Here are the American beers and ciders served at NERAX 2013, held March 20-23 at the Somervile American Legion Hall Post 388. We had an incredible array this year, including many beers and breweries never seen at NERAX before! See below for details.
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Not all casks are available at every session. To enhance your enjoyment, a beer will only be served when it has the correct clarity and carbonation level. Beers will drop bright at different rates due to a wide range of factors. Venting times to adjust the carbonation levels also vary. Thus some cask ales will be ready to serve before others and thus some casks as listed as being in the hall will not served in some sessions. Though if a beer is listed as being ON, it has a good chance of being served at the next session.
As the festival goes on, we do our best to indicate which beers will be available each session. Please note that the final decisions regarding which beers are in proper condition to be served are taken by the cellar team just before the start of the session.
All of the following beer descriptions are based on information supplied by the breweries.
The type of finings used are indicated as follows: T-Traditional (Isinglass), V-Vegan (Biofine Clear), N-Not fined, U-Unknown
|Back East Brewing Co.||Bloomfield, CT||Back East was launched in 2012 by two cousins with a passion for great-tasting, high-quality beer: Edward Fabrycki, Jr. and Tony Karlowicz.|
|Misty Mountain IPA (V)||15.6 P||7.0%||57||WED-ON
|Misty Mountain IPA is our take on the classic style now synonymous with American craft brewing. It is made with pale and amber malts and a healthy, balanced dose of European and American hops. This cask, prepared especially for NERAX has an extra addition of Cascade and Golding dry hops. Enjoy!|
|Banner Beer Company||Williamsburg, MA||Where big flavor and low ABV come together in brilliant beer. Here, we love the big flavors of American craft beer but we also have a lot to do. Which is why we set out to brew beer that brings great taste and low ABV together in a session beer for people with a motivated lifestyle. All of our beers are 5% ABV or lower, with banner nights and clear-headed mornings in mind. Debuting at NERAX!|
|Banner American Ale (V)||9 P||3.4%||45||In the hall||Banner American Ale is our flagship beer, fostering lively nights and productive days. This sienna-colored, well-balanced beer has great body and is loaded with American hop flavor and aroma.|
|Bantam Cider||Cambridge, MA||Making creative and distinctive crafted cider using local fresh pressed apples and high-quality, all-natural ingredients.|
|A cider blend of two separate wild fermentations, one with native Massachusetts apples and one with European cider varieties, unfined and unfiltered, a bit sour, with medium body and dry finish.|
|Baxter Brewing Company||Lewiston, ME||Baxter Brewing Co. is a Maine-based micro craft brewery which is the first brewery of its kind in the state to can all of its beer.|
|Stowaway IPA (V)||6.9%||69||SAT-ON||Deep Amber-to-orangish in color;pours with a nice, creamy head; huge hop aroma of citrus, pine and grapefruit rind notes with a big, complex and intense hop flavor that lingers. The malt flavor up front turns dry and crisp; the beer is full bodied, and finishes dry with a pleasant, long lasting hop aftertaste. Made with a proprietary blend of North American 2-Row malted barley, plus domestic and imported "character" malts. Five Pacific Northwest hop varieties are used; the beer is double dry hopped during fermentation and conditioning.|
|Blue Hills Brewery||Canton, MA||Blue Hills Brewery makes great tasting beers inspired by the elements and nature around us; embracing the rich history of the Blue Hills and the South Shore. Opened in 2009.|
|Red Baron (V)||5.0%||SAT-ON||Red Baron is an Irish-style red ale. We dry hopped this cask with additional Cascade hops.|
|Boston Beer (Samuel Adams)||Boston, MA||In 1984, when Jim Koch started The Boston Beer Company no one had heard of high-quality, full flavored American beer. Today, the Boston Beer Company is America’s leading brewer of handcrafted, full-flavored craft beers.|
|Samuel Adams Colonial Ale (T)||13.9 P||4.9%||SAT-ON||Traditionally brewed, using time honored four vessel brewing, we’ve added an ingredient used by the earliest American brewers: molasses. The molasses adds a natural sweetness to Samuel Adams bold hop note.In addition to the touch of molasses, we conjure the flavors of old fashioned malts with generous portions of highly-kilned malt and a touch of smoked malt to add complexity.
