Dirty Little Blonde Lager: This American light bodied lager starts with a very slight whole grain flavor reminiscent of whole grain bread, which gives way to an effervescent and citrusy yeast ester character. It’s finish is clean with a slightly spicy German hop bitterness on the back of the tongue. Pair this lager with fresh greens, seafoods, and of course our Maryland crab cakes.
Annapolis Rocks Pale Ale: An American style pale ale with a medium body and plenty of hops. Straw golden in color, this ale starts with a slight bread grain and caramel sweetness which is quickly overcome by a floral and pine like bitterness. The beer finishes clean and crisp. It’s great for complimenting a spicy dish.
Hoptopsy ESB: Usually an English pub classic ale, this Extra Special Bitter has an American twist. A brilliant copper color with ruby highlights and a toffee color that will try your patience. Upon first sip an immediate hop bitterness gives way to a sweet caramel and malt backbone followed by American flavor and aroma hops. Try the ESB with seafood and spicy foods.
Tuscarora Red Ale: A kin to its Scottish and Irish cousins, this American Red Ale is full bodied and smooth. Its blend of caramel and specialty malts give this ale a deep amber color and a silky smooth malty texture. It’s gentle touch of American hops balance the malt sweetness and provide just a touch of earthy flavors. A slight astringency accompanies this on the sides of the tongue from chocolate malt which lends to the ruby red color. It finishes smooth and dry. Try it paired with your menu choice of barbequed meats, burgers, or steaks.
Schifferstadt Stout: A hybrid among stout styles, our stout has balance between it’s robust roasted coffee notes and its creamy, chocolate-like malt sweetness. It pours black with hints of ruby color and a thick off-white head. The flavor starts with a strong burnt sugar sweetness on the tip of the tongue and coffee like astringency on the sides. Its finish is dry with no cloying sweetness, just a touch of velvet in the body from flaked oats. Try this one for dessert paired with chocolate and ice cream.
Seasonal and Cask Conditioned Beers
Larry Pomerantz, our Brewmaster, enjoys presenting the perfect beer for the season. Following traditional brewing techniques with a few modern twists, he continues to develop the perfect beer to compliment the weather conditions outside.
“Highway to Helles“. A traditional Maibock that uses German malts and a very traditional German decoction brewing method. It takes over 2 months to make this style lager. Malt focused, our golden-amber spring lager has a very nice balance between the German malts and German Noble hops . It finishes very clean and smooth. It weighs in at 6.5 % ABV and 30 IBUs.
“Sugarloaf Saison”, a “prinetemps” or spring Saison. Our Belgian style farmhouse ale has a big hop nose, citrus character and earthy peppery notes, a softly sweet wheat and rye mouthfeel, but finishes very dry and slightly tart. Welcome spring with Barley and Hops! 6.8% ABV and 20 IBUs