With 16 taps, there's always something happening. We aim to strike a balance between old friends (beers that are on tap regularly throughout the year) and special guests (seasonals that come and go). Quantities are limited - and you guys tend to be thirsty! - so the specific lineup changes every few days. Here's our roster from the first 12 weeks...
AMANDUS (BELGIAN STRONG GOLDEN ALE, 12 OZ @ 9.7%)
St. Amandus was a Belgian monk famous for his hospitality: he became the patron saint of brewers, bartenders, and innkeepers. With hints of banana, pear, and cloves, this beer is our toast to a great man in a great region!
DOUBLE PREDESTINATION (DOUBLE IPA, 12 OZ. @ 8.2%)
You’re going to love this beer (whether you like it or not!). Loaded with Centennial, Simcoe, and Citra hops, this beer simply oozes grapefruit and citrus, with a touch of pine and nice graininess. Bet you can't drink just one!
Signs & Wonders (Robust Porter, 12 oz. @ 7.3%)
Rich layers of molasses and cacao married with biscuity roast and just the right amount of alcohol make this a perfect winter beer. Think of it as 310 gallons of “manna from heaven”, just waiting to fill your glass with hope and cheer!
40 Days & 40 Nights (American IPA, 16 oz. @ 6.8%)
This is our “desert island” beer. If we were lost in the wilderness, with only one beer to drink for the rest of our life, this would be it. Gigantic, thirst quenching hoppy goodness. This one will have you going to the well again and again.
20 Pound Brown (India Brown Ale, 16 oz. @ 6.5%)
Back home in Montana, the big browns spawn in November. To catch them, you need to be waist deep in the river by 4 AM, even if it’s snowing. You just might land the fish of your life. Or get skunked. But either way, you’ll never forget it – just like this beer!
Despereaux (French Saison, 12 oz. @ 6.1%)
Here’s to unlikely heroes in unexpected places (and a really great book about a mouse that mattered!). This Saison pours the color of golden straw – with crisp grain, cloves and coriander on the palate, and just a hint of perdition in the nose. Brilliantly refreshing!
Nottingham (English IPA, 16 oz. @ 5.7%)
England is the birthplace of IPAs. It’s also the place where Matt learned to brew, and this classic old school IPA is named after one of his favorite places. Maris Otter malt base, with just the right amount of Dark Crystal and Flaked Barley to balance out the English hops.
ShacklEton EPB (English Premium Bitter, 20 oz. @ 5.0%)
Another classic English beer, in honor of a famous British explorer – after his ship was swallowed by ice while attempting to reach the South Pole, Sir Earnest Shackleton embarked on one of the greatest open ocean journeys known to man to save his crew (the story is on those book shelves!) This is a beer for parched adventurers, both then and now.
Achilles Heel (Dry Stout, 20 oz. @ 4.0%)
Meet Achilles, a legendary armored elk who roamed the Beartooth Mountains until we recruited him to keep watch over our taproom. If every warrior has a weakness, this one could be his – a drinkable dry stout, served on Nitro and loaded with roasty chocolate and hints of biscuit. Like Guinness, but better!
Holy Mother of God (Belgian Barleywine, 8 oz. @ 11.2%)
Blasphemy, or divine inspiration? All we know for sure is that this is one incredible beer: the Ardennes yeast creates intense aromas of stone fruit, apricot, and banana in the nose, then transitions to peach, pear, and chocolate on the palette. Rich & complex!
First Noël (French Saison, 16 oz. @ 6.2%)
Noël is French for “Christmas,” or literally, “the day of birth.” This is our gift to you – an elegant French Saison that pours slightly hazy with a frothy, creamy foam. A light graininess dances with intense yeast character to produce a beer that is clean and transient. Merry Christmas!
Theodorus (Dunkles Lager, 20 oz. @ 5.1%)
One of the first Christian archbishops in Italy was a humble fellow named Theodorus; his descendants would emigrate to Switzerland, where the family name became Yoder, then on to America in the 1700s, where one lucky lass became Matt’s grandma in 1986. So here’s to Matt’s family tree: a drinkable dark lager, traditionally brewed in Bavaria right about now – rich, malty, and delicious. This one won’t last long!
King Frank (Franconian Lager, 20 oz. @ 4.9%)
Meet the King – a smooth, rich Franconian Lager that will remind you of fresh grain, toasted crackers, and just the right amount of spiciness. Regal, yet down to earth. The perfect beer for a fine spring afternoon on the patio!
Naked Sapphire (Single Hop German Pils, 20 oz. @ 4.7%)
They say Pilsners are notoriously unforgiving, because there’s nothing to hide the flaws. We think this one is a gem – Saphir hops provide fresh watermelon rind in the nose, followed by cucumber, citrus, and hints of sage on the palette.
Golden Phoenix (Golden Ale, 16 oz. @ 4.2%)
A classic Golden ale built on Maris Otter and Flaked Barley, then hopped with just enough Phoenix and Cascade to create a clean drinking beer with hints of oatmeal, granola and coconut. Crisp and dry.
Jolted Phoenix (Coffee Infused Golden Ale, 16 oz. @ 4.2%)
We took 7.5 pounds of Marilyn’s house roasted Costa Rican and infused it into our Golden Phoenix. The results are amazing – you don’t just taste coffee; you can actually pick up the regional character of the beans: a chocolate, nutty, earthiness that starts in the nose and carries all the way through to the finish. Intriguingly complex.
AND THERE'S MORE...
We also have a great wine menu, a full espresso bar, plus a sweet kitchen dishing out some of the best street Mex you've ever tasted. We have killer swag. We're kid friendly, dog friendly (on the patio!), and we love sharing life with friends.
We have 30 spaces of parking (plus free public parking just 2 blocks away at the corner of 4th & Chicon).
So what are you waiting for? Get on down here and say Hello!