Brewed only in Boston this extraordinary beer was brewed in reminiscence of the style of ales that colonists were drinking in 1630. It is a rich, flavorful brew that could only come from the makers of Samuel Adams.
|Butternuts Beer & Ale||Garrattsville, NY||On a converted dairy farm nestled in the idyllic Butternut Mountains of Upstate New York, Chuck is creating a brewer’s utopia. And opening a can of whupass on the craft beer world. Established in 2005.|
|Porkslap (V)||10.8 P||4.5%||28||SAT-ON||Amber ale, balanced malt and hop character. Fresh ginger spice added to kettle. Crystal hops added to firkin. Good drinking ale.|
|Cambridge Brewing Company||Cambridge, MA||Founded in 1989 the Cambridge Brewing Company is the oldest brewery-restaurant in the Boston area and one of the nation's first. As pioneers of new American beer styles we offer our patrons a wide array of hand crafted original beers as well as our interpretation of classic world styles and experimental beers. Over the years our beers and our brewers have received numerous awards locally, nationally, and internationally.|
|Spring Training IPA (N)||6.3%||SAT-ON||Available only during the brief Boston springtime, "Spring Training” breezes in like a breath of fresh air, ready to awaken your senses from a long, strange winter.
New England-grown pale and wheat malts contribute to the beer’s complex body and hazy straw-golden color. Ahtanum and Palisades hops, both relative newcomers on the hop varietal scene, were chosen for their essence of wildflowers and freshly-cut grass, evocative of floral springtime breezes. But don’t worry that these “pretty” hops won’t deliver a punch — in addition to extensive kettle hopping the beer is dry-hopped with even more Ahtanums to satisfy your hop craving.
|Cape Ann Brewing Co.||Gloucester, MA||Best Brewery and Brew Pub on the North Shore.|
|Fisherman's IPA (V)||1.057||5.5%||64||THU-ON||An India Pale Ale handcrafted by the docks of America's oldest seaport. Made with the finest imported 2-row barley and a healthy helping of Chinook and Sorachi Ace hops, then cask-conditioned with Cascade hops.|
|Cape Cod Beer||Hyannis, MA||Cape Cod Beer started out in April of 2004. They currently brew on a fifteen barrel direct fired brewhouse.|
|Stargazer Milk Stout (U)||15 P||5.0%||52.2||WED-ON||Stargazer is a smooth milk stout with a dark, roasted body, and a slight bittersweet finish. We're proud to offer up one of our specialty beers in cask form. Come to the dark side.|
|CH Evans Brewing Company at the Albany Pump Station||Albany, NY||Founded in Hudson, NY in 1786, the original C.H. Evans Brewing Company continued production until Prohibition in 1920. In the Mid 1990s, C.H. “Neil” Evans IV (A direct descendant of C.H. Evans) restarted the present brewing operation under the same name at the Albany Pump Station.|
|Kick Ass Brown Ale (V)||1.054||5.6%||30||SAT-ON||Our award-winning American-Style Brown Ale is brewed with a substantial amount of Munich and Caramel malts with a firm balance of American Hops. Finished in the cask with Fuggles our Kick Ass Brown is a delightfully balanced Brown Ale with a nice hoppy finish.|
|Cisco Brewers||Nantucket, MA||Located on Nantucket Island, open year round.|
|Pechish Woods (V)||9.5 P||4.0%||3||SAT-ON||Wheat beer 100% fermented in French oak. Re-fermented with whole fresh peaches for 6 months.|
|Clown Shoes Beer||Ipswich, MA||Founded in December 2009 by beer lovers trying to make work fun again, Clown Shoes produces beer without pretension while being free and a little crazy.|
|Clown Shoes Miracle IPA (V)||13.5 B||5.5%||20||SAT-ON||Inspired by our faithful truck driver Miracle Mike, Miracle IPA combines European malts with American hops to create an IPA that is balanced and flavorful. The aroma captures a nice balance of fruity and grassy hop notes, which carry on into the flavors. A mild malt base provides some mid-palate sweetness that fades to a drying hop bite.|
|Cooper's Cave Ale Company, LTD||Glens Falls, NY||Cooper's Cave Ale Company is a Brewery in Glens Falls, New York, just minutes from the Saratoga and Lake George region. Started by the Bethel family in 1999 as a Micro Brew, the Bethels have continued to add and expand their offerings to include an ice cream window along the Warren County Bike Trail, ice cream cakes and pies, and the very popular Brew Pub in 2009.|
|Cooper's Cave Pale Ale (T)||1.053||6.0%||53||Not served||Traditional English style Pale Ale -golden pale color, highly attenuated with a more than moderate hop rate. Brewed with Thomas Fawcett's Halcyon and Pale Crystal Malts. Hopped with Target for bittering and East Kent Goldings for flavor and aroma.
