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.
Our NYC distributor, Union, asked us if there was a 1st generation craft brewer that we’d like to collaborate with on a beer for their biennial trade show. Some big names were bandied about, but we knew immediately that what we really wanted to do was brew a pilsner with Victory. Their Braumeister Pils beers are our favorite pilsners, and we’ve long been wowed by their willingness to use a wildly complex traditional process to make these delicate beers. So we cross-pollinated Braumeister with Tesseract! We performed a decoction mash involving five different temperature rests. A big whirlpool pellet hop addition is followed up with two trashcanfulls of whole leaf mosaic in the hopback. We’ll dry hop with more later. Adam and Eric from Victory seemed just as excited as we were to discover what would happen when we used a big dose of modern American hops in this uncompromisingly traditional process — Victory is appropriately revered for their mastery of traditional lagers, so this is a fun way for them to begin experimenting with modern hoppy variants.
Style: Hoppy American Farmhouse Ale
Neon Lights is a delicately complex hop-forward farmhouse ale. Huell Melon and Hallertau Blanc hops complement the funk from our blend of yeasts with notes of lemon rind, strawberry, and a hint of dank. Crisp with a refreshing snap of bitterness. A step beyond Liquid Crystal in our quest to refine the perfect quenching hoppy saison. Draft only, 30bbls brewed at Flagship in NYC, April 2016. Because we used German malt and hops, we named it after one of our favorite kraut rock jams.
we don’t have a pic of the beer yet, so here’s a photo from our brew day
Style: Hoppy American Farmhouse Ale
Liquid Crystal is a delicate, light-bodied farmhouse ale brewed with our friends at Flagship Brewing Co on Staten Island. It is saturated with a blend of west coast hops prominently featuring Azacca. Brewed to marry complexity with maximum slammability: hoppy, funky, crisp, fruity, dry, refreshing. RIYL la vermontoise, apex predator, grizzaca.