BEER at TAP room
At The Swans - Czech Pils - 4.2% ABV (11°P)
A classic Czech Pils hopped with the signature Czech variety Saaz. Sweet Czech malt that finishes dry, peppery and spicy hop aromatics, crisp yet flavorful finish. Double decocted, open fermented, naturally carbonated, long lagering time.
MALT: Floor Malted Czech Barley, Cara
FUN FACTS: The name is for the swans that kept us company in the South River last year
The Standard - Czech Pils - 4.4% ABV (12°P)
Clean bright malt flavors combine with peppery and lemony hop character to showcase what Notch loves most - Czech lager. Floor malted Czech pils malt is double decocted for deep malt structure in such a delicate beer. Open fermented, then racked into a closed fermenter and spund for natural carbonation. We then condition this beer in a horizontal lagering tank for an extended time until complete
MALT: Floor Malted Czech Barley
FUN FACTS: A step up in strength from our Session Pils (4% 10P)
Helles lagerbier - 4.5% ABV (12°P)
We employed new German brewhouse techniques to preserve the fresh malt taste so critical in a Bavarian Helles. Displaying aromas of fresh bread, cracker and grapes, while the flavor is pure malt that is full, bright and clean. We used the Bavarian heritage barley malt known as Barke, hopped very lightly with Spalt Select, open fermented, naturally carbonated and lagered for a long maturation.
MALT: Barke Pils
FUN FACTS: There is nothing funny about Helles, this is serious.
Zwickel Beer - 4.5% ABV (12°P)
Traditionally served straight from the lagering tanks, Zwickel beer is a classic German Pale Lager. Malty yet bright, aromas of pepper and lemon, clean snappy finish. Single decocted, naturally carbonated, long lagering time.
MALT: Pils, Munich
HOPS: Spalt, Sterling
FUN FACTS: A "Zwickel Cock" is the sampling port on a lagering tank.
Hefe Weisse - Dry Hopped BAVARIAN Wheat- 4.5% ABV
The dry-hopped version of our Bavarian wheat beer. On top of the clove and banana yeast aromatics, the Mandarina Bavaria hops add hints of citrus and orange. Bright and refreshing, this dry-hopped version of our Hefe Weisse lands a bit drier. A single decoction mash, open fermented, naturally carbonated.
STYLE: Bavarian Wheat
MALT: Bavarian Wheat & Pils Malt
HOPS: Mandarina Bavaria, Spalt
FUN FACTS: Most regions of Bavaria use "Hefe Weisse" rather than "Hefe Weizen". Hefe = Yeast; Weisse = White; Weizen = Wheat.
Dunkel Weisse - BAVARIAN DarK Wheat- 4.5% ABV
The dark (Dunkel) version of our Hefe Weisse. Clove and banana combine with rich malt, yet with bright flavors and drying finish. A single decoction mash, open fermented, naturally carbonated.
STYLE: Bavarian Dark Wheat
MALT: Bavarian Wheat, Dark Munich, Caramunich, Carafa
FUN FACTS: "Dunkel Weisse" translate to "Dark White" but it really means a darker version of the Hefe Weisse.
ROGGENBIER - BAVARIAN RYE- 4.5% ABV
All the character of Hefe Weisse, yet brewed with Rye instead of Wheat. Slightly less fruity and more spice than the Hefe. A single decoction mash, open fermented, naturally carbonated.
STYLE: Bavarian Rye
MALT: Bavarian Rye & Pils Malt
FUN FACTS: Essential the same recipe as Hefe Weisse, but with Rye instead of Wheat.
marguerite - Pale ale - 4.5 abv
Brewed in collaboration with the Peabody Essex Museum.
MALT: Valley Malt Pale Malt and Wheat
APPEARANCE: Hazy amber
land speed record - New ENgland Pale Ale - 4.5 abv
A high portion of Valley Malt wheat and German Pils malt that is then dry hopped with three pounds per barrel, where the hop variety changes each time. Equinox and Citra are the stars in this batch and provide citrus and tropical fruit aromas.
MALT: Pils, Wheat
HOPS: Equinox, Citra
APPEARANCE: Hazy straw
FUN FACTS: Named after Husker Du's first record.
BAvARIAN radler - sparkling lemonade + PALE LAGER
Traditional German mixture of sparkling lemonade and pale lager. Thirst quencher!
Salzburg radler - sparkling GRAPEFRUIT + PALE LAGER
Traditional Austrian mixture of sparkling grapefruit and pale lager. Another thirst quencher!