Cooper's Cave Pale Ale is my daily (rider) beer, when the coffee pot is empty, with lunch, afternoon refreshment whilst contemplation of new brews and listening to Jazz and playing drums, with dinner, samplings at work!!! Great sessions lubricator and best as a nite-cap before bedtime prayers.
|Crop Bistro & Brewery||Stowe, VT||Seasonal, local flavors, hand-crafted ales and inventive libations, lovingly prepared and cheerfully served. Come and share the bounty of Crop.|
|William of London a.k.a East Kent Bastard (V)||11 P||4.0%||25||THU-ON||Amber bitter with a double dry-hop of Goldings at casking. Nose aroma may dominate light body, slight dark malt in finish. Wish I could taste it. Bottoms up!|
|Drop In Brewing||Middlebury, VT||The brewing home of the American Brewers Guild Brewing School.|
|Beer (V)||SAT-ON||Scottish 90 Shilling brewed with Golden promise barley malt, two types of crystal malt and chocolate malt, Fuggles hops and British yeast.|
|Foolproof Brewing||Pawtucket, RI||When we brew each beer, we think about specific life experiences and what style of beer would be absolutely perfect for that particular occasion. That’s how we came up with the concept of “experience-based brewing.” Each of our beers serves as a tribute to a sacred beer drinking experience—whether you’re watching a baseball game, relaxing at home on a rainy day, or just catching up with friends at the local pub, Foolproof’s goal is to create a unique and fulfilling beer experience for you.|
|Backyahd IPA (V)||16 P||6.0%||75||Not served||Experience: Guaranteed to deliver an unspoken zen with a spatula in your other hand...
The ultimate suburban brew, Backyahd is an aggressively hopped American IPA with a tantalizing hop aroma. The beer’s bitterness pairs perfectly with spicy foods coming straight off the grill. Enjoy it with friends, family, or whomever you choose. After all, it’s your Backyahd.
Brewed with Pale Malt, Carahelles and Wheat, hopped liberally with Nugget, Cascade and Fuggles. This cask was further dryhopped with Fuggles.
|Gardner Ale House||Gardner, MA||Gardner Ale House is the only full-menu brewpub in both North Central Massachusetts and Worcester County. It is a family style pub and restaurant featuring fresh, bistro style food in an upscale setting. The brewery offers at least 6 distinctive, house made brews at all times and continues to develop new recipes.|
|Oma's Altbier (V)||1.050||5.2%||41||SAT-ON||This is a fairly hoppy Dusseldorf style Altbier, resulting in a beer that is very balanced between malt and hops. Traditional malts, yeast, and hops (Hallertauer Mittelfruh) form the base Altbier with some extra zest coming from a small addition of Liberty hops. Prost!!|
|Gritty McDuff's Brewpub||Freeport, ME||Since 1988, Gritty McDuff's has been creating fine, handcrafted ales and traditional pub fare.|
|Best Bitter (V)||1.050||5.0%||25||WED-ON
|Best Bitter is a copper hued and well balanced ale with old world integrity. Gritty’s uses fine Yakima Golding hop flowers in the brewing of this beer for a fine dry finish that compliments the malty palate.|
|Harpoon Brewery||Boston, MA||We started the Harpoon Brewery in 1986 because — like today — we loved beer and wanted more quality choices...We still remember our days on the other side of the bar, and have spent as much time spreading the joy of beer drinking as we have focusing on recipes, ingredients, and brewing equipment. Hopefully our sense of gratitude is reflected in both the quality of the beer and the spirit of fun and enjoyment surrounding our beer and breweries.|
|Harpoon Ale (V)||13.3 P||5.0%||25||SAT-ON||Our original flagship beer from 1987. Harpoon Ale is an amber ale that is fruity, balanced, and sessionable. Slight caramel notes from the malt combine with mild hop bitterness to round out the flavor. This firkin was dry-hopped with Willamette Hops.|
