Our approach to brewing:

An eclectic mix of New and Old World styles using mostly European malts and, whenever possible, aggressive amounts of American Hops. Our brewer first learned the British and German styles before making his way through several Michigan craft breweries to learn the trade from the best in his area. We seek to offer a range of strong, session, hoppy, mild, and local-sourced options that will provide something for every thirsty pilgrim that graces our floors, and inspire craft beer fans to keep coming back for more deliciously fresh frothy fare.

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5 o'clock Whistle: Vienna IPA

By pairing lightly roasted Vienna malt with pale British base malt, we created a piquant and almost winey backdrop for one of our hoppiest beers on the menu. The Vienna malt leaves it a bit closer to the amber spectrum than many American IPAs.

ABV: 6.2%    IBU:53

Alphonse: Session American Pale Ale

American Pale Ales are known for a classic aggressive hop aroma.  Ours is sure to live up to this expectation. As a session beer it is low in gravity (alcohol) but is positively bursting with hops.

ABV: 4.4%    IBU:37

361 Buckets: Maibock

Maibock or “May Beer” is a style traditionally brewed in Bavaria in winter and then released in late April or early May.  They serve as a transition between the darker heartier beers served in the colder months and the lighter beers of summer.

You may detect slight hints of apricot and caramel in the nose which give way to bready malt flavors in the body with a clean, dry finish.

ABV 7.3%   IBU  26

 The story behind the name

Elias Pichler, the successor to Heimeran Pongraz, was under pressure. The new brewery at the Platzl was up and running, beer was being brewed, but now the royal household grumbled: in the past there was that good, strong beer from Einbeck, but now there’s only brown and wheat beer we brew ourselves. Bring on something stronger! After experimenting around a bit, Pichler presented Munich’s first beer brewed in the Einbeck tradition at the beginning of 1614. Christened “Maibock”, this beer would soon save the city of Munich. In 1632, during the Thirty Years War when the Swedes occupied Munich, they struck a deal with the city: in exchange for not pillaging and plundering the city they were given 1,000 buckets of beer from the Hofbräuhaus, including 361 buckets of Maibock.

 

Collin's Full Size: Imperial IPA

The first thing you will notice is a full-frontal assault of citra hop aroma, hints of grapefruit and apricot.  The hops transition to the palate as well and are balanced with sweet malt flavors.  This beer is a true homage to big IPA lovers past and present. So hoppy it may make other IPAs taste like water. Consider yourself warned.

ABV: 10%  IBU-55

Double Dapple: Doppelbock

Doppelbock or “Double Beer” is a stronger version of German style bock beers and were traditionally brewed by monks in Munich.

Named for a breed of Dachshund, this delicious beer is dark brown with hints of ruby in its color and will offer aromas of toffee and plum.  Although dark in color, its body is light with flavors of toasted barley, stone fruit and a slight touch of alcohol.

ABV 8.3%  IBU  30

 

Dune Rail: American Blonde Ale

As a style, American Blonde Ales are less bitter than the typical American Pale Ale.  This refreshing beer, with restrained hop aroma, lets the fine German malts take the stage for a round.

ABV: 4%     IBU:11

Gluten for Punishment: German Style Wheat Ale

Traditionally, this German style of wheat beer was the only kind of beer brewers were allowed to brew in Bavaria during the summer, prior to refrigeration, as the special yeast used is more heat tolerant. With almost half of the grain in the recipe being malted wheat, there is an unmistakable bread-y flavor that is complimented perfectly by the tart and fruity notes that linger together.

ABV:5.5%  IBU-15

 

Screeching Sands: Agave Amber

Made as a loving tribute to the famous cactus, this strong hoppy amber ale blends German malts, blue agave syrup, and American hops.

ABV: 7.8%    IBU:35

Star Hill: Dry Irish Stout

A tribute to the classic Irish stout, this low gravity beer strikes a balance between roasty malt and refined hop character that pleases to the last drop. Dark roasty flavours are dominant but are more chocolatey than bitter.

ABV: 4.2%    IBU: 30%

Test Hill: Double IPA

A strong American-style IPA that packs a full-power hop aroma blast in each sip. A small amount of Belgian sugar amps up the strength while leaving it drier than an all-malt beer.

ABV:9.5%  IBU-68

War Bride: English Brown

This English Brown Ale has light toffee and toasted bread notes accentuated by a light dash of hops come together for this refreshing all-British malt beer.

ABV:3.8%  IBU-26