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Hawking’s Hefeweizen

Tasting Notes: Doughy, water crackers, baking bread, notes of banana, clove and vanilla.

Our first attempt at a German Hefeweizen – the quintessential warm weather beer. Named after the recently deceased physicist and cosmologist, Stephen Hawking

 

5.2%ABV 10 IBUs

March Madness at Twain’s!

Come to Twain’s and watch the games and play our version of March Madness, but its with beer!!

Come help us decide the ultimate Twain’s Ale!

Up this week The Malt Region!

There is a play in Matchup between (5) Hawkings Hefe vs (4) Twain’s Winter Ale

To go against heavy favorite (1)My Girl Belgian Blond

On the other half of the region we have

(3 Portlanta Oatmeal Brown Porter nvs (2) Spring Forward Marzen

Ask your server for a March Madness nPuddle Jumper to play along, 5 tastes for $11.

Spring Forward Toss One Back Marzen

5.9% ABV 21 IBUs Tasting Notes: Toasty malt, baking bread and pale bread crust; hint of floral hops to round out the beer. Ourspring edition of our “Alternative Facts Series”, this golden Marzen is the perfect beer to hasten that spring feeling. The beer is malty but well balanced, clean and dry on the finish. We took our popular Oktoberfest recipe and lighten the malt and raised the continental hops to make this more warm weather friendly. Prost!

Sparxx Fly IPA

Belgian IPA  8.5% ABV, 60 IBU

Tasting Notes: Grainy Pils malt, spicy & peppery yeast, continental hops, moderate stone fruit & melon “new-age” hops.

Twain’s Winter Ale

10% ABV 20IBU

Tasting Notes: chocolate, caramel, raisin, biscuit  Brewed with a Belgian Dark Strong base recipe with an addition of 7lbs of dark chocolate.

Point of Singularity Belgian Single

Tasting Notes: Lightly toasted bread, biscuits; Light esters of peach and red pear;

This style is an everyday drinking beer for the monks inside the monasteries. Very approachable; this is a great beer to start with in developing a love for Belgian-style beers. Not too strong or heavy; it still delivers a good bit of flavor on the finish.

 

5.5%ABV 40 IBU

Portlanta Oatmeal Brown Porter

Notes: hints of coffee, milk chocolate and caramel; toffee, earthy and biscuit as it warms; creamy mouthfeel

The Brown Porter was originally an English invention of blended beer at differing ratios of stout and pale ale depending on the bar. Once brewers began making the beer as an outright style, it used a heavy amount of brown malt to mimic that flavor profile. We add dose of oatmeal to lend some creaminess to the beer. This beer also happens to be low in gluten but you’d never know it!

 

5.0 % ABV

Overt Hops Double IPA

8.3% abv, 100+ IBUs
Tasting Notes: Overt grapefruit and citrus, moderate pineapple, resin on the back palate; dry and bitter on the finish.
A tribute to Covert Hops Society our brewer’s homebrew club of over 10 years, this beer is a nod to the original west coast double IPAs that celebrated American hops and dry, bitter IPAs.

IQ Booster West Coast IPA

Notes: Grapefruit, Meyer lemon zest, baking bread, firm bitterness

While everyone else is on the “New England Style” IPA train, we’re full believers in the “San Diego Style” IPA. Good clarity and no evidence of “juice” anywhere near this beer; it’s a true hop-head’s kind of beer..

ABV 7.3% IBUs 90

11th Hour APA

11th Hour APA, 5.5%

This American Pale Ale was our head brewer’s flagship beer as a homebrewer. Light toasty malt backs a bright hop character full of tangerine, mango and pineapple with hints of grapefruit. Is it juicy? Yes, yes it is.

High Grade ESB

Notes:Aromas of tea and honey, earthy hop flavor with biscuit, water cracker and caramel malt notes

One of our brewer’s favorite beers and a reemerging style among craft beer fans, this ESB was a heavily awarded beer in our brewer’s homebrew career. Easy to drink and very food friendly, try it with the Cod & Chips.

 

5.2% ABV 30 IBU

My Girl Belgian Blonde

6.5% abv, 28 IBUs
Tasting Notes: Light grainy, bready and toasty malt with soft yeast contributions of pink pepper, cardamom and apricot.
Our 7th batch of My Girl in honor of our brewer’s 4 yr old daughter whose favorite song is My Girl by the Temptations. This is an excellent light and refreshing beer for spring and summer. A beer with character but not heavy.