Year Round Beers
Anybody not living under a rock the last decade can’t deny that Social Media has revolutionized the way we communicate ... they give a platform to be heard, a voice to the otherwise voiceless. The revolution will not be televised ... but it will be Tweeted! As a nod to this, we bring you "#KÖLSCH" Köln-style Ale. We start by stripping our water down to the bare essentials then rebuild it to match the mineral content of the water in Köln, Germany. Then add in tons of German Pilsner malts and spice it up with just a eine kleine menge of German Perle and Tettnang hops. Easy going, crisp and refreshing!
O.G.: 1.05, ABV: 4.80%, IBUs: 27
In honor of International Star Wars Day - May the Fourth - each year we'll release a BRAND NEW special limited release beer brewed in honor of the Holiday. For this 2016 first year's Special Release we'd like to introduce you to the "Centennial Falcon" West Coast Pale Ale! Big, danky, herbal aromas, notes of pine, peach, apricot and lemongrass balance with a flavors of English toffee, and a slightly nutty, biscuity finish. The beer has a light golden hue, pillowy white head and is unfiltered - letting all the bold flavors of the Centennial and Falconer's Flight hops to shine through. This IS the beer you're looking for! O.G. ___, 5.3% ABV, 47 IBU.
O.G.: , ABV: 5.30%, IBUs: 47
Many of history’s most important revolutions began at night, and this beer is brewed to salute those that “Seize the Night” and make it one for the history books! CARPE NOCTEM is a black-as-night oatmeal coffee stout with roasted grain aroma and bold coffee character from coffee beans from East Sac’s famous “Chocolate Fish Coffee Roasters.” Chocolate and carafa malts and English Ale yeast present a slight sweetness and mild roastiness with earthy, nutty tones together with a creamy body from a generous dose of good ol’ fashioned oatmeal. So pour yourself a glass of this bad boy and start your own revolution tonight!
O.G.: 1.07, ABV: 5.60%, IBUs: 40
In 1850, A German Immigrant named Antone Miller arrived by Steamboat in a booming little Gold Rush town built at the confluence of the American and Sacramento Rivers. Here he set out to build the Union Brewery - which would quickly grow to be one of the largest, most prolific breweries in the Region. Sadly, ten years later a fire claimed the brewery beyond repair. Lucky for us his famous Steam-beer recipe didn't burn up with it! On a history binge at the city archives one afternoon, we stumbled upon this historic recipe and set out to brew it once again. With a bright, earthy flavor from Sacramento native Cluster hops and a slightly sweet, nutty character from roasted barley, we think you'll love this little trip through history!
O.G.: 1.05, ABV: 5.30%, IBUs: 36
This is no over-the- top, tongue-scraper IPA. Best described as a hybrid of East and West Coast IPAs, Something Wicked is brewed to be smooth, balanced, approachable and (despite the ABV) sessionable. Packed with Columbus, Galena, Amarillo and Mosaic Hops, this 'gateway' IPA is pleasantly balanced with a distinctive malty sweetness that lures you in and makes way to juicy, hop forward notes of apricot and stone fruit.
O.G.: 1.07, ABV: 6.70%, IBUs: 71
Revolutionaries Series Beers
“Helles” is German for “bright,” and this beer salutes our brightest rays of hope in this sometimes dark world that go through 'Helles' to protect us: Our Firefighters - the 'First Responders' when we need them most. “First Responder” is probably our easiest drinking beer of all - exceptionally bright, clean, and crisp with a softness on the palate from the Dortmunder water chemistry. As part of our “Revolutionaries Series” Seasonal lineup, a portion of the proceeds from the sales of this brew will go directly to the Sacramento Firefighters Burns Institute, an incredible local non-profit that supports these brave Men and Women in their time of need and the families who support them. 5.3% ABV, 22 IBU.
O.G.: , ABV: 5.30%, IBUs: 22
Building a City on the confluence of two rivers has always made Sacramento a hub of agriculture and natural beauty. In 1981 the Effie Yeaw Nature Center in Carmichael opened to the public with the mission of protecting and preserving riparian wildlife through conservation and educational programs for children of all ages. Brewed in support of their efforts, "Riparian" Red IPA is the latest addition to our "Revolutionaries Series" Seasonal Lineup, with a portion of proceeds going directly to them. With water chemistry built to match the American River where it flows past Effie Yeaw, this big, bold and citrusy Red IPA is packed with Ahtanum, Idaho 7 and Centennial hops – and backed up with a biscuity, fresh bready sweetness and a ruby red hue.
