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Special Releases & Current Lineup

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Friday, February 23

House Lion and Hyper Predator Release at the taproom!
House Lion bottles available to go at Mousetrap and the Bottle Shop ($13/750mL bottles).
Hyper Predator 4-packs ($8) coming on/around March 1.

Now Available

I'm Sorry Saison with Roses. $13/750mL bottle.

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Coffee DinoS'mores 2018 with Dark Matter. $10/2-pack.

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Growl Belgian-style Strong Ale. $10/4-pack.

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Little Friend Belgian-style Table Beer. $7/4-pack.

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Class War Gotlandsdricka Style Ale. $13/750mL bottle. One Dollar from each bottle sale will be donated to the ACLU.

Gotlandsdricka, or Gotlandsdricke, is the indigenous farmhouse ale of Gotland, the largest island in Sweden. A cousin to the Finnish Sahti, it's similarly kept alive by a handful of old men and very much in danger of dying off with them. Was taught how to make it by the head brewer at Nårke over the course of several, several beers where he made me [John] run through several books he had with him a the bar despite the fact that a) they were in Swedish b) there were no pictures and c) I don't speak Swedish. Undeterred, he carried on and felt it was very important to discuss the tradition of brewing dricke and also that there are different sexes of juniper trees. Our version is deeply spicy with both malted and unmalted rye and a hefty addition of juniper but, while rich, finishes dry and fruity thanks to a large honey addition and a portion of malt Dave smoked by hand over pear wood in the backyard. ABV is deceptive and balances against the stonefruit sweetness of dark munich. At 9.5% it should leave you well prepared for the brave new world we're heading into or at least blissfully despondent. Just remember, vikings didn't have health insurance either.

Gotlandsdricka, or Gotlandsdricke, is the indigenous farmhouse ale of Gotland, the largest island in Sweden. A cousin to the Finnish Sahti, it's similarly kept alive by a handful of old men and very much in danger of dying off with them. Was taught how to make it by the head brewer at Nårke over the course of several, several beers where he made me [John] run through several books he had with him a the bar despite the fact that a) they were in Swedish b) there were no pictures and c) I don't speak Swedish. Undeterred, he carried on and felt it was very important to discuss the tradition of brewing dricke and also that there are different sexes of juniper trees.

Our version is deeply spicy with both malted and unmalted rye and a hefty addition of juniper but, while rich, finishes dry and fruity thanks to a large honey addition and a portion of malt Dave smoked by hand over pear wood in the backyard. ABV is deceptive and balances against the stonefruit sweetness of dark munich. At 9.5% it should leave you well prepared for the brave new world we're heading into or at least blissfully despondent. Just remember, vikings didn't have health insurance either.

Hellbroth Wild Ale with cranberries & juniper berries. $16/750mL bottle.

Our second wild brewed at Mousetrap, Hellbroth is made with Cranberries, Wild Blossom Honey, and Lemon Blossom Honey. Pinkish tinged and funk forward, juxtaposing the softness of the honeys with a complex acid profile; with the lactic hues of our house lactobacillus and wild yeasties and deeper tannic/malic acid of fresh cranberries. Suppose technically this would be a wild Biere de Miel at heart.

Our second wild brewed at Mousetrap, Hellbroth is made with Cranberries, Wild Blossom Honey, and Lemon Blossom Honey. Pinkish tinged and funk forward, juxtaposing the softness of the honeys with a complex acid profile; with the lactic hues of our house lactobacillus and wild yeasties and deeper tannic/malic acid of fresh cranberries. Suppose technically this would be a wild Biere de Miel at heart.

Space Tiger Wild Farmhouse Ale with Galaxy Hops. $13/750mL bottle.

Bretty, funky, and striped for camouflage, Space Tiger is the larger cousin of our other lion based farmhouse ales. Fermented with our house funk culture and hopped with a blend of Galaxy and Sterling resulting in a melange of lemon, farmhouse, and tropical notes. Some from the hops and some from the different brett cultures just getting weird with it.

Bretty, funky, and striped for camouflage, Space Tiger is the larger cousin of our other lion based farmhouse ales. Fermented with our house funk culture and hopped with a blend of Galaxy and Sterling resulting in a melange of lemon, farmhouse, and tropical notes. Some from the hops and some from the different brett cultures just getting weird with it.

Bare Bear Finnish-style Sahti. $11/6-pack.

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Known Gnome Porter Brewed with Bark & Roots. $8/4pack. (Mousetrap only)

Known Gnome is a throwback to when old timey porter brewers tried to avoid paying hop taxes by (illegally) using quassia as a hop substitute. The bark of quassia came into fashion in the early 19th century as a bitter tonic in herbal medicine. It also gets its unusual sweetness from licorice root and the naturally contained chemical glycyrrhizic acid which is 50 times sweeter tasting than sucrose.  Notes of nuts and biscuits if they were briefly introduced to a coffee roaster. Sweetness and tannins further complement the biscuit backbone while it finishes dry on the palate with a kiss of fleeting brown malt.

Known Gnome is a throwback to when old timey porter brewers tried to avoid paying hop taxes by (illegally) using quassia as a hop substitute. The bark of quassia came into fashion in the early 19th century as a bitter tonic in herbal medicine. It also gets its unusual sweetness from licorice root and the naturally contained chemical glycyrrhizic acid which is 50 times sweeter tasting than sucrose. 

Notes of nuts and biscuits if they were briefly introduced to a coffee roaster. Sweetness and tannins further complement the biscuit backbone while it finishes dry on the palate with a kiss of fleeting brown malt.

DinoSmores Russian Imperial Stout. $16/4pack

Scurry Kottbusser-style Ale. $10/6-pack

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Coming Soon(ish)

House Lion Table Farmhouse Ale: totally new this year. Check out the label art!

Hyper Predator Coffee Farmhouse Ale (4-packs)
Sibling Rivalry Belgian-style Tripel (4-packs

Cool beers brewed at Mousetrap will eventually be on draft at the taproom and some will make their way into 750mL bottles. Things are fermenting away as you read this so stay tuned.

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Updated 2/8/17

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