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New Items January 21, 2019

Limited Release from Dogfish Head:  The Perfect Disguise!

4/6 Packs Item # 31989  $46.50  ($2 off 5 cases, $3 off 10, $4 off15)

1/6 Bbls Item # 31990  $82.50

Is it an IPA disguised as a Kölsch or a Kölsch disguised as an IPA?

On the surface, The Perfect Disguise looks like a straightforward Kölsch with a crisp Kölsch yeast and traditional German malts and hops … but things aren’t always what they seem. With a quick sniff and a slight sip, you’re greeted by a creamy mouthfeel and full body thanks to the addition of a unique German chit malt - the first hint that this beer may be somewhat different.  Hiding deeper behind that German disguise is the double dry-hopping of an American Double IPA, with nearly 4 lbs. of German and American hops per barrel. It brings tropical flavors of citrus, tangerine, mango, gooseberries and peach.

Long Trail Seasonal Trail Vision is in!

4/6 Packs Item # 48825  $28.70

Our spring seasonal, Trail Vision, is inspired by the time of year when the days grow longer and the sun shines a little brighter; the days when visions of the trail become more than just warm thoughts; the days when the end of hibernation season looms on the horizon.

Expect a smooth, crisp malt profile from a grist of 2-Row and Pilsner malts that clears the path for citrus, floral and spice hop notes derived from additions of Cascade and Centennial in the dry hopper.  (5%)

Long Trail Spring Variety is In!

2/12 Packs Item # 48820  $28.70  ($4.50 off 5 cases, $5.50 off 15, $6.50 off 25)

LOCAL Ipswich Limited Release:  Defrost!

6/4 Pack 16 oz Cans Item # 11921  $52.00

1/6 Bbls Item # 11922  $80.00

½ Bbls Item # 11923  $180.00

A Weizenbock style ale, in early January as a new limited winter seasonal offering. This rich, warming, malt-forward Bavarian style presents iconic German yeast flavors of banana and clove against a complex malt base with notes of chocolate and dark fruit.  (8%)

Peak Limited Release:  Bloom!

6/4 Pack 16 oz Cans Item # 20402  $58.00

Bloom is a delectable double IPA – overflowing with bright, blossoming hops that remind us of spring time. Organic Mosaic and Idaho 7 hops burst with immense floral, citrus and pine notes. The body is hazy with a nice round mouthfeel. Bloom is an explosion of hoppy goodness, but don’t forget that its 8.1%! Enjoy.

New from Samuel Adams:  New England Pale Ale!

6/4 Pack 16 oz Cans Item # 15529  $45.00

This hazy, mellow pale ale is brewed with five different hops delivering fruity notes of mango and peach. The German hops add roundness and complexity to the already fruit-forward character of this New England-style beer.  (5.5%)

Shipyard Steady is in!

4/6 Packs Item # 65940  $28.70

2/12 Packs Item # 63326  $28.70  ($2.00 off 5 cases, $4 off 15)

1/6 Bbls Item # 63324  $68.00

½ Bbls Item # 63325  $156.00

Innovatively constructed, brewed in tradition, this hoppy pale ale is truly one for everyone.

Designed with an unique blend of new age American Hops, this dependable treat brings forward notes of citrus and lemon grass. Light to medium in body it goes down smooth and easy, finishing crisp, with a kiss of fruity hops.

Hold Steady and enjoy!  (5.1%)

New from Shipyard:  Deep Devil!

4/6 Packs Item # 62029  $28.70

Deep Devil presents hints of caramel, roasted nuts and sweet breads. Medium in body it drinks smooth and easy, finishing light, leaving subtle hints of dark toast and brown sugar. Beware, Deep Devil is dangerous…ly delightful.  (5.4%)


4/6 Packs Item # 03697  $37.00

1/6 Bbls Item # 03698  $75.00


Our newest seasonal release Dry & Mighty Brut IPA, is one of a new substyle of IPA that is spreading like wildfire throughout the USA and beyond. Dry & Mighty Brut IPA exhibits an assertive yet refined hop aroma and flavor while maintaining a low hop bitterness that is a big part of the current popularity of Hazy IPAs.

So What Is “BRUT IPA”, anyway?

As you may have noticed there are a ton of IPA’s in today’s craft beer market. The name is widely recognized by even the most novice craft consumers. What may not be evident is how many variations on the IPA theme actually exist. The style seems to keep splitting and introducing new versions and subsets right before our eyes.

One of the newest entries has made a bigger splash than most: Brut IPA. This type of IPA (India Pale Ale, in case you weren’t already aware) is said to have been created by a San Francisco Bay area brewer just a bit over a year ago. Part of this emerging legend is that this brewer wanted to come up with a counterpoint to the now ubiquitous Hazy IPA, aka New England-style IPA, suddenly being produced by brewers around the globe (Yours Truly has seen “New England-style IPA” proudly marketed by brewers in England, Vietnam and even more unlikely in California and Colorado!). Presumably, Brut IPA was also an attempt to re-establish the west coast as the driver of all craft beer trends. From my seat it is still way too early to predict the spread and longevity of Brut IPA over the coming years. Nevertheless we at Two Roads are putting our hat in the ring with Dry & Mighty our seasonal Brut IPA currently available wherever Two Roads is sold.

The name Brut IPA derives its name from the traditional French practice of categorizing Champagne by the degree of residual sweetness they possess. In order of residual sweetness there are; “sec”, “demi-sec”, “brut” and “extra brut” versions of classic French Champagne. “Brut” is the most popular type worldwide. “Extra Brut” is more dry/less sweet than Brut (it’s only a matter of time that we have “Extra Brut IPA” and “Double Brut IPA”, etc.). I digress but I think you get the picture.

Brut IPA is hyper-fermented compared to other IPAs and craft beers in general. In order to achieve this very high level of dryness brewers of Brut IPA resort to adding enzymes to convert higher-order sugars, normally not fermentable by brewer’s yeast, into sugars that can be fully fermented and contribute to a much drier beer with a higher alcohol content. A normal beer wort is roughly 80% fermentable by brewer’s yeast. A beer wort that has been treated with enzyme (glucoamylase, in case you are wondering) can come close to 100% fermentability. In the recent past, a craft brewer adding additional enzyme to their wort would have been viewed as heresy but today it is somewhat of a badge of honor. Such is part and parcel of how rapidly and to what degree the craft beer world fashion can change.

If Brut IPA is to be a counterpoint to Hazy IPA, as well as live up to its Champagne terminology, it had better be on the clear side, if not brilliant. The style is still very much under development but the majority that this reporter has seen have been clear. One common trait that both “rivals” possess is a low to very low hop bitterness. Hazy or sometimes “Juicy” IPAs tend to have a high level of sweetness and body. You know, the “Juice” thing. Brut IPAs require a low hop bitterness because there is relatively little sweetness left in the beer for flavor balance. Because there is little residual sweetness an appreciable amount of hop bitterness would come across as overly harsh and bitter.

So now you know some of the back story on Brut IPA. Sensory-wise let’s recap. A Brut IPA should have a moderately intense hop aroma, generally of the fruity and herbal direction. Very low maltiness due to the extraordinarily high degree of fermentation. Brut IPAs should be extraordinarily dry and light body and a low-moderate bitterness that is noticeable due to the lack of residual sweetness. In essence, it should come across as the “Champagne of IPAs.”                              

New Items Jan 14, 2019

New from our LOCAL Salem Notch Brewery:  Raw Power!

6/4 Pack 16 oz Cans Item # 33806  $54.00

Raw Power is our New England Style Session IPA, a draft only favorite in our Salem tap room for the last two years, now available in a 16 oz can as part of our Single Series. Big citrus and tropical fruit flavors, bright and dry finish, and built for multiple rounds.  (4.5%)

Moat Mountain Limited Release:  Scottie’s IPA

6/4 Pack 16 oz Cans Item # 02018  $54.00

1/6 Bbls Item # 02019  $85.00

This Brewer’s favorite recipe has been refined over the past 8 years to showcase American and Australian hops.

The addition of oats adds a smooth mouthfeel and body to balance the bitterness. 

It pours an unfiltered gold with a dense rocky off-white head.  The nose smells of melon, lemon, and grapefruit, rounded out by a hint of pine and tropical fruit.   The taste follows suit, finishing clean and dry.  Double dry hopped!  (6.3%)

New from our Local Clown Shoes:  Mocha Sombrero!

6/4 Pack 16 oz Cans Item # 25781  $52.00

1/6 Bbls Item # 25782  $92.00

Replacing an old favorite Mexican Chocolate Stout with a new, lower-ABV version that will incorporate seasonal flavors.  First up:  Chocolate meets coffee with Mocha Sombrero.  (7%)

Clown Shoes Limited Release:  The Drongo!

6/4 Pack 16 oz Cans Item # 25778  $58.00

A lightly tart take on an IPA, brewed and dry-hopped with Australian Galaxy hops.  (7%)

Clown Shoes Limited Release:  Blaecorn Unidragon!

12/22 oz Item # 25730  $85.00

What should we call our Russian Imperial Stout? Black Unicorn? Soul Dragon? Nohhh. Let’s combine them and create the ultimate mythical creature: Blaecorn Unidragon. Imbued with a monstrous amount of dark malt and aggressive hops, Blaecorn Unidragon is a powerful and complex brew designed to improve with age.  (12.5%)

Clown Shoes Limited Release:  Ride the Lion 2019!

12/22oz Item # 25779  $115.00

Back from a four year retirement, Ride the Lion combined everything we love about a malty sweet Wee Heavy blended with luxurious bourbon and barrel notes.  (10.5%)

New Package from Clown Shoes:  Bubble Farm IPA 12 packs!

4/6 Cans Item # 25737  $30.70

2/12 Pack Cans Item # 25780  $28.70  ($2.00 off 10 cases)

Bubble Farm India Pale Ale.  Lemon-Lime; Crushable; Balanced; Soft.  (6.5%)

New Items January 7, 2019

Local Newburyport Brewing Limited Release:  Joppa Stout!

6/4 Pack 16 oz Cans Item # 02891  $47.00

FULL-BODIED, FOREIGN EXPORT STOUT.  Dark, decadent, full-bodied Foreign Export Stout with rich tantalizing flavors and roasted malt sweetness. Flavorful and assertive with hints of bittersweet dark chocolate and dark berry fruitiness (7%)

Introducing Shiner S’More Chocolate & Marshmallow Ale!

