canteen (bright ale)
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. An easy drinking ale brewed like a classic pilsner to help lighten your load. At 4.5% Canteen is designed to get you from trailhead to summit! 4.5% abv
bert day (blonde ale)
Malt focused easy drinker. Notes of toasted French bread, vanilla w/a dash of citrus from Mandarin hops. Have a squirt! 5.1% abv
turtleneck (Belgian tripel)
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! 9% 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 as soft a cuddly mouthfeel to a lightly tart and snappy finish. Like its namesake, sugar, spice, and everything nice. Over the moon to welcome baby Luna to the world!
Silver medal winner in the 2020 San Diego International Beer Competition*
her majesty (ESB)
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% abv
The Rube (red rye Ale)
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. 8% 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!
hefty fee (session Ipa)
Freedom? Some may say it is a hefty fee. Which must be why some borrow to keep it around. A punch of Centennial and Mosaic hops arrive to collect what the nose owes. On the hot side, an overdue hop bill adds up to bright notes of berry and limeade from thriftless amounts of Nelson and Motueka hops. All leveraged by honey gold notes from the finest Canadian malts. A delicious, low abv hoppy beer that tastes expensive yet offers a refreshing break from the debt of a life born free. 4.8% abv
Elbow room (ipa)
A process inspired beer. eLBow Room leaves space for some of our favorite hops to boogie down. Each addition throughout this exbeeriment was done strain by strain at its own particular point in time – from first wort entering the kettle to the third dry hop in the fermenter. Where many recipes call for blends at a certain ratio, this was a thought towards artful layering of flavors and aromas. Progressive poundage of singular specific strobiles with room to bloom. Say that three times fast. 7% 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. 6.8% 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! 7.2% abv
Coveralls (double ipa)
El Dorado, Eureka, and Citra hops are your spirit world field guides. Notes of mango, grapefruit, and pine. A big brew in a dangerously drinkable disguise. 8.4% abv
The good hurt (barrel aged imperial porter)
Right on the border of pleasure and pain, this is the good hurt. Like eating too much chocolate or cherry pie and still going back for more. Like that old mangy dog that bites us every so often and leaves his furry mark – still we reach out to pet it again and again. It is watching a movie you know makes you cry or the kind of true friendship marked by constantly hurling insults at each other. This big brew puts the Port in Imperial Porter, rich and complex and seductively dangerous. The Good Hurt is here to confuse the senses and dwell in this unexplainable sensation we all seem to crave. 13.6% abv
bruiser (imperial chocolate stout)
And in this corner we have the heirloom malt cracking, the cacao nib jabbing, the vanilla bean splitting, the smooth sipping, left right left kid. Stalking the squared circle with burly notes of burnt sugar, devastatingly decadent chocolate souffle, and a dark cherry KO. Introducing the cordial crusher, the pretty pugilist, the terrifyingly tasty – Bruiser. Get ready to crumble, this one will leave a mark. 10% 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