"oldies but goodies"

one-off beers no longer available

not a tease, just a preview of some of the fun beers we have aged and released in the past.

for beers currently on tap, click here

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space for everyone MK. II

Kettle Sour with Red Pomelo                             

4.5% ABV // IBUs 7 // SRM 2.3

Available: April 22nd until it runs out

Space for Everyone is a long awaited collaboration between two space lovers, Empirical and The Adler Planetarium.  We both love the science behind yeast and how it turns liquids into alcohol, so we decided to brew something with multiple strains of yeast and bacteria, a kettle sour. Each time we brew a new batch of this beer we will ad different ingredients to continue our exploration for great flavors. The base of the beer is Plisner and Flaked Wheat malts with Comet hops and both Saccharomyces and Lactobacillus. For our second batch we added Red Pomelo to the fermenter. The result is tart and light in body, fruity, refreshing and has a malty finish. We will never cease to explore!

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macron

Wild Ale w/ Mango

4.8% ABV // IBUs 30 // SRM 2.6

Released: March 2019

Our first Wild Ale ever, we drew from a SMaSH beer (Single Malt, Single Hop) and fermented it with Saccharomyces, Brettanomyces and Pediococcus with the addition of mango. Pale malt and Comet hops were used and we ended up adding extra mango at the end of aging right before we packaged it. The beer was light on sour, almost not there, but it was slightly tart with a hefty amount of Brett. funk and it finished dry and tropical. Very happy with our first Wild Ale release!

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Wild India Pale Ale

6.0% ABV // IBUs 40 // SRM 6.4

Released: April 2019

BR.OTON Wild India Pale Ale is a wild version of our year-round Proton No Coast India Pale Ale. We ferment the beer with both house ale yeast and Brettanomyces and let it sit from six to eight months while the Brettanomyces adds funk to the beer. Before packaging we heavily dry hop. It’s hoppy yet juicy flavors come from Citra and Mosaic hops. Brettanomyces lends funky, barnyard, hay and earthy flavors while the hops take over the aroma and smooth out the finish. This is a very unique drinking experience as it is two very different styles that clash in the most beautiful of ways.

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Wild Ale w/ Passionfruit

4.2% ABV // IBUs 15 // SRM 2.8

Released: November 2019

We took our year round Lumen Lager and fermented it with Saccharomyces, Brettanomyces and Pediococcus along with passionfruit. It aged for about 10 months and then we added more passionfruit. Lumen turned out to be a great base for souring. The result was pleasantly tart with a bit of funk and a load of juicy passionfruit flavor. Pollux was our first beer named after a star. We have continued that tradition and have named all of our coming Wild ales after stars and other awesome distant things in the sky. 

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BR.OSON

Wild Belgian India Pale Ale

6.2% ABV // IBUs 40 // SRM 4.7                           

Released: July 2020

BR.OSON Wild Belgian India Pale Ale is a wild ale based off a Belgian style India Pale Ale. We ferment the beer with both Belgian ale yeast and Brettanomyces and let it sit from six to eight months while the Brettanomyces adds funk to the beer. Before packaging we heavily dry hop. It’s tropical and pineapple aromas come from Comet hops. Brettanomyces lends funky, barnyard, hay and earthy flavors while the hops take over the aroma and give tropical fruit overtones. The Belgian yeast blends comfortably with the Brettanomyces. Over time this beer will lend more of the funky flavors as the hop profile fades.

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Wild Juicy Pale Ale                               

5.5% ABV // IBUs 32 // SRM 4.7

Released: December 2019

BR.OVALENCE Wild Juicy Pale Ale is a wild version of our year-round Covalence Juicy Pale Ale. We ferment the beer with both house ale yeast and Brettanomyces and let it sit from six to eight months while the Brettanomyces adds funk to the beer. Before packaging we heavily dry hop. It’s sessionable and juicy flavors come from Amarillo, Ekuanot and El Dorado hops. Brettanomyces lends funky, barnyard, hay and earthy flavors while the hops take over the aroma and smooth out the finish. This is a very unique drinking experience as it is two very different styles that clash in the most beautiful of ways.

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Mixed Fermentation Wild Golden Ale w/ Passionfruit and Guava

5.8% ABV // IBUs 10 // SRM 3.2

Released: November 2020                                                       

Barrel: Cabernet Sauvignon 

A barrel blend of Mixed Fermentation Golden Ale aged in Cabernet Sauvignon barrels for three years with passionfruit and guava. Complex bacterial flavors of funk, barnyard and a hint of tartness starts the pallet before a wave of juicy wine coats the entire mouth with hints of oak and just when you think it is going to finish tannic and dry like wine, it takes a turn with toasted bread and hay characteristics of the malt used for the base Golden Ale.  The passionfruit and guava make this beer even more tart with tons of tropical fruit flavors. Blended between a few different Cabernet Sauvignon barrels (3+7).

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Mixed Fermentation Wild Golden Ale w/ Elderberries

5.8% ABV // IBUs 10 // SRM 3.2

Released: November 2020                                                     

Barrel: Cabernet Sauvignon 

A Mixed Fermentation Golden Ale aged in a single Cabernet Sauvignon barrel for three years with elderberries. Complex bacterial flavors of funk, barnyard and a hint of tartness starts the pallet before a wave of juicy wine coats the entire mouth with hints of oak and just when you think it is going to finish tannic and dry like wine, it takes a turn with toasted bread and hay characteristics of the malt used for the base Golden Ale.  The elderberries turn the beer a gorgeous hue of pink with an extra hint of tartness and some underlying earthy tones.

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barrel aged neutronium - all of the old variants below

Imperial Rye Stout

11.0% ABV // IBUs 40 // SRM 40

Neutronium Imperial Rye Stout is a special release we do each year because it is one of our favorite base beers for aging in whiskey barrels. Full bodied from additions of rye and chocolate rye with an aromatic balance of Amarillo hops. Post barrel flavors of dark fruit, oak  tannin, cold brewed coffee and toasted bread with a semi-sweet finish. Dangerously drinkable.

2018 - Released September 2018 - Islay Scotch

2018 - Released September 2018 - Breckenridge Bourbon

2018 - Released September 2018 - Koval Rye

barrel aged endothermic- all of the old variants below

Baltic Porter                                                  

10.0% ABV // IBUs 30 // SRM 40

Endothermic Baltic Porter is aged each year in a different bourbon barrel for 12-14 months. Full bodied from the delicate lagering process makes this beer an easy drinker for being high in alcohol. We let the wood speak with flavors of black licorice, toffee and dark chocolate. Dangerously drinkable.

2018 - Released December 2018 - Buffalo Trace Bourbon

2019 - Released December 2019 - Woodford Reserve Double Oak