|Harpoon Black IPA (V)||17.9 P||7.5%||65||SAT-ON||Originally brewed in 2011 as the 40th offering of our 100 Barrel Series. Midnight Wheat gives this beer an almost stout-like appearance without the overly roasty attributes often associated with traditional dark malts. Chinook, Simcoe, Cascade, and Citra hops provide a fruity aroma to complement the earthy, spicy bitterness of this dark ale. This firkin is dry hopped with Amarillo.|
|Heavy Seas Beer||Baltimore, MD||Pyrates are cool in a very special way. We want you to see that in our beers: from the sessionable, to the bold, to the adventuresome styles of Uncharted Waters — and especially in our cask ales.|
|Loose Cannon IPA (V)||16.5 P||7.3%||75||THU-ON||Loose Cannon is an American IPA with a sweet, biscuity malt character which is counterbalanced by a unique blend of 6 American hops varieties. Warrior, Centennial, Palisade, Cascade, Simcoe, and Citra are added in three different ways creating an unmatched citrusy, herbal, floral hop nose and flavor. Hops are added to the kettle at 3 different times, and then the wort is run through a bed of whole leaf flower hops in our hop back. Finally, our brewers blast the fermented beer with a powerful charge of dry hopping from our special hop cannon a whole week prior to packaging. This special care and treatment produces an intense and uncompromising ale of distinction. Hopped thrice in three different ways, and hence Hop^3 cubed. For this NERAX event, we dry hopped the cask with 3 ounces of Simcoe.|
|Powder Monkey Pale Ale (V)||12 P||4.8%||28||FRI-ON||A traditional English-style pale ale: UK Fuggles and Goldings dominate the flavor of Heavy Seas Pale Ale. A somewhat floral aroma and a slight spiciness comes from Cascade hops. Brass in color, Heavy Seas Pale, like all of our beers, is well balanced: distinct bitterness and a slight malt sweetness characterize the taste. The beer is finished with 2 ounces of Cascade hops in the barrel.|
|High and Mighty Beer Co.||Easthampton, MA||High & Mighty Beer Company began in 2006 as an offshoot of Shelton Brothers beer importing company. Beer of the Gods was born at Paper City Brewery. The beer is still lovingly made there, but look for High & Mighty to open a brewery of its own in 2012.|
|Don Cornelius (N)||4.9%||SAT-ON||Brown Ale brewed with Great Barrington Roasters Coffee aged on Larceny Bourbon soaked oak spirals.|
|Hill Farmstead Brewery||Greensboro, VT||Hill Farmstead Brewery is the revival and continuation of 220 years of Hill heritage and hand crafted history in North Greensboro, Vermont.|
|This American Pale Ale is dutifully crafted from American malted barley, a plethora of American hops, our ale yeast and water from our grandfather's (Edward's) well. It is unfiltered, naturally carbonated, and this cask version is dry hopped with Simcoe hops. Aromatic and flowery, with impressions of citrus and pine.|
|In'finiti Fermentation and Distillation||Portland, ME||Portland's newest brewpub and distillery, brought to you by the owner of Novare Res Bier Café, Eric Michaud.|
|An initial offering, Primus is a hoppier take on the Trappist table beer with Belgian pils malt, noble hops, and a yeast said to be used by a few of the brewing monks.|
|Ipswich Ale Brewery||Ipswich, MA||Located in historic Ipswich, Massachusetts, one of America's oldest towns. Proudly brewing since 1991.|
|Ipswich Oatmeal Stout (N)||7.0%||60||WED-ON||Deep, rich, and malty with hints of chocolate and coffee. It's what espresso would be if it had the gumption to be beer. We use two different hop additions, specially selected crystal malts, roasted barley, and oatmeal to give it a soft and silky mouth feel. Makes a great dessert. Or meal.|
