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Tröegs HopBack Amber Ale

Troegs-HopBack-Amber-AleHopBack Amber Ale gets its unique name and taste from the hopback vessel in our brewhouse.  Packed full of whole flower hops, each batch circulates through the vessel, creating a fresh hoppy aroma, spicy taste and rich caramel note that defines our signature Amber Ale.

From the Brewer – “Standing 12 ft. tall at the center of the brew deck is our HopBack vessel; here, whole flower hops swirl in hot wort coaxing hop oil into aromas of grapefruit pith and pinesap. This bright hop nose is counterbalanced with malt tones of toffee and caramel.

Big, robust flavors like red meats and strong cheeses. The assertive flavors of our HopBack will hold up against strong cheeses like Stilton and Smoked Cheddar.


Great American Beer Festival, Gold Medal – 2012

Hops: Cascade, Williamette, Nugget
Malts: Pilsner, Munich, Crystal
Yeast: Ale
Hop Bitterness (IBU’s): 55
Alcohol by volume: 6%
Format: 6 Packs
Seasonality: Year Round


Flying Fish Red Fish

From the Brewer – “Red Fish is a west coast hoppy red ale. Columbus, Chinook and Cascade hops give the beer a robust piney nose.  Two-row, crystal and cara-red malts give the beer a malty background and a 7% abv.

Pairs great with big bold foods like brisket, burgers or a grilled pork loin. Port cheeses and cheddar also pair well with this beer.

Yeast: Chico
Hops: Cascades, Columbus, and Chinook (dry hopped with cascades and chinook)
Malts: Two-row pale, cara-red, blackprinz, and medium crystal
Original Gravity: 17.2º Plato
Hop Bitterness (IBU’s): 20
Alcohol by volume: 7%
Format: 6 Packs
Seasonality: Year Round

Left Hand Sawtooth Amber Ale


From the Brewer – Two guitars, bass and drums. It’s all you’ll ever need. Sessionable.  Unpretentious. Our original flagship. Proof that a beer can be both complex and balanced. Malty chewiness slowly transitioning over to herbal, earthy hops with a dry finish. Brewed to be enjoyed with friends and to stimulate serendipity.

Great with Salted Beer Caramels, Creole Rigatoni with Andouille Sausage, Classic Fish & Chips, Beer Bread Grilled Cheese Sandwich.

Hops: Magnum, US Goldings, Willamette and Cascade
Malts: Pale 2-row, Crystal, Munich Wheat and Black Malt
Hop Bitterness (IBU’s): 27
Original Gravity: 12° plato
Alcohol by volume: 5.3%
Format: 12 oz. bottles
Seasonality: Year Round

Harpoon Flannel Friday

harpoon-flannel-fridayThere are subtle but unmistakable signs that announce the arrival of fall. There’s that first crisp afternoon, the sun is bright but there’s a slight chill in the air. And then there are the first few leaves that start to turn on the trees. Then, possibly the most telling, there’s the first day here at the brewery when almost everyone shows up in flannel. For a beer that tastes so good (and looks so good), it was a no-brainer to add this in to the Harpoon 30-Pack, celebrating 30 years of great times with beer.

From the Brewer – “This Hoppy Amber Ale is our tribute to the quintessential season of change. A bright hop aroma from late hop additions plays with its strong malt backbone. Amber hued, medium bodied, with hints of citrus and pine, this ale is made for the crisp days (and nights) of fall.

Hop Bitterness (IBU’s): 35
Alcohol by volume: 5.7%
Format: 6 Packs
Seasonality: Fall

Abita Christmas Ale

abita-christmas-aleFrom the Brewer – “Abita Christmas Ale (November – December) rounds out our calendar. Each year at the Abita Brewery we craft a special dark ale for the holiday season. The recipe changes each year so that Abita Christmas Ale is always the perfect gift. Its spicy character is excellent with traditional holiday foods such as gingerbread or spiced nuts. Try some blue cheese or a creamy Camembert with a Christmas Ale.

This ale is excellent served with both red meat, seafood and, no surprise here, it’s also great with nuts! Try Pecan® Harvest Ale with Gouda cheese.

Hop Bitterness (IBU’s): 20
Alcohol by volume: 6.1%
Format: 6 packs
Seasonality: Winter

Tröegs Mad Elf Ale

From the Brewer – “The Mad Elf, a cheerful creation to warm your heart and enlighten your tongue. The combination of Cherries, Honey, and Chocolate Malts delivers gentle fruits and subtle spices. Fermented and aged with a unique yeast, this ruby-red beer has significant warming strength that underlies the pleasant character of this intriguing yet delicious Ale. The Mad Elf, a jolly and delicious beer for the Holidays.