O.G.: , ABV: 6.50%, IBUs: 75
Named after the Founding Father of the Irish Freedom Movement and once President of the Irish Republic, Michael Collins (aka "the Big Fella"). “The Big Fella” is a traditional Dry Irish Stout on Nitro - and balances a mellow dark chocolate sweetness with an earthy, roasty character for a full-bodied stout Mr. Collins would be proud to call his own. As part of our "Revolutionaries Series," a portion of the proceeds from this beer will be donated to "GoGive2Live," a local non-profit group which works to help our Nation's Heroes and their families when they return home from duty in the Armed Forces, as they recover and transition to home and their communities.
O.G.: , ABV: 4.80%, IBUs: 33
Brewed in honor of the 13 Freedom Riders and the legion of other intrepid leaders of the Civil Rights Movement - those who risked life and limb to end segregation - "Freedom Ryder" Rye Pale Ale is the first beer in our "Revolutionaries Series" - each beer brewed in honor of history's social catalysts, those that bucked the status quo to make our community a better place to live. True to the priority Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. put on education, a portion of the proceeds from the sale of this beer will go toward a scholarship at Sacramento State for those studying to be educators in the inner city. This clean, crisp, yet bold Rye Pale Ale, is gently warmed with rye malt and sage with a little kick of cayenne pepper and black pepper. O.G. 1.052, 5.8% ABV, 42 IBU.
O.G.: 1.05, ABV: 5.80%, IBUs: 42
Barker's Vault SERIES
Our Double IPA needs to be as big and bold as the history makers we celebrate! The name has two meanings: On one hand it lovingly refers to our town’s long history of overcoming adversity, both of the manmade and natural variety; On the other hand the name is a literal reference to Sacramento, when after the devastating floods of 1850 and 1861, the people came together to literally raise the city a whopping 34 feet to prevent further catastrophe! Bottom line: this is a really big beer. A strong cast of Galena, Columbus, Citra and Equinox Hops join forces to set off a land mine of herbal and citric flavor on the back of your tongue. Using our double-secret hopping technique, this Double IPA is smooth as silk yet packs a wallop of vibrant hop flavor! O.G. 1.090, 9% ABV, 100 IBU.
O.G.: 1.09, ABV: 9.00%, IBUs: 100
A true Düsseldorf-style Altbier – with authentic hops, malts and water chemistry built to emulate the soft water used in Düsseldorf, Germany. LUNATIC is amber in color, medium in carbonation, and a great balance between notes of caramel and toast from true German malts and a combination of German Spaltz, Hallertau and Saaz Hops. Brewed in honor of all those free thinkers on the fringe dubbed “Lunatics” who march to the beat of their own drum and dare to think differently, drink differently, LIVE differently!
O.G.: , ABV: 5.10%, IBUs: 35
These days, all somebody needs is a laptop and a dial-up connection to think of themselves as a full-fledged beer critic! In honor of the pundits and talking heads everywhere, we bring you the "I'm an IPA Guy!" Single-Hopped Series of IPA's! There's no trash talkin' these giant, juicy, single-hopped IPA's - released every other month. Just what you need to put a smile on your face (and a kind-hearted review online)! "IPA Guy" Releases: #1 - 100% Citra - 11/5/2016. #2 - 100% Amarillo - 1/27/2017. #3 - Cascade -
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Lando the Man was an enigma - a rebel that played both sides of the coin - and so is THIS Lando! A Calrissian ... Excuse us ... Cascadian Dark Ale that's both sexy smooth and hop spicy. But, Lando's only here in Cloud City for a minute - so catch him fast while he's around!
O.G.: , ABV: 5.80%, IBUs: 48
In loud and proud support of the loudest, proudest supporters of our MLS-bound Republic FC, we bring you "Battalion Blonde"! A crisp, light, thirst-pummeling Blonde Ale, perfect for pounding and soothing chant-worn voices in these sweltering Sactown Summers!
O.G.: , ABV: 5.20%, IBUs: 22