4/6 Packs Item # 35810  $28.70

2/12 Packs Item # 35811  $28.70  ($3.50 off 5 cases, $5.80 off 10, $6.72 off 20)

¼ Bbls Item # 35812  $84.00

Inspired by our favorite campfire treat, this limited time seasonal brew is made with dark, roasted malts that serve up notes of cinnamon and caramel backed by subtle hints of graham cracker and vanilla.  It’s a full-bodied, slightly sweet ale that’s sure to make you one happy camper.  (5%)

Local Castle Island Limited Release:  Social Studies Amarillo!

6/4 Pack 16 oz Cans Item # 03857  $76.00

1/6 Bbls Item # 03860  $105.00

In the name of science, we’re doing our due diligence to unearth the secret combination to making the haziest, juiciest New England IPA possible. Scratching that special hophead itch, Social Studies is an ever-evolving beer that takes a deeper look into the world of hops by putting a single variety on a   pedestal for each release. This batch highlights Amarillo for floral notes with lemon, orange, and grapefruit characteristics.  (7.8%)


New Harpoon Hop-O-Rama Variety Pack!

2/12 Packs Item # 27422  $28.70  ($2 off 5 cases, $3.50 off 15, $4 off 25)

2/12 Pack Cans Item # 27407  $28.70  ($2 off 5 cases, $3.50 off 15, $4 off 25)

Step right up, folks, and prepare to be amazed—by the Hop-o-Rama. Six hoppy beers, three mix pack exclusives, one great time.  Featuring:  Harpoon IPA, Rec. League, The Craic, Double IPA, New England Pale Ale, Oatmeal IPA!


Harpoon The Craic is in!

4/6 Packs Item # 24212  $28.70

2/12 Packs Item # 24203  $28.70   ($2 off 5 cases, $3.50 off 15, $4 off 25)

2/12 Pack Cans Item # 24204  $28.70  ($2 off 5 cases, $3.50 off 15, $4 off 25)

Why should St. Patrick’s Day just be a “day” when you can make a whole season out of it?! Crack open The Craic and let the friendly banter, bursts of laughter, and toe-tapping music of the season get your eyes smiling.

This hybrid ale combines two classic styles —IPA and Irish Red Ale—to create a unique and flavorful beer. Th­e malt combination commonly used in Irish Red Ales brings a toasted, malty flavor that balances the citrusy and fruity character of the hops.  (6.9%)

New Items Dec 28, 2018



4/6 Packs Item # 39320  $31.30  ($.50 off 7 cases)

4/6 Pack CANS Item # 39321  $31.30  ($.50 off 7 cases)

 Heineken 0.0 is twice brewed and fermented with Heineken’s unique yeast from natural ingredients with gentle alcohol removal and blending to achieve a fruity flavor and slight malty notes.

Learn more here:


4/6 Packs Item # 44352  $40.00

 A new hero is soaring in from a completely new direction–the effervescent Brut-Hero, sparkling with white grape, passionfruit, and lemon notes and capped with an extra-dry champagne-like finish. (7%)

Limited Release from our LOCAL Backlash Brewery:  Nailed It!

6/4 Pack 16 oz Cans Item # 04595  $66.00

 A New England IPA with Citra, Simcoe and Columbus hops. (7%)


6/4 Pack 16 oz Cans Item # 03630  $55.50

 This beer is a classic gose with a modern twist - we source and blend fresh Moroccan Clementines (Citrus clementina) from a local craft juicery. The result is a tart, juicy ale with a hint of salt and distinctive tang of refreshing clementine.  (4.8%)

New Seasonal!  UFO Big Wit!

4/6 Packs Item # 26700  $28.70

2/12 Packs Item # 26701  $28.70  ($2 off 5 cases, $3.50 off 10, $4 off 15)

2/12 Pack CANS Item # 26702  $28.70   ($2 off 5 cases, $3.50 off 10, $4 off 15)

½ Bbls Item # 26704  $140.00

A subtle citrusy and boldly spiced unfiltered wheat beer.  It started as a luscious wit. And then we added lots of coriander and white pepper to crank up the zest. Then we threw in extra orange peel for a deep citrus flavor. And now we have this big, bold, beautiful Wit. Behind the Big Wit!  (6.8%)

New from Sam Adams:  Bavarian Lager!

4/6 Packs Item # 17462  $28.70

2/12 Packs Item # 17463  $28.70  ($2.00 off 15 cases, $3.50 off 30, $4 off 80)

Hazy golden and bright in flavor, this unfiltered lager is the perfect brew for spring – flavorful enough for cooler weather, but with a balance of lively citrus notes & crisp maltiness that herald the warmer months to come. A single hop brew with Noble Tettnang hops from the foothills of the Alps, it’s smooth, refreshing and unique.  (5.5%)

New Items December 17, 2018


4/6 Packs Item # 31993  $46.50 ($2 off 5 cases, $3 off 4, $4 off 5)

There was something different about a Grateful Dead show. Whether you saw one or 100, you felt it, but you knew it wouldn’t last forever. If only you could have bottled it….

American Beauty, an Imperial Pale Ale inspired by the Grateful Dead, captures the spirits of the band’s 30 years of touring and recording. Dogfish Head and the Dead both built their followings by connecting directly with beer lovers and music lovers, so we asked those loyal fans to help drive the recipe.

For more than 1,500 ingredient suggestions, organic granola was tops. It was the main course in millions of parking lot meals and is a sweet and toasty complement to the barley and all-American hops. (9%)


New Package from Dogfish Head:  SeaQuench Ale 19.2 oz!

12/19.2 oz Cans Item # 31992  $24.50

SeaQuench is a session sour mash-up of a crisp Kolsch, a salty Gose, and a tart Berliner Weiss brewed in sequence with black limes, sour lime juice and sea salt to make this the most thirst-quenching beer Dogfish Head has ever brewed.  (4.9%)

Local Clown Shoes Limited Release:  YeeeHaaw!

6/4 Pack 16 oz Cans Item # 25769  $58.00

9th Anniversary New England IPA.  Our take on the current craze, just in time for our birthday! Brewed with flaked oats and wheat, and double dry hopped with Galaxy, Columbus, Citra, and Mosaic.  (7%)

Long Trail Limited Release:  VERMONT DOUBLE IPA!

6/4 Pack 16 oz Cans Item # 49116  $58.50


Introducing the latest tall can from Vermont’s Long Trail Brewing Company. 

Vermont Double IPA is full of fruity, juicy and dank hop flavors with a light, soft mouthfeel and slight alcohol presence. The recipe features green mountains of Amarillo, Citra and Simcoe hops.   (8.3%)

New Items December 10, 2018

Just in from our LOCAL Salem Brewery:  Notch Black Lager!

6/4 Pack 16 oz Cans Item # 33804  $54.00

Malty but not sweet, dark yet modest in alcohol, our beloved Black Lager takes its inspiration from the black session lagers of the Czech Republic. Known as Cerné Pivo (Black Beer) in its homeland, it has been a wintertime fan favorite  of Notch fans. Session beer is born from Czech beer halls, where multiple beers are expected, and one hour becomes three. And at only 4.5%, Notch Black Lager is the perfect cold weather session beer.

LOCAL Castle Island Limited Release:  Parrot Trust!

6/4 Pack 16 oz Cans Item # 03886  $76.00

1/6 Bbls Item # 03851  $105.00

Polly want a fruited IPA? Then try Parrot Trust, an IPA brewed with lactose and four different fruit purées. This beer is our ode to the fat cats and rich folk that leave full-blown trust funds to their pets. This idea of extreme decadence is carried through in this seriously juicy IPA.  (7.8%)

Limited Release from Moat Mountain:  Imperial Stout!

6/4 Pack 16 oz Cans Item # 02003  $66.00  (only 20 cases in stock!)

1/6 Bbls Item # 02002  $105.00  (only 3 avail!)

We make our version of this classic export ale unique by adding a special decoction cycle to our brew thus increasing the malty backbone to this once a year specialty. A generous amount of bittering hops balances well with the high roast, chocolate and black malt flavor. Viscosity is high and flavors improve as the ale warms in temperature.  (9%)


Moat Mountain Limited Release:  Scottie’s IPA

6/4 Pack 16 oz Cans Item # 02018  $54.00

This Brewer’s favorite recipe has been refined over the past 8 years to showcase American and Australian hops.

The addition of oats adds a smooth mouthfeel and body to balance the bitterness. 

It pours an unfiltered gold with a dense rocky off-white head.  The nose smells of melon, lemon, and grapefruit, rounded out by a hint of pine and tropical fruit.   The taste follows suit, finishing clean and dry.  Double dry hopped!  (6.3%)

Two Roads/Evil Twin Limited Release Collab:  SAIGON SCOOTER SELFIE!

6/4 Pack 16 oz Cans Item # 03639  $72.00

Two Roads has joined forces with Evil Twin Brewing yet again with the release of Two Evil’s Saigon Scooter Selfie, a Vietnamese-Style Coffee Stout!
 For our latest Two Evil collaborative brew, Two Roads’ Master Brewer Phil Markowski and Evil Twin’s Jeppe Jarnit-Bjergso sampled and became enamored with a popular Vietnamese coffee drink called “Ca Phe Sua Da” (cah-fe sah dah). Thick and decadent, like a coffee milkshake, it was the inspiration for this Vietnamese-style Coffee Stout.
The rich, thick mouthfeel of Saigon Scooter Selfie gives way to lush sweetness with hint of coffee character followed by notes of cream, toffee and vanilla in this 9.5% ABV Vietnamese coffee stout.
 Jeppe and Phil traveled to the chaotic, scooter packed streets of Saigon to meet up with good friends at Heart of Darkness Brewery. It was there that the brewers created the first batch of this collaborative beer.
 Sit back and relax as Phil and Jeppe take you on their Vietnam journey and go back in time as they reminisce about the early days of Two Evil and the true story behind the mystery man on the can!  Behind the scenes video:

Limited Release from our LOCAL Newburyport Brewing:  Northwoods Maple Brown!

6/4 Pack 16 oz Cans Item #  02887  $47.00

A NEW 1635 Series Beer called the North Woods Maple Brown.  Brewed with real Vermont Maple Syrup. 

Full-bodied brown ale with roasted malt flavor and a hint of maple sweetness.  (5.5%)

Just in from our LOCAL Salem Cidery:  Far From the Tree Cord Maple Cider!