|J.J. Bitting Brewing Company||Woodbridge, NJ||Established in 1997, J.J. Bitting Brewing Company was the first brewery to operate in Woodbridge Township, New Jersey, since the repeal of prohibition in 1933. Our spacious 3 story restaurant resides in a beautifully restored 100 year old brick building that once housed The J.J. Bitting Coal and Feed Depot.|
|Vintage Baltic Porter (N)||17 P||8.4%||26||WED-ON||This bottom fermented strong porter has been aged for over 6 months. It is brewed with de-bittered black and melaniodin malts and lightly hopped with British East Kent Golding. It has a sweet-yet-tart character and a complex flavor of dried fruits.|
|Jack's Abby||Framingham, MA||Jack's Abby Brewing is a family-owned craft brewery in Framingham, MA founded in January of 2011 by three brothers, Jack, Eric, and Sam Hendler. Their goal is to create truly remarkable beer that combines the strict standards of traditional German brewing with the innovative approach of American craft brewers.|
|Private Rye Bière de Garde (V)||14.5 P||6.0%||30||WED-ON
|Brewed in the French farmhouse style as a warm fermented lager. The grist contains 30% Rye Malt local sourced and malted in MA as well as Belgian candy sugar. We leave this beer slightly hazy to accentuate the mild fruity yeasty character. Copper in color, a spicy Rye flavor emerges in a dry yet malty finish.|
|John Harvard's Brewery and Ale House||Cambridge, MA||What we have of John Harvard is pieced together from history and shrouded in myth. A brewery, one time a part of Harvard and supposed by some to be a part of John Harvard’s legacy, burned down and much of the history went along with it. However, his papers remained in the library, where the recipe allegedly credited to William Shakespeare lay for centuries before being re-discovered.
In 1992, John Harvard’s brewery was opened in Cambridge, drawing on the story and fabled recipes from Harvard and Shakespeare and pushing forward the tradition of craft beer as the center of life and community.
|Cork County Red (V)||12.5 P||4.6%||20||SAT-ON||Irish Red style ale. English Maris Otter malt give this beer a bread-like character while Crystal Rye malts add a slightly spicy finish.|
|Kennebunkport Brewing Company (Federal Jack's)||Kennebunkport, ME||In 1992, entrepreneur Fred Forsley and master brewer Alan Pugsley established the Kennebunkport Brewing Company (KBC) and Federal Jack's.|
|Celtic Red (V)||1.052||4.8%||THU-ON||A full bodied deep amber Irish red ale with up front caramel and mild roasted malt character. Lightly balanced with spicy hop notes of Nugget and Perle.|
|Lawson's Finest Liquids||Warren, VT||Lawson's Finest is a small batch artisanal microbrewery located in Warren, Vermont. Our goal is to provide local brews of the highest quality and freshness, while crafting unique new recipes and emulating the best of widely appreciated styles. Our beer is custom crafted in small batches at a modest production facility tucked in the woods, on the east flank of Lincoln Mountain. Founded in 2008.|
|Black IPA, double-dry hopped (in the cask) with Simcoe. "With this beer I raise a toast to an original brewing pioneer Greg Noonan. Brewed with the finest pale malt, toasted barley, toasted rye, de-bittered black and wheat malts, along with layers of dank earthy hops. I hope you enjoy this dark hoppy delight!" - Sean|
|Left Hand Brewing Co.||Longmont, CO||We opened our doors for business on January 22, 1994. Since we started out 20 years ago, we’ve racked up numerous medals and a growing loyal customer base.|
|400 Pound Monkey (T)||14.2 P||6.8%||WED-ON
|An English-style IPA with earthy, herbal notes, well-balanced with bready malt.
Malts: Pale 2-row, crystal, Munich and malted wheat.
