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Updated: Friday, December 08, 2023

Allagash Coolship Resurgam

MAINE - Brewed with Pilsner malt, raw wheat and aged hops. Naturally occurring microflora inoculates the beer which is matured in French wine oak. One, two and three year old versions are blended to produce aromas of apricot, lemon zest and candied fruit. Notes of tropical fruit and funk lead to a clean, tart finish. 6.3%abv  

Allagash Curieux

MAINE - This is their Belgian-style Triple that was aged in a Jim Beam whiskey cask.  Hints of vanilla, oak & bourbon. 11%abv 

Allagash White

MAINE - Arguably the best Belgian-Style White beer made in the US.  Crisp & refreshing with hints of coriander and orange peel.  Rob Tod's interpretation of a traditional Belgian wheat beer, Allagash White is brewed with a generous portion of wheat and a special blend of spices, this beer is light and slightly cloudy in appearance, with a spicy aroma. 5%abv  

Au Baron Cuvée De Jonquilles

FRANCE - From a tiny brewery in France on the Belgian border comes this refreshingly well-hopped biére de garde/farmhouse ale. We love this stuff!!  7%abv 

Boon Geuze Selection

BELGIUM - Lambic from specific foeders are selected to best produce a “keg conditioned” geuze. Full bodied with signature sourness and low carbonation. 6.3%abv  

Corsendonk Christmas Ale

BELGIUM - Medium body. Deep amber color. All malt in the aroma with a bit of coffee, chocolate and “root beer” in the finish. Spices are well integrated into the beer. A staff favorite. 8.1%abv  

De Dolle Dulle Teve

BELGIUM - "Mad Bitch" from the mad brewer. Kris' version of a Tripel. Lots of hops & candi sugar in the nose. Sweet, golden fruit palate. Citrus finish. 10%abv   

De Dolle Stille Nacht

BELGIUM - One of the Best Christmas beers in the world.  Kris brews this in small batches at this iconic brewery.   Malty, complex, strong, and incredibly flavorful as it warms.  This beer can also age beautifully for many years.  12% abv 

De La Senne Stouterik

BELGIUM - Roasted malts and unmalted roasted barley . A bit of chocolate from the malt. Light bodied and excellent. 4.5%abv 

De La Senne Zinnebir

BELGIUM - Brussels’ People Ale is a golden blond ale. Light maltiness balances a nice bitterness and a long finish. Fragrant hops make for fruity, complex aromas. We love this beer.  6%abv   

De Ranke Amer-Amer

BELGIUM - An American-style IPA with a Belgian influence. They procured Cascade & Centennial hop rhizomes from the Yakama Valley in Oregon, then they had their hop farmer in Popperinge, Belgium, cultivate these distinctively American hops in their southern Belgian soil. The influence of terroir was an eye-opening experience for me. The hops have softened the aggressive bitterness associated with those grown in Oregon. These hops still add intense flavor and aroma, plus they dry-hop each batch with Cascade to up the rich aroma profile. As always, DeRanke only used whole cone hops, never pellets. 6%abv 

Dieu du Ciel! Péché Mortel Bourbon (2022)

CANADA-A blend of Péché Mortel aged in 6 year old Woodford Reserve Double Oaked barrels, and another smaller batch aged in Smooth Amber boarrels.  Bourbon flavors, subtle vanilla, and aromas of oak.  Tanic notes balanced with  a coffee bitterness. 9.5%abv 

Dupont Avec Les Bons Voeux

BELGIUM -  Arguably the best Holiday Ale made in Belgium. A bit of citrus in the finish. Lots of dried fruit in the taste. Medium to full body. Hops in the taste & finish. Dry finish.  9.5%abv 

Gurutzeta Basque Cider

SPAIN - I fell in love with Basque Ciders while tripping through Spain on a beer-focused visit. This was my favorite because it is so very dry and has almost no carbonation. Great with food, friends and family.  Tart, fresh and truly excellent. 6%abv  

Hill Farmstead Foster

VERMONT - From the Ancestral Series, an American IPA brewed with Citra and Simcoe hops. 6%abv 

Hill Farmstead Society & Solitude #3

VERMONT - One in the Philosophical series of experimental imperial IPAs.  This version is brewed with ample amounts of Columbus hops. 8%abv 

Hill Farmstead Wheat Blanc

VERMONT - An oak-aged ale with a malt bill of 90% wheat and 10% barley. It is hopped exclusively with hand selected Hallertaurer Blanc hops from Seitz Farm in Wolnzach, Germany. 5%abv 

Jester King El Cedro

TEXAS - A mixed-fermentation farmhouse ale with American hops, aged on Spanish cedar spirals, and conditioned with Brett.  Unfiltered, unpasteurized and naturally conditioned.  7.8%abv  $9 

Monk's Café Flemish Sour Ale

BELGIUM - Our own private label brewed for us by the family owned Van Steenberge brewery, just outside of Ghent, Belgium. Medium body, red color, somewhat fruity nose, malt flavor with a slight lactic sourness. A real thirst quencher and palate cleanser. 5.5%abv   

Oxbow First Fruits

MAINE - Farmhouse ale aged in oak barrels with local Maine and estate-grown cherries, raspberries and strawberries. 7%abv 

Russian River Blind Pig

CALIFORNIA - Perhaps my favorite West Coast IPA. Solid hop aromas and finish backed up by the perfect balance of malt. 6.1%abv  

Russian River Pliny the Elder

WINDSOR, CALIFORNIA – A bit of history first: Vinnie Cilurzo brewed America's first Double IPA, named  "Inaugural Ale", back in 1994 at Blind Pig Brewing Co, Temecula, CA. Then Vinnie was hired as the original and only head brewer at Korbel Chanpagnes Cellars' foray into brewing – Russian River Brewing Co. Vinnie and his wife, Natalie bought the brewery a few years later and opened their Santa Rosa location.  Vinnie is the originator of this style and he still brews the best version – Pliny the Elder. Brewed with copious amounts of Amarillo, Centennial, CTZ, and Simcoe hops. Very hoppy, but not a hop bomb – the balance of the malt and hops is extraordinary. Super drinkable, but be careful…it is 8%abv.  $8.50 PINT 

Russian River STS Pils

CALIFORNIA - A classic European style Pilsner. Straw in color and often times slightly hazy as it is unfiltered.  Hop forward with a mild malt foundation, strong lager yeast characteristic, and a dry, bitter finish. Damn! This is a World-Class Pilsner. Perfectly balanced and oh, so quaffable. Seriously- try this.  5.35%abv  

Scaldis Noël

BELGIUM - A full bodied strong ale. Bronze in color. Called "Bush de Noel" in Belgium. Dry hopped for four weeks. Sweet taste initially that gives way to a nice dry finish. 12%abv  

Westmalle Dubbel

BELGIUM - A dark, red-brown beer with notes of caramel, malt and fruity esters followed by a long, dry finish. Rich and complex.  A rarity on draft.  7%abv