BURN the SHIPS
THE SMOKED IPA | 7.0% ABV
Named after the bold tactic of legendary military leaders, BtS is an IPA brewed with cherry-wood smoked malt and four varieties of hops, giving it a unique & complex flavor which balances to perfection. Just like the mantra itself, BtS is an intimidating proposition up front...yet found to be addictively fulfilling after the first taste.
Victory nor Defeat
DOUBLE IPA | 8.0% ABV
“It’s not the critic that counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; who at best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at worst, if he fails, at least fails while darling greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know Victory Nor Defeat.”
“The Man in the Arena”
VnD is what we once dreamed a beer could be, and serves as an homage to those who scoff at the critics and enter the arena. Well over a year was spent balancing and perfecting the design, which requires a great deal of care, attention to detail, and healthy dosing of 5 different hops introduced at several addition points. The result is a beer full of bold malts & citrusy, fruity hop flavors, yet balanced, clean & smooth blend from start to finish. It is perfect.
Victory Nor Defeat is not intended to represent what an IPA currently is; it represents what an IPA should be.
AMERICAN RED ALE | 4.5% ABV
One of our firm beliefs: Never forget where you came from.
As individuals, we came from all over; as a company, we came from a small cabin out in the woods of Auburn NH.
This red ale focuses on roasted specialty malts to give it a deep ruby-colored hue. Its exceptionally smooth, crisp and satisfying taste makes it a welcome alternative to the strong, bitter ales many have come to dislike about craft beer. Designed to be a beer you can drink all day. Yes, even pairs perfectly with breakfast (verified by our own R&D).
INDIA PALE ALE | 6.5% ABV
This IPA is named after the symbol we - as independent Americans - took back.
The King's Broad Arrow was one of the key contributors to the American Revolution, being stamped, carved & branded into everything the King laid claim to in the colonies; especially Pine Trees.
A robust malt profile combined with three varieties of hops creates an easy drinking India Pale Ale full of balanced, easy-drinking flavor.
COFFEE PORTER | 5.0% ABV
"Kilgore Trout once wrote a short story which was a dialogue between two pieces of yeast. They were discussing the possible purposes of life as they ate sugar and suffocated in their own excrement. Because of their limited intelligence, they never came close to guessing that they were making champagne."
Developed by our own Jake Felton, Kilgore is the product of our partnership with A&E Custom Coffee Roastery, combining their Papua New Guinea roast with chocolate malts and a light touch of hops.
Not heavy like other traditional porters, Kilgore is as light and easy drinking as a glass of iced coffee.
**Released every March
SUMMER WHEAT ALE | 5.0% ABV
Who is Emma Wood?
Emma isn't a who, it's a place; a beach in California - the place our Head Brewer, Mike, told his family he was leaving home to build a brewery. As they celebrated, drinking this ale around the fire, they all chose to name her after the beach.
Light, clean & crisp, this refreshing summer ale is brewed with white wheat, orange peel & a healthy dose of hops. The bold, citrusy flavor makes her perfect on NH's hot, humid summer days.
**Released every May
HARVEST PUMPKIN ALE | 6.0% ABV
Many in New England sent grains to the front lines during the American Revolution, forcing them to use other fermentables to make beer. Pumpkins quickly became the prime choice.
A true seasonal, in that the primary ingredient is only available one time of the year. Each batch contains over 250lbs of Sugar Pumpkins locally harvested at Sunnycrest Farm (Londonderry, NH), and roasted at New England's Tap House Grille (Hooksett, NH). Barely hopped & spiced, this ale places pumpkin - not cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla, etc - as the predominant flavor. To us, this ale embodies togetherness & celebration...like coming home.
Please, no cinnamon/sugar rims.
**Released mid-October (varies with pumpkin harvest)
APRICOT AMBER ALE | 7.5% ABV
In the late 1600's, John Locke had a "crazy" idea: maybe we're all born with the same blank mind, and it's our life experiences that truly define who we are. At the time, this was a radical idea, as one's bloodline was thought to be the key factor in determining defining one's life (ie: Divine Right of Kings). He coined the term "Tabula Rasa;" Latin for "Blank Slate."
He then fled England, banished for his thoughts. His idea, however, grew to inspire our Founding Fathers, resulting in the American Revolution.
An Amber style ale that is delicately balanced with caramel, honey and fruit flavors that give it a strong, pronounced amber color. It is designed to confuse the senses while warming the soul. Tabula Rasa is in a category all its own.
**Released New Years Eve.