Rated #1 in Joe Six-packs Christmas Beers Book

Yeast: Belgian Spicy Yeast
Hops: Saaz, Hallertau
Malts: Pilsner, Munich, Chocolate
Hop Bitterness (IBU’s): 15
Alcohol by volume: 11%
Format: 6 packs
Seasonality: Winter

Anchor Bigleaf Maple Autumn Red

Anchor-Bigleaf-Maple-Autumn-RedOur fall seasonal, BigLeaf Maple Autumn Red™, was inspired by a native California tree, its incredible leaves, its delicious syrup, and the best colors of fall. Bigleaf maple thrives along the banks of California’s mountain streams. Native Californians once made rope and baskets from its bark. Today, artisans handcraft its wood and burl into custom guitars. In autumn its huge leaves, up to a foot across, can display a full range of color as they slowly turn from green to gold to red. Bigleaf maple sugaring in California dates to the 1800s; yet this tree’s unusually flavorful syrup remains the product of a small group of hobbyists. A hint of maple—including bigleaf maple—syrup in every brew perfectly complements the malty complexity, balanced hoppiness, and rich fall hue of BigLeaf Maple Autumn Red™, a red ale like no other.

From the Brewer – “BigLeaf Maple Autumn Red™ is a quaffable, well-balanced American red ale with character. Its malty complexity and coppery color come from a combination of two caramel malts, pale malt, and a hint of maple syrup. To complement these flavors, we used three additions of Nelson Sauvin hops in the brewkettle and a unique blend of Nelson Sauvin, Citra, and Cascade for dry hopping. The result is a distinctive fall seasonal beer with extraordinary depth and intriguing aroma.

Hops: Blend of Nelson Sauvin, Citra & Cascade
Malts: Blend of two Caramel & Pale
Alcohol by volume: 6%
Format: 6 Packs
Seasonality: Fall

O’Fallon Hemp Hop Rye Amber Ale

OFallon-Hemp-Hop-Rye-Amber-Ale“This smooth amber ale uses toasted hemp seed to create a nutty flavor in the finish that compliments the rye and hops (a botanical cousin to hemp). The wide assortment of flavors harmonize, creating a uniquely smooth and flavorful beer!

Great with Cashew Chicken or mild cheddar cheese.

Hops: Magnum, Hallertau Mittlefruh, Cascade
Malts: 2-Row, Rye Malt, Crystal Rye, Flaked Barley, Victory
Hop Bitterness (IBU’s): 25
Alcohol by volume: 5.5%
Format: 6 Packs
Seasonality: Year Round

Fort Collins Red Banshee

Fort-Collins-Red-BansheeFrom the Brewer – “A striking ruby hue and spicy floral aroma punctuate the pleasant sweetness of this brew. Crystal malt coalesces with the earthy flavor of Willamette hops. A hauntingly beautiful combination.

Great when served with spicy dishes, chicken, and hamburgers. And don’t forget pralines, poached pears,and Bananas Foster for dessert!

Recipe: Spicy Beer Mustard


48 oz Whole Grain Mustard
1 TBL Chili Sauce
2 tsp Horseradish puree
10 oz Red Banshee


Blend all ingredients together until consistent. Store in airtight container in refrigerator for up to 3 weeks.

Hop Bitterness (IBU’s): 33
Alcohol by volume: 5.3%
Format: 6 packs
Seasonality: Year Round

Tröegs Nugget Nectar

Troegs-Nugget-NectarFrom the Brewer – “Squeeze those hops for all they’re worth and prepare to pucker up! Nugget Nectar Ale will take hopheads to nirvana with a heady collection of Nugget, Warrior and Tomahawk hops. Starting with the same base ingredients of our flagship HopBack Amber Ale, Nugget Nectar intensifies the malt and hop flavors to create an explosive hop experience.

Great with Cheese (Sharp, Blue, and Cheddar); Meat (Beef and Poultry)


2011 – The Fifty Best Beers by

Hops: Nugget, Warrior, Tomahawk, Simcoe, Palisade
Malts: Pilsner, Vienna, Munich
Yeast: Ale
Hop Bitterness (IBU’s): 93
Alcohol by volume: 7.5%
Format: 6 Packs
Seasonality: February – March

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