A classic German-style pilsener is pale yellow in color with a crisp, malty sweetness that can be perceived in aroma/flavor and finishes with a bitter snap of spicy, floral noble hops. German-styled pilseners tend to be lighter in body, drier, and a touch more bitter than their Czech counterparts, but both are easy to drink and refreshing.
“Helles” means “pale in color,” as these beers are often golden. The German-style helles lager is a bit rounder or fuller-bodied than light lager and even all-malt pilsners. Helles lager beers offer a touch of sweetness that balance a measurable addition of spicy German hop flavor and light bitterness.
Hefeweizen translates to "yeast wheat" in German. The German-style hefeweizen is straw to amber in color and brewed with at least 50 percent malted wheat. The beer's cloudy appearance and distinctive banana and clove-like aromatics are the direct result of an unusual yeast strain that is essential to producing this classic style.
Sticking to the German theme of the brewery we decided to pay homage to some German history. In 1989 the Fall of the Berlin Wall was a monumental moment in time. A country no longer divided could finally prosper and allow the best of the West and East to achieve new heights.
This hazy hybrid IPA looks to do the same. Blending the tropical fruit flavours and aromas of the West Coast IPAs with the soft and full mouthfeel of the East Coast IPAs, this hopfen nectar is sure to please all hop lovers!
Schwarzbier, or “black beer”, is the darkest of all the German lagers. Sometimes called black lagers, they may remind some of German-style dunkels, but schwarzbiers are lighter in body and drier than dunkel lagers. Look for a light, bready malt character backed up by a touch of roast and hop bitterness on the finish.
This light copper ale, the ALT, is one of the oldest of German styles. Our ALT has just one malt (Munich) and one hop (Hallertau) inspired by the Monday demonstrations (1990/1991)
This crisp golden ale is much like the crawfish, the historical symbol of the eastern German city of Cottbus, scrappy and good at hiding, much like an outlaw, this beer defies the Reinheitsgebot by adding oats, honey and molasses.