A smooth tasting German Dortmunder style lager. Brewed on the sweeter side. The malt dominates more in our version of a great german style lager.
Our cream ale uses only 18% corn which helps lighten the body and add's a subtle corn sweetness. Balanced with some flavors of Germany & aroma hops with a touch of bitterness. Our head founder, Mike Knaub, had this as a contracted brewed beer back in the mid 90's. It was available right here in Columbia!
An English style brown porter, We use seven different grains in this beer to develop a nice variety of gain flavors that blend well. This brown porter is different from a robust porter in that the dark black malts are subdued to give a smoother finish. Brown english malt is one of the key ingredients in an english brown porter.
Czech style pilsner that uses Czech saaz hops for a clean, crisp, slight peppery flavor in the beer. The Czech pilsner is the original lager beer that was first brewed around 1840, using a cold fermenting lager yeast. Most ale yeast fermented in the low to upper 60's. A lager strain usually ferments in the high 40's to mid 50's range. This produces a beer that subdues the esters of a warm ferment. The beer is then followed by cold aging. Which makes the beer crisper and cleaner tasting.
This IPA dates back to the old West Coast red IPA’'s which were popular in the mid 1990's. Mike’s first beer was brewed back in 1993, He patterned it to be like a Sierra Nevada Celebration ale. To Mike it's not just about the hops. He believes an IPA should have a good balance of hops-to-malt ratio to flavor. Mike refers to this as a bittersweet IPA. You'll get a good bitterness and cascade hop flavor & aroma in this beer. The key is in the finish with the caramel malt sweetness coming in at the end of to keep the beer from being too bitter.
This IPA was born out of Mikes first attempt on the brewery system to make the Columbia Red IPA. Mike was learning the new system and ended up with a lighter beer than expected. There was also learning the whirlpool and other problems that resulted in the flavor and aroma hops remaining in the beer much longer than planned. As a result, It produced a much drier and more bitter IPA. The customers are about 50/50 on which they prefer. The accident is now offered as two seperate beers.
A nice rich malty german lager that emphasizes munich malts and blend of other german grains. Balanced with just enough hops to keep it from being too sweet.
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