Your trusty, refreshing bright ale. Reach for Canteen when the journey gets thirsty. Nimble honey and almond from German pilsner malt and spicy Saaz hops forge ahead with rice along to lighten the load of this easy drinker. At 4.5% Canteen is designed to get you from trailhead to summit!
A dry hopped variation on our trusty trail companion – Canteen. The Compass series guides you through the wide array of aromas and flavors of each hop. A rotating exploration using our lightest beer scape. This field trip celebrates the sweet stone fruit and subtle Pine of the Simcoe variety. 4.6% abv
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 with pilsner malt, maize and hints of a certain citrus fruit provided by Motueka hops. Save a lime, drink a frisbee. 5% abv.
A beer so lovely we named a brewery for it. Self Titled is a petit saison style beer with a refreshingly crisp, wheat kissed body designed for play in the sun. Fresh baked french bread and biscuit support notes of white grape and marmalade from Nelson Sauvin hops. A noble guide to delicate flavors and subtlety.
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.
The stallion rides but once a year. Galloping hither from the hop fields’ harvest to our kettle in under 36 hours. His cargo of wet Simcoe hops hold precious aromatic oils and flavor compounds not present in the traditionally kiln-dried hops we use all year long. Behold notes of flame-kissed stonefruit, citrus peel, and rustic pine riding atop roasted pecan, caramel, and milk chocolate in a medium bodied, unbridled brown ale. Legend holds it takes 3 drinks to harness the stallion. Drink, Stallion, you are thirsty now. 7.5% abv
Nectar like notes of mango and tangerine in a bready and balanced pale ale. The pale ale has been many a beer drinkers jump off point and we are proud to offer this take on a classic highlighting some of our favorite contemporary hops. 6% abv.
A beer that is 5.5% and 55 IBU.
Inspired by the titular garnish on a Mai Tai. An approachable beer with sunny notes of mango, guava, and pineapple lounge upon just enough bitterness to call it an IPA. This tropical fruity brew is crafted to drink in a hammock on the sand. An all day beach blanket beer at 5.7% abv.
Inspired by the European Apertif/Amaro tradition and their low alcohol cocktails called Shims – combining the bright floral and herbal character of these macerated spirits w soda water and citrus peel for a complex and refreshingly bitter poolside drink. Designed to keep a steady hedge. Shrub offers lively lemon-lime citrus, herbal lemongrass, and floral tea in a bubbly, light ABV concoction that doesnt really fit any traditional moniker in the beer world – so we made one up. With a wink we offer you your first West Coast Mild, or Shrub for short. 4.4% 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
A simple bed of toasty English malt brewed with 2 kinds of oats for a silky mouthfeel upon which Southern Hemisphere hops make themselves at home. Medium bodied with aromas of peach, melon, tangerine and lime. Not too bitter and not too malty for a pale ale that is just right. 6.5% abv
A brew for whatever surprises meet you along the path, our spontaneous adventures that make the trip all the more worthwhile. Homer takes us on a hop laden journey of epic proportions. Juicy pineapple, zesty orange and ripe strawberry from a heroic dose of Citra and Mosaic hops sing upon a malted river of shortbread and honey. Celebrating the detours, which can often make up the true treasures of our trip, and the return to familiar space all the more comforting. 8.5% abv
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.
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.
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.
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