Our Beers

Mendel’s Dominant Recessive  Kolsch

punnett_stickerKolsch is a German-style ale  traditionally brewed in and around Koln, Germany.  We plan on brewing our Kolsch-style ale using a traditional German ale yeast but will focus on North Carolina-sourced hops and grain. This beer honors the father of modern genetics, Joseph Mendel, and his world-changing hereditary research based on seven characteristics of pea plants. Over several years, he tracked plant height, along with the color and shape of the pea pods, seeds, and flowers, which established the initial rules now known as Mendelian inheritance.


Buddy’s Pale Ale

dogAn English style pale ale featuring Marris Otter malt and East Kent Goldings hops. Buddy (always referred to as “my male dog, Buddy”) was the brewers’ favorite dog and deserves to have a beer named after him. All humans should be so lucky to have a buddy dog.


Cascades of Insanity IPA

hopsAn American IPA based on an overabundance of Cascade family hops for bitterness, flavor and aroma. As IPAs have trended to more and more bitterness and hops flavors, when can we say we have reached maximum hop overload and just end the insanity? Not yet!


Uisce Móna Stout (ish-ka moan-a)

bogA Gaelic phrase roughly translating to “bog water.” We have an Irish friend who must be the lone Irish citizen on the face of the earth who does not like stout, and we can credit her for the name. This beer will also be used as the basis for stronger barrel-aged beers. A version known as Uisce Móna Beilgeach  will also be produced on a regular basis, with our Irish Stout made stronger by the addition of Belgian candied sugar and fermented with Trappist yeast.


Baby’s Oatmeal Stout

dept_laborBaby’s Oatmeal Stout is a nod to Frances Perkins, the first woman to serve in a Presidential Cabinet.  A workers right advocate, she was Secretary of Labor under both Roosevelt and Truman.  Baby is a reference to her namesake, Frances Houseman, and we hope that no one puts Baby’s Oatmeal Stout in a corner.


New England  IPA

new_englandThis hazy IPA boasts Simcoe hops and is as hoppy and refreshing as any summer night in the mountains and valleys of Western Massachusetts. One sip of this beer will transport you to the stunning views from the Goat Peak observation tower or to the quiet tranquility of the Montague Book Mill and Lady Killigrew Cafe. 



Golden Moments Belgian Pale Ale

sunA traditional Belgian Style beer, light, refreshing, and reminiscent of a cool summer day. Feel free to enjoy this drinkable beer while contemplating life and all the moments that made you, you.



Hopper’s German Wheat

computerA traditional German style wheat beer brewed in homage to Grace Hopper, a ground-breaking female computer scientist and one of the first woman admirals in the US Navy. Only the third person in the world to program Harvard’s Mark I computer, Admiral Hopper used her visionary talent to conceive of a wider audience for computers based on machine-agnostic languages that any programmer could learn and use.


Lemon Sqwheat


Hopper’s wheat beer with added lemon zest. This beer will quench your thirst during those blazing hot NC summer days.



McClintock’s Tiara Red Ale

tiaraA traditional Irish ale brewed to honor the pioneering female corn geneticist Barbara McClintock, this beer contains flaked corn, leading to a drier finish. Also, to honor all of the women in our lives, wear that tiara proudly and be yourself!


Stay Tuned:

A variety of specialty and seasonal beers, including Bite My Pickle Sour, Kid Spit Double Rye IPA, Crushed Jack-o-lantern Pumpkin Ale, and many more will also be offered on a rotating basis. These will be part of a line of beers known as “Stay tuned” and will be offered throughout the year, with particularly popular beers joining our regular line of taps.