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! 4.5% abv.
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. 4.9% abv.
Function over fashion? Perhaps, for once. In the jolly time of ugly sweaters here is a Turtleneck you can be proud to sport. Imbued with kisses of spicy ginger, this throat warming, Winter inspired, Belgian-style strong blonde goes down smooth like fine linen. The perfect swig under the mistletoe with your darling or for when the midnight bells ring in our next 365 or 6 days. No itchy side effects, no sly snickering, just pure cozy comfort in a glass. Happy holidays to you from Docent! 8% abv.
Sending notes of roast, dried fruits, toasted squaw and hints of citrus from Simcoe hops. A balance between maltiness and hoppiness. Relax and enjoy this red ale addressed to you. 5.9% 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!
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. 5.3% abv.
Here at Docent, we try to see what’s under people’s shirts.. Er, um, let me rephrase- we like to think the color of the collar has no correlation to the quality of the character. For it isnt the brand of work, but the essence of effort that counts. What floats above collars in that cosmic soup of life giving ooze is our focus. For the working stiff and the young sophisticate alike – we present an easy drinking yet character filled quencher that shrugs off any occupational contrast. Cashmere and Motueka hops offer a refreshing, Nillson-esque union of lime and coconut to drive our point home – That a well deserved post-toil pint among pals can make all the difference in our day, no matter the ruff. 4.7% 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. 7.2% abv.
Call it a south west bitter cloudy for all I care. I call it delicious, and a nice retreat from the tedious grind of figuring out what style fits where. Duke Ellington once said, “there are two kinds of music – good music, and that other kind” Nelson, El Dorado, and Pilsner malt join hands and sang ultra-harmonic notes of pineapple, orange, and guava – Treat, retreat, repeat. 5.3% 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! 7.1% abv
above the din
As we all can acknowledge the giant shoulders we stand on – its no secret Led Zeppelin began as a cover band. That period of honing their technical ability through interperatation cannot be ignored, as those inspirations helped a band find their own voice. There is a direct analogy here to all art including crafting beer. Sharpening our purpose and harnessing intent for this sincere mission to be heard above the din. The goal is to participate, to contribute, to carve our name into the trunk of this ancient tradition. To create something with weight, something permanent, something like a metal blimp. The cup is raised the toast is made yet again. With all of our love to you. 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 coconut in this nourishing dark ale. 6.3% abv.
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.
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.
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It’s OK, we’ve all been there. Reset here with this English Barleywine inspired sipper. A capital Beer designed for a long, oaky rest. Mahogany hued and rich with special characters of fig, toffee, cherry and red licorice. f!&^ Y*@# Rested 16 months in Buffalo Trace Bourbon Barrels. 13.3% abv.
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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