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Styles

Ales

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Ale is a type of beer brewed from malted barley using a warm-fermentation with a strain of brewers’ yeast. The yeast will ferment the beer quickly, giving it a sweet, full bodied and fruity taste. Most ales contain hops, which help preserve the beer and impart a bitter herbal flavor that balances the sweetness of the malt.

Belgian Styles

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Belgian-style ales seldom fit neatly into classic beer styles, but this category represents those ales under 7% abv that do not fit other categories. Colour ranges from golden to deep amber, with the occasional example coming in darker. Body tends to be light to medium, with a wide range of hop and malt levels. Yeastiness […]

Dark/Bock

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The dark Bock has a deep copper to dark brown color. Medium to full-bodied, malt sweetness and nutty or light toasted flavors dominate. Hop flavor and aroma can be light to non-existent

FAB’s

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Flavored Alcoholic Beverages

Gluten-Free

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Beers brewed mainly from cereals such as millet, rice, sorghum, buckwheat and corn, which do not contain gluten, do not trigger an autoimmune response in celiacs. Some brewers brew with barley or rye, and reduce the level of gluten to below 20 ppm (parts per million). Ciders also are free of gluten and can be […]

India Pale Ales

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This style, the modern version of which has largely been formed in the US, has an intense hop flavor which was used to preserve the beer for the long voyage. India Pale Ale has a golden to copper color with a medium maltiness and body. The aroma is moderate to very strong. IPAs work especially […]

Lagers

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Lager styles are a relatively recent on the global beer scene, when one considers the centuries of ale brewing that predated the production of lagers. The simple difference between a lager and an ale is that the yeast employed for fermentation of a lager works at a cooler temperature and sinks to the bottom of the fermentation vessel, while ale yeasts work at higher temperatures and rise to the top of the vessel. Hence lagers are “bottom fermented” beers.

Non-Alcoholic

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We carry fine crafted-sodas, domestic & imported non-alcoholic beers, and many other non-alcoholic beverages for many palates & lifestyles.

Pale Ale

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American Pale Ales are light in color, ranging from golden to a light copper color. The style of this beer is defined by the American hops used. American hops typically have high bitterness and aroma. Classic English Pale Ales are not pale but rather are golden to copper colored and display English variety hop character. […]

Reserve & Specialty Releases

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Brewers often like to see how far they can stretch their creativity, when they do, they start creating truly amazing beers that excite the taste buds and elevate the “craft” in “craft beer.”   Sometimes brewing an imperial stout and aging it in a Bourbon barrel or adding a rare fruit and pitching brettanomyces to […]

Seasonal

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For centuries, beer styles have followed the change of seasons, not because of the need for variety, but because the ingredients they had available depending on the climate.

Specialty & Ciders

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Some beverages don’t fall into any typical beer style category.  These drinks can be a simple as a light cider from Michelob (which is naturally gluten-free).  Some blur the lines between cocktail and beer like Chelada & Lime-a-Rita. Others are brewed with alternative ingredients to produce a gluten-free beer like Estrella Damm Daura or RedBridge. […]

Stouts

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Stout is a dark beer made using roasted malt or roasted barley, hops, water and yeast. Stouts were traditionally the generic term for the strongest or stoutest porters, typically 7% or 8%, produced by a brewery.

Wheats

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Wheat beer is a beer that is brewed with a large proportion of wheat in addition to malted barley. Wheat beers are usually top-fermented (as required by law in Germany). The main varieties are weissbier, witbier, and the sour varieties, such as lambic, Berliner Weisse and gose.