6/4 Pack 16 oz Cans Item # 79036  $76.00

Oak aged apples with fresh Massachusetts maple Syrup.  (7.5%)


Local Clown Shoes Limited Release:  Snow on the Maple Tree!

12/22 oz Item # 25771  $115.00

Inspiration guides us, here at Clown Shoes. When I tried this Imperial Stout, a quiet, serene feeling spread through me. A vision of a Japanese maple tree weathering a snow storm presented itself. Looking closer, I saw frolicking Manchurian cranes in Clown Shoes. Weird. Yes! But nice! Aged in Bourbon Barrels that had premium maple syrup aged in them as well, this beer is a beautiful compliment for a winter night.  (10%)

New Items December 3, 2018

Limited Release from our LOCAL Newburyport Brewing:  Northwoods Maple Brown!

1/6 Bbls Item # 02886  $75.00

½ Bbls Item # 02885  $170.00

A NEW 1635 Series Beer called the North Woods Maple Brown.  Brewed with real Vermont Maple Syrup. 

Full-bodied brown ale with roasted malt flavor and a hint of maple sweetness.  (5.5%)

Just in from our LOCAL Salem Cidery:  Far From the Tree Cord Maple Cider!

1/6 Bbls Item # 79053  $110.00

½ Bbls Item # 79054  $235.00

Oak aged apples with fresh Massachusetts maple Syrup.  (7.5%)

Dogfish Head Limited Release:  Siracusa Nera

6/4 Packs Item # 32055  $73.00

Combining a roasty Imperial Stout with a jammy Syrah wine, this beer is bold and complex. Notes of coffee, dark chocolate and anise from a blend of roasted malts meld with flavors of plums, cherries and stewed fruits from Syrah grape must in this jet black stout. Aged on American oak to add some light toasty vanilla to the mix.  (10%)

Ithaca Limited Release:  2018 Box of Hops!

3/8 Pack 16 oz Cans Item # 57496  $52.00

Every year, we celebrate the glory of humulus lupulus with our variety pack of IPAs, anchored by our flagship Flower Power IPA. This year we bring you the return of Dr Zaic Dr Zaic, which features only Mosaic hops, and we introduce you to Citrapetal Force, brewed with citrus & lactose, and New York Double IPA, crafted with 100% NYS-grown hops and more than 50% NYS-grown malt.     UPC:  6 06905 09302 6

New Items November 19, 2018

Ballast Point Mocha Marlin

4/6 Packs Item # 05715  $33.50  ($4.80 off 3 cases)

Our Black Marlin Porter is the perfect beer for a mocha mashup. The addition of coffee and cocoa plays perfectly of the roasty, chocolaty flavors of this English porter, while a hint of vanilla smooths it all out. It’s full-bodied, but not too sweet; try it for breakfast…or dessert.  (6%)

LOCAL Massachusetts Brewery Greater Good Smooooth is in!

6/4 Pack 16 oz Cans Item # 04059  $73.00

The latest installment of our “8 is the New 5” series, SMOOOOTH was generously hopped with Citra and Mosaic hops, giving it a great balance of citrus vibes including notes of grapefruit and pineapple and a finish that provides mild pine and slight hop resin. SMOOOOTH has a gorgeous golden hue, showcasing a beautiful, orange haze while remaining easy-drinking and refreshing!  (8%)

Greater Good Evana!

6/4 Packs Item # 04064  $72.50

Russian Imperial Stout brewed w/ Cocoa Nibs  

Coming in at 10% ABV, Evana is not only our first Russian Imperial Stout, or the 5th Edition of our Passport Series…it is also the first beer brewed and packaged at our brand new Worcester brewery! Evana is a smooth and creamy all-season stout showcasing a dark head and lacing, soft palate, and a slight finish of cocoa bitters. The stout lover will discover noticeable roasted malt and smooth chocolate flavors with a very subtle hop foundation. This stout flows like silk and drinks easy.  (10%)   UPC:  8 69747 00033 5

Shipyard Nightwind is in!

4/6 Packs Item # 63010  $28.70     UPC:  7 80369 80012 0

2/12 Packs Item #63001  $28.70  ($2 off 5 cases, $4 off 15)     UPC:  7 80369 80212 4

1/6 Bbls Item # 63005  $68.00

½ Bbls Item # 63000  $156.00

Our ode to Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and his contributions to Portland, ME. Named from a quote in is most famous poem “Paul Revere’s Ride”.

“For Borne on the Nightwind of the past,” This winter ale casts aromas of toffee and sweet grains. With a poetic balance of traditional American and English hops, roasted barley and chocolate malts we’ve created a flavorful dark ale that offers up hints of cocoa, coffee and molasses.

A delicious companion for any winter night!  (5.8%)

Shipyard Limited Seasonal:  Prelude!

4/6 Packs Item # 62615  $28.70

Prelude is a rich, nutty, full-bodied English ale with an inviting hoppy finish.  This non-spiced winter warmer has a big malt presence, in both flavor and body. With an ABV of 6.7%, this seasonal specialty has a strong nutty malt flavor that’s balanced by the subtle hop notes and hints of chocolate.  Prelude is named after the Kennebunkport Prelude Christmas Festival which was started in 1982 and takes place annually in Kennebunkport, Maine; the birthplace of Shipyard Brewing Company.  (6.7%)     UPC:  7 80369 92106 1


New Package from Shipyard:  Smashed Blueberry Cans!

6/4 Pack 16 oz Cans Item # 65259  $50.35

Smashed Blueberry is a hybrid between a Porter and a Scotch Ale. It has a rich mouthfeel and a full, complex body.

Up front, there are notes of coffee and chocolate; beautifully accentuated by the aroma of blueberries.  The finish features a delicate balance of sweet fruit and dry hops.  (9%)

New Seasonal from our LOCAL Ipswich Brewery:  Spruce Tip IPA!

6/4 Pack 16 oz Cans Item # 11904  $52.00

1/6 Bbls Item # 11906  $85.00

½ Bbls Item # 11907  $180.00

We’re pleased to bring you this delicious marriage of hops and spruce tips in a tasty seasonal IPA mash up.  Be not afraid ye timid imbiber!  The spruce tips are a complimentary, subtle spruce note with a hint of fruity sweetness and mint that works perfectly with hop forward beers.  Best enjoyed at warm holiday gatherings amongst kith and kin, and for quenching one’s thirst after the Festivus feats of strength.  Cheers!  From all of us at Ipswich Ale Brewery.  (6.1%)

New Items November 12, 2018

Local Clown Shoes Limited Release:  Luchador en Fuego!

12/22 oz Item # 25776  $115.00  (only 20 cases avail.)

Our third anniversary beer up sizes Chocolate Sombrero, using extra ancho Chile and adding chipotle pepper.  We aged the brew 100% in bourbon barrels.  May it leap onto your palate majestically, like a luchador who flies into the ring from atop the highest rope.  (11%)

Clown Shoes Limited Release:  La Pinguina En Fuego!

12/22 oz Item # 25777  $115.00

People have been asking us to make a truly spicy Chile beer, so we finally complied.  Aged in rum barrels with habaneros, this version of Chocolate Sombrero is on a mission from God (to ignite your palate).  (11%)

Clown Shoes Limited Release:  Leviathan Triple IPA!

6/4 Pack 16 oz Cans Item # 25774  $58.00

1/6 Bbls Item # 25775  $100.00  (only 3 avail.)

A new creation from Clown Shoes Beer might seem a bit familiar to fans of Harpoon Brewery.  The beer is named Leviathan, an 11% ABV triple IPA that features “massive hop additions.” The new IPA is a “re-make” of Harpoon’s 10 % ABV Leviathan triple IPA brewed with Amarillo, Centennial, Chinook and Simcoe hops in the “Clown Shoes style.”

New Social Studies from our LOCAL Castle Island Brewery:  Simcoe!

6/4 Pack 16 oz Cans Item # 03857  $76.00  (only 18 cases avail.)

In the name of science, we’re doing our due diligence to unearth the secret combination to making the haziest, juiciest New England IPA possible.  Scratching that special hophead itch, Social Studies is an ever-evolving beer that takes a deeper look into the world of hops by putting a single variety on a pedestal for each release.  This batch highlights Simcoe for comprehensive flavors of ripe berry, juicy apricot, and a touch of pine.  (7.8%)

Rhinegeist DAD Hoppy Holiday Ale!

4/6 Packs Item # 03947  $31.50

1/6 Bbls Item # 03945  $85.00

½ Bbls Item # 03946  $165.00

This hoppy red ale balances crisp hops with juicy malts like a well-worn flannel embraces the cold early dark days of winter. (6%)

Two Roads/Aslin Collaboration Limited Release:  Under the Wire!

6/4 Pack 16 oz Cans Item # 03638  $72.00  (only 14 cases avail.)

1/6 Bbls Item # 03774  $100.00  (only 2 avail.)

Brewed with our good friends at aslin beer co. from VA, this collaboration brew is a deliciously hazy IPA with tons of citrusy, juicy character.  (5.5%)


Two Roads Limited Release:  Miles 2 Go!

4/6 Pack Cans Item # 03705  $37.00

1/6 Bbls Item # 03632  $75.00

Introducing an unfiltered pale lager that’s made the unhurried, traditional way. Using the centuries old method of decoction mashing, this beer takes longer to brew and delivers more flavor. We also ferment it colder and slower, and leave it unfiltered for a softer body and toasty malt flavor. To get the best, sometimes you just need to slow things down.  (6.2%)

Retired style but back by demand for a limited release:  Bantam The Americain!

6/4 Pack Cans Item # 73026  $51.00  ($4 off 3 cases)  (only 30 cases avail.)

It was first made to remind us of the rich and amazing flavors we experienced in our friend’s homemade batch of apple butter. Green Cardamom, Coriander, Clove, Cinnamon and Rose Petals create a rich and aromatic character that is luscious and deliciously edible. And why the French name? Well, anything said in French sound sexier, don’t you agree? And while this cider takes its name from the French, it’s cloudy like English Scrumpy and features traditional Persian spices, its taste is truly American; as American as apple pie.  (5.2%)

NEW from Baxter:  Hopothecary!

