A Little Respect; West Coast IPA
6.8% ABV, 63 IBU’s
We’re showing A Little Respect for the forgotten aspect of hops… the dank, resinous, bittering qualities that the West Coast of the US highlighted for over a decade. Step right up to remember that long, slow finishing bitter beer that allows you to savor the long lasting flavor of evergreen forests and ripe grapefruit zest well after your last sip. To show respect for the elder generations of hops, we selected some standout hop varieties from 3 different decades. Galena was the bittering superstar hop of the 80’s. Centennial was part of the “4-C’s” that made West Coast IPA’s famous in the 90’s, and Amarillo was (and is) one of best aromatic hops of the oughts. We made this beer to show a little respect to these great hop varieties that aren’t in the spotlight these days.
Rising Hope; Fruited American IPA
6.4% ABV, 36 IBU’s
We are stoked to brew this year’s Rising Hope beer in collaboration with the Brewing Funds the Cure program of the National Pediatric Cancer Foundation. Proceeds from this brew will go back to the NPCF to help them fund research into treatments for childhood cancer. We are humbled to be a part of such a worthy goal and honored to represent Hawai’I in Brewing Funds the Cure. Country Malt group donated the Idaho Pilsner malt that makes up the backbone of this fruit bomb, Simcoe, Ahtanum, Azacca, and Loral cryohops donated by Yakima Chief Hops push the tropical fruit flavor, and aromas of raspberry, blood orange, and Bulgarian rose arrive courtesy of Amoretti craft puree’s. The result is an easy drinking, fruit forward IPA that goes down smooth.
Tongue Punch; Hazy IPA
5.6% ABV, 19 IBU’s
Here is our ode to aroma; our manuscript on mouthfeel; our soliloquy on easy drinking! Amarillo, Azacca, Mosaic and Citra Hops load this golden glowing gem with tropical fruit flavor. It tastes like the budding love of a mango and a meyer lemon dipped in marmalade. The Glacier hops offer enough gentle bitterness to remind us that not all punches are sweet, the unscrupulous usage of malted and rolled oats present a firm, satisfying mouthfeel, and a light touch of lactose pops the fruit flavor.
8.3% ABV, 35 IBU’s
In the truest sense of Trappist austerity and hard labor, we tasked our Belgian yeast with slowly chewing through this beer for 6 weeks. This isn’t the most efficient way to make beer, and clearly not the fastest. What it does offer though, is an increase in the fruity flavors that Belgian yeasts provide. This gives rise to a bouquet of aromas that you might find in a Belgian orchard, which the Belgians might call a Boomgaard (which sounds like ‘bome heart’ if you speak Dutch, like they do in parts of Belgium). You’ll find aromas of under ripe pear, honey dew melon, and a touch of green mango. The beer is well attenuated yet still sweet, and has a firm, slightly spicy bitterness that holds the bouquet together.
On Common Ground: Kolsch style pale ale
5.6% ABV, 23 IBU’s
What the heck is a Kolsch? It’s got more flavor than a lager, but it’s crisper than an ale and smooth like a latin lover dipped in white chocolate and wrapped in satin. Package all that in a pale ale made with German malts, wrap it up with an ale yeast that likes lager fermentation temps, and button it up with a healthy dose of Noble hops and you’ve got yourself a Kolsch. Enjoy this one with good conversation and good friends.
Carry Your Own Bags: Porter
5.2% ABV, 31 IBU’s
Porters. What can you say man? It’s almost impossible to find a porter that isn’t carrying some kind of baggage. Coconut. Molasses. Peanut Butter. Chocolate. Mint?!?. Our boy is sick of carrying bags and has gotten a little roasty about it. This is a porter that stands on it’s own. We rounded out the traditional malt with a kiss of Honey Malt and a dash of Rye, to reflect the feisty attitude of a porter who doesn’t need to carry any bags to get the job done.
Bread Pudding: Dessert Beer
6.8% ABV, 8.2 IBU’s
Here come the malts. 6 of ‘em in this liquid love poem brewed as an ode to one of our favorite desserts. We nearly eliminated the bitterness while employing the versatile aromatics of Sabro hops to add their alluring blend of dark chocolate and pineapple aromas to the back end of the flavor palate. 20 pounds of Indian Jaggery strengthen the brew for the traditional English Ale yeast that leaves plenty of residual sweetness. On this loaf of sweet bready goodness, we layered up