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Our focus is on IPAs and Farmhouse Ales. All of our brews are unfiltered, so we use natural brewing processes to clarify our beers. We enjoy exploring traditional styles and finding ways to get the most out of the classic ingredients of malt, hops, yeast and water. In 2019, our beer list is also gaining more stability. Several recipes are going to be year round in the tap room and supplemented with various styles that don't always fit within our focus since, at the end of the day, we simply love beer! Here are snapshots of our IPA, Farmhouse Ale and Barrel programs:
We focus on two main styles of IPA: West Coast and New England styles. We believe that IPAs are best at their freshest so we brew smaller batches with more frequency to ensure the beer you're drinking is at it's peak. Our labor is your reward! Our Goodle Day IPA and our Foggy Mountain NE Style IPA are our flagships but we are frequently experimenting with new recipes and supplementing our menu with other great tasting IPAs.
Thus far, our main Farmhouse Ale focus has been Saisons: French, Belgian, lighter, heavier, dry hopped, oak aged in stainless, barrel aged. It's been a blast trying the different yeasts and hops that weren't always available to us in our old homebrewing days. Our Saison du Labaddie is our flagship Belgian Saison and we have a dry-hopped version of this with Grungeist hops that you will see most often in our tap room.
We are also exploring and experimenting with other Farmhouse Ale styles which you can expect to see on tap with increasing frequency, including Biere De Noel, Grisette and more!
We began our barrel program in June 2018, with wine and whiskey barrels sourced locally and nationally. We have several Brett and fruited variants of our Saisons in wine barrels and a variety of styles in whiskey barrels that are currently aging.
We are also excited to be working closely with a new distillery just down the road in our little town of Labadie, MO, Samuel Berton Distilling. In 2019, we will start making the mash for their bourbon and rye whiskey. We're also involved in a barrel swap program with them where we are trading barrels back and forth, aging our respective adult beverages in them to create truly unique beers and spirits.
Current, Previous and Potentially Upcoming Beers:
Saison Du Labaddie - 7.1% ABV - Unfiltered Belgian-style Saison brewed with Hallertauer Mittlefruh hops. Brewed using only malt, hops, yeast and water, it has hints of clove and spice and lots of fruity esters.
Last Release: Batch 2: Kegged on 10-19-18
Dry Hopped Saison Du Labaddie (Grungeist) - 7.1% ABV - Our Saison Du Labaddie dry hopped with Grungeist hops. These add flavors and aromas of peach and passionfruit with a hint of lemon zest and floral essence.
Last Release: Batch 1: Kegged on 4-26-19
Dry Hopped Saison Du Labaddie (Hallertau Blanc) - 7.1% ABV - Our Saison Du Labaddie dry hopped with Hallertau Blanc hops. These add flavors of white wine and gooseberry with complex aromas of cassis, elderflower, grapes, grapefruit and lemongrass.
Last Release: Batch 1: Kegged on 10-28-18
Dry Hopped Saison Du Labaddie (Amarillo) - 7.1% ABV - A variant of Saison Du Labaddie dry hopped with Amarillo hops. Expect orange/grapefruit citrus aroma and flavor with hints of clove, spice and fruity esters from the Belgian Saison yeast.
Last Release: Batch 1: Kegged on 8-18-18
Oak Aged Saison Du Labaddie - 7.1% ABV - This variant of our original Belgian style Saison was aged on Missouri white oak spirals. Along with the earthy, peppery spice from the Saison, the oak provides hints of coconut along with fresh oak and a slightly fruity contribution.
Last Release: Batch 1: Kegged on 5-12-18
Saison Heure D'Été - 5.8% ABV -Unfiltered Saison brewed with Hallertauer Mittlefruh hops & a French & Belgian yeast blend. Dry & crisp with spice and clove up front and a mellow tartness in the finish.
