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Lube? Hey, get your mind out of the gutter. Social lubrication, people coming together to unwind, is what we are talking about. This American Black Ale has a dark body, medium bitterness, balanced with West Coast hops and sweet orange peel. 1 pint, 6 fl.oz. Alc.6% by volume. Ale brewed with natural flavor.
Like a Belgian "Dark Strong Ale", the beer is rich and robust with an ABV of 9.3%. The package is a 750 ml bottle with a traditional cork and wire finish and features a label picturing the jazz master himself.
This rich Belgian style ale is best with creamy cheeses, chocolate desserts, or as a digestif.
Skull Splitter is our strongest ale: which is named after Thorfinn Einarsson who was the 7th Viking Earl of Orkney. Sophisticated, satiny smooth with a deceptively light character, it is a tribute to our colourful forbear.
A crystal-clear, rich tawny-red colour beer; a tight, smooth head with hints of red and amber colour
Juicy, almost fruity malt character, together with a medley of fresh and dried fruits, dates and figs, hints of ginger and cinnamon spice, hints of vanilla
Norman Sinclair recommends drinking his Skull Splitter Ale with pâté, red meat dishes, and strong cheeses.
Our flagship beer, an English style pale ale. Wonderfully balanced with Maris Otter malt, hints of crystal malt and generously hopped with East Kent Goldings, it has a rich honey color and fruity hop aroma. It is named in honor of Nantucket's whaling history.
This English style ale was primarily brewed to go along with all sorts of seafood yet lends itself well with game bird, broth style soups and particularly well with almonds.
American-Style India Pale
Fraught with hops complex, vigorous and virile. Endowed with a subtle malt character for a sturdy and balanced ale. Our Award-Winning interpretation of the popular style reflects both the history of the IPA and the distinctive and relatively modern American variation. Cascade and Centennial hops are employed generously and the result is an earthy ale that is most drinkable. 6.8% ABV, 66 IBU 15.5 gal & 5.2 gal kegs available.
2011 Bronze Medal, Mission IPA, Los Angeles International Beer Competition
2007 Bronze Medal, Mission IPA, Great American Beer Festival
With the color of a pilsner and the character of an ale, our blonde settles into the realm of restorative. Endowed with an authentic Kolsch yeast strain for a peck of fruitiness that compliments the blend of noble hops. Lager-like with its delicate dryness, it really is redolent of ales from Koln, Germany.
The brewing process starts with the polishing, washing, soaking and steaming of rice [25% of total grain bill] to break down complex type b-starch molecules into short type a ones. Only type A starch molecules can be converted into sugar by the use of sake yeast. Afterwards, pilsner malt is added to the mashing process. After lautering Hallertauer hops is added in the brew kettle. Further complicating matters, two different yeasts, ie ale and sake yeast, must be used as regular beer yeast is not able to convert the rice sugars into alcohol.
Try with salmon steaks, grilled sardines, Thai food, gamy sausages, steaks and barbecue.
Excellent balance of sweet malt and smoke. Smoke replaces hops as the dominant malt balance. Keeps the sausage taste as you go. Fruit in the middle. Much more quaffable than expected.
This rauchbier is the perfect compliment to the Bamberg Onion, a delicacy created by the brewery owners' family generations ago and still served at the Schlenkerla Tavern in Bamberg. The Bamberg Onion is stuffed with a ground meat filling and slowly roasted.
Bottle-conditioned fine creamy head on top. Medium bodied feel with sweet bitter taste. It has a unique note of cedar and complex spicy yet mild aroma of British traditional hops such as Kent Goldings and Challenger.
This IPA pairs beautifully with any dishes prepared with ginger, or with sushi or sashimi. Strong and sharp cheeses, like the Roquefort or Stilton would also pair nicely.
This stout beer pays tribute to the Butternuts Brewery's former life as a dairy farm, thus the sexy cow on the can. It's a lighter, more drinkable version of the Stout breed than its heavy, boorish and smelly European sisters. Not too strong, not too viscous (oooh...viscous...creepy). Unlike a true bovine it has a malty, roasty aroma and a dry finish but no tail or teats, and leaves no unsightly cow pies laying around the yard for you to step in. On a personal note, the rich, dark color and bossy character goes beautifully on a crisp, colorful fall day up here in the Butternut Valley.
This stout harmonizes with charred or blackened meat and fish, as well as lighter chocolate or cream based desserts. With oysters on the half shell, Moo Thunder is simply perfect.
Named for the often foggy island where it is brewed. This wheat beer is fermented with Belgian yeast and brewed with fresh fruit and spices. A unique ale that emits a complex, earthy nose and a soft, mid-palate maltiness with hints of tropical fruit. Dry and spicy.
Wells Bombardier's characteristic robust flavor and deep copper color are derived from the finest 'English Ale'and 'Crystal' malts, which are carefully crushed, not ground, and English 'Challenger' and 'Goldings' hops. Not least, Wells Bombardier is uniquely brewed using natural mineral water from and independently accredited source; our own well.
Andrew Jefford, the respected UK drinks critic, sums up ESB's flavor thus: ''an ample, grainy-nutty aroma and a broad, authoritative flavor, with lashings of dry marmalade-like bitters'', whilst 'Beer Supremo' Roger Protz describes ''an enormous attack of rich malt, tangy fruit and spicy hops in the mouth, with a profound Goldings peppery note in the long finish and hints of orange, lemon and gooseberry fruit''.
This clean bitter can be used as a digestif or with game style meats like boar, veal or even a hearty steak. With its caramel notes this strong ale pairs with chocolates and sharp cheeses, as well as traditional bar foods.
Tusker is brewed with high quality malt, made from equatorial barley grown at the base of Mt. Kenya, choicest hops and water that springs from the renowned Aberdare mountain ranges. Tusker's famous crisp, refreshing taste and finest quality has continuously earned Gold Medals in the prestigious International Monde Selection Awards.
This uniquely American beer offers a crisp, medium-body with a light amber color. Generous additions of Warrior and Cascade hops provide a refreshing bitterness & vibrant citrus aroma. This style has been our number one selling beer for ten years running. A very drinkable yet hoppy year round favorite.