munich, Carafoam

HOPS Cascade, Horizon, CTZ, Amarillo

YEAST WLP001 (American Ale Yeast)

Quackenbush Blonde

Our German style ale is brewed substantially similar to the Kölsch ale still produced by brewers in the German city of Cologne (Köln). Made with select German malt and a touch of wheat this beer is light in body and color with a smooth mouthfeel. The use of traditional German hops provides just the right amount of balance and floral aromas to the finished brew 4.9 ABV

Notes:

The nose is subtly sweet from the malt and a bit floral from the late additions of German Select hops. Very subtle aromas.

Pouring a light golden yellow with a frothy white head. The beer leaves a beautiful lacing down the glass as it’s consumed with a minimal amount of head lingering on the beer.

A light bodied brew this beer has a smooth mouthfeel from the addition of wheat and finishes very clean due to the good balance of early hop additions.

The flavors of this beer are very subdued with a slight malty sweetness and a good floral hop balance. The light-flavor of this ale make it particularly well suited as a session brew.

Stats:

O.G. 1.046 (11.5 P)

A.E. 1.009 (2.4 P)

ABV 4.9

CALORIES 219 (per pint)

BU 20

SRM 3

MALT Pilsner, Pale, Munich, Wheat

HOPS Cascade, Tettnang, German Select

YEAST WLP001 (American Ale Yeast)

Ruck SMaSH!

Brewed with, and in honor of, legendary craft beer bar, The Ruck in celebration of their 20th Anniversary! This SMaSH beer (Single Malt and Single Hop) was brewed with 100% Munich Malt and 100% German Hull Melon hops.  A German-style pale ale, if you will, with notes of nutty malt, graham cracker and strawberries.  Semi-sweet with a balancing bitterness.

Stats

ABV 5

BU 30

MALT Munich

HOPS Hull Melon

YEAST Fermentis US-05