lauren adding cultures to barrels in 2014

Style: blended barrel aged sour ale
ABV: 6.5%
SRM: 14 (red/amber)
Acidity: Medium+

Cube Cuvée #1 represents the first in a new series of beers for us. Two years ago, we began stashing beers away in barrels to use in the production of blended sour beers that would include significant aging character. We finally have enough of these old barrels that we can begin to include them in blends. For this first release, we have selected barrels of 16 month old brown sour ale and 4 month old golden sour. Something in the ballpark of a Flemish Red, CC1 is refermented in the keg for a soft carb, and shows beautifully balanced dried fruit notes and a complex, oaky tartness. Draft only, for now.


Catch Wave
STYLE: Single IPA brewed with oats
ABV: 6.4%
COLOR: hazy, opaque gold

Bright, hazy, and delicious. Hoppy notes of candied orange rind, strawberry, and passionfruit.


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.


Magnetic Compass
STYLE: Single IPA brewed with oats
ABV: 6.4%
COLOR: hazy, opaque gold

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.


Rubus Rebus
STYLE: mixed fermentation sour ale with raspberries
ABV: 5.7
Acidity: High
SRM: pink

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.


ABV: 6.4%
SRM: 5

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.


Future Perfect
Style: Berliner with Blueberries, Blackberries, and Oak
ABV: 4%
ACIDITY: medium
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.