Picture this- A sunny beach, light breeze, waves rhythmically crashing on glistening sand. The familiar pop and hiss of a fresh opened beer, a sip brings you to your paradise. Swimsuits, palm trees and a cold brew. Now turn off the TV and grab ahold of real refreshment. Inspired by a style honed in the old country, reimagined south of the border and the perfect sip for your own endless summer. This is a beer without a multi million dollar ad campaign, without bikinis and target markets. Just a simple, crisp and easy drinking beer brewed w pilsner malt, maize and hints of a certain citrus fruit provided by Motueka hops. Save a lime, drink a frisbee. 5% abv.
As in a structure built to support a climbing vine or shrub. A light and crisp malt bill provides the delicate framework upon which the varied aromas and flavors provided by sturdy additions of one or more hops can flourish. Designed to be satisfyingly hoppy yet approachable and deliciously educational. Be it floral, fruity, tropical, citrusy, earthy, herbal, or dank – strobiles for your sudsy studies. Check our boards for the hop(s) showcased and the character we love from these fancy plants. 4.5% abv.
For your entertainment – a crisp and refreshing Saison brewed with malted rye and conditioned on heaps of organic lemon, orange, and white grapefruit zest. Marmalade on shortbread, lemon bar, and candied grapefruit volley upon grassy grain. Perfect for a sunny day on the tennis court in our subsidized times. 6.2% abv
LUNA be back soon
This take on a Belgian summer classic is the color of the rising moon. Gently spiced with toasted coriander and
orange peel along with a kiss of chamomile. Aromas of orange cream, sugar cookies, lavender and ginger cradle a soft and cuddly mouthfeel to a lightly tart and snappy finish. Like its namesake, sugar and spice and everything nice. Over the moon to welcome baby Luna to the world. 5.2% abv.
A yokel, a country bumpkin. Rustic w/ his own refined dignity. Bold yet balanced, audacious but approachable. Malt and hops in harmonious heft. Sweet caramel and spicy rye balanced by an assertive, candied grapefruit bitterness in this easy drinking red ale. Inspired by the classic cocktail, the Rube is your mid-day Manhattan. 7.5% abv.
Brewed to a calculated 55 ibus and 5.5% abv or double nickels on the dime. Angular notes of ruby red grapefruit, sweet orange, and pine strum upon a groovy bassline of light honey and vanilla in a compact yet satisfying little ditty. A liquid tribute to a group of cats from San Pedro who jam econo – or fitting a lot into a little. “Punk was whatever we made it to be” a quote from late lead singer/guitarist D Boon inspires every recipe Ive ever brewed. Listen to the Minutemen, their band could be your life.
A silver medal winner in the 2018 World Beer Cup for American Pale Ale!
A beer here to widen your grin a bit. There are certain events in life that permanently change the topography of one’s face. Mine was in 2008 when I met my best friend. My smile grew a remarkable amount that day, and somehow seems to gleam a bit more everyday I am lucky to share with him. Big brother to Luna, a witbier base plays nice with American yeast beaming w tropical fruit and citrusy hops. Toothy yet pleasant and one of a kind indeed. 5.2% abv.
The perfect course companion. On the green with hoppy notes of tropical fruits and candied citrus. Wheat malt tees a subtle tart snap and caddies a medium bodied, easy swinger. An ace, or at least close enough amongst friends, now gimme another! 7.3% abv
Echoes of a distant tide still resonate with us – the classic, bitter, piney, citrusy remnants of yesteryear’s IPA. Ripples of Mandarin orange, lemon peel, spruce and hints of fresh baked country bread call to you above the glass stirring memories of sips of yore. Cloudless and bright upon your waking eyes, inviting and inciting you to take another trip. Don’t let these echoes fade into the past. 7% abv.
Top billing hops storm the stage in this bone-dry West Coast style IPA. A slight honey sweetness supports the piney, resinous, citrus hop profile. A well hidden 8.2% & 75 IBU – the crowd demands an encore.
An elixer providing a sense of well-being and vigor. This oatmeal stout hearkens back to a time when beer was the cure for what ales you. A sturdy, milkshake mouthfeel enlivens notes of milk chocolate and coffee roast in this nourishing dark ale. 6.25% abv
Greet a glass full of dark chocolate, graham cracker, dried cherry, and espresso in this rich and complex imperial stout. A fireside storyteller of a beer, Grandpappy’s tale unfolds with each sniff and sip. 9.5% abv.
Stop by to see what’s bubbling.
Remember how you felt as a kid knowing a field trip was on the horizon? It meant fun, adventure, and trying something new. It also meant an exciting break from the norm.
We’ve done our fair share of learning over the course of the last five years. Like any journey, we had a lot to see, taste, and experience to get to this point. Now we see that our history of field trips has created a place for you to take your own.
Consider our brewery your new favorite field trip, a place made for firsthand observation and learning.
Choose any of our beers and take it to-go. Our 1 Qt. Crowler cans are poured fresh and canned when you order. Drink cold, and let the adventure begin.
Show us where you take yours. Tag us at #DocentFieldTrip