Hops: Magnum, Boadicea and Sovereign
IBU'S: A polite monkey never tells
|Marshall Wharf Brewing Co.||Belfast, ME||Marshall Wharf is the house brewery for Three Tides, located on the waterfront in Belfast harbor.|
|Umlaut Kolsch (V)||4.2%||SAT-ON||Classic German style beer. Everything in this beer is from Germany except the water. Light, crisp and refreshing.|
|Martha's Exchange||Nashua, NH||In 1993, while expanding the restaurant, Martha's also decided to include a microbrewery; a phenomenon that was just in its infancy. Today, the brewery offer upwards of 25 different brews throughout the year.|
|C-Dah Pils (T)||1.047||5.1%||30||SAT-ON||Czech style Pilsner brewed with and aged on natural cedar wood.|
|Mayflower Brewing Co.||Plymouth, MA||Founded in 2007 by a tenth great grandson of John Alden, beer barrel cooper on board the Mayflower. Celebrating the history and legacy of the Pilgrims by creating unique, high-quality ales for the New England market.|
|Spring Hop Ale (N)||12.6P||5.2%||40||WED-ON
|Welcome the return of spring with Mayflower Spring Hop Ale. Here in New England, the new season brings an explosion of earthy scents and floral fragrances. We celebrate that renewal with a beer that is all about the aroma. Four varieties of American aroma hops create a flavorful and citrusy brew that will reawaken your senses.|
|Mystic Brewery||Chelsea, MA||Producing spirited and curious ales for greater Boston since 2011.|
|Ruby Mild (T)||1.046||3.8%||17||Not served||Mild Ale|
|Notch Brewing||Ipswich, MA||Notch American Session Ales are meticulously crafted to be flavorful, perfectly balanced, and always under 4.5% ABV. Founded in 2010 by independent brewer, Chris Lohring.|
|Riwaka Session Ale (V)||1.044||4.4%||THU-ON
|American Pale Ale brewed with rye and oats, dry hopped with New Zealand Riwaka.|
|Portico Brewing Co.||Boston, MA||Founded in 2011, a Boston based brewery currently distributing our beers for your local enjoyment.|
|Amber (T)||1.062||6.6%||32||SAT-ON||This Amber ale is brewed with a handful of Rye and four American hop varieties. We followed this up with a double dose of Nugget in the cask for a robust hop aroma. Starting malty with a bit of spice, this ale finishes with a dry hop bite.|
|Portsmouth Brewery||Portsmouth, NH||The Portsmouth Brewery, New Hampshire's original brewpub, has been serving great food and outstanding handcrafted beers in a friendly, lively atmosphere since 1991.|
|Oaked Black Cat Stout w/ EKG (V)||15 P||5.5%||20||WED-ON
|This is our American version of an Irish-style "dry" stout that is brewed with four different malts, roasted barley and Chinook hops. It is big, bold, smooth & tasty. We added Oak and East Kent Goldings dry-hops to give the beer a more traditional wooden Cask flavor and a kick of hop aromatic.|
|Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project||Somerville, MA||Dann and Martha Paquette are tenant brewers, working in a rented brewery, which we take over on brewdays. We do all the labor involved on each brewday, and our host brewery packages our beer for us. Dann is a 20 year veteran professional brewer, so brewing is not only a passion in our family – but our pastime. Founded in 2008.|
|Once Upon a Time, 1939, Scottish No.1 Ale. (N)||20.2 P||6.7%||40||WED-ON
|Brewed in collaboration with brewing historian Ron Pattinson, this is an exact re-creation of a No.1 Strong Ale from William Younger's brewery in Edinburgh, Scotland. This batch is brewed from a brewsheet dating to 1939, at the outbreak of WWII. This is one for beer-drinking time travelers everywhere to enjoy!|
|Radiant Pig Craft Beers||New York, NY||If you love amazing, hand-crafted beer you've come to the right place. Well, technically the bar is the “right place”...Brewing since 2012.|
|Junior IPA (T)||5.4%||42||FRI-ON
|Junior has all the big juicy flavor and aromas of an IPA without the bite. Aggressively hopped with Columbus and 7 C's and balanced by four different malts to give the beer a smooth finish that hop heads and malt heads can both enjoy. Yowza!|
|Redhook Brewery||Portsmouth, NH||Redhook was born out of the energy and spirit of the early 80’s in the heart of Seattle. From a modest start in a former transmission shop in the Seattle neighborhood of Ballard, to the current breweries in Woodinville, WA and Portsmouth, NH, Redhook has become one of America’s most recognized craft breweries.|
|Audible Ale (V)||4.7%||22||FRI-ON||Redhook has teamed up with the Dan Patrick Show to brew the ultimate craft beer for watching sports: plenty of flavor and aroma, and crushable enough to make you want another — without making you sloppy by halftime.|
|Rising Tide Brewing Co.||Portland, ME||Founded in 2010, Rising Tide Brewing Company is a small-scale, family-owned brewery with a focus on handcrafted artisanal ales that draw on traditions from around the world. Distributed throughout Maine. Available in Massachusetts beginning in September 2012.|
|Zephyr (V)||1.068||7.2%||FRI-ON||Heady like the sweet breath of Zephyrus, our India Pale Ale is redolent of citrus, apples and pears, balanced by a touch of caramel. We use malted barley grown by local farmers and add a special blend of Cascade, Centennial and Calypso hops to create this juicy, hoppy ale.|
|Run of the Mill Brewpub||Saco, ME||The Run of the Mill Public House & Brewery is a 14 barrel brew pub specializing in hand-crafted beer and casual pub fare. The huge red brick mill buildings of Saco Island are a reminder of an industrial past which is interwoven with the history of Saco and Biddeford. The Run of the Mill is in building #3 which was built in 1838. In 2008, building #3 was outfitted with windows, doors, power electricity, home-made food and handcrafted BEER!|
|1762 Rye Pale Ale (V)||1.054||5.5%||45||WED-ON||This rich malty brew is generously hopped with Nugget, Cascade and Liberty hops, and dry hopped with Liberty for a firm yet clean hop balance. The beer finishes with a dry, slightly spicy Rye character.
