Beers To-Go

My Thing – IPA – 7% abv

A thing crawled in from the woods and softly cuddled next to me. How could I resist? It filled the room with its hoppy aromas, and although I could not see through its foggy interior, sip by sip, it became my thing.  

Totally Radical  – IPA  – 6% abv 

A flash from the past, a derailed time travel mission from the 80’s. Upon arrival these cold war kids are blown away to the max by this IPA. “The future is totally radical,” they proclaim! Totally Radical is bright and bursting with heavenly delights from Citra and Amarillo hops!

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.

Santa Diabla  – Barrel Aged Raspberry  –  6%

A combination of two wild fermented beers aged for over six months in Italian puncheons (large oak barrels) and transferred onto a massive amount of raspberries for re-fermentation.

Wawaka Pils  –  German-style unfiltered Pilsner  –  4.8%

Glitter blinds my eyes! So give me something outside of that ephemeral city life, give something that ain’t no trend, give me something that I can feel in my fingers. Maybe it ain’t that fancy, no big ole lines awaiting – but I want to taste the crisp flowery elegance that only can be found outside of the glitter. Give me a pilsner in small town America, surrounded by the farms that keep it running!

Fusion of Dying Stars  – Dry hopped Amber  –  6.7%       

Why are so many barns painted red, because red paint was cheap… but why is red paint cheap? It begins with the explosion of dying stars releasing iron into the universe along with other elements. And these elements also arrive to unleash a combination of hints of chocolate and malty goodness to support a layer of tropical hops.

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.

Lord Louie  – Porter  –  5.4%         

He sits in the front of the barrel, but more importantly he resides in the house of Luna, he’s full of dark malt flavors with a dose of dry hopping with Cascade hops to keep him from fighting to gain the throne.

Von Catenstein  Schwarzbier/Black Lager 

Centuries ago, in a German monastery, lived a group of sad monks. One day, they met a cool cat named Von Catenstein. Heroically, he set out to rid the monastery of the rats, and the monks became happy. To honor him, the monks brewed a lager, it was black like him, yet crisp and crushable to not weigh him down.

Otoño Salvaje  – Barrel Aged Farmhouse Ale (Dry hopped with Citra)  6%

The innocent laughter of children begins filling school auditoriums; ghosts and ghouls creep from their summer slumber; mothers carefully dust off handed-down holiday cookbooks; and the trees not to be out-shined, radiate the American landscape with an explosion of colors. While here on the farm, it’s going to be an “otono salvaje”, a wild autumn, dry-hopped with Citra to crash the Halloween punch bowl of barrel aged complexity to celebrate the harvest of hops.

Chocombia  – Imperial Stout aged on cacao nibs and  coffee   9%                                                                          

In Colombia, according to Gabriel Garcia Marquez, priests “levitate by means of chocolate.” In Wawaka, one has yet to see such spectacles, but on the farm, a levitation of the senses transpires within the decadent immensity of dark and caramel malts aged on two of Colombia’s finest exports, cacao nibs de Santander and lightly roasted coffee from the lush volcanic region of Tolima.   

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 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 continue to pour 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 barrel aged ales refermented on red (De Chaunac) and white (Seyval Blanc) wine grapes from Michigan.

Amor Fati – Vinobeer  (2019) – 6.7% abv

Barrel aged ale w/Seyval Blanc white wine grapes

Love your fate… delight in the humor of the gods. As I opened the valve, fate seemed so cruel, everything became dark. Love your fate, traverse into unknown lands, even taboo fields. Venturing into the field of wine, digesting its literature, asking forbidden questions to demystify its foreign techniques and discover something called an “orange wine.” No, not a wine made from oranges, but a wine that is aged on white wine grape skins. Amor Fati after being aged for over a year in Italian wine barrels, it was then transferred onto white wine grapes, where it was then aged another two months, thus developing its golden orange color.  

Attraction  – Vinobeer (2019)- 7.5% abv

Barrel aged ale w/De Chaunac red wine grapes  

Do I dare? Our eyes meet for an instantaneous moment… was it anything more? My heart pounds louder. I’m intoxicated on this aroma, my cheeks are blushed and my lips are dark red. Stop resisting, let go for god’s sake, give in to your attraction! Attraction is a combination of two irresistible forces: mixed fermented ales aged for over a year in Sangiovese wine barrels from Italy and red wine grapes from Michigan. 

Modern Physics – 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.

 

 
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