This is our stable of signature brews. When you find the right combination of unexpected and intriguing, you don't change it. Available all the time in each of our pubs, you can't go wrong with a mainstay.
Kilt Lifter®, Scottish-Style Ale
Color: 16 SRM; ABV: 6%; IBUs: 21. Malts: Caramel 80l, Carapills, Roasted Barley, Two-Row. Hops: Golding. Aroma: Caramel, Sweet Malt, Toffee. Pairings: BBQ, Smoked Meats, Wild Game, Duck, Jarlsberg, Edam, Gruyere, Manchego. Kilt Lifter® is our flagship beer. A Scottish-style ale, it's full bodied with a malty sweetness – not unlike the men wearing kilts and knee-highs. Its amber color carries caramel and roasted barley flavors. This ale finishes clean and dry with the slightest touch of smokiness. We're not blowing hot air here, unless you're thinking bagpipes – Kilt Lifter is a five-time GABF medal winner.
Hop Knot®, American-Style IPA
Color: 8 SRM; ABV: 6.7%; IBUs: 47. Malts: Caramel 20l, Special Pale, Two-Row. Hops: Cascade, Glacier, Liberty, Magnum, Simcoe. Aroma: Citrus, Lots of Hops, Pine Tree. Pairings: Spicy Dishes, Adovada, Curry, Pork Green Chili, Goudas and Cheddars. Inhale deeply and enter Nirvana. Yup, that's seven different hop varieties all dancing harmoniously in your nose. Now just wait and see what happens when you take your first sip – pure floral, citrusy, hoppy goodness.
Peach Ale, Golden Ale with Fruit
Color: 2 SRM; ABV: 4.5%; IBUs: 9. Malts: Cara-Pils, Two-Row, White Wheat. Hops: Magnum. Aroma: Moderately Peachy. Pairings: Light Fare, Fruit Tarts, Salads, Desserts, Mild Cheeses, Ricotta, Queso Fresco. Arizona grows some prime peaches. Our Peach Ale's fragrant aroma leads to a crisp flavor and clean finish that carries the perfect amount of weight, making our Peach Ale worthy of warm, sunny days and cool, refreshing nights.
Pitchfork Pale Ale, American-Style Pale Ale
Color: 15 SRM; ABV: 6.2%; IBUs: 30. Malts: Black, Caramel 80l, Two-Row. Hops: Bravo, Centennial, Eureka, Mandarina, Melon. Aroma: Fresh Melon, Orange, Pine. Pairings: Spicy Dishes, Curry, Wild Game, BBQ, Steak Dinner, Tomato and Veggie Dishes. This is our take on the classic American-style Pale Ale. To create the enhanced hop flavor and aroma with a smoother bitterness, we used a technique called hop-bursting. Here, the majority hops are added in the last 10 minutes of the boil. Melon, Mandarina and Eureka hop varieties impart (unsurprisingly) flavors and aromas of fresh melon, orange and pine.
Sunbru®, Cologne-Style Kölsch Bier
Color: 2 SRM; ABV: 5.2%; IBUs: 17.3. Malts: Two-Row, White Wheat. Hops: Magnum, Tradition. Aroma: Hints of Chardonnay, Honey-like, Malty. Pairings: Light Fare, Seafood, Shellfish, Salads, Fresh (Not Aged) Cheeses, Mozzarella, Chevre. Mowing the lawn or hanging out poolside, life's better with a Sunbru®. But drinkable doesn't mean simple. Sunbru® has a clean, malty aroma and dry, refreshing finish. When brewers in Cologne, Germany, ask you about your Kolsch-style ale, you know you've got a recipe worth protecting.
Raj IPA English-Style IPA
Color: 13 SRM; ABV: 6.9%; IBUs: 55. Malts: Caramel 80l, Carapills, Munich 10l, Two-Row. Hops: Fuggle, Golding, Magnum. Aroma: Floral with a Caramel Backbone. Pairings: Prime Rib, Shepherd's Pie, Beef Stew, Curry, Aged Lancashire, Roquefort, Mimolette. True to its British origin, Raj – our English IPA – is aggressive where necessary, but undeniably refined. Its deliciously floral bitterness is rounded out with a healthy dose of caramel malt that gives it a rich copper color.
