This Belgian-style IPA is our second collaboration with Epic, after our wildly popular Fermentation Without Representation. Epic brewed a batch of Brainless Belgian Golden Ale and let us corrupt it with our hops: Chinook and Columbus in the boil with more Columbus for aroma. Whole leaf Centennial in the hopback. Citra hop in the dry hop. The result is a spicy/tropical IPA.
COLLIDING HEMISPHERES™ - CBC 2013
"Colliding Hemispheres" is a collaborative beer between DC Brau, Hop Union and Briess Malts & Ingredients. When conceiving the recipe we were imagining an American Brown Ale brewed with our house Belgian Abbey yeast and hopped with both New Zealand and Australian hops.
DEUS EX MACHINA DIPA™
An error in the brewing of DC Brau's celebrated Double IPA, On the Wings of Armageddon, has led to the development of a new beer. The brew, also a Double IPA, is similar in body and taste to its progenitor while differing immensely in color and hop profile. CEO Brandon Skall expressed disappointment that fans of On the Wings of Armageddon would have to wait another few months for the much sought after beer, but in the same breath noted that he was excited to welcome this new brew to the DC Brau family. "Sometimes you have to embrace blunders," said Skall. "In this case, our mistake lead to something delicious and badass, so while we're upset about the error in OTWOA brewing, we're happy it led to Deus Ex Machina."
Deus Ex Machina, taken from the Latin phrase meaning "God from the Machine," weights in at 8.75% ABV and 131 IBUs. It's hopped with Falconer's Flight and Columbus varieties, which come together to create a virtual pine forest of super dank, mouth-coating flavors with underlying hints of delicate sugar-coated fruit. The brew-in-error is a beautiful crystal clear golden orange in color.
EMBERS OF THE DECEASED™
Embers is our new limited-release collaboration ale with Bluejacket! Embers is truly unique summer sipper, reborn from an old Polish recipe of barley and oak-smoked wheat malt, just in time to extinguish the fires of summer. Our grätzer has got a whiff of bacon, followed by the crisp, bready-citrusy flavor typical of American wheat ales. There is a touch of phenol and bitter hops in the finish. Measuring only 3.7 percent alcohol by volume, it’s a true beverage of moderation. Click here for the Washington Post coverage.
FIGHT CLUB ANTI-GRAVITY LAGER™
Named after the secret underground skate spot in Washington, DC where local brewers Jason Oliver from Devils Backbone and Jeff Hancock from DC Brau used to skate. Both Jason and Jeff have been life long skaters and came up for the idea while sessioning one Wednesday night about 2 years ago before Fight Club closed down to many a skateboarder's disappointment.
Fight Club Anti-Gravity lager is brewed with a traditional German lager yeast and Noble German hops. Its appearance is deep gold with a medium body and smooth, rich lager finish. Long live Fight Club DC and the many great years of skating that took place there.
FOR OTHERS DIPA™
For Others is a truly special beer. It is a limited-release Double IPA brewed to celebrate the nuptials of two of its own: DC Brau webmaster and packaging designer Rob Shortley and his long-time partner in crime, Celia Wells.The name “For Others” is a nod to Shortley's alma mater, Gonzaga College High School, the motto of which is "Men for Others.” The private academy has been a Washington, DC fixture since 1821. The beer is an intense, all-Citra hopped, double IPA with a Belgian yeast - weighing in at around 8.2% ABV.
MIDDLE NAME DANGER™
This is our second collaboration with Stillwater Artisanal Ales. This tasty brew is a crisp blonde saison, with plenty of tropical and citrus fruit notes; clocking in at 7.2% ABV. This brew holds many secrets including an experimental hop from Hop Union and a Stillwater-exclusive yeast strain. We'd tell you more but... you know...
St. JOSEPH'S TRIPEL™ - CBC 2013
This Belgian-style tripel clocks in at 10% ABV and is brewed with orange peel, coriander, grains of paradise, and juniper berries. An angel has blessed this transcendent ale with deep flavors of passion fruit, kiwi, and tropical candy!
YOUR FAVORITE FOREIGN MOVIE™
Your Favorite Foreign Movie is a traditional Patersbier, a low-alcohol (4.0% ABV) Belgium-style brew. Patersbier literally means “fathers’ beer,” as it’s traditionally brewed as an easy-drinking table beer for Trappist monks. The style is extremely rare; the closest commercial relatives are Petite Orval or Chimay Dorée, which are notoriously difficult to find in the US. The recipe for this tasty brew comes from Brian Barrows, winner of the Meridian Pint Homebrew Contest!
We think of our beers as our children, and we love them all. Some of them are our happy accidents, collaborations, and rare experiments that found their way to the tap. Enjoy!