Your trusty, refreshing bright ale. Reach for Canteen when the journey gets thirsty. Nimble honey and almond from German pilsner malt and 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 the trail head to summit!
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.
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.
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! 5.2% 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.
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. abv 6%
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!
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.
I, me, me, mine… it’s all about you isn’t it? I am this, I want that, I PA. Here we have a self reference in reverence of us. After all, beer serves best as a social drink in a public house. Put the ego down and belly up to a glass for all. A genial Golden Promise malty base highlights notes of our hoppy whims in this gilded sipper. Let US enjoy this IPA for the times WE share and nevermind the self-centered daily runabout. An IPA for me isn’t quite as nice as an IPA for we. Love you! 6.9% abv.
Mosaic + Nelson share a moment on a simple 2 row malt base. A toast to us + you! 6.7% 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
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. 8.8% 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.
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.
Having an Uncle Bert is good. Reliable and strong, Uncle Bert is a man of few words. He lets his rich notes of vanilla, caramel, and creme brulee do the talking. Good old sturdy Bert with a smooth port like character upon which his tart cherry and plum fruitiness are perched. Complex indeed, yet somehow still very approachable. First to arrive and last to leave but never wearing out his welcome. Having an Uncle Bert is fun and fun is good. Have you an Uncle Bert? You should. 7.7% 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