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Saturday, October 12 @ Mousetrap
Triple Release!
Wildings, Cygnet, Aqua Predator

Reservations Live at noon, Monday, October 7!

This Saturday’s Triple Release features Wildings and Cygnet (250mL 4-packs $16 each) along with Aqua Predator cans! (4-pack 16oz cans $10). Descriptions are below!

Choose your preferred “pickup window” below and show up on October 12 anytime during that hour (12pm or 1pm). One reservation per person for the day, please, but feel free to come back after 2pm when sales open to the public.

Here’s the fine print, a FAQ if you will. Read this and then scroll down to make your reservation!

  • It costs a dollar to reserve your spot via this online system, though you are not paying for any beer in advance and you do not need to indicate how much you plan on buying during the release. Per the usual, we will donate the reservation dollars to charity.

  • One reservation per person. So if it's just you, please leave the Quantity at one. If you're making resos for friends and family, increase the Quantity to however many individuals are coming, but please provide their full name in the Comments box of the Checkout form. If you forget to include that information, simply email us, including your Order Number.

  • Every completed reservation automatically receives an Order Confirmation email from Squarespace. If you did not receive this email containing your Order Number, you do not have a reservation. (That or you misspelled your email address during Checkout. It happens.)

  • Sales will open to the public at 2pm. Reservation holders are more than welcome to swing back through and buy more beer.

  • We often get asked if friends can tag along. Of course they can! But if they're interested in purchasing an allotment of bottles, they'll need a reservation.

  • Credit cards only in the release line. The taproom accepts cash and cards.

Wildings: This Gold Medal winning wild ale features native yeasts harvested from blueberry skins which yield an aromatic cloudburst of summer blueberries, concord grapes and strawberry blossoms interlaced with supple oak and a delicate note of violets from the long rest in handmade foedres we pulled out of a winery in the northern Italy region of Piedmont where they held Barolo for 15 years.

Cygnet: Our second batch of our collaboration with Jester King Brewery. A foedre aged wild ale with koji, expect a pleasant intertwining of our two breweries’ mixed cultures showcasing the nectarine/stone fruit ester profile of our wild yeasts alongside the more lime forward, mineral character of Jester King house culture. White grapes, papaya, and guava overlay a spritzy acidity with elegant oak structure from the long rest in our Barolo foedre and a subtle perfume from the koji inoculated sake rice.

Aqua Predator: The wort is totally submerged in Crystal wet hops (or at least as much as our makeshift hop back could hold). Lemongrass dominates the nose while a melon tang finishes to a hop oil vapor. Two hundred pounds of fresh hops (!) from Hophead Farms went into this beer…. yowsa!

Limited & Seasonal Releases
Available To Go

Please visit our BeerMenus pages for the most current inventory:
Mousetrap To Go
Dickens Ave Bottle Shop

Here are some of the fancy beers we have in addition to year-rounds Apex Predator, Tooth and Claw, and Troublesome.  Click the image to enhance the label for details.

Coming Soon(ish)

Aqua Predator: Apex Predator wet-hopped with freshie fresh Crystal hops from Hophead Farms.

Scurry Kottbusser: don’t call it an altbier.

16 oz Cans!! Starting with Apex Predator and Very Very Far. Then Aqua Predator, Scury, DinoSmores and more!

Updated 10/6/19

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