White Ale, Belgian-Style Witbier
Color: 3 SRM; ABV: 5.4%; IBUs: 10. Malts: Sonoran White Wheat. Hops: Magnum. Aroma: Coriander, Oranges. Pairings: Salads, Shellfish, Mild Sausages, Brie. What is witbier, you ask? It's white beer and it's wheat beer. True Belgian-style but with Arizona substance, including orange peel from a local grove and Sonoran White Wheat from our friends at Hayden Flour Mills. Our White Ale is unfiltered with layered flavors, rich aromas and a citrus finish – remarkably light and refreshing.
Oatmeal Stout, English-Style Oatmeal Stout
Color: 35 SRM; ABV: 5.2%; IBUs: 25. Malts: Caramel 80l, Chocolate, DE-bittered Black, Oats, Roasted Barley, Two-Row. Hops: Golding. Aroma: Some Smokiness, Toasted Malts. Pairings: Classic with Oysters, Great with Chocolate, Smoked Gouda, Brie, Camembert. Our Oatmeal Stout is creamy, dark and chocolaty – but lighter than you might expect. The roastiness of this English-style stout starts on the bitter side, but is tamed by an infusion of a nitrogen – also responsible for the silky-smooth, cascading bubbles and velvety mouthfeel that make authentic stouts, like ours, so revered.
8th Street Pale Ale®, English-Style Best Bitter
Color: 10 SRM; ABV: 4.9%; IBUs: 21. Malts: Caramel 80l, Carapills, Munich 10l, Two-Row. Hops: Fuggle, Golding. Aroma: English Hop, Floral, Fruity. Pairings: Roasted Chicken, Mild Thai Dishes, Wild Game, English Cheddar, Gruyere, Emmentaler. A true "session" beer, our 8th Street Pale Ale is for everyone and anytime. In true English style, we use hop varieties native to the U.K. – giving this brew its earthy, floral aroma – and balance them out with the perfect amount of caramel malt. They say you can't please everyone all the time, but they haven't tried 8th Street.
Our Single Tank is pure, controlled chaos – constantly rotating and different every time. Each batch is balanced and delicious, with just enough unexpectedness to keep you coming back. Our brewers take creative license with each Single Tank to keep you on your toes and always expanding your palate. You could come in for two months straight and never get the same beer twice from our lineup.
Kumquat Gose, Gose
Color: 12 SRM; ABV: 5.0; IBUs: 12. Malts: Acidulated Malt, Munich 10l, Two-Row, White Wheat. Hops: Bravo. Aroma: Mild Herbal, Slight Citrus. Gose is a top-fermented beer that originated in Goslar, Germany brewed with at least 50% of the grain bill being malted wheat--we used local wheat from Hayden Flour Mills. Our version came to be after walking the citrus grove at Greenfield Citrus on a Saturday morning. The kumquats were ripe enough that we ate them right off of the tree. We couldn't resist the fresh fruit, the last of the season, so we went back the next day and picked buckets full of kumquats, 36 pounds! Flavors in Gose typically include a lemon tartness, an herbal characteristic, and a strong saltiness - the result of either local water sources or added salt. Unlike some traditional Goses that can be spontaneously fermented, ours is soured with pure Lactobacillus delbrueckii. It is a clean sourness, and very refreshing and light with an ABV of 5%.
Blind Date, Fruit Beer
Color: 18 SRM ABV: 8.2 IBUs: 26. Malts: Caramel 80l, Chocolate, Roasted Barley, Two-Row. Hops: Bravo. Aroma: Oak, Wine. Blind Date is truly a one of a kind ale, and is one of our favorite throwback beers. Blind Date is brewed with 150 pounds of Medjool Date paste added to the kettle to add a rich, sweet flavor to the beer and in 1998 it won a Gold Medal at the Great American Beer Festival. The beer has a slightly higher ABV and has sherry or port-like flavors giving it a full body. Because of the port-like flavors we filled port barrels to further enhance that character. We haven't brewed this beer since we our brew house expanded 6 years ago so drink it while you can!
Leroy Brown, Brown Ale
Color: 18 SRM; ABV: 5; IBUs: 18. Malts: Caramel 80l, Chocolate, Munich, Two-Row. Hops: Fuggle. Aroma: Nuts, Some Smokiness, Toffee. Pairings: Steak Dinner, Smoked Gouda. Ah, Brown Ale; a somewhat forgotten style. Our Leroy is made in the style of Northern English Brown Ales. That is, it has slightly higher alcohol content than its Londoner cousins. It's also a little darker. Make no mistake Leroy isn't flashy, he doesn't boast of a high hop content and the alcohol, although higher, isn't going to send you tipsy into the night at 5%. But what it does have is talent for displaying malt flavor and aroma, most notably darker, richer, more highly kilned malt; flavors that range from chocolate to caramel, and aromas like toasted nuts and hints of toffee.