Last Release: Batch 3, Kegged on 10-30-18
Saison Heure D'Été with Brett - 5.8% ABV - Our first variant of the Saison Heure D'Été was fermented and aged with a combination of a popular farmhouse saccharomyces yeast and a brettanomyces bruxellensis variant. Look for a bit of funk and fruit character in addition to the hints of clove and spice from the base recipe
Last Release: Batch 1: Kegged on 5-19-18
Batch 1: Saison - 7.1% - This was the first beer we brewed on our 15BBL brewhouse. Unfiltered Belgian Style Saison brewed with Hallertauer Mittlefrueh hops. Brewed using only malt, hops, yeast and water, this beer has earthy, peppery and spicy notes.
Last Release: Batch 7, Kegged on 1-10-18
Batch 4: Saison – 5.8% ABV – Unfiltered Belgian Style Saison with fruity ester characteristics and a light tartness. Brewed using only malt, hops, yeast and water, this Saison's esters are balanced with a slightly malty finish, light clove flavors, and mild spicy and floral notes provided by Crystal hops.
Last Release: Batch 1, Kegged on 11-24-17
Batch 10: Saison - 5.8% ABV – Unfiltered Saison brewed with Crystal hops and a French & Belgian yeast blend. Dry & crisp with spice and clove up front and a mellow tartness in the finish.
Last Release: Batch 1, Kegged on 4-15-17
INDIA PALE ALES
Goodle Day IPA - 7.4% ABV – Our tribute to John Hartford. Brewed using Centennial bittering hops, and Cascade and Mandarina Bavaria aroma and dry hop additions. Balanced, unfiltered, earthy, floral, tangerine, grapefruit, citrus.
Last Release: Batch 4, Kegged on 5-30-2019
Foggy Mountain NE Style IPA - 6.8% ABV - Our tribute to the banjo legend Earl Scruggs. A hazy, juicy IPA focused on hop flavor, not bitterness. Heavily dry-hopped with Mosaic and El Dorado hops, think loads of tropical fruit with subtler notes of stone fruit, pine and citrus.
Last Release: Batch 1, Kegged on 5-29-2019
Black IPA - 7.4% ABV – This unfiltered ale is brewed with de-bittered dark specialty malt to add color and light roasty chocolate malt notes. The Magnum and Warrior bittering hops add clean balance and citrus complimented with Warrior and Centennial hops for a nice piney, citrusy aroma.
Last Release: Batch 3, Kegged on 6-5-2019
NE IPA El Dorado - 6.8% ABV - New England style IPA hopped exclusively with El Dorado hops, with plenty of rolled oats for a smooth mouthfeel. Tropical fruit reminiscent of pineapple and mango, pear, watermelon and stone fruit.
Last Release: Batch 1, Kegged on 2-9-19
American IPA Eureka - 7.4% ABV – Balanced West Coast style IPA brewed with Centennial and Warrior bittering hops and Eureka hops for the aroma and dry hop additions. Earthy, floral, spicy, citrus, pine, stone fruit, mandarin and peach.
Last Release: Batch 1, Kegged on 2-1-19
NE IPA Citra – 6.8% ABV - This hazy New England style IPA has plenty of grapefruit, lime and tropical fruit. Very low bitterness and a smooth mouthfeel.
Last Release: Batch 3, Kegged on 10-4-18
NE IPA Mosaic – 6.8% ABV - Hopped exclusively with Mosaic hops, this smooth, hazy IPA has notes of mango, pine, citrus and herbs with a pleasant tropical and stone fruit aroma
Last Release: Batch 3, Kegged on 11-30-18
Goodle Day IPA with Citra - 7.4% ABV - This variation of our flagship Goodle Day IPA includes Citra hops for the bittering addition. Along with the Cascade and Mandarina Bavaria hops used for the aroma and dry hop additions, this beer has notes of citrus, grapefruit, subtle pine and a nice malt balance.
Last Release: Batch 1, Kegged on 7-6-18
American IPA Warrior Cascade Citra - 7.4% ABV - Brewed with Warrior bittering hops and Cascade/Amarillo dry hops. Expect citrus/spicy bitterness with a floral, grapefruit/orange citrus and pine aroma and finish.
