This crushable orange-amber hued haze bomb greets you with juicy citrus and tropical fruit notes from the large additions hops. NE Cashmere and NE Triple Pearl lend themselves to subtle melon and strawberry aromas. Hints of resin, earthiness, and spice round out the nose. Columbus Hop Hash gives a clean bitterness without being overpowering. Vienna adds a touch of malt richness while not outshining the hop bill.
This is a nice easy drinking wheat beer with a little grain character from the flaked wheat. Malted wheat adds a slight citrus flavor. Hopping is intentionally low to allow malts to shine and not overpower the delicate fruit character.
Our homage to the easy drinking beers brewed in Mexico (para nuestros parientes y amigos). These brews were inspired by and, in some cases, originally brewed by German and Czech brewmasters. The use of Midwest corn really brings this beer home for us.
An easy drinking beer with just enough complexity to make it interesting. Brick Red Ale drinks like a lager, with the attitude of an ale. Nutty aroma gives way to mild sweet caramel flavor and subtle background hops, with a smooth finish.
A brown ale with a bit more bite. A few more bittering hops and a late hop addition that take the complexity to a new level. Expect a little more bitterness and a citrus finish in addition to a chocolaty, slightly roasted, medium bodied backbone.
Not as bitter as some and darker than most, you will not be disappointed with this IPA. No Paddle is an American IPA centered around hop flavor. The medium-light body with a caramel presence is a literal palette for our hoppy creation.
Named in honor of the Wabash Trace Nature Trail, this American wheat is an easy drinking, refreshing beer. It is light-bodied, pale-colored, with just a hint of wheat aroma. Perfect for year-round refreshment, this beer has something for everyone.
One of the most popular hops is currently Citra. It is described as strongly tropical and lush with a host of fruit flavors including peach, passionfruit, guava, lychee, lime and gooseberry. We wanted to showcase this with malts and hops that would provide a tasty blend.
This is our darkest offering, but many who proclaim to “not like dark beer” have turned a surprised eye. Sweet and full of roasted grains with hints of chocolate and coffee, resulting in a rich finish.
This is our house stout, (Sharp Street) but many who proclaim to “not like dark beer” have turned a surprised eye. Sweet and full of roasted grains with hints of chocolate and coffee, resulting in a rich finish.This beer was aged in Woodford Reserve Barrels for 11 months. The result is an addition of vanilla and bourbon character.
American strong style ale with a chewy malt base that includes two types of caramel malt from Chile plus dark malts from Germany. The bittering hops are pronounced enough for balance, flavor and aroma hops are from Germany and the Pacific Northwest. This ale was aged in IA Distilling BBLs for 12 months.
This is our first beer using hops from nearby Loess Hills Hops farm. Chinook is generally a more pine/oil type of hop, but we find a generous amount of peach and tropical fruits in the nose with the hops from the Rose family. Munich & Wheat malts for mouthfeel and head retention as well as using Golden Promise Pale malt. Unfiltered and naturally cloudy from protein, lupulin haze and a small amount of yeast.
Azacca hops were used in large part. On the palate this hop is particularly spicy, with mango, pineapple and some pine-like and tangerine-esque qualities. A smaller portion of Citra hops with grapefruit, melon, lime, gooseberry, passion fruit and lychee were also used for flavor and aroma. Pineapple juice was added to the fermentor. The milk sugar in the boil and the vanilla beans added during conditioning give this beer a fruit shake like flavor.
We rubbed some hops at the Nebraska Hop Yards. One of the standouts was Cashmere. Intensity was readily apparent as we opened the sample, and everyone agreed the dank strawberry character was outstanding. The mash bill to include a relative of hops, hemp seeds, to showcase the aroma with malts and hops providing a tasty blend. In addition to the strawberry notes, the hops lend a bit of citrus. The hemp seeds add some nutty background character.
There is a famous inn and brewery in Prague called U Fleků. They make one beer, a dark lager hopped with the local Žatec Saaz hops. This year we acquired some locally grown hops from Hulu north of Des Moines and decided to slightly reformulate an old favorite, Art’s Black Lager (originally styled after the German Schwartzbiers) to complement the hops. Unfiltered so you get to enjoy the flavor of the balance of malt and hops. Na zdravi!
Black and opaque, with a fine dark tan head, this double stout greets you with rich coffee and notes of chili pepper. As it warms, more cinnamon and chocolate arrive on the nose. Full bodied, rich and creamy with a slight bitter dark cocoa flavor.
Part of our sour/tart project this Gose is Lemon forward. This ale was created to be thirst inspired as well as quenching.
As part of our sour/tart project we are creating beers that are thirst inspiring as well as they are quenching.
This is an old-school malt heavy doppelbock, a German strong dark lager. This style of beer was brewed by the monks in Europe to drink during the Lenten fast. Literally liquid bread, this brew alone can sustain a human for 46 days. This was put to the test several years ago by J. Wilson with the original Illuminator brewed by head brewer Eric Sorensen. Read about the fast in J’s “Diary of a part-time Monk”. Unfiltered and well lagered, dark brown in color with bready malt notes as well as a little spice from the rye malt.