4/6 Packs Item # 43013  $32.25

1/6 Bbls Item #  43014  $71.00

½ Bbls Item #  43015  $161.00

For the better part of this decade, Baxter Brewing has been known throughout New England as the brewery that puts the hops into the cans. There have been a lot of developments in hop varieties and brewing techniques in that time and now the old guard is up to some new tricks. For this brewing project, we decided to take a fresh look at the science of yeast and hop synergy and develop Hopothecary. One part yeast biochemistry, one part hop variety and processing innovation and a whole bunch of Brewer nerdery, we bring you the most aromatic and juicy DIPA we have ever put in a can. So put on your lab coat, get out a 12 ounce beaker and engage in some sensory analysis with us!  (7.7%)

Switchback Limited Release: DOOLEY’S BELATED PORTER!

4/6 Packs Item #  54408  $31.00

Our Porter features a blend of roasted and caramelized malts giving it a luscious malt signature that has an earthiness derived from the non-traditional use of ­flaked barley in the grain bill. The bold use of only Simcoe hops for both bittering and aroma highlights this hop varietal and balances the malt to create a robust, yet smooth finishing porter. Long ago, the owner gave his first employee, Chris Dooley, the honor of selecting the next beer style to produce. Dooley (never call him Chris) chose porter. However, the demand for Switchback Ale, our fl­agship brew, exceeded our capacity, preventing the release of this new beer for FIVE years. Our first kegs of Porter were finally sold in December 2009. Considering this long delay, we christened it Dooley’s Belated Porter.  (5.7%)     UPC:  8 53205 00409 6

New from Shipyard:  Finder N.E. DOUBLE IPA!

6/4 Pack 16 oz Cans Item # 63123  $50.30 

Finder is the result of our ongoing search for new and innovative ways to brew the most flavorful styles of beer. This mouthwatering Double NE IPA has a hazy appearance, creamy mouthfeel and slightly warming, dry finish as a result of the higher ABV. The blend of El Dorado, Cascade & Mandarina Bavaria hops create very drinkable, juicy Double IPA, with hints of citrus fruits like tangerine & grapefruit, accompanied by subtle characteristics of pear & stone fruits.  (8%)

New from Shipyard:  Crew Pack Variety!

2/12 Cans Item # 65425  $28.70  ($2 off 5 cases, $4 off 15)

An ever changing selection of Shipyard Favorites!  From our classics to our new most innovative beers, we switch it up to keep this pack fresh and fun.

Harpoon Limited Release:  Juicer!

6/4 Pack 16 oz Cans Item # 24208  $58.00

Citra and Galaxy hops star in this citrusy and lively IPA. The flaked oats and wheat malt bring a thick, stable haze, while an English ale yeast amps up the tropical, citrus fruitiness of the hops. Keep it cold and drink it fresh.  (6.6%)

New Items Nov 5, 2018

MVDC Welcomes a NEW LOCAL:  Artifact Cider Project!

Artifact Cider Project crafts distinctive ciders from the superb apples of the Northeast. Through thoughtful cider making, we unearth the potential in our region’s apples - reviving the pleasures of local cider.


Artifact Cider Wild Thing

6/4 Pack 16 oz Cans Item # 71132 $58.00

SINGLE VARIETAL CRAFT CIDER   100% Mcintosh cider offers a juicy and tart profile with balanced acidity and sweetness that finishes with fruity, honeyed aromatics. This is a medium-dry, crowd pleasing, aromatic showcase of Northeastern fruit.  (5.4%)

Artifact Cider Feels Like Home

6/4 Pack 16 oz Cans Item # 71139  $58.00

1/6 Bbls Item #  71137  $80

½ Bbls Item #  71138  $175

NEW ENGLAND STYLE CRAFT CIDER   This is a New England style cider fermented on rum-soaked oak and blended with fresh juice. It’s smooth and full bodied with a hint of rum on the finish, offering an accessible and refreshing profile with juicy complexity perfect for warmer, cozier vibes during the colder months of the year  (5.4%)

Artifact Cider May We Have Your Attention Please

6/4 Pack 16 oz Cans Item # 71140  $64.00

This cider is fermented completely dry and blended with blackcurrants, creating a unique profile that’s tart, intense, and vinous. The cider is reminiscent of a dry Lambrusco wine from Italy and should remind beer drinkers of a fruit aged sour  (6%)

Artifact Cider Dream a Little Dream

6/4 Pack 16 oz Cans Item #  71130  $70.00 

1/6 Bbls Item # 71135  $90.00

½ Bbls Item # 71136  $190.00

BARREL AGED CRAFT CIDER   This special cider has been patiently aged in red wine barrels for 9 months before being carefully blended with more than a dozen unique heirloom apple varieties. The resulting cider is complex yet light, dry and well balanced with fruity notes and a soft oaky finish.  (6%)

Limited Release from Ballast Point:  Spruce Tip Sculpin!

4/6 Packs Item # 05711  $42.00  ($5.50 off 3 cases)


Our flagship Sculpin IPA shows its complexity in this limited Spruce Tip edition. For a different twist on our trademark IPA, we added Oregon spruce tips that contribute a unique piney, citrus and woody character on the nose. Plus, their flavor notes of red berry, lemon and wine grapes perfectly complement our hop profile. A great brew for the holidays and well beyond, this is a standout in a forest of IPAs.


6/4 Packs Item # 44469  $65.00

A massive, roasted, malt-forward American Trappist take on the Anglo-Russo Imperial Stout tradition.  Luxuriantly frothy foam, waves of coffee, chocolate and caramel sensations, a generous blend of dark fruit flavors.  Intense and robust.  (8.7%)


6/4 Packs Item # 44470  $65.00

Mahogany in color, wholesome in body, lightly spiced, a heart-warming feast day ale from our table to yours.  (9%)

A Retro Long Trail Seasonal is in:  Hibernator!

4/6 Packs Item # 48515  $28.70

Built to take the bite from a cold winter night, Hibernator features a rich malt base highlighted by warming notes of caramel and toffee. Don’t sleep on this rich, robust winter brew.   (6%)

Long Trail Winter Survival Pack

2/12 Packs Item # 48819  $28.70  ($4.50 off 5, $5.50 off 15, $6.50 off 25)

Featuring Long Trail Ale, Green Blaze IPA and TWO Survival Pack only Brews!  

Base Layer:  Rich & malty with notes of dark fruit, oak & vanilla. (6%).  

Survival Pack IPA 2:  A revolving IPA: amber-hued with melon, apricot & grapefruit notes. (6%)

Shiner Holiday Cheer 

4/6 packs Item # 35841  $28.70

¼ Bbls Item # 35840  $84.00

An Old World Dunkelweizen (dark wheat beer) brewed with Texas peaches and roasted pecans.

May your days be merry and bright!  (5.4%)

Two Roads Holiday Ale

6/4 Packs Item # 03729  $42.00

1/6 Bbls Item # 03754  $75.00

Two Roads Holiday Ale is inspired by the little known Biere de Noel style, a subset of Biere de Garde, both of which originated on small farmhouse breweries in the north of France. Biere de Noel, which translates as “Christmas Beer,“ tends to exhibit a more malty profile than a typical Biere de Garde.

In its native France this special type of ale is brewed by just a handful of small breweries and is only available for the few weeks leading up to Christmas.  (7.3%)

Boulevard Limited Release:  Nutcracker Ale!

4/6 Packs Item # 09387  $28.70

Nutcracker Ale is Boulevard’s holiday gift for real beer lovers. This hearty, warming brew is a classic winter ale, deep amber in color, with hints of molasses balanced by the spiciness of Chinook hops.  (7.8%)

Moat Mountain CALL IT A DAY DOUBLE IPA Back in Stock!

6/4 Pack 16 oz Cans Item #  02001  $66.00

Fashionably late to the party, we definitely took our time perfecting this recipe for those who enjoy the pleasures of a delicious Double IPA… East Coast Style. Ours has tropical aromas and flavors of bright citrus and juicy hops. Pineapple, tangerine, melon and stone fruit accentuate this tasty brew with a pleasant soft bitterness and clean finish. Get ready to call it a day! (8%)

Leine Seasonal is in:  Snowdrift Vanilla Porter!

4/6 Packs Item # 22920  $28.70

Robust porter style beer aged on real vanilla

Drift into winter with Snowdrift Vanilla Porter®, back by popular demand as our Winter standalone. A fuller-bodied brew with hints of cocoa, coffee and caramel brought out by roasted malts and aged on real vanilla, our Leinenkugel’s® Snowdrift Vanilla Porter® is smooth and creamy, making it perfect for warming up winter.

Snowdrift Vanilla Porter® perfectly complements marshmallow sweet potato casserole, glazed ham with cherries and any combination of chocolate and cherry.

Sam Adams White Christmas!

4/6 Packs Item # 17316  $28.70

2/12 Packs Item # 17315  $28.70  ($2 off 15, $3.50 off 30, $4 off 80)

This unfiltered white ale has a unique and festive twist. Its crisp wheat character combines with the warming holiday spices of cinnamon, nutmeg, and orange peel for a flavorful yet refreshing brew that’s perfect for the season.  (5.8%)

New Items October 29, 2018

Extremely Limited Release Alert!

Fred’s Pumpkinhead Spirits!

6/750 ml Item # 325016  $151.00  ($6 off 2 cases)

Bourbon whiskey married Shipyard Pumpkin for a unique Fall ‘Double the Fun’ experience!

Pairs perfectly with Duck Boats and Trophies!  Whooooo Hooooo!

Dogfish Head IPAs for the Holidays!

2/12 Packs Item # 32054  $40.00  ($3 off 5 cases, $5 off 10 cases)

Featuring 60 Minute IPA, 90 Minute IPA, Indian Brown Dark IPA, and 12 pack Exclusive:

Sixty One Minute!  A marriage of two Dogfish Head innovations:  beer-wine hybrids & continually hopped IPAs. We took our best-selling 60 minute and added Syrah grape must to create an IPA with equal parts fruity complexity and pungent hoppiness  (6.5%)

Revolution Limited Release:  Coffee Eugene Porter!

4/6 Packs Item # 44351  $40.00

Our Robust Porter was sent to a bright tank and aged for an additional week with whole bean coffee from Dark Matter Coffee. The cold-aging allows us to extract the aromatic oils from the coffee without extracting any additional bitterness that it may impart if we were to have added it to the near boiling wort in the kettle.  (6.8%)

Greater Good GOOD NIGHT MOON Imperial Chocolate Milk Porter

6/4 Pack 16 oz Cans Item # 04054  $72.50

Strong, bold, creamy and delicious. If you’re seeking a flavorful porter that means business, Good Night Moon is for you. We’ve created a traditional-style London Porter with the addition of lactose to give you a creamier mouth feel, a technique famously found in milk stouts. The results are out of this world. Brewed with South American Coffee and Chocolate malts – you’ll get unbelievable hints of roasted flavors that only enhance the typical caramel flavors of traditional porter.  (11%)


Long Trail Limited Release:  

Vermont Double IPA!