Ml 209 Malt Liquor
Color: 3 SRM; ABV: 8.45; IBUs: 16. Malts: Flaked Maize, Two-Row. Hops: Cascade, Perle. Aroma: Hops, Maize. People asked, why a malt liquor? The short answer was that we'd never done one. But we thought, why not a malt liquor? It's been kicked around long enough. Maybe its perception of being cheap beer was because, well, it's cheap beer. We thought it was time for an upgrade. So we took the things that make malt liquor malt liquor, like light color and a hefty adjunct bill, and combined it with a west coast, craft beer attitude. What we ended up with is ML209 (Mile 209 Malt Liquor). Like the unassuming rapid that it's named for, some things aren't what they appear to be. Very light in color (3 SRM), ML209 sure looks like a malt liquor. And at 8.45% alcohol it fits that bill as well. It's very dry due to the nature of the flaked maize that we added (another traditional touch). In the end we took malt liquor and dressed it up a little.
Chai Milk Stout, Milk Stout
Color: 30 SRM; ABV: 6.3%; IBUs: 18. Malts: Black, Caramel 80l, Chocolate, Flaked Oats. Hops: Bravo. Aroma: Chai Spices, Chocolate, Roasted Malt. This Single Tank was created with our chefs and brewers to blend spices, barrel aged chocolate and beer to make our Chai Milk Stout, a first for us. You'll think we served it on nitrogen with its creamy mouthfeel, but that is the milk sugar adding body. Our in-house chai blend consists of ginger, cardamom, cinnamon, vanilla, and fennel seed, and we barrel aged 10 pounds of chocolate in a Four Roses bourbon barrel for 4 months before using it in this beer.
Helles Lager, Helles
Color: 6 SRM; ABV: 5.3%; IBUs: 20. Aroma: Medium Bodied, Mildly Sweet. The newest addition to our Single Tank Series is a Munich-style Helles Lager, or simply, Helles. The Helles style Lager was originally developed around Munich in the late nineteenth century by Bavarian brewers to compete with the hugely popular Czech Pilsners. Hell or Helles is the German word for "bright, " which indicated a beer as light as any of the Pilsners of the time but with a milder, less bitter hop profile. This style of beer was, and still is, one of the world's most popular styles. The recipe is quite simple, but the delicacy of the flavor is hard to execute and depends a great deal on our special lager yeast. Our version stays true to style by creating a medium-bodied, mildly sweet, and light-colored beer, with low bitterness. The ultimate session-able lager.
Double Knot, Double India Pale Ale
Color: 8 SRM; ABV: 9.0%; IBUs: 62. Malts: Caramel 20l, Special Pale, Two-Row. Hops: Cascade, Glacier, Liberty, Magnum, Simcoe. Aroma: Citrus, Lots of Hops, Pine Tree. Dangerously smooth and drinkable, Double Knot is the bigger brother of our IPA, Hop Knot®. While the ingredients have remained the same, we have increased the amounts, a lot… In fact, we more than doubled the amount of hops that are in Hop Knot®, but "Double-and-a-Third Knot" sounded weird so we rounded down. Double Knot has a warming maltiness with a slight caramel flavor. But, seriously, this beer is about hops which get added at seven different intervals during the process. This constant hopping builds a balanced and beautiful flavor and aroma without any punishing bitterness. Hop impact tends to diminish over time, though, so drink Double Knot as fresh as possible.
Hopsquatch®, American-Style Barley Wine
Color: 8 SRM; ABV: 11.0%; IBUs: 100. Aroma: Caramel, Hoppy. Rare sightings and the stories of old-timers are what keep this hop-monster alive. Hopsquatch® is seldom seen, emerging from its cellar home maybe once a year. Made from myth, legend, and a whole lot of hops, our American-style Barley Wine is a gentle giant. A deep red color delivers a rich caramel aroma and flavor only to be balanced by a massive hop footprint. The word big only begins to describe this beast of a Barley Wine, which we age for 12 months. Feel free to take some time with this one. Sip it cold and let it slowly warm to unleash its full potential.
