Trapper’s Packs (or pack baskets, Adirondack baskets, hunting baskets) have been around for centuries. Generations of outdoors people have made use of these carefully crafted packs that are the result of the blending of 17th century French explorers and American Indians’ cultures blending. Electric yellow, with a dainty haze. Layers of canteloup, lemon-lime, pungent pine, and lemon balm settle in the aroma. Flavors of strawberry, watermelon, and tropical fruit meet melon, lemongrass, and spruce tips in the wheat forward, medium body. A pithy hop bitterness lingers for a moment so you can think about what you’re sipping. As relaxing as that perfect afternoon in the autumn woods.
Landlocks and Brookies; Pale Ale, 5% ABV
Pale Ale fermented with the Juggernaut Kveik Blend. Pale malt and oats set the base with a whirlpool addition of Azacca. Dry hopped with Azacca and Ekuanot. Notes of peach rings, papaya, pineapple and lime. 16 oz
Streamer; IPA, 6.7% ABV
IPA with pale, biscuit, rye and naked golden oats. Centennial, Comet, Azacca, and Amarillo hops. Soft, earthy, and citrus forward- a staple from the brew house.
High Sticking; Irish Dry Stout, 3.7% ABV
This twist on an Irish Stout was inspired by the cooler temps and longer nights to come. The aroma is a mix of Dark Chocolate and Italian roast coffee. Once you sip it, the sweet flavors of the malts meld together with the sharper roast characters, then the addition of the Cocoa nibs become present leaving you with a morishly smooth finish. Being only 3.8% means reaching for another one is just fine.
Surf Candy; Fruited Lactose Kettle Sour, 5.2% ABV
This iteration of Surf Candy is loaded with blackberry, raspberry, and key lime purées. It’s deep magenta hue compliments its fruity, yet citrusy flavor. Lime hits the nose first which transitions into mixed berries and coconut thanks to the sabro and mosaic dry hop. This beer is an open-armed welcome to summer. Cheers!
I appreciate it!; American Light Lager, 5.2% ABV
Crisp, refreshing, and clean. “I appreciate it!” is meant to refresh those who need it. It isn’t fancy, but it’s an honest beer. Here’s to our favorite Billy, and yours, we appreciate you!
Evening Rise; Unfiltered Lager 5% ABV
Ungespunded and lagered cold in our cellar for 3 weeks, the light and crispy carbonation brings to life the beauty of Barke Pilsner malt and noble Mittelfrüh hops.
Glass; DDH IPA 6% ABV
Rare and few are the days of glass, as any fly fishing enthusiast knows. This DDH IPA is uniquely tropical with aro- mas of candied citrus peel and stone fruit. Each sip is full of pineapple, melon, and apricot with a timely bready bal- ance. Fermented with an ale yeast native to Maine and brewed to make every day a little more like a glass day.
Huzzah; Pale Ale, 5.1% ABV
Huzzah is full of bright citrus fruit, giving off flavors of lemon-lime & zest followed by light bready notes. This batch was dry hopped with whole leaf Chinook from Isinglass Farm in Strafford, and whole leaf Citra.Subtle stone fruit & herbal hops make this a very balanced, easy drinking pale ale.
Coffee Porter; Porter, 4.7% ABV
Porter with Maris Otter as well as a blend of chocolate and caramel malts (including wheat and rye) provide the base with a hit of lactose for balance (dairy allergies beware). After primary fermentation, the beer was aged on one pound per barrel of Wicked Joe’s Bella Maria, a light-medium roast. After a short cold brew cycle, this porter has a velvety body with a freshly roasted bean aroma and a smooth, semi-sweet chocolate note carrying the beer through the finish.
Mac & Margie – DIPA, 7.8% ABV
Mac and Margaret Macdonald
You could find them on their cherished Sugarloaf Mountain skiing, or on some remote trout pond in the backwoods of western Maine. When the weather matched the sunny haze of the contents of this can, Mac & Margie would be at the famous Sugarloaf Golf Course where the 10th hole, like this beer, is dedicated in their loving memory.
Keep New Hampshire Brewing; NEDIPA, 8.4% ABV
Our contribution to the Keep NH Brewing Collaboration Beer Trail. Brewed using barley and oats from Maine Malt House, NH Wildflower Honey from Peter and His Bees, and lactose; Chinook hops donated by Crosby Hops, El Dorado, and Nelson hops in the kettle, whirlpool, and dry hop. Fermented with yeast sponsored by White Labs. A subtle aroma of lemon zest and melon serves as a prelude to a smooth yet crispy bite. The familiar and beloved tasting notes of your traditional citrus-forward IPA are there, but standout pops of gooseberry and white grape set this brew apart from the crowd. Bonus: wait for the pleasantly delayed arrival of honey to linger in the aftertaste.
Pumpkin Troll; Pumpkin IPA, 7 % ABV
Sometimes even a troll needs a quiet respite from the antics of witches and goblins during spooky season. This fresh take on pumpkinbeer starts with a brilliant ruby color from a grist of pale malt and three British crystal malts. Puréed pumpkinand pumpkin seeds add to the color and smoothness. Rich malty, nutty, and biscuity flavors are offset by Chinook hops, citrusy with a hint of coconut from the Cascade and Sabro dry hop. An IPA reminiscent of the delicious crispness of New England autumn air.
Bumbleberry; Fruited NEIPA, 7.5% ABV
Conditioned on raspberries, blueberries and tart cherries, this already fruit forward New England IPA evokes warm summer memories of eating berries right off the vine, homemade jam, and hand pressed juice. The generous dry hop doses of Mosaic and Mandarina Bavaria compliment local, raw, wildflower honey used for secondary fermentation.
Tall, Tall Trees V.4; NEIPA, 5.5% ABV
The fourth in the series, this reinvention of our long-running collaboration with Mainiacal Yeast Labs and Sideral Farm Brewery includes wildflower honey, Rakau, Azacca, and Citra hops.
Barbless; Pale Ale, 4.7% ABV
Barbless hooks are used by many anglers to make the experien of catching a fish easier on themselves, and the fish. A barbless hook allows for a much quicker release than a barbed hook offers. Much like a barbless hook is easier on a fish, this beer is easy on the drinker. It is solely hopped with citra throughout the process giving it mild bitterness and light citrus flavors. Golden naked oats and honey malt give this little pale ale a nice malty, but light body, and a beautiful amber color.
Fall Run; Fresh Hop Belgian Pale Ale, 5.4% ABV
Brewed using Pilsner, Munich, Biscuit, Honey, and Crystal malts which creates a symphony of decadent bready, biscuity, caramel, and even cakes malt notes and sweetness. Belgian esters are prominent thanks to a classic Belgian yeast, interweaving clove, banana, and light peppery notes with the earthy/herbal notes extracted from the hop additions. Early additions of Magnum and late additions of Crystal lend a light bitterness to balance the malt sweetness. Brewed with fresh hops from our friends at Anderson hop farm in Rollinsford.
Oktane; Oktoberfest Lager. 5.3% ABV
The Octane rating of gasoline determines its ability to resist pre-combustion in your car’s engine. We brewed Oktane, our ode to the annual late September Oktoberfest celebrations, as a crushable option for fall festivities- enjoy the party without it getting the better of you. Notes of biscuit and bread with spicy, floral Noble hops and rich European malts. Prost to fresh beer!