6/4 Pack 16 oz cans Item #  49116  $58.50

WELCOME TO VERMONT… HAVE AN IPA!  Introducing the latest tall can from Vermont’s Long Trail Brewing Company. 

Vermont Double IPA is full of fruity, juicy and dank hop flavors with a light, soft mouthfeel and slight alcohol presence. The recipe features green mountains of Amarillo, Citra and Simcoe hops. (8.3%)

Lone Pine T-Shirt Cannon AMERICAN IPA

6/4 Pack 16 oz Cans Item # 02110  $78.00

1/6 Bbls Item # 02113  $120.00

T-Shirt Cannon uses Vic Secret, Mosaic, Idaho 7, and plenty of oats to layer complex fruit character with an unmistakably soft mouthfeel. Cantaloupe, peach, and herbs. (7.7%)

Local Brewer Castle Island Limited Release: Ride and Glide!

6/4 Pack 16 oz Cans Item # 04013  $49.00

Can you hear that bass bumpin’? It’s heralding the debut of Ride N’ Glide, our tricked out hoppy rye ale. Spicy rye, citrus-blasting hops, and a crisp malt backbeat take over your palate and refresh your senses. Slide one into your hand and it will stop you in your tracks. This beer doesn’t tread lightly and will make you feel like you’ve added hydraulics to every tastebud. So what’cha want?  (5.9%)

From the Makers of Captain’s Daughter:  Grey Sail Dave’s Coffee Stout!

4/6 Packs Item # 11500  $36.00

Alc. by Vol. 6.3%

Hops: Sterling

Perfect for: coffee lovers, cool nights, breakfast beers

Notes: we add one pound per barrel of locally roasted and freshly ground Dave’s Coffee to the fermenter for a smooth and rich finish

Harpoon Winter Seasonal UFO Blonde!

4/6 Packs Item # 26735  $28.70

2/12 Packs Item # 26740  $28.70  ($2.00 off 5 cases, $3.50 off 10 cases, $4 off 15)

2/12 Pack CANS Item # 26745  $28.70  ($2.00 off 5 cases, $3.50 off 10 cases, $4 off 15)

1/6 Bbls Item # 26730  $68.00

½ Bbls Item # 26725  $140.00

Hazy and golden in color, this unfiltered Vanilla Cold Brew Ale balances a subtle vanilla sweetness with a hint of cold brew coffee.   (4.9%)

A Retro Long Trail Seasonal is in:  Hibernator!

½ Bbls Item # 47405  $145.00

Built to take the bite from a cold winter night, Hibernator features a rich malt base highlighted by warming notes of caramel and toffee. Don’t sleep on this rich, robust winter brew.   (6%)

Otter Creek  Drip Drop Coffee Stout!

1/6 Bbls Item # 52813  $75.00

Grab a cuppa the good stuff!  Our brand new Drip Drop Coffee Stout is brewed with the fair-trade organic, medium-dark Tres blend of beans from our neighbors at Vermont Coffee Company®. This new recipe, developed alongside the roasters up the street in Middlebury, Vermont, features a full-bodied flavor profile rich with slightly sweet notes of chocolate and caramel derived from a heavy dose of dark malts while a touch of brown sugar reveals subtle notes of plum and vanilla. The aroma is highlighted by notes of coffee, chocolate and a touch of roast with minimal hop notes in the background.  In the end, our crew created a smooth, approachable stout designed to be enjoyed whether you’re in the northeast or a tropical, coffee-growing climate.  (5.6%)    


1/6 Bbls Item # 02101  $120.00  (only 6 avail.)

A carefully selected arrangement of late-addition hops produce a pure citrus punch. 0% fruit. Fresh, never frozen. Not from concentrate. (8.1%)

New Items October 22, 2018

Limited Release from our LOCAL Ipswich Brewery:  Bohemian Raspberry!

6/4 Pack 16 oz Cans Item # 13103  $52.00

1/6 Bbls Item # 13102  $85.00

Do you want it all and want it now?  We will rock you with this new sour ale, Bohemian Raspberry.  Try a delightfully tart kettle soured ale fermented atop pureed raspberries.  Under pressure to choose a beer for dinner?  Ipswich bohemian Raspberry is a killer beer to pair with food, or to drink on its own.  Be a champion of the world my friend and rink a crazy little beer call Bohemian Raspberry.  (5%)         


Seasonal Cider from our Local Salem Cidery!

Far From The Tree Bog!

6/4 Packs 16 oz Cans Item # 79078  $66.00

1/6 Bbls Item # 79077  $95

½ Bbls Item # 79076  $195.00

Bog: Cranberry cider with rosemary, sage, and thyme.

New from Otter Creek:  Drip Drop Coffee Stout!

4/6 Pack CANS Item # 52815  $29.70

Grab a cuppa the good stuff!  Our brand new Drip Drop Coffee Stout is brewed with the fair-trade organic, medium-dark Tres blend of beans from our neighbors at Vermont Coffee Company®. This new recipe, developed alongside the roasters up the street in Middlebury, Vermont, features a full-bodied flavor profile rich with slightly sweet notes of chocolate and caramel derived from a heavy dose of dark malts while a touch of brown sugar reveals subtle notes of plum and vanilla. The aroma is highlighted by notes of coffee, chocolate and a touch of roast with minimal hop notes in the background.  In the end, our crew created a smooth, approachable stout designed to be enjoyed whether you’re in the northeast or a tropical, coffee-growing climate.  (5.6%)     UPC:  7 56435 00602 4


Otter Creek Winter Can Jam is in!

2/12 Packs Item # 51815  $29.70  ($5.50 off 5, $6.50 off 15, $7.50 off 25)

Featuring:  Free Flow IPA: Hazy IPA with heaps of hops.(6%)  Ella Hoppy Lager:  Crisp lager with Ella Hops. (5.2%) Drip Drop Coffee Stout:  Stout brewed with VT-roasted beans.  (5.6%)

Dogfish Limited Release:  75 Minute IPA!

4/6 Packs Item # 31996  $46.50  ($2 off 5, $3 off 10, $4 off 15)

1/6 Bbls Item # 31994  $82.50

½ Bbls Item # 31995  $165.00

It’s been a minute … but 75 Minute IPA is back! What began as a cask-conditioned ale at our Rehoboth brewpub back in 2011, quickly grew to become a cult-favorite amongst craft enthusiasts. From the groucho glasses that adorned the label to its slightly dry and lingering bitterness, 75 Minute was (and is) beloved by many.

Now in our latest iteration, this classic IPA is again brewed with maple syrup from Sam’s family farm in Massachusetts, while being continually hopped throughout the boil, and then dry-hopped with a slew of cascade hops. The result is a malty and earthy brew with citrusy-pine aromas, balanced by subtle maple notes.  (7.5%)


Dogfish Limited Release:  Pennsylvania Tuxedo!

6/4 Packs Item # 31997  $52.00  ($2 off 5, $3 off 10, $4 off 15)

A spruce-infused pale ale, Pennsylvania Tuxedo pays homage to the flannel-suited hunters and gatherers who dwell deep in the backcountry of north-central PA.  Brewed in collaboration with family-run outdoor clothing company Woolrich, Pennsylvania Tuxedo is a sessionable concoction with a grassy citrus kick complemented by the resinous conifer notes of fresh green spruce tips. We went into the forests of north-central Pennsylvania and Georgetown, Del., to pick these fresh tips ourselves.  A dry yet doughy malt backbone lets the hops and spruce shine while still balancing out the bitterness, making this one an easy sipper.  (8.5%)

Dogfish 4th & Goal!

½ Bbls Item # 31998  $165.00

We look for unexpected flavors in unusual places. For this beer we sourced these crazy peppercorns from Rapti, Nepal that burst with spicy grapefruit aromas and paired them with grapefruit peel and grains of paradise.

Then we amped up the citrus with four Pacific northwest C-hops: Cascade, Comet, Citra and Centennial.

The result is a hoppy golden ale with bright aromas of grapefruit, citrus and spice. Balanced with malt and hop flavor, 4th & Gold is the audible your taste buds have been waiting for!  (5%)

Ballast Point Barrel Aged Victory at Sea is back!

6/4 Packs Item # 05695  $67.00


We partnered with our friends at High West® Distillery to create a barrel-aged version of Ballast Point Victory at Sea, our award-winning Imperial Porter with cold-steeped coffee and vanilla. From a blend of Ballast Point Victory at Sea aged in High West’s own bourbon & rye whiskey oak casks, new layers of complexity emerge with notes of soft caramel and smoky oak over a dark chocolate and roasted almond body. High West crafts delicious and distinctive whiskeys to honor the American West, making it the perfect pairing with our signature San Diego-born porter.  (12%)      UPC:  6 72438 00190 6

Local Clown Shoes Brewery Limited Release:  Double Dry Hopped Galactica!

6/4 Pack 16 oz Cans Item # 25768  $58.00

Double IPA Double dry-hopped with Galaxy and Citra hops.  (8%)

Clown Shoes Limited Release:  La Bestia!

12/22 oz Item # 25767  $115.00

Mexican-Style Imperial Stout aged in Bourbon and Rum Barrels with chiles and spices.  (10%)


New from our LOCAL Harpoon Brewery:  Rec. League!

6/4 Pack 16 oz Cans Item # 24218  $45.00

There’s no “I” in “team,” but there is one in refreshing!  An all-star lineup of ingredients that includes a healthy dose of hops, sea salt, buckwheat, and chia work together to create this quenching pale ale.  Low in alcohol, light in calories, and just a little hazy, Rec. League was crafted to be your #1 cool-down companion.    “Love Beer. Love Life.” Is all about having a great beer with your friends and teammates.  It’s not about winning or losing, it’s about how you play the game – and the beer you drink afterwards.  (3.8%)

Lone Pine Brightside IPA!

1/6 Bbls Item # 02103  $79.00

½ Bbls Item # 02112  $179.00

 Our American IPA balances a subtle malt character with smooth, clean bitterness and layers of complex citrus zest, tropical fruit, and pine.  (7.1%)

Innis & Gunn is in!

