The Beer

Here’s the beer we make! For an up-to-date list of what you can find pouring at our brewery at any given time, check the On Tap list to the right: we update it as kegs are tapped and kick!

Frank

a glass of FrankAmerican Pale Ale
4.6% abv

We start with a mellow malt base to showcase the hops against a lightly grainy sweetness.  Zeus, Centennial and Zythos hops are used in the boil and again in dry hopping to maximize hop aroma and flavor.  The result is a superbly drinkable Pale Ale loaded with zest, pine, and a touch of citrus.

The Whale

a glass of The WhaleBrown Ale
5.9%  abv

The Whale is a smooth yet complex beer, packed with flavor yet easy to drink.  We layer distinctive English brown malt and two types of chocolate malt to create aromas and flavors of coffee, chocolate and a surprisingly deep roast.

De Maas

2013-09-20 18.12.29Belgian Amber
5.1% abv

Formerly our newest beer, De Maas balances a fruity and floral Belgian yeast character with caramel and toasty maltiness and a firm bitterness.

The IPA

2013-09-23 20.32.13American IPA
6.2% abv

Simcoe and Galaxy hops are melded with a honeyed malt base to produce a libation of eyebrow-arching and cackling goodness. The nose yields honeydew, bright pit fruit and a note of dank earth, while the flavor adds unrelenting bitterness with just enough relief in the long finish from grainy, slightly sweet malts.

The Double IPA

2013-11-01 14.50.03American Double IPA
9.25% abv

Originally brewed based on a 15 minute old recipe, The Double IPA is a showcase for the glorious American hop. Taking inspiration from late night frozen food purchases, a copywritten number and the need for more, The Double IPA clocks in at a hefty 9.25% ABV and is liberally dosed with more “C” hops than you can shake a stick at. Drink it fresh. Drink it often.

The Double IPA is brewed once a month: when it’s gone it’s gone, but it will return in a few weeks!

Singularity

Singularity is a series dedicated to exploring the intricacies of the hop.  Each batch is brewed with the same grain bill and yeast and one variety of humulus lupulus.  Hopping rates are adjusted to provide the same level of bitterness across all beers in this series.  Come explore with us as we jump from new world to old and discover the flavors grown halfway across the planet & in our own back yard.

  • Columbus (September 2013)
  • Centennial (November 2013)
  • Simcoe (December 2013)
  • Falconer’s Flight (January 2014)
  • Northern Brewer (February 2014)
  • Apollo (March 2014)
  • East Kent Golding (May 2014)
  • Nugget (June 2014)

Seasonals

Rutherford B. Haze (Summer Seasonal)

Belgian pale ale with wheat
5.4% abv

A Belgian wheat beer of some distinction, Rutherford pours a hazy gold with a fine white head. Trappist yeast, a bunch of wheat and Slovenian hops create a bright, refreshing beer perfect for a warm day.

The Soft Bulletin (Winter Seasonal, 2013)

Dark saison with orange and tangerine peel
7.4% abv

The Soft Bulletin features the signature French Saison yeast floral character with some white pepper and orange zest in the nose. Quite quite dry and crisp, it has floral & zesty notes and some alcohol as it warms.

Stout Affective Disorder (Winter Seasonal, 2014)

Stout
5.4% abv

Our winter seasonal, Stout Affective Disorder is a dark beer for dark days. Roasted malt is expertly balanced against hop bitterness, yielding a short finish to this highly sessionable beer. Roasty, toasty, and a little nutty, it will also compliment such foods as squash, grilled steak or crème brûlée.

Past beers

The Jams

The Jam series is our line of one-off beers: we make a recipe once, offer it up to the world and when it’s gone it’s gone. They don’t tend to last more than a few weeks, so be sure to check our blog, Facebook and Twitter to see when they’re available.

Past Jams:

  • The Jam #1: Manifest IPA (June 2012)
  • The Jam #2: The Answer IPA (July/August 2012)
  • The Jam #3: Reprise IPA (September 2012)
  • The Jam #4: Preacher Man (Black Ale; October 2012)
  • The Jam #5: Funkrays (2012) (Barleywine with brettanomyces; November 2012)
  • The Jam #6: Nano Nano (Smoked Porter brewed in collaboration with Roc Brewing; December 2012)
  • The Jam #7: IPFrank (Frank dry hopped like The IPA; December 2012)
  • The Jam #8: Dirk Prowess (single hop IPA made with belma hops brewed in collaboration with Spider Bite Brewing; March 2013)
  • The Jam #9: Four Spacious Skies (Amber brewed in collaboration with Niagara Association of HomebrewersSultans of Swig and Junkshow Brewing; March 2013)
  • The Jam #10: W.Y.H.I.W.Y.G (What You Hop Is What You Get) (Belgian IPA made for Belgium Comes to Cooperstown; August 2013)
  • The Jam #11: Dark Maas (De Maas, but closer to a brown ale; August 2013)
  • The Jam #12: Mister Superfantastisch (Berliner Weisse; August/September 2013)
  • The Jam #13: Oh Snap! (Stout with ginger and cinnamon; December 2013)

Buffalo Beer Week 2013

  • The Whale aged in rye whiskey barrels with cherries
  • Wet Frank (with fresh Centennial hops from McCollum Orchards)
  • In A Van: Belgian Double IPA (brewed with Flying Bison)
  • Lord Lupulin: West coast style IPA (brewed with Pearl St, Big Ditch and Willard Brooks)

First Anniversary (2013)

On the first anniversary of our opening (April 20, 2013) we threw ourselves a party and made four special beers:

  • Belgian Tripel
  • Double IPA
  • Porter with hops from McCollum Orchard
  • The Snow (Imperial Stout) aged in rye whiskey barrels

Funkrays (2012)

American Barleywine with brettanomyces
9.5% abv

Buffalo Beer Week 2012

We produced five (!) specialty beers for Buffalo Beer Week:

  • In C: American Pale Ale (the malt base of Frank but featuring Citra hops)
  • Batch 100: German-style dark beer (a schwartzbier, but not lagered)
  • Blonde Roots: Belgian Golden Ale (brewed with homebrewing friends)
  • Lord Lupulin: West coast style IPA (brewed with Pearl St, Gene McCarthy’s and Big Ditch)
  • Down By The River Belgian IPA (brewed with Flying Bison)