We love brewing and drinking IPA’s more than just about any style of beer that we make. The wide array of hop varieties available to us offers endless possibilities for flavor and aroma. Some of the juiciest hops that we use come from New Zealand and this IPA is our ode to the Juice! We keep the malt bill simple to provide a platform for the hops to shine. Abundantly hopped both in the whirlpool and dry-hopping with New Zealand Wakatu.
Find the biggest glass around and fill it up to the top! Golden in color with a fluffy white head and a juicy aroma that you could cut with a knife.
While I’m sure there’s plenty of options, we like to pair it with a game of Candyland and 6 of our closest friends.
Our Imperial Oatmeal Stout is a rich, dark and elegant beer. Built on a base of German pale malt, we add in multiple dark malts to provide a prominent aroma of roasted malt, coffee and chocolate. We add in a small amount of flaked oats to add a nice creaminess to the mouthfeel and finish it off with a hefty dose of Hallertauer Saphir hops for a crisp, hoppy finish.
As you would expect from an Imperial Stout this beer pours a deep, robust darkness with a brown, lingering head. Aromas of roasted coffee, dark chocolate, tobacco and just a hint of raisin lure you in for a decadent drinking experience.
Served in a snifter at 50 degrees will keep things on track. A side of almonds, strawberries and raspberries should pair just right.
Our Maibock is one of the more traditional beers that we brew. Showcasing the wondrous complexities of German malts, hops and yeast in a hefty beer with a crisp, lager finish. We blend an even split of Pilsner and Vienna malts and a responsible amount of German Hersbrucker hops to deliver a beer with a malty start and a crisp, noble finish.
We prefer it in a Pokal but at the best of springtime festivals you’ll probably see it in a chalice of some kind. Beautifully golden in color with a bold malt aroma of toasted bread and water cracker finishing with a bright hop spiciness and crisp, clean finish.
Do it right with a plate of german schnitzel and some asiago cheese.
We didn’t make the rules but we sometimes follow them. Our Vienna Lager is brewed with German Pilsner, Vienna and Munich malt and likely hopped with Czech Saaz hops. Our goal with this beer is to create a superbly drinkable amber lager. Aromas of bready malts, toasted almonds and a hint of toast open up to the light spiciness of the Saaz hops. Aged like a responsible lager should be and only available for the season.
Pours a beautiful amber color with a slightly off-white head that clings to the glass with each sip. Serve it in a flute glass and admire it.
Pair it with a hefty plate of migas if you like to drink in the morning or a large plate of fajitas for those that wait until after noon to imbibe. Either way, it’s hard to find something that won’t pair well.
Our Helles Lager is made for the summertime. Brewed to be simple and not analyzed. The best compliment that we receive about this beer is a smile and an order for another round. One of the simpler recipes that we have but the more complex fermentation to manage. Keep the yeast happy and this beer will keep you thirst quenched for the dog days of summer.
Light golden with a fluffy white head. A slight haze is present with our Helles and when served in a pilsner glass there’s a 99% chance your going to instagram it.
A pool, a river, a lake or a golf course. No need for food, just make sure you have enough Helles.
Our Texas Honey IPA is one of our favorite beers of the year. The base of pale malt, a touch of Vienna and then a large dose of Texas Wildflower Honey added to the kettle create a beer of massive complexity, a balanced sweetness and an impactful hop character that will keep you coming back for more. It’s deceptively strong but incredibly balanced. Pretty soon our own bee hives will be producing the honey that we need for this beer. Texas Honey, saving the planet one bee-r at a time.
Golden, clear and just pretty. A stiff foam stand will linger on the top of your glass, releasing aromas of grapefruit pith, tangerine and a hint of tropical fruit with each sip. Put it in a tulip and you won’t regret it.
Our preference is a juicy hamburger with a side of belgian fries. It’s also really nice with a cheese plate and some honey, for good measure.
River Beer is our take on a classic style, Premium American Lager. We blend high quality German malt, fresh hops and the finest lager yeast to create a beer of extra fine quality and superb drinkability. In the glass, the beer is crystal clear, crystal clean and pairs well with 5 more. Light and bready malt character blends with a slight noble hop aroma that leads into a delightfully crisp and clean finish.
Pours bright golden and incredibly clear with a beautiful layer of white foam. Aromas a bready malt and America rise up from the glass with each sip, ending in a clean and crisp finish.
Rivers, beaches, lakes and backyards. Or front porches.
78702 is brewed in the style of a traditional Kolsch. Hailing from Germany, this style is blonde in color, bright and clear with a lasting white foam head. Aromas of bready malt and spicy noble hops pop out of the glass and the flavor delivers thirst quenching refreshment, with an ever-so-slight malty and fruity finish. 78702 has a refreshing bitterness and clean, crisp finish.
Bright golden with a fluffy white head. The beer pours crystal clear and when served a traditional Kolsch glass the foam lingers on the sides of the glass, presenting beautiful lacing and releasing malty sweet aromatics with every sip.
Everywhere. Great with german sausages, cheeses and friends.