This beer commemorates last year's 250th anniversary of the founding of both Saco and Hallowell, Maine. What are the odds?
|Shipyard Brewing Co.||Portland, ME||Since 1994, Shipyard Brewing Company has been brewing fine quality products with a wide range of style profiles. We use only top quality ingredients and pride ourselves on the consistency and freshness of our products. All our beer is hand crafted from recipes developed by master brewer Alan Pugsley, one of the most influential people in the craft brewing movement in North America.|
|Shipyard Summer Ale (V)||7.5 SRM||5.1%||29||THU-ON||A dry American wheat beer dry hopped with Citra hops in the firkin, to provide a kiwi accent on the finish and in the nose.|
|Smuttynose Brewing Company||Portsmouth, NH||The Granite State’s leading craft brewery, Smuttynose was founded in 1994 by the folks who started the Northampton and Portsmouth Breweries.|
|Finest Kind IPA||15P||6.9||70||SAT-ON||Smuttynose's best-selling IPA and a NERAX stalwart.|
|Somerville Brewing Co.||Ipswich, MA||Slumbrew is the brand for Somerville Brewing Company’s beer. Our story began nearly 15 years ago as our founders Caitlin Jewell and Jeff Leiter traveled around the country (and the world) trying to understand a renaissance in brewing that is now described as craft beer. With over 10 years as an avid home brewer, and construction of a small 350 square foot nano-brewery in Somerville, MA for recipe creation, Caitlin and Jeff set out in 2011 to make their beers available in Massachusetts. Presently, we're producing our beers out of Mercury Brewing Company in Ipswich, MA and are in the planning phases of a project to open a small brewery and tap room in Somerville, MA.|
|Slumbrew Naked Hopularity (V)||8.0%||80||THU-ON
|Hopheads go to great extremes in their lupulin quests. It’s a worthy endeavor, but fraught with falling across the event horizon in a hoppy stupor. With swirling flavors from both dark malts and the crisp body from pilsner grains, our limited release black IPA will take you to the center of a hop explosion and back, without all the crushing gravity. Brewed and dry-hopped with Centennial, Zythos and Simcoe hops.|
|Tap Brewing Company||Haverhill, MA||The Haverhill Brewery and The Tap Brewpub are now unified as The Tap Brewing Company! Creating world class craft beer and outstanding pub food in a laid back atmosphere since 2003.|
|Sassy Rabbit Rye Ale (T)||1.056||5.6%||31||WED-ON||Red Ale with 18% Rye Malt, Chinook and Glacier hops. Dry-hopped with Warrior.|
|Thomas Hooker Brewing Co.||Bloomfield, CT||Thomas Hooker makes hand-crafted beers from the finest malts, hops and essential ingredients — and painstakingly true to style.|
|Spinster XPA (V)||12.1 P||5.3%||44||WED-ON
|Our latest creation, Spinster XPA is an Xtra Pale Ale brewed with a touch of Light Crystal Malt and Toasted Wheat, but it's the use of the single Summit variety of hops, with lots of late hop additions that steals the show. Citrus, Piney, and a bit Catty, get to know a Spinster XPA, Single-hopped, Alone & Bitter.|
|Uno's Brewery||Woodbridge, NJ||The only Pizzeria Uno with an onsite brewery! They serve their own craft beers, including cask ale on the beer engine at the bar.|
|Milk Stout (V)||16 P||6.1%||28||WED-ON||Stout made with the addition of lactose sugar to promote a fuller body and mild sweetness. Low bitterness and minor hop notes accentuate this malty dark ale. Nice sweetness up front without being cloying, followed by roast, chocolate, and toffee.|