1/6 Bbls Item # 64304  $107.00

Our unique bourbon barrel ageing process brings flavors like vanilla and toffee and we’ve combined this with the malty character of our Scotch Ale to create an incredible taste experience.  We brew The Original using our unique barrel into beer method, turning the traditional beer into barrel process on its head without losing any of the wonderful flavors and aromas from the barrel. (6.6%)

Greater Good PULP!

1/6 Bbls Item # 04053  $115.00

PULP (Pauls Ultimate Lupulin Protocol) is an 8% ABV IPA, the second beer created in our “8 is the New 5” Series of IPAs. PULP is “juice forward” IPA, possesses the aroma of an orange grove and tastes like nectar of the hop gods! We stayed true to the New Englander’s obsession with haze;  for a NE IPA PULP is considered slightly to moderately hazy. PULP is mauled with a blend of hops at the dry hopping phase to impart maximal juice and subtle bitterness.  This is a fan favorite for its easy-drinking mouthfeel and refreshing flavors.

Greater Good PULP DADDY!

1/6 Bbls Item # 04063  $115.00

PULP DADDY is an 8% ABV IPA created as an extension of the popular PULP (Pauls Ultimate Lupulin Protocol) brand; like PULP, this “juice forward” IPA has a predominant citrusy aroma and tastes like nectar of the hop gods!  We made one modification to the base process for PULP with a single objective in mind:  dial up the haze. Objective accomplished.  PULP DADDY is easy-drinking and refreshing with perfect nebulosity and mouthfeel.

New Items October 15, 2018

Lone Pine Portland Pale Ale!

6/4 Pack 16 oz Cans Item # 02109  $60.00

Our flagship pale ale carries a bright, clean body, with stone fruit and ripe citrus flavors from heavy late addition hopping.  (5.2%)


6/4 Pack 16 oz Cans Item # 02111 $78.00

1/6 Bbls Item # 02102  $120.00
Our 100% mosaic hopped Double IPA stands bright, but with a strikingly soft and rounded mouthfeel. Heavy whirlpool & dry hop additions showcase the complex mosaic hop aromatics of blueberry, mango, and juicy, overripe peach.  (8.1%)

New from Baxter: Pinot Brune!

4/6 Packs Item # 43431  $44.00

1/6 Bbls Item # 43428  $100.00

½ Bbls Item # 43429  $215.00

For this foray into the flavor frontier, Baxter looked deep into the interior of France for inspiration. We conceptually merged the complex reddish brown sour ales brewed in Flanders with the light and fresh profiles of red wines from the Loire and Burgundy regions. The result is a medium bodied, ruby hued brown ale with subdued malty notes, contrasted by the tartness produced through kettle souring and the bright fruit notes from the fermentation of Pinot noir grapes, black currants, and cherries.  (6.5%)

Rhinegeist Crash Rotating Power Pale Ale

4/6 Pack Cans Item # 03957  $31.50

1/6 Bbl Item # 03955  $85.00

½ Bbl Item # 03956  $165.00

An explosively hoppy Pale Ale, Crash combines potent aromatics of Azacca, Equinox and Cascade hops to combust with tropicality, citrus, peach, tangelo and papaya - a kinetic & delicious hop explosion.  (5.4%)

Moat Limited Release:  Bone Shaker Brown Ale!

6/4 Pack 16 oz Cans Item # 02017  $47.00

An English-style brown ale with a smooth, biscuit-like malt body, balanced bitterness and semi dry finish.  Both the aroma and taste have notes of toasty grains, nuts, and soft caramel.  (5.4%)

Narragansett Limited Release:  Autocrat Coffee Milk Stout!

4/6 Pack 16 oz Cans Item # 28742  $30.70  ($1.70 off 3 cases)

Since the 1890’s, Narragansett Beer and Autocrat Coffee have been home-grown Rhode Island favorites. This beer is a unique collaboration that brings together Narragansett’s bittersweet Milk Stout with dark, delicious Autocrat Coffee.  A smooth stout with robust roasted coffee aroma and bittersweet coffee flavor. Notes of toffee, dark chocolate, and roasted barley.  (5.3%)

Paulaner Limited Release:  Oktoberfest Wiesn!

4/6 Packs Item # 41406  $32.99

Brewed once a year, and only available while supplies last, Oktoberfest Wiesn is the pinnacle of German brewing: deep golden color, full-bodied and wonderfully mellow, with a balanced harmonious taste and the pleasant fragrance of hops. At 6% ABV, it is stronger and bolder that the usual lager.


NEW from Shiner! 

Wicked Juicy IPA

¼ Bbls Item # 35858  $84.00

The juicy IPA is wicked in all the right ways.  It’s dry hopped, unfiltered and bursting with Citra hops for a bright, juicy kick.  The result is a deliciously hazy brew that’s just waiting to be popped open.  (5.7%)

Harpoon Dunkin’ Coffee Porter is IN!

½ Bbls Item # 29602  $140.00

Beloved Dunkin’ coffee brings robust, roasty notes to this balanced and smooth coffee porter. This porter is our tribute to all the days that Dunkin’ has helped us fire up the brew kettle. (6%)

New Items October 8, 2018

Harpoon Dunkin’ Coffee Porter is IN!

4/6 Packs Item # 29604  $29.70

($1.00 off 10 cases)

Beloved Dunkin’ coffee brings robust, roasty notes to this balanced and smooth coffee porter. This porter is our tribute to all the days that Dunkin’ has helped us fire up the brew kettle. (6%)

From our LOCAL Beverly brewery:

Old Planters Thousand Acre is in!

6/4 Pack 16 oz Cans Item # 49852  $54.00

Our Thousand Acre IPA is an intensely dry hopped wheat ale saturated with aromas of grassy, citrus, and pine hops. Layers of hop flavor and a light malty sweetness give way to a dry finish with a crisp bitter bite.  (7.2%)

Youk’s Beer is in!  

The brews from former Red Sox player

(and he’s Tom Brady’s brother-in-law, talk about Boston roots!)

APPEASEMENT  6/4 Pack 16 oz Cans $58.50

IPA American style India pale ale with blueberry notes and stone fruit hop flavors. ABV: 7.0%

GREEK GOD OF HOPS  6/4 Pack 16 oz Cans $67.50

Double IPA Big double IPA with floral, pine, and lemon hop aroma and a dry, bitter finish. ABV: 9%


6/4 Pack 16 oz Cans Item # 51407  $67.50

Introducing the first Double IPA to come your way from the OCB Crew!

Head Charge DIPA features an enlightened state of haze and hops; brewed with a bunch of 2-row and oats to deliver the hazy body that has the kids going crazy these days.  Robbie and crew dropped around three pounds of hops per barrel into the cold side, which, when you add it all up, ends up being a crazy amount of green designed to send the lupulin aromas straight through your senses. (8%)

NEW: Peak Sweet Tart Cranberry!

4/6 Pack Cans Item # 21407  $32.50

Sweet Tart Cranberry marries tangy, bright cranberry with a touch of sour that is entirely refreshing.  We use local Cape Cod cranberries that really shine, and deliver a rose’-like effervescence that leaves your taste buds singing. Sweet Tart Cranberry hits you with the right amount of flavor in a perfectly light body. Enjoy!  (4.6%)


Ballast Point Victory at Sea!

4/6 Packs Item # 05657  $42.00


Our Ballast Point Victory at Sea Imperial Porter is a bold, smooth brew with just the right amount of sweetness. We infused this robust porter with vanilla and San Diego’s own Caffe Calabria coffee beans. The subtle roasted notes and minimal acidity of the cold brewed coffee, balances perfectly with the sweet caramel undertones of the malt, creating a winning combination for your palate. (10%)

Ballast Point Peanut Butter Victory at Sea!

4/6 Packs Item # 05712  $42.00

Smooth peanut butter meets dark coffee in this roasty porter. This Peanut Butter Victory at Sea is a nutty version of our popular imperial porter. We took our trademark robust porter brewed with Caffè Calabria coffee and vanilla and added peanut butter, adding another level to this roasty, flavorful beer.  (10%)


Limited Release Package:  Miller High Life 7oz!

4/6 Packs 7oz bottles Item # 01518  $14.70 (only 30 in stock)

A favorite among bartenders, brewers, and beer lovers in general, Miller High Life was launched as Miller Brewing Company’s flagship beer in 1903. Its crisp, easy-drinking flavor is the epitome of the American lager category. True to its original recipe, it’s brewed with a proprietary blend of malted barley, Galena hops from the Pacific Northwest, and Miller yeast.  (4.6%)           UPC:  0 34100 01641 8  


NEW!  Pabst Blue Ribbon Easy!

4/6 Pack 16 oz Cans Item # 28423  $18.65

2/12 Pack Cans Item # 28424  $16.79

A highly sessionable, affordable light beer with a crisp, fresh flavor.  (3.8%)

New Items Oct 1, 2018


Vienna Style Lager!

4/6 Packs Item # 44446  $34.50

St Joseph’s Abbey in Spencer, Ma, is home to a community of Trappist monks and the first American Trappist brewery.  Following the Benedictine tradition of ora et labora (prayer and work)., The monks pursue a simple life of contemplative prayer, manual labor and hospitality. The brewery helps support the monks and their charitable outreach.  

An authentic Vienna Lager, with characteristic red-abler hues, moderate carbonation, delicate malt notes and complex toastiness, this Spencer closes with a dry, crisp finish. (5.5%)

New from Ballast Point: White Wine Barrel-Aged Sour Wench!

6/4 Packs Item # 05713  $67.00

1/6 Bbls Item # 05714  $195.00

This pretty lady will make you pucker. Ballast Point is kicking off a new Trade Street Collection with a barrel-aged version of award-winning sour, introducing a new White Wine Barrel-Aged Sour Wench available nationwide.

The innovative new brew is a seven percent-ABV ale with blackberries aged in chardonnay and sauvignon blanc barrels. After resting in both wine barrels for more than six months, White Wine Barrel-Aged Sour Wench emerges with aromas of freshly sliced white peach, citrus, woody oak tannins and rich vanilla. With every sip, beer drinkers will taste hints of crushed berries and ripe apricots with a buttery smoothness from the chardonnay barrels followed by a dry finish from the sauvignon cask. Easy-drinking for a barrel-aged beer, it’s tart, refreshing, and delightfully smooth.

