Roll can to suspend hop particles! What’s up with the new message on the side of our cans? When we add big doses of high-oil hops to our beer, the hops and grains in the beer produce polyphenol complexes known as “chill haze.” The particles that produce chill haze are heavier than the rest of the beer, so they will fall to the bottom of the can over time — eventually producing a clear beer with a silty layer on the bottom. These polyphenols are not only good for your health, they’re also flavor active. We recommend rolling the can gently to re-suspend the chill haze evenly throughout the beer. This is a recommendation based more on flavor than appearance — in the old days, folks didn’t realize that chill haze carries hop flavor, but now we know better. Taste the difference yourself — after a couple of weeks in cold storage, taste a rolled can vs a carefully decanted can.
STYLE: Single IPA brewed with oats
COLOR: hazy, opaque gold
We continue to explore our lower-abv side for the summer months. Magnetic Compass prominently features NZ Rakau hops, bringing a unique mix of candied orchard fruit, stone fruit, and tropical aromas with some light dank elements. Background notes of Citra, Mosaic, and Columbus. Very hazy and juicy. Roll your can to suspend hop particles and enjoy.
Rainbow Dome batch 2 is here! The new batch has beautiful apricot character, complex hoppy aromas, and a gentle tartness.
STYLE: mixed fermentation sour ale with raspberries
Stainless steel mixed fermentation with lactobacillus, brettanomyces, and saccharomyces. A bright, funky golden sour base beer dosed with an unseemly quantity of raspberries. Explosive berry flavors backed with complex acidity.
STYLE: Single IPA
A more delicate, sessionable take on a Grimm IPA brewed with El Dorado and Columbus hops. Inviting hop aromas of cotton candy, honeysuckle, tangerine, watermelon. Crisp and dry, highly drinkable with moderate bitterness. Finishes clean and refreshing.
Style: Berliner with Blueberries, Blackberries, and Oak
SRM: dirty sprite
A delightfully balanced, tart and fruity berliner. Delicately dry hopped with German Tettnang and Huell Melon. Complex yet smashable with flavors of black fruit and spicy oak tannins.
Forcefield 2016 is entirely different from the 2015 release. This intensely aromatic oat IPA is extremely hazy, and dry hopped with Azacca and Columbus. The nose is a heady blend of candied melon and strawberry. These fruity notes give way to herbaceous dankness on the palate, and the finish is noticeably bitter.
Style: Dry Hopped Sour
SRM: super haze
Lucky Cloud is a juicy, puckering wild ale dry hopped to opacity with New Zealand Rakau hops. Assertive acidity and tropical brett funk combine with intense tart pineapple, guava and citrus notes from this fascinating hop. It’s hard to tell where the fermentation flavors end and the hop flavors begin; if you ever wondered what it would be like to see Northeast-style IPA cross-pollinated with American Wild Ale, we’re doing it and it’s delicious. Released May 2016, draft only, brewed at Flagship on Staten Island.