Saturday, March 28, 2020

Sugar House Stout

Style: Stout
Bitterness Units: 55
ABV: 9.5%
Malts: Two-Row, Caramel, & Two-Row Black
Hops: Columbus & Horizon
Additions: Maple Syrup, Brown Sugar, Vanilla Beans, Cinnamon Sticks, Coffee
Yeast: English Ale

Our Sugar House Stout features flavors straight from the maple grove. Featuring real Vermont maple syrup, dark brown sugar, vanilla beans, and cinnamon to bring that sugar house flavor to your lips. Just like eating French Toast, you won’t mind having Big Hairy Dude dribbling down your chin.

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Surly Mermaid Ale

Style: American Amber Ale
Bitterness Units: 48
ABV: 7.3%
Malts: Pale Malt, White Wheat, Torrified Wheat, and Caramel Wheat
Additions: None
Yeast: Dry English Ale

The big hairy dude got distracted by a beautiful mermaid at the beach and forgot to brew for a while. A long break from brewing means new recipes and new labels. The first in our resurrection series is a hazy wheat beer loaded with aroma hops to help make the perfect day at the beach even more perfecter. Make a splash and get wet with a Big Hairy Dude this summer.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Reindeer Milk Stout

Style: Stout
Bitterness Units: 60
ABV: 6.8%
Malts: Two-Row, Caramel, & Two-Row Black Hops: Columbus & Horizon
Additions: Vanilla Beans, Cardamom Seed, Lactose & Bourbon
Yeast: Irish Ale

A variation on our popular Spilled Milk Stout, we decided our fans should be more like the Big Hairy Dude. So, we took out the butter flavor and added bourbon to help put some hair on your chest. The next time you are thinking about going out to milk your reindeer, spend some quality time with a Big Hairy Dude first.

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Elf Lord Ale

Style: Holiday Spiced Ale
Bitterness Units: 31
ABV: 9.6%
Malts: Two-Row, Munich, Caramel, Honey, & Oats
Hops: Hallertauer & Cascade
Additions: Honey, Nutmeg, Cinnamon, & Ginger Root
Yeast: California Ale Yeast

Last year's Christmas Celebration ale was so tasty we had to make it again. Fortunately for our fans, we have improved our brewery efficiency and really boosted the alcohol with this version. We can't leave good enough alone though, so we used the same base recipe, and added even more spices. The honey aroma was strong again, but this time the nutmeg, cinnamon, and ginger really came out as well. Warning, these things pack a punch, have too many and you may wake up wondering just how many Big Hairy Dudes you had the night before.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Spilled Milk Stout

Style: Stout
Bitterness Units: 60
ABV: 6.9%
Malts: Two-Row, Caramel, & Two-Row Black
Hops: Columbus & Horizon
Additions: Vanilla Beans, Cardamom Seed,  Butter Flavor, & Lactose
Yeast: Irish Ale

Our Spilled Milk Stout has vanilla beans, cardamom seed, butter flavoring, and lactose added giving it a light buttery vanilla flavor with a hint of mint from the cardamom seed. This tasty offering really hits the spot when you are looking for a rich dark beer full of flavor.

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Mexican Vacation

Style: American Lager
Bitterness Units: 28
ABV: 4.5%
Malts: Pilsner, Vienna, & Black
Hops: Tettnanger & Saaz
Additions: None
Yeast: Bohemian Lager Yeast

Inspired by the light and easy to drink Mexican lagers that are popular at beaches all summer long we came up with this concoction. Don't have too many or you will wake up sunburnt with no idea where you are or what the big hairy dude did to you.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Big Hairy Dude's Christmas Celebration

Style: Holiday Spiced Ale

Bitterness Units: 31
ABV: 7.6%
Malts: Two-Row, Munich, Caramel, Honey, & Oats
Hops:  Hallertauer & Cascade
Additions: Honey, Nutmeg, Cinnamon, & Ginger Root
Yeast: California Ale Yeast 

Our winter seasonal helps us get into the holiday spirit early. We brew it in early fall in order to ensure it is ready to serve during the holidays. This year our research uncovered a recipe that sounded so good that we only made very minor modifications before brewing.  The recipe already called for a variety of grains, oats, honey, cinnamon sticks, nutmeg, and ginger root, so what could we do to make it even better? Increase the amount of the spices and add more hops to help balance it out of course! The sweet smell of honey was so strong as we boiled this batch and moved it into the fermenter that we were wondering if it would be too sweet to drink.

When we tapped the keg we knew we had a hit. The aroma was still dominated by the honey, but the spices were present too. The flavor was perfect for this time of year as well, a great combination of holiday flavors that complimented the beer itself. We actually emptied this keg far more quickly than we have ever emptied a keg of homebrew in the past. Ok, we did bottle quite a bit of it and give it out as gifts to friends and family, but we also kept going back for more ourselves.