Ballast Point Director of Barrel Aging Steve Anderson said the goal with the beer was to add complexity while maintaining the flavor profile of Sour Wench, which won a 2017 Silver medal in the nation’s largest beer festival and competition.

“With barrel aging, we’re giving tribute to three different attributes – the oak barrels, the wine that was in them before and the base beer,” said Anderson. “The blend that’s in the White Wine Barrel Aged Sour Wench bottles is a really nice layering of both the beer and the wine barrels, making it more complex and an amazing end product.”


Local Mass Cidery Bantam Limited Release:  Papi Chulo!

6/4 Pack 16 oz Cans Item # 73044  $60.00

1/6 Bbls Item # 73033  $125.00

Semi-Dry & Slightly Spicy

Hold on to the last days of summer with Papi Chulo. Fresh pressed New England apples blended with dark Vermont maple syrup and finished with dried chilies. (5.8%)

New!  Corona Familiar!

4/6 Packs Item # 35315  $31.30

2/12 Packs Item # 35330  $31.50 ($5.05 off 10 cases)

Corona Familiar tastes like Corona Extra , but with a richer flavor. Corona Familiar is a bright golden-colored lager beer with a clean, refreshing taste finished with a delicate hop bitterness.  (6%)

Castle Island Wins Big at the Great American Beer Festival®


Norwood, MA – Coming off a recent gold medal win for American Lager at the U.S. Open Beer Championship, just two months later Castle Island Brewing Co. (CIBC) celebrates another victory at the 2018 Great American Beer Festival® (GABF®). CIBC took home the silver medal in the American-Style Lager or American-Style Malt Liquor category at the Brewers Association’s annual GABF, one of the largest commercial beer competitions in the world.

CIBC was recognized at the festival’s ceremony which was held on September 22nd at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, Colorado. An international panel of 293 expert judges tasted through 8,496 entries that spanned 102 beer-style categories. CIBC’s silver medal win in the American-Style Lager or American-Style Malt Liquor category saw 65 entrants.  

American Lager is a staple at the Norwood taproom and can be found in bars, restaurants, and at retailers throughout Massachusetts. This easy-drinking beer comes in at 5.2% ABV, emanates a light gold glow, and smells of biscuit and wheat with notes of light malt sweetness, subtle stone fruit, and an undercurrent of earthy, herbal notes. It finishes semi-dry in large part to the Czech yeast utilized in fermentation.

The CIBC team is extremely honored to accept this recognition at a national level. Head Brewer, Matt DeLuca, reflects on what this means for the brewery, “I’m incredibly proud of our production team and this award is a testament to their professionalism and hard work, day in and day out. We’ll enjoy this one for sure, but we’re already looking forward to the next one.”

Adam Romanow, company President & Founder, continues the sentiment, “We’re all super pumped to celebrate not one but two monster victories for Lager this year. We’ve always had a soft spot for this beer, but bringing home medals for this beer magnifies our Lager love and helps to put the brand on the map.”

American Lager made its debut in early March 2017 and has become a core brand at the brewery and taproom with the help of five additional 60BBL fermenters that were installed in early 2018. The new equipment alleviated some capacity constraints allowing for American Lager to become a mainstay in CIBC’s lineup. This silver medal win at GABF in the American-Style Lager or American-Style Malt Liquor category has only further solidified its place in the brewery’s portfolio.

If curious folks are not able to make it down to CIBC’s taproom and retail store, then the closest location to purchase six-packs of these 16-ounce blue, white, and gold cans as well as American Lager on draft can be found here:

Castle Island Brewing:  Castle Island is dedicated to crafting the highest quality beer with purpose and without pretense. With a focus on American-style ales and lagers, we make offerings that are both unique and approachable. You can find our beer throughout Massachusetts in cans and on draft, as well as at our Norwood brewery and taproom.

New Items Sept 24, 2018

Revolution Limited Release:  Double Dry-Hopped Citra Hero!  (only 30 avail.)

4/6 Pack Cans Item #  44626  $45.50

1/6 Bbls Item # 44625  $135.00

Citra-Hero is amping up the intensity with a new concept suit fueled by the dynamic Type-45 Citra hop. Reduced plant matter triggers more essential hop oils, further accelerating her citrusy impact. Two rounds of dry hops unleash a staggering 5 pounds of Citra, Simcoe, and Kohatu per barrel, triggering an explosive amount of melon, berry, and tropical fruit flavors. 

Clown Shoes Pecan Pie Porter Cans!

6/4 Pack 16 oz Cans Item # 25766  $58.00

Smooth porter flavors with sweet roast and rich nutty notes resulted. Genghis Pecan, after attacking beer thieving turkeys for 3 years in a row, has now achieved ultimate victory. He reclines eating pie, sipping a cup of coffee under autumn leaves Genghis we salute your valiant Mongolian spirit!

Local Clown Shoes Limited Release:  The Exorcism of Rich Ackerman!

12/22 oz Item # 25764  $115.00

1/6 Bbls Item # 25765  $200.00

American Imperial Stout with coffee, vanilla beans and cacao nibs added.  Bourbon barrel aged.  (11.5%)

Two Roads Limited Release: 

Plum Gose!

6/4 Packs Item # 03792  $55.50

1/6 Bbls Item # 03793  $85.00

From the Tanker Truck Sour Series:  Contemporary gose brewed with Italian plums. Sea salt brine mingled with stone fruit flavors.  (4.5%) 

Limited Release from Foolproof!

Peanut Butter Raincloud Porter!

6/4 Packs Item # 39535  $44.50

1/6 Bbls Item # 39536  $79.00

½ Bbls Item # 39537  $175.00

Sometimes the rain can drive you nuts, so you might as well have some in your beer. With that, we are proud to introduce Peanut Butter Raincloud, a unique and flavorful adaptation of our popular Raincloud robust porter. Raise a glass to the miracle that is peanut butter porter.  (5.4%)

Boulevard Limited Release:  Tart Apple Radler!

4/6 Packs Item #  09521  $32.25  (only 10 cases avail.)

 Tart Apple Radler is a zesty, refreshing take on the tradition of mixing beer with soda or lemonade to create a light, thirst-quenching beverage ideal for warm weather. Radler (literally “cyclist,”) takes its name from active German sportsmen of a hundred years ago, but our version tastes just as good even if you do nothing more strenuous than lifting it to your lips.  (4.1%)

New Items September 17, 2018

Castle Island Festbier!

1/6 Bbls Item # 03876  $75.00

6/4 Pack 16 oz Cans Item #  03908  $49.00

Festbier is our heart-warming welcome to a season filled with cool crisp air, rich amber hues, and the almighty tailgate party. Floral hops and a light, nutty backbone are gently balanced to create a beer worthy of any celebration, so grab a pint and raise a toast to Festbier season. Prost!  (4.6%)

Seasonal From Local Mass Brewer Harpoon!

Flannel Friday!

1/6 Bbls Item # 27500  $68.00

½ Bbls Item # 27506  $140.00

This Hoppy Amber Ale is our tribute to the quintessential season of change. A bright hop aroma from late hop additions plays with its strong malt backbone. Amber hued, medium bodied, with hints of citrus and pine, this ale is made for the crisp days (and nights) of fall.  (5.7%)

Grimm Afterimage Double IPA!

1/6 Bbls Item # 43668  $130.00

Juicy, juicy, juicy. Hazy orange, soft carbonation, plush fruity aromas. Immense mango, marmalade, pine, honeysuckle, and lemon flavors. Smack dab in between Lambo and Tesseract on the sweet-to-dry spectrum. Just a hint of bitterness.  (8%)

Harpoon Octoberfest

4/6 Packs Item # 27503  $28.70

2/12 Pack Cans Item # 27505  $28.70  ($2.00 off 5, $3.50 off 15, $4 off 25)

Harpoon Octoberfest is a malty tribute to fall, balanced by a gentle hop bitterness.  In keeping with tradition, it is a Marzen-style beer, brewed with abundant quantities of Munich, Chocolate, and Pale malts. Those malts provide a solid, full body and create the beer’s deep color.  It is a rich, flavorful beer.  (4..2%)

Red’s Variety Packs!

2/15 Pack Cans Item # 04548  $28.70  ($2.70 off 5 cases)

Featuring Black Cherry, Original and Cranberry!

New Items September 10, 2018

New Package!  Portland’s Rising Tide Zephyr!

6/4 Pack 16 oz Cans Item # 44357  $54.00


Zephyr (n)—a westerly breeze or wind, considered by many to be the fairest of wind direction.

Refreshing like a westerly breeze, Zephyr is a pleasantly balanced IPA with waves of citrus. A modern classic.


NEW!  Rising Tide Oktoberfest!

6/4 Pack 16 oz Cans Item # 43801  $50.00


Complex and malty while still being dry and crisp, our Märzen-style lager is a celebration of the crisp weather of autumn. Prost!  (5.7%)

NEW!  Moat Mountain Opa’s Oktoberfest!

6/4 Pack 16 oz Cans Item # 02016  $47.00

A German-style lager of course!  Amber in color, the nose has mild sweetness, toasted bread, dried grass and faint spices. Taste is smooth and slightly crisp with medium body and endearing toasted malt. Hints of biscuit and nuts, herbal hop and spice lead into balanced bitterness and a clean, semi-dry finish. Prost!  (5.2%)


New!  Switchback MÄRZEN FEST BIER!

4/6 Packs Item # 54408  $31.00

Märzen (“Maer-tsen”), our first lager, is made in the traditional fest beer style. Often called Oktoberfest Lagers, these rich fest beers are great for any festive occasion. Switchback’s Märzen is wonderfully malty with a balanced and crisp hop character. Our Märzen is aged six full weeks using a traditional lagering process. Following in that tradition, the beer is naturally conditioned, using the yeast to create carbonation in the aging tank. Going through a slow, multi-step fermentation process allows this beer to highlight the best characteristics of a lager. It is all about the malt and the hops, with the yeast staying in the background flavor-wise, keeping the beer exceptionally clean, crisp, and refreshing. Like all Switchback beers, Märzen is not filtered. The clarity is from the long aging process, whereby the cloudiness has slowly settled out of the beer.  (5.2%)  

Brewmaster Jack Trail by Combat

6/4 Packs Item # 11375  $66.00

1/6 Bbls Item # 11378  $95.00

Trial by Combat is a double India pale ale brewed with passionfruit juice. A high percentage of malted wheat provides a delicate, smooth mouthfeel. The passionfruit juice acts to complement the intense citrus flavors of the Citra, Motueka, and Amarillo hops. (8%)

Our LOCAL Salem Cidery Limited Release!  Rickey!

