Icing On The Cake
Style: Imperial Milk Stout with Cacao and Vanilla
ABV: 10% ABV
Icing on The Cake is a luscious dessert stout that tastes like a liquid slice of flourless chocolate cake. Like the best stouts, it improves as it warms from cellar temperature up to room temperature. Even dessert stouts must be in balance, and for us that means the last sip should taste better than the first.
Style: Grisette (or petite saison, take your pick)
Secret Track is a draft only treat that brings old and new world influences together. It is a delicate and funky little crusher produced with a traditional Belgian step mash of wheat and pilsner malt. It is hopped exclusively with Motueka (previously known as B Saaz). We taste traditional farmhouse character of black pepper and juicy fruit, with enticing resinous hop tones of strawberry, lime pith, and sherbet. Not exactly tart, but on the edge of tartness.
STYLE: Dessert Berliner Weisse
The pop! series keeps getting better — Power Pop! is brewed with citra lupulin, azacca hops, vanilla, and milk sugar. Like nothing we’ve tasted before; juicy hops, sweet/tart balance on the palate, cream soda finish.
Style: Imperial Stout with Cacao and Vanilla
Bitterness: medium minus
Even an imperial dessert stout must be balanced! Smooth with rich cocoa and well-hidden alcohol. Let it gradually warm in the glass to really show off this stout’s layered complexity.
Style: Double Dry Hopped Sour
Acidity: medium minus
What would happen if we took an imperial berliner weisse base recipe and hopped it with an overwhelming dose of Citra, Simcoe lupulin powder, and Mosaic lupulin powder? We decided to find out. Packaged with plenty of hop dust in the bottle; you can choose to decant carefully for a smooth, fruit-forward drinking experience, or rouse before pouring for a rough-hewn, maximally hoppy swallow. Delicious both ways!
Style: Gose brewed with pineapple, sea salt, and oak
This is the first time we’ve experimented with pineapple, and wow what a delight this beer turned out to be. Slight coconut-like character from the oak combines with the pineapple on the finish for a distinctly pina colada-like effect. Tart, vivid, and refreshing, this is the perfect summer crusher.
Both Grimm and Barrier purchased new brewing equipment from the same highly reputable fabricator. The two breweries had made their final payments on these systems, when the fabricator suddenly went out of business! We discovered that our tanks were only partially built, and hundreds of thousands of dollars had vaporized overnight.
On July 22nd, we celebrate the friendship forged through shared trials and tribulations. The funds from this release will go to help both breweries complete their tanks.
A limited edition commemorative Teku glass shows renderings of the unfinished Barrier and Grimm brewhouses.
We are releasing two collaborative fruited DIPA’s; one brewed by Grimm with Barrier’s input, and one brewed by Barrier with Grimm’s input. Grimm’s “Power Source” is brewed with mangos, mosaic hops, and mosaic lupulin powder. Barrier’s “Groove Angle” is brewed with kiwis and amarillo hops.
Cans go on sale at 12pm Saturday, July 22nd.
Barrier will have a POS system, so cards are accepted.
Food truck (grilled cheese!) on site.
Public transportation to Barrier is easy; 45 minute trip on the LIRR (Long Beach train to the East Rockaway stop, then an 8 minute walk from the station to the brewery).
Style: Single IPA brewed with cryo hops
Our recipe for Forcefield has changed a lot from batch to batch. This year’s is similar to last year’s — a single IPA focused around Azacca and Columbus. But this time we used cryo hops, for a megadose of lupulin oils! The result is an intensely hoppy and clean beer with unique notes of fresh chlorophyll, strawberry, sherbet, and big hop resin. Very “green.” Drinkability through the roof.