Last Release: Batch 1: Kegged on 8-22-18
American IPA Idaho 7 – 7.4% ABV – This is the 2nd in our rotating series of American IPAs. This single hop IPA was brewed with Idaho 7 hops. Used in the boil, whirlpool and for dry-hopping, these hops impart a balanced bitterness with notes of pine, orange, tangerine and black tea in both the taste and aroma.
Last Release: Batch 1, Kegged on 5-4-18
Azacca IPA – 7.4% ABV – Brewed with solid grain bill for overall balance and Magnum bittering hops for a clean upfront bitterness. Late boil additions and dry hopping with Azacca hops add a tropical fruit aroma and finish.
Last Release: Batch 1, Kegged on 3-6-18
Golden Ale - 5.5% ABV - An old Belgian style, this is a dry, crisp easy-drinker. This yeast-driven beer features prevalent, yet not overwhelming, fruity esters reminiscent of pear and mellow clove-like phenols.
Last Release: Batch 1, Kegged on 5-31-2019
Wee Heavy w/Vanilla Bean - 10.3% ABV - Matured on Tahitian and Madagascar vanilla beans. Rich malty caramel, cherry-chocolate, vanilla, toffee, dark fruit, anise and light roast complexity.
Last Release: Batch 1, Kegged on 11/24/18
Irish Red Ale – 6.4% ABV – Unfiltered, Irish-inspired red ale. A copper-red color with a touch of caramel sweetness and toasty, biscuit malt. Styrian Golding hops provide balance and a subtle resinous and earthy aroma.
Last Release: Batch 2, Kegged on 3-16-18
American Stout – 7.9% ABV – This traditional stout is roasty with malt-provided hints of chocolate and coffee. Combined with the dark, roasty specialty malts, Chinook hops provide a balanced bitterness and subtle piney spiciness.
Last Release: Batch 1, Kegged on 11-24-17
Weissbier - 5.2% ABV – An unfiltered wheat beer created with the traditional German style in mind. Brewed with a small amount of Hallertauer Mittlefruh hops, the majority of its flavor is imparted by the yeast, which produces hints of banana and clove during fermentation.
Last Release: Batch 2, Kegged on 2-26-18
New Moon Porter - 7.8% ABV -A medium-bodied, unfiltered robust porter with hints of chocolate. A smooth, dry finish and low bitterness for an enjoyable all-season beer.
Last Release: Batch 2, Kegged on 9-24-17
Batch 8: Wee Heavy - 9.4% ABV - Unfiltered, malt forward strong Scotch Ale with hints of roasted malt and caramel sweetness round out this medium bodied, low bitterness classic European style beer.
Last Release: Batch 1, Kegged on 4-12-17
BARREL AGED BEERS
Wine Barrel Aged Saison Heure D'Été with Brett - 6.0% ABV - Our base Summer Saison fermented with French and Belgian farmhouse yeast aged in a single Vista Serrano Zinfandel barrel for 1 year with Brettanomyces Bruxellensis. This barrel imparted a pleasant oak and vinous character while the Brett contributed a nice funk and the barrel aging process gave it a nice smooth finish. Not too tart, the complexities in this Saison really shine.
Whiskey Barrel Stout - 9.8% Alc/Vol - Brewed with a healthy dose of chocolate malt, this stout is chocolate forward with slight roast. Five months in a local Missouri Woodhat Spirits whiskey barrel has added a subtle oak and a smooth hit of whiskey in the finish.
Whiskey Barrel Cherry Biere De Noel- 10.1% ABV -An old French farmhouse style "holiday" ale aged in a Woodhat Spirits whiskey barrel for over six months with tart cherry juice. This malt forward brew is very smooth from the aging process, with no noticeable alcohol heat. It has a subtle oak influence from the barrel, a bit of sweetness from specialty malts and a figurative couple handfuls of dark brown Belgian candy sugar, and a soft cherry finish to round out our 2nd barrel aged beer release.