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CANTEEN (bRIGHT ale)

Your trusty, refreshing, bright ale. Reach for Canteen when the journey gets thirsty. Nimble notes of honey and almond from German pilsner malt forge ahead while delicate floral and spicy hop notes from classic German Noble varieties help to lighten your load. An easy drinking ale brewed like a classic pilsner. At 4.5% Canteen is designed to get you from trailhead to summit! 

TUGBOAT (AMERICAN LAGER)

When the mini pulls the mighty – as we can say in the world of beer, tides have turned. It is an especially wonderful time to be a beer drinker but avast ye before the surly sea swallows ya. One may have to sail way outside the mapped territory to discover the treasure in simplicity and the virtues of restraint. As far off shore as we have buoyed, many astute craft beer drinkers have reconnected with their native tongues. Before there were so many exotic ingredients available to landlubbers, there was a small, seaworthy, and valiant vessel of a beer. American lager in all it’s unpretentious glory has found safe harbor in the craft beer canon while the titanics sink under the mass of shrewd industry. We are excited to see the community reconnect craft to the essentials and tug some of these bloated boats out of the murk.  4.5% abv

HANDFUL (HELLES STYLE LAGER)

  So we can talk about the handful of grain and hops in this subtle classic, we can talk about the hands that twist the knobs and turn the valves and we can talk about the handful of time it took to create this handful of beer. We can talk about what a handful my kids are and be grateful to have a handful. We can raise our glasses and cheers to having a hand that’s full. 4.8% abv 

self titled (saison)

A beer so lovely we named a brewery for it. Self Titled is a petit saison 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. 4.8% abv

HER MAJESTY (EXTRA SPECIAL BITTER)

Extra Special, to be sure, but not so Bitter by today’s standards. This classic English pub style inspired a Yankee or two to brew something very different from the Light Lager dominating the American beer scene in the 80s. A nod to our American interpretation of a malt forward, satisfying beer and the craft ale trailblazers who dared introduce such a foreign and tasty tipple to us across the pond. Nourishing and rich but also dry and rather easy drinking. She goes down smooth and still keeps it regal. All hail the queen! 5.3% abv 

THE RUBE (RED RYE ALE)

  Your mid day Manhattan. Sweet caramel, spicy rye, and bitter grapefruit in this strong yet balanced beaut. 8% abv 

ROOTSTOCK (PALE ALE)

  Named for the essential support that nourishes life above ground. The assistant brewer’s honorable role is often spent underground until let bloom! Our very own Uncle Bert’s first brew sprouts lush notes of peach candy and hints of lemon citrus staked above a crisp and bready grain bill. Citra and Centennial hops are grafted together for a snappy and refreshing pale ale for the hard working summer months. True family rooted in community. 5.2% abv 

DOUBLE NICKELS (pale ale)

 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!

TINY UMBRELLAS (EASY ipa)

Inspired by the titular garnish on a Mai Tai yet an all day beach blanket beer at only 5.6% abv. Sunny notes of mango, guava, and passionfruit shine from an exotic cocktail of hops that lounge upon just enough bitterness to call it an IPA. Approachable and crisp, this tropical fruity brew is crafted to drink in a hammock on the sand. 5.6% abv

Gimme (ipa)

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! 7.2% abv

OURGLASS (ipa)

-to celebrate the passing time we all share- This abiding brew, built to commemorate our birth by the creek in San Juan Capistrano years back, is a testament to all we have learned since the beginning a few turns ago. Many a glass been drained as many a friend made along the way and our gratitude deepens. A union we have discovered deliciously compatible is the harmonious coupling of Mosaic and Nelson Sauvin hops. Notes of bright berry, punchy citrus and shortbread kindly share this glass with you. We hope for you to share a few good times and pints with friends before the sand runs out. To take time to celebrate the OUR in hourglass. After all, you are a little wiser and a tad older than when you started reading this. So let’s drink to that – and the passing time! 6.7% abv

GEEDORAH (Dipa)

When a meteorite from Venus crashes onto Monster Island one can only hope it is not actually an egg. Geedorah is hatched with intent to raze and ravage the planet. This golden dragon comprised of three heads of the most assertive, fire-breathing hops known – Mosaic, Nelson, and Amarillo – to make a worthy adversary of even the great Godzilla, king of the monsters. A smooth bodied, well disguised 8% monster of a brew. You can help defeat this beast glass by glass until he is sent back to space from whence he came, saving humanity and leaving our own Earthly monsters to business as usual. The End… or is it?  8.2% abv

SUPER TONIC (COFFEE OATMEAL STOUT)

Musically speaking, the second note of the diatonic scale, or one step above Tonic. In our terms, a more potent elixir than the original. Infused with more flavors of milk chocolate, more roast, more mouthfeel, and most important – more coffee. Whoever said there can be too much of a good thing never had a chance to try this here beer. A wiser man once said – everything in moderation, especially moderation. Cheers to that, and you! 8.5% abv. Also available on NITRO!

GRANDPAPPY (IMPERIAL STOUT)

Greet a glass full of dark chocolate, graham cracker, dried cherry, and espresso in this warming, rich and complex imperial stout. A fireside storyteller of a beer, Grandpappy’s tale unfolds with each sniff and sip. 9.2% abv.

BEARD ENVY (COCONUT PECAN IMPERIAL STOUT)

Copious amounts of real toasted coconut and pecan! With our friends at 1886 Brewing. 10.2% abv.

OTTO BIER (DARK LAGER)

Small, Dark, and handsome. Just like its name sake. A fun style not often seen around these parts, but a perfect refreshing cold weather brew. Also called a Schwarzbier in Germany, this unique style blends notes of raisin and milk chocolate with the light and crisp texture of a well cellared lagerbier. We brewed this in tribute to a very special and very spoiled brew dog, who fiercly guards the rollup door behind the brewhouse, unless you have a treat for him. A best friend and a forever loyal companion we should all be so blessed to possess. Cheers doggies!  4% abv.

2TOWNS CIDERHOUSE (BRIGHTCIDER)

Radiant and balanced, BrightCider shines with Newtown Pippin apples, the pioneer variety that defined the cider palate of the Northwest. 6% abv.

 

 

 

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Docent Crowler Can

 

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.

To-Go Crowlers

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