Sirius Black, Russian Imperial Stout
Color: 40 SRM; ABV: 9.5%; IBUs: 55. Aroma: Coffee, Oak, Roasted Barley, Vanilla. Our Russian Imperial Stout is named for Sirius, or the Dog Star, the brightest star in the black, night sky. Our version deviates from the ones brewed for Russian royalty in that we add licorice root and cold-brewed Malabar coffee. We also decided to age it for several months in bourbon barrels adding notes of oak, vanilla and a slight bourbon spirit which marry seamlessly with its roasted barley and coffee notes.Because we have taken the time to age Sirius Black we recommend drinking it sooner rather than later. We package Sirius Black at the peak of its flavor so it can be enjoyed when you want. Like now! In other words, there's no need to cellar this beer, we've done that for you. Enjoy responsibly.
Barrel Aged Raj, Barrel Aged English IPA
Color: 13 SRM; ABV: 8.1%; IBUs: 55. Malts: Caramel 80l, Carapills, Munich, Two-Row. Hops: Bravo, Fuggle, Glacier, Golding. Aroma: Caramel, Floral, Hoppy, Oak. We age our English IPA anywhere from 3 months to one year in a Four Roses bourbon barrel. Its deliciously floral bitterness is tempered a bit by the barrel aging process and it is rounded out with a healthy dose of caramel malt that gives it a rich copper color with a very pleasant warming finish.
Barrel Aged Kilt Lifter, Barrel Aged Scottish Ale
Color: 16 SRM; ABV: 8.5%; IBUs: 21. Malts: Caramel 80l, Carapills, Roasted Barley, Two-Row. Hops: Bravo. Aroma: Caramel, Oak, Vanilla. Our Flagship, Scottish-style ale ages anywhere from 3 months to one year in a Four Roses bourbon barrel before being blended. It's full bodied with a malty sweetness. Its amber color carries caramel and roasted barley flavors. This ale finishes clean and dry with a touch of vanilla and toffee flavors imparted by the oak barrels.
Double Pumpkin Porter, Imperial Pumpkin Ale
Color: 32 SRM; ABV: 8.3%; IBUs: 9. Aroma: Malty, Pumpkin, Spicy. It's not enough that we make the most popular and best-selling seasonal beer in Arizona, Pumpkin Porter. It seems the people always want something more. Something bigger. So, in 2014 we heard their cries for more and created Double Pumpkin, an Imperial Pumpkin Porter. Double Pumpkin is just that; more of everything you love about Pumpkin Porter with bigger flavors and aromas and a slightly higher ABV. We've increased the spices. We've increased the maltiness. We've increased the body. All of which lead us to what we think is a sublime (and flavorful) rendition of Arizona's best Fall seasonal. Fair warning; despite Double Pumpkin's big size, its availability is limited. So get it while it's on tap, or you'll have to wait until next year.
Oktoberfest, Vienna Lager
Color: 10 SRM; ABV: 5.5%; IBUs: 28. Aroma: Malty, Spicy. Paler in color than its more robust cousin, the Maerzen, Oktoberfest tends to be less sweet with a more assertive hop character and a light, toasty, more delicate malt background. That is not to say that Oktoberfest is a hoppy beer, it's not, but it is a balanced beer. And if you know us at all you know we LOVE balanced beer.
Pumpkin Porter, Pumpkin Ale
Color: 30 SRM; ABV: 5.1%; IBUs: 9. Aroma: Malty, Spicy. Our Pumpkin Porter is a dark, rich porter combined with all the things that make a great pumpkin pie: nutmeg, allspice, some ground clove and a little ginger. It's our most popular specialty beer and has been for over a decade.
Odelay, Mexican Chocolate Ale
Color: 30 SRM; ABV: 7.0%; IBUs: 20. Aroma: Chocolate, Not Hot, Spicy. We've been searching for a winter seasonal beer that can truly reflect the influences of the Hispanic foods we love. Since it's getting colder, we thought of trying to make a beer that tasted like a champurrado - or Mexican hot chocolate - minus the hot part. Champurrado is more than just hot chocolate. It is often accompanied by canelo (cinnamon), allspice, cayenne, and even masa harina. We decided to break it down into separate ingredients came up with a mix of organic cacao powder, canelo, allspice, and for a twist, we're adding a few pounds of dried pasilla chilies (we're freaks about a good molé) and barley as a substitute for the masa.