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20th Anniversary Ale

For our 20th anniversary, we wanted to brew a beer that was both celebratory in nature and one that embodied our brewery. Much discussion went into what this beer would be. It should demonstrate our philosophy of balance, our love of malt, a generous but not palate wrecking amount of hops, and last but not least, showcase our house yeast. The determined goal: an elegant, complex barleywine. We are pleased with the results.

The color is a deep burgundian brown with a tan, creamy head. The nose is spicy with malt and alcohol and an orange citrus hop note. Toffee and caramel flavors combine well with spice from a combination of the hops and the alcohol. The balance is perfect with the malt and hops tingling together in unison from start to finish. There is a slight lingering dry bitter that stays with you but this also complements the sweetness from the all malt grain bill that could easily have become cloying. On repeated tastes, and as the beer warms, a soft dark chocolate note starts to come forward adding to the interest of this beer.

This beer is drinking very well today and should be exquisite on our 25th anniversary. We recommend aging cold for best results.

Original Gravity: 1.100 (25.5° Plato)
Bitterness: 50 IBU
Alcohol Content (ABV): 11.2%

 
Ingredients

Malt:
This beer is brewed with Maris Otter, pale two row, Munich and Chocolate malted barley. Maris Otter accounts for 60% of the grist.

Hops:
We bittered the beer with Centennials, finished it in the kettle with Cascades and dry hopped with Simcoe.

Yeast:
We use our house Saint Arnold yeast. Our 20th Anniversary Ale is pure, with no additives or preservatives. In order to maintain the freshest flavor possible, we do not pasteurize our beer. Many of its subtle flavors are delicate and would not stand up to the heat of pasteurization. We recommend that this product be stored cold to avoid any degradation in flavor.

 

Homefront IPA

Homefront IPA is an IPA first brewed by Fremont Brewing Company and major league pitcher Chris Ray. It is brewed to benefit Operation Homefront an organization that provides emergency financial and other assistance to the families of our service members and wounded warriors.

The beer is a drinkable West Coast IPA. It pours a golden amber with a big white head. It has a big citrusy nose with a slight note of fresh oranges.

Malty and sweet up front. Lighter bodied than might be expected. The hop bitter, orange peel and hop flavor seem to all kick in at the finish. Remarkably easy to drink for an IPA with the orange notes more of a secret ingredient than a dominant flavor. Quite thirst quenching making it perfect for enjoying during Memorial Day weekend.

Consume this beer fresh as the hop flavor is best enjoyed this way.

Original Gravity: 1.061 (15.5° Plato)
Bitterness: 50 IBU
Alcohol Content (ABV): 6.5%

We also want to thank all of our suppliers and distributors who have contributed so much to this cause:

  • Action Box
  • Brewers Supply
  • Hops Direct
  • Inland Label
  • Louisville Slugger
  • Mark Trece, Inc.
  • Primer Grey
  • Rahr Malting
  • Ben E. Keith
  • Capitol Beverage
  • Del Papa Distributing
  • Mike Hopkins Distributing
  • Silver Eagle Distributors
  • L & F Distributors
 
Ingredients

Malt:
This beer is brewed with a combination of pale 2 row, aromatic and caramel malted barley.

Hops:
We bitter with Cascade and Chinook, finish with Cascade and Chinook and dryhop with Cascade and Chinook. The hops lend a pleasant bitter and a citrusy finish.

Yeast:
We use our house Saint Arnold yeast to give the beer a little more depth and fruitiness.

Oranges:
We added sweet orange peel in the whirlpool and then added fresh orange zest to the bright beer tank after filtration. The oranges were zested by volunteers during a marathon zesting session.

Homefront IPA is pure, with no additives or preservatives. In order to maintain the freshest flavor possible, we do not pasteurize our beer. Many of its subtle flavors are delicate and would not stand up to the heat of pasteurization. We recommend that this product be stored cold to avoid any degradation in flavor.

 

Weizenbock

Saint Arnold Weizenbock is a traditional weizenbock with a big malty sweetness, banana and clove esters from the hefeweizen yeast and a chocolate malt flavor from the black malts. While a big beer, it is also well balanced and drinkable. This beer, developed by brewer Stephen Rawlings, was used in Bishop’s Barrel No. 4.

Original Gravity: 1.073 (11.4° Plato)
Bitterness: 21 IBU
Alcohol Content (ABV): 7.4%

 
Ingredients

Malt
This beer is brewed with malted wheat and Vienna and black malted barley. The wheat malt accounts for 60% of the grist.

Hops:
We use two additions of Hallertauer Hersbrucker hops in this beer. We wanted the perception of bitterness to be low and the hop aroma to be present but not noticed behind the malt and yeast flavors.

Yeast:
We use the Andechs weizen yeast in this beer. Our Weizenbock is pure, with no additives or preservatives. In order to maintain the freshest flavor possible, we do not pasteurize our beer. Many of its subtle flavors are delicate and would not stand up to the heat of pasteurization. We recommend that this product be stored cold to avoid any degradation in flavor.

 

Fresh Hop Ale

When hops are harvested, there is a 48 hour period when they can be used fresh in the brewing process. These fresh hops create a slightly softer bitter than dried hops do, and for the past few years, we've been brewing a single batch beer with freshly harvested hops.

For the 2015 version of Fresh Hop Ale, we revisited the single hop Session IPA recipe we enjoyed so much last year. This year, we used a relatively new hop varietal, Equinox, every step of the way.

420 lbs. of fresh Equinox hops were added within 36 hours of being harvested - and within an hour and a half of arriving at the brewery. These hops give the beer a prominent citrus aroma with hints of tropical fruits and subtle herbal notes. The medium-light body of this beer, combined with an aggressive but balanced bitterness, make it a truly enjoyable and drinkable IPA.

Fresh Hop Ale is a draft only release. You can find it now at bars and restaurants around town (and here at the brewery) while it lasts. We recommend enjoying this beer quickly to fully appreciate the hop flavors.

Original Gravity: 1.048 
Final Gravity: 1.008 
Bitterness: 73 IBU
Alcohol Content (ABV): 5.2%

 
Ingredients

Our Fresh Hop Ale is pure, with no additives or preservatives. In order to maintain the freshest flavor possible, we do not pasteurize our beer. Many of its subtle flavors are delicate and would not stand up to the heat of pasteurization. We recommend enjoying this beer quickly to fully appreciate the hop flavors.