The Greenhouse has always been a breeding ground for the brewery. Spawned from our 3 bbl pilot system, the Greenhouse India Pale Ale series is our ode to the expressive usage of hops! Every month we release around 300 cases and with each we change the hop varieties that we use for dry-hopping in order to give you a different aroma and flavor experience. What this means for you is that every Greenhouse IPA release will be a little bit different, and all thanks to the wondrous contribution of one of our favorite plants!
Batch Sixty Four - Mandarina Bavaria
Zoe is brewed in a mildly traditional manner, very similar to many of the German lagers of the old world but dry-hopped to add an extra layer of complexity. This beer is based on pale and Vienna malts, light to golden in color with a beautiful white layer of foam resting on top, constantly delivering floral and citrus dry-hop aromatics with every sip. Zoe is meant to be paired with, well, life! With notes of lightly toasted bread, floral hops and an incredibly smooth finish we hope that Zoe is everything that you’ve been searching for in a pale lager.
Zoe pours straw golden with a nice, fluffy white head. As your nose nears the glass you'll instantly be taken to a land of citrus, lemons, and lightly toasted bread. A soft bitterness helps round things out. Perfect for sun, rain and the ‘75 Dead show at Winterland Arena.
Pouring at 47 degrees into a traditional pilsner glass will help to open up the hop aromatics. Best with four more, a nice big bowl of greens and a healthy cut of seafood.
A Pale Mosaic is our American style IPA showcasing a fairly new hop variety called Mosaic. The beer begins with a base of German Pale Ale and Vienna malts, and is brewed for a light, crisp malt body. We use Oregon grown hops for bittering, targeting 45 IBU’s, and follow that up with a hefty whirlpool addition. Finally we dry-hop with Mosaic, Citra and Nugget to deliver a beer that is clean and complex with notes of pine resin, grapefruit pith and blueberries.
A Pale Mosaic pours a crisp golden hue with a rich white foam head. You will experience aromas of pine trees, grapefruit pith, tropical fruit. It has an herbal complexity that’s sure to make you pat yourself on the back.
Keep it classy with a nonic pint glass served at 45 degrees. A Pale Mosaic pairs well with cedar plank salmon, spicy guacamole and bouncing 'round the room.
Porter Culture is a Baltic Porter that starts with a base of Pale and Munich malts. We layer that in chocolate wheat and de-bittered black malt to provide flavor of coffee, dark chocolate, raisins and just a hint of roast. Appropriately hopped to provide a crisp bitterness in the finish and fermented with our house lager yeast to provide a neutral yeast profile that stays out of the way and lets the malts take center stage.
Porter Culture pours wonderfully dark with a deep brown head. Immediate aromas of dark chocolate and light roast coffee greet your nose. A complex flavor profile delivers hints of raisin and toast with a rich, chocolate malt depth and lightly bitter, appropriately dry finish.
We recommend a tulip glass, it's pretty. Porter Culture is really tasty with dark chocolate. Caramelized onions or funky blue cheese also pair beautifully.
In a world of evolutions and innovations, we decided to devote an entire series of beers to the wondrous contribution that hops can provide. We’ve taken six of our favorite styles and given them a hop-lift of sorts. Each beer is balanced and refreshing with a deliberate and expressive amount of hops added to showcase the complexity and excitement that our favorite ingredient contributes.
A small batch series periodically released by Hops & Grain Brewing. Each Volumes of Funk release combines mature barrel aged beer blended from our oak barrels, puncheons and foeders. Wild yeast and bacteria influence the character of each release delivering a complex, funky and tart drinking experience. Each one is a uniques style that has been influenced in some form by wild yeast and bacteria.
We take our Belgian Style Saison which utilizes a base of pilsner malt, wheat and oats and ferment with our house Belgian yeast strain. After time in stainless steel the beer is racked into oak barrels, puncheons and fouders for secondary aging with multiple brettanomyces strains and a complex culture of souring bacteria. When the time is right, we transfer the beer into packaging tanks and dry-hop with a blend of some of our favorite pacific northwest and southern hemisphere hops. The result is an additional layer of juicy citrus character blended with the funk and tartness of the base Saison. After proper oil extraction we bottle the beer for a secondary fermentation creating a beautiful level of carbonation and a complex array of yeast and oak derived flavors and aromas.
Our Belgian Style Saison is the result of time, oak and funk. We take a base of pilsner malt, wheat and oats and ferment with our house Belgian yeast strain. After time in stainless steel the beer is racked into oak barrels, puncheons and fouders for secondary aging with multiple brettanomyces strains and a complex culture of souring bacteria. When the time is right, we transfer the beer into packaging tanks and fill them into bottles for a secondary fermentation creating a beautiful level of carbonation and a complex array of yeast and oak derived flavors and aromas.
Volumes of Oak is a small batch series periodically released by Hops & Grain Brewing. Each one is a unique style that has been influenced in some form by French and American Oak. Each release is the result of aging in a myriad of barrels that previously held wine or spirits. When the barrels tell us they are ready we blend and package. Each release delivers a complex array of flavors and aromas resulting from the type of oak and the previous use of the barrels.