The Standards

HELLUVA HEFE

Our Hefeweizen is a pale yellow, light bodied American Wheat Ale. Served with or without a lemon.

OG 12.5P - IBU 11 - SRM 4 - ABV 4.9%

HONEY RED

A reddish-brown, medium bodied ale with malty flavor profile and a subtle hop balance.

OG 12.5P - IBU 10 - SRM 12 - ABV 5.2%

HELLUVA HONEY

The bartender's own concoction. Equal parts of our Honey Red and Helluva Hefe blend for a unique flavor.

IBU 11 - SRM 7 - ABV 5.0%

SCREAMING EAGLE IPA

A light amber IPA with a substantial hop flavor and aroma, backed with a caramel malt presence.

OG 15.5P - IBU 62 - SRM 5 - ABV 6.6%

THE CASCADIAN

A very dark and hoppy ale whose style originated in the Great Northwest. It is a dark IPA with a strong roasted/chocolate backing.

OG 17.4P - IBU 60 - SRM 28 - ABV 6.8%

THE SAISON

A light copper Belgian style ale flavored with bitter orange peel and coriander.

OG 13.5P - IBU 8 - SRM 8 - ABV 5.4%

THE AMERICAN'S AMBER

Brewed for the Tri-City American fans, this is a deep crimson ale with a full caramel/roast flavor with a strong hop balance.

OG 13.0P - IBU 26 - SRM 18 - ABV 5.3%

HICKORY SMOKED PORTER

A dark, robust style Porter, smoked with hickory, with a smooth hop balance.

OG 13.0P - IBU 22 - SRM 29 - ABV 5.4%

THE SNAKE LIGHT

An ale version of the classic light pilsner, with a crisp hoppy snap.

OG 8.0P - IBU 20 - SRM 2 - ABV 3.2%

THE BREWERS SPECIALS

THE FEVER NUT BROWN - ALMOST GONE, GET IT WHILE YOU CAN!

Our yearly spring beer. Deep brown, with a nutty, roasty, chocolaty flavor profile. Available for a limited time during the spring, ask your server for details.

OG 13.6P - IBU 7 - SRM 17 - ABV 6.3%

STRAWBERRIES AND CREAM 2017 - NOW SERVING!

A new summertime favorite. very pale golden and creamy, with a touch of strawberry

OG 11.0P - IBU 0 - SRM 2 - ABV 5.2%

FACE RIPPER

Our own Double IPA

OG 19.0P - IBU 85 - SRM 5 - ABV 9.5%

THE NANO SERIES

THESE ARE ONE KEG BATCHES, AVAILABLE FOR A LIMITED TIME EACH.

THE PROCESS

The Water

Water is the majority in any beer, ours come from the Columbia river, pictured here from our dock,

The Water

Ingredients: Barley

Barley is the primary grain used in brewing. But wait! There's more...

Ingredients: Barley

Ingredients: Grain (cont)

The grain must be malted before it is used. Malting consists of: soaking sprouts form, then drying and cooking until the proper color is achieved.

Ingredients: Grain (cont)

Ingredients: Grain (cont)

The grains color and flavor determine a great deal of the beers finished flavor, color, and mouthfeel.

Ingredients: Grain (cont)

Ingredients: Hops

Hops offer a bitter balance to the malts sweetness. They are used for their bitter resins as well as their essential oils.

Ingredients: Hops

Ingredients: Hops (cont)

Before use, the hops are dried and (usually) pelleted for storage and ease of use.

Ingredients: Hops (cont)

Ingredients: Yeast

The yeast make it all happen. They eat sugar from the malted grain, and produce alcohol (yippie!), and CO2 (burp). How was this guy not the best man at my wedding?

Ingredients: Yeast

Milling the Malt

The malted grain must be broken to get at the delicious starchy middle.

Milling the Malt

Mashing In

Once milled, the grain is manhandled into the brewery to start the brewing process.

Mashing In

The Mash

The malt is mixed with hot water and allowed to rest. It is here that the starches in the grain are converted into usable sugars.

The Mash

The Lauter

The sugary liquid, now called 'wort' (pronounced wert) is drained off and moved to the kettle.

The Lauter

The Boil

During the boil is when the hops are added. The hops can be added for bitterness, flavor or aroma.

The Boil

The Fermentation

The wort is then cooled, pitched with yeast, and moved to a tank for its two week fermentation and conditioning. It may now be called beer.

The Fermentation

The Big Finish

Tasty beverage achieved! Enjoy!

The Big Finish

BY THE NUMBERS

OG - ORIGINAL GRAVITY.

This is a measure of the thickness of the beer before it is fermented, measured here in degrees Plato (P).

  • OG(P) x 17.5 is roughly equal to the calories in a 16oz pint
  • OG(P) x 2 is roughly equal to the grams of carbs in a 16oz pint
  • OG(P) / 2.3 is roughly equal to the alcohol content (ABV)

IBU - INTERNATIONAL BITTERING UNITS

This is a measure of the bitterness of the beer. More precisely, it is the ppm of iso-alpha acid dissolved in the beer from the hops during the boil.

A hint about the overall flavor of a beer can be obtained by comparing the OG to the IBU. For example, beer with a higher OG/IBU ratio (the Stout 13.5/20) will have a sweeter flavor than a beer with a lower one (the Light 8.0/20) even though the IBUs are the same.

SRM - STANDARD REFERENCE METHOD

This is a measure of the color of the beer. The color can also give hints as to the flavor of the beer. Amber colors suggest sweet/grainy/caramel flavors, dark brown to black colors will generally have roasted/coffee/chocolate/burnt flavors.

  • 0 - 4 SRM pale yellow
  • 5 - 7 SRM copper to light amber
  • 7 - 12 SRM mid amber/red
  • 12 - 17 SRM deep amber/brown
  • 18 - 25 SRM dark brown to black
  • 25 + black

ABV - ALCOHOL BY VOLUME

The percent of the beer by volume that is alcohol. AKA the "party" percentage.