Cloud Animals – Hazy IPA – 7%
I look into the sky…there are all sorts of shapes, our imaginations take us to strange places. Each cloud slowly floats across the sky, and the more I sink into the cold grass and relax, the more I finally see them – a multitude of dry-hopped animals crowd the sky!
Modern Physics – Stout/Vinobeer (2019) – 8% abv
Blend of barrel aged stout and ale w/De Chaunac red wine grapes
One night as Galileo Galilei starred into the heavens, the most profound thought occurred to him while sampling the latest vintage of wine from the local vineyards of Tuscany, “Wine is sunlight, held together by water.” In our vinobeers though, which contain not only grapes, but barley, requires a more powerful force than water to hold together the cosmic rays of sunlight, yes, the force of beer! Modern Physics is a complex beast designed for aging to fully expose every last particle of sunshine, it combines our barrel aged red wine grape ale of Attraction with a Italian Sangiovese wine barrel aged stout.
Rural Ingenuity – – Vinobeer (2019) – 7.1% abv
Blend of barrel aged ales w/red and white wine grapes
From a high rise where paper is deliriously printed, it all appears so simple. But in the vineyards and across the fields of barley where the work is done – there is a rural ingenuity: a know-how, the capacity to take on all the obstacles and somehow keep thinking, creating, and when the rains keep pouring and the soil dries up, they keep finding a way, and with such dexterous ingenuity, it’s no wonder the complex appears so simple to the paper printers. In honor of this rural ingenuity, we bring you a blend of barrels aged on red (De Chaunac) and white (Seyval Blanc) wine grapes from Michigan.
Mochila – Italian Pilsner – 5.3% abv
She said grab your “mochila” in her Spanish accent. I tossed in my Eurorail pass, some clothes, and a copy of Rick Steve’s European guidebook, and off we went! Sometimes, that’s all you need, a backpack with your lover (or as she called it, “una mochila”), filled with European dreams, crisscrossing through borders, and crowded into hostel rooms with new found amigos. Ah to be young and backpacking! Until then, I’ll be sipping on “Mochila,” exploring it’s various malts from Germany and Italy, while taking in its flowery dry-hop delights from German and Slovenian hops.
Socrates – Barrel Aged Doppelbock – 7.3 abv%
Was he a cat or a philosopher…or is it a beer. Names take on so many different meanings, they inevitably lose all meaning. While on trial for corrupting the youth, Socrates declared, “The unexamined life is not worth living.” This doppelbock is intended to be analyzed, and force you to examine your own life. As you encounter the flavors of Tuscany from the red wine barrel where it was once held, our past vibrantly appears, it is immediate, but just as I can almost touch it, the present notes from the wine barrel and German malts transport me to the spectacular now. Keep examining your life!
Solera 1 – Saison – 6%
It’s an experiment with brettanomyces and some European noble hops, we have modified the methods from what you would find in España, but its intent is the same: taking a small amount of beer for consumption, while adding fresh beer to the aged beer, and this process will continue ad infinitum… It will never be the same, and nor will you, particles are always colliding in new ways!
Barichara – Barrel-aged Apricot – 5.7%
Mountains have a way of preserving treasures. Deep in the Andes of Colombia, cobblestone streets turn into paths through fossilized remains, colonial architecture outshines Hollywood dreams, and smiles welcome an endless stream of strangers to its unmistakable beauty. Inspired by the magic that flows from the wells of el pueblo más bonito de Colombia, we crafted this little delight and placed it in wine barrels on a mixture of wild creatures that leave spicy barnyard notes to tickle the tongue, and once it decided to leave its cage, it sought out the fruits of apricots to combine into a humble work of art that resides in one beautiful afternoon in a place named Barichara. Salud amigos.
Rhizomatic – Session IPA – 4.9%
In a forest of aspens or on the fields of crabgrass to the noblest of hops – rhizomes are connecting everywhere! Between every object is life, the universe is rhizomatic, an ever flowing ceaseless multitude of connections. Beer is not an object, but a relation, of barley, water, yeast, and hops intermingling to put out shoots of sensory explosions on our tongues. Rhizomatic is a dank forward session IPA, reminiscent of summertime cruises and Amsterdam coffeeshop tripping with the hop’s “evil” cousin.