|Urban Farm Fermentory||Portland, ME||Founded in March 2010 by entrepeneur Eli Cayer, a Mainer himself, the Urban Farm Fermentory (or UFF) is an experimental fermentation center. We source as many local ingredients as possible in an attempt to highlight and preserve Maine's unique terroir. Our array of fresh pressed Maine apple cider is spontaneously (or wild) fermented in a Farmhouse style until it's bone dry & tart.|
|Honeyed Hopped Cidah (N)||6.5%||WED-ON
|Wild fermented Maine apple cider blend hopped with Cascade during the fermentation process, rather than our normal post-fermentation hop conditioning, then reactivated with a touch of Maine wildflower honey in the firkin.|
|The Vermont Pub & Brewery||Burlington, VT||Greg Noonan, one of the Craft Brewing pioneers, opened Vermont's first brewpub on November 11, 1988 after lobbying the state legislature for three years to allow pub brewing in Vermont for the first time since Prohibition.|
|Burly Irish Ale (V)||11.3 P||4.2%||17||THU-ON
|VPB'S flagship ale: Burly Irish Ale – A Lightly roasty, smooth Irish red ale. Malty, rich, creamy, and mellow. Not too bitter. A true, session ale and a big VPB favorite for over 24 years!
Great International Beer Competition Gold Medal
2012 World Beer Championship Silver Medal
|Watch City Brewing Co.||Waltham, MA||Watch City features five flagship beers and four specialty/seasonal products including a cask-conditioned ale. Head Brewer Aaron Mateychuk expertly crafts his recipes in the brewhouse that is visible from Moody Street.|
|LizBean (T)||1.060||6.0%||54||SAT-ON||Export style stout with coffee beans and blackberries. Rich, smooth and nutty.|
|White Birch Brewing||Hooksett, NH||Founded in 2009, White Birch is a seven barrel micro brewery releasing finely crafted small batch ales through an artisan approach to brewing.|
|First Sparrow (V)||3.8%||WED-ON||A contemporary take on the near forgotten Grodziski style, First Sparrow flies from the netherworld of antiquated beer and straight into your heart. Smoked and heavily hopped, our little bird chirps her three note song, and spring is here. Brewed with wheat and Rauchmalts, a neutral german ale strain, and lovely german hops.|
|Willimantic Brewing Co.||Willimantic, CT||The Willimantic Brewing Co. is a living landmark restaurant and pub brewery, housed in an historic granite and limestone 1909 U.S. Post Office Building.|
|Pre Prohibition Porter (N)||1062||6.2%||30||FRI-ON
|A rich Dark Ale brewed with seven malts including smoked barley for an early 20th century flair. Magnum and Cluster hops enhance the roasty character.|
|Yonkers Brewing Co.||Yonkers, NY||Yonkers Brewing Co. is committed to creating beer for the American beer drinker. We are dedicated to bringing our styles to market that will thrill the senses – the color, aroma, texture, taste and even sound (yes, our beer talks to us).|
|Yonkers Lager (V)||1.052||5.2%||34||FRI-ON
|Inspired by Vienna Lager, this rich copper colored beer has a strong malt presence balanced with noble hop aroma and crisp bitterness. This cask version is dry-hopped with Celeia hops from an extra burst of aroma.|
|Zero Gravity Brewery||Burlington, VT||Established in 2004 inside of American Flatbread Burlington Hearth.|
|Greg (V)||17.5 P||6.6%||WED-ON
|Scottish-Style 90 Shilling Ale. A tribute to the late Gregory Noonan of the Vermont Pub and Brewery. This beer is based on a recipe from Greg's book 'Scotch Ale'.|