6/4 Pack 16 oz Cans Item # 79035  $76.00

Semi-Sweet; cherry and lime cider.  (7%)

Blue Moon Harvest Pumpkin Ale

4/6 Packs Item # 13516  $28.70

2/12 Packs Item # 13520  $28.70  ($3.50 off 8 cases, $4.50 off 16, $5 off 32)

In 1995, we crafted our first autumn seasonal—Pumpkin Ale. At the time, Oktoberfest beers were in high demand. For our version, we wanted to create a beer that was a little different than what was already out there and complemented the season by highlighting the flavors we’ve all grown to love during this time. It was so popular that it became the first nationally available pumpkin ale. Harvest Pumpkin Wheat, as it’s called now, is crafted with pumpkin and spices of cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and allspice for a taste you’ll want to fall right into.  (5.7%)

Flower Power India Pale Ale – 12 Packs!!

2/12 Packs Item # 58802  $34.50  ($4 off 5 cases)

Recognized in a list of “The 25 Most Important American Craft Beers Ever Brewed” by a panel of experts at Food & Wine magazine!

Enjoy the clover honey hue and tropical nose of our celebrated flagship ale. Flower Power is simultaneously punchy and soothing with a big body and a finish that boasts pineapple and grapefruit. We hop and dry hop Flower Power four different times throughout the brewing process for a powerful floral hop experience. Rated the best IPA in New York State, Flower Power is highly regarded among the most discerning hop heads.  UPC:  6 06905 00850 1  

HOPS Simcoe, Centennial, Cascade, Ahtanum  DRY HOPS Chinook, Simcoe, Amarillo
MALTS Pale, Honey  ABV 7.2%

From our LOCAL Salem Brewery!  Notch Slanted & Enchanted!

½ Bbls Item # 33802  $175.00

I’ll let the Man himself describe the brew!  Chris Lohring!


Slanted & Enchanted displays all the classic elements of a German pale lager, yet with a dry hopping of newer German varieties Hallertau Blanc, Mandarina Bavaria and Huell Melon. It also says Grüngeist on the label, but we were not happy with the current crop, so that will return later this year as part of the hop blend. We took advantage of our brewhouse capabilities and performed a single decoction for a great malt structure. Natural carbonation is created through “spunding” and helps build a beautiful lace, while the hops hit you with grape, peach and citrus. It’s what a loyal Zwickel drinker would reach for when they want some additional hop character (that would be me) without all the interference an ale yeast can bring. It’s not an IPL, it’s a hoppy lager. 

I love this beer and hope you do too. We went through multiple recipe and process iterations to get it right, and that’s part of the reason we stopped making it last year. Initially brewed at our Salem brewery in 2016, we were to scale this up at one of our contract partners in 2017, but we had a difficult time doing that. Instead, we stopped producing it while further testing process and recipes in Salem for feedback from the Tap Room. I’m thrilled with the result and happy to be canning this monthly in Salem. It was not a planned path, but that’s a bit of Notch’s DNA.

Author - Chris

New Items August 27, 2018

NEW from Switchback!  CANS!!

6/4 Pack 16 oz Cans Item # 54411  $46.50

Unfiltered and 100% Naturally Carbonated

Switchback Ale was developed as a flavor concept, not adhering to any style guidelines. Using only traditional ingredients, Switchback Ale is an unfiltered, reddish-amber ale which is particularly well-balanced, allowing for complexity of flavor coupled with an unusually smooth and refreshing character. Five different malts, select hop varieties, and our own specially cultivated yeast create an ale which leads with hop flavors and a subtle impression of fruit (our yeast’s contribution), followed by a palate pleasing malty finish. (5%)


Rising Tide Limited Release:  Chebeague Island IPA!

6/4 Pack 16 oz Cans Item #  44262  $54.00

1/6 Bbls Item # 44263  $105.00

Chebeague Island [she-big] (n) — the largest island in Casco Bay. Originally prized as a fishing ground by the local Abenaki people, now home to a vibrant year-round and summer community.

Pleasantly sweet and smooth with a big melon, stone fruit, and tropical fruit character.  (6.5%)

Rhinegeist Franz Oktoberfest

4/6 Pack Cans Item # 03963  $31.50 

1/6 Bbls Item #  03918  $85.00

Franz is our Oktoberfest Ale first released back in 2013, our founding year. The character behind Franz, like the beer, is a spin on the traditional. He is a Bavarian dreamer, a hiker of the Alps, a skinny, no-shirt-wearing, lederhosen-laden, trend-bucking, idea man, ready to pump you up. (5.4%)

NEW Seasonal From Baxter:  Ryepen!

4/6 Packs Item $ 43525  $32.25

1/6 Bbls Item #  43500  $71.00

½ Bbls Item #  43506  $161.00

From the abundance of our agricultural harvests to the changing of the leaves, fall is arguably the most magical season in Maine. For Ryepen, we took inspiration from the apple orchards that surround our community and its rich French heritage and crafted this homage to the dry ciders of French Normandy and the farmhouse ales of Belgian Wallonia. The rich rye-centric malts are balanced by the tart and complex cider apples and harmonized as a whole with deep aromatics from the farmhouse yeast and mulling spices. From the brilliant and warm afternoons of an Indian Summer to the crisp and cold sweater weather late in the season, this unique beer speaks to the perfection of Fall in Maine.

Long Trail Harvest

4/6 Packs Item # 48715  $28.70

1/6 Bbls Item # 47406  $69.50  

The culmination of a long growing season, the autumn harvest comes once a year. They mark the end of summer with the release their seasonal brown ale, Harvest. Vermont maple syrup added during the brewing process yields a lasting sweetness on the palate that’s guaranteed to warm your soul.  Raise a glass and enjoy the spirit of the season. Pairs well with wood-splitting, leaf-raking and pumpkin carving. (4.4%)


Long Trail Fall Survival Pack!

2/12 Packs Item # 48822  $28.70  ($4.50 off 5, $5.50 off 15, $6.50 off 25)

Two Roads Ok2berfest

6/4 Packs 16oz CANS Item # 03699  $38.00

Modeled after the classic “Marzenbier,“ Oktoberfest style that was traditionally the beer served at the Munich Oktoberfest. It possesses a smooth, toasty malt profile with a crisp character of traditional German hops.   (5.8%)


New Collaboration Seasonal from Otter Creek:  Oktoberfest!

4/6 Pack CANs Item # 51720  $29.70

  1/6 Bbls Item # 51718  $75.00

INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATION!  The OCB Crew is stoked to bring you on a transcontinental trip through friendship and fermentation. Created in collaboration with our buds at Camba Bavaria, this Oktoberfest lager is inspired by Germany’s annual seasonal celebration.  Located just outside Munich, Camba Bavaria is the pilot brewing component of brewing plant manufacturer BrauKon, who we first met in 2016 when we added one of their state-of-the-art, 120-barrel systems to our Middlebury digs. Inspired by the classic style, Oktoberfest features German malts and a healthy dose of traditional German noble hops to build a recipe combining a toasty malt presence with the doughy, earthy aromatics of late-addition hops.  (5.5%)

Just in from our Local Clown Shoes Brewery:  OctoFest!

6/4 Pack 16 oz Cans Item # 25757  $45.00

In true Clown Shoes fashion, we’re bringing you an unorthodox, yet traditional Fest Bier to welcome in fall.  Enjoy the tantalizing flavors that late additions of Sterling and Huell melon hops provide on the fun, crisp malt base.  (5.5%)

Boulevard Limited Release:  Tough Kitty Milk Stout!

4/6 Packs Item # 09392  $32.25

Tough Kitty Milk Stout features layers of caramel and chocolate malt complexity provided by Cara 120, Cara 300 and Patagonia Black Pearl. The addition of rolled oats in the mash tun and lactose, commonly referred to as milk sugar, in the wort kettle lend a round, silky mouthfeel to the beer. Subtle hopping with Bravo and Cascade creates just enough bitterness to prevent the beer from being overly cloying. Deep black in color, Tough Kitty opens with aromas of bittersweet chocolate, espresso and toffee that transition to flavors of the same. The addition of lactose, a non-fermentable sugar, works with the rolled oats to deliver a creamy, lingering finish.  (5.5%)

Leinenkugel’s Harvest Patch Shandy!

4/6 Packs Item # 22199  $28.70

Satisfy your thirst for autumn with our Leinenkugel’s® Harvest Patch® Shandy. It’s our traditional weiss beer with natural pumpkin spice flavor to give you notes of nutmeg, allspice and clove for a refreshing fall seasonal. It’s crisp and smooth, just like a perfect fall day on the Leinie Side. (4.2%)

Pairs with: spicy beef chili or caramel flan.

Leinenkugel’s Oktoberfest

4/6 Packs Item # 22815  $28.70

Our proud German heritage shines through in our homage to arguably the world’s greatest festival. A traditional Märzen-style beer, our Leinenkugel’s® Oktoberfest has a toasted malt flavor and subtle, spicy hop notes that make it perfect for celebrating fall in true German fashion. So let your steins runneth over. (5.1%)

Pairs with: brats, spaetzles, pork chops, soft pretzels and spiced apple cake.

New Items August 13, 2018

NEW Year Round from Rhinegeist:  Wowie!

4/6 Pack Cans Item # 04368  $30.00

Meet the wild child, our tropical troublemaker with effervescent intentions. This Tropical Ale pairs bright pineapple with tart passionfruit in a sensual samba. Make the getaway, destination unknown, set off into sparkling skies. Let’s get out of here. The possibilities, the thrill, the adventure; Wowie.

New from Woodchuck:  Pearsecco!

4/6 Packs Item # 76632  $33.70

BUBBLY DRY CIDER.  Inspired by sparkling wines, this dry pear cider is full of bubbles with a clean, crisp finish.  (6.1%)

Woodchuck Rose!

4/6 Packs Item # 76631  $33.70

BUBBLY BLUSH CIDER. A bubbly, fruit-forward blush cider made with a blend of red apples delivering a crisp mouth feel.  (6.1%)

Otter Creek Fall Can Jam is in!

2/12 Pack Cans Item # 51810  $29.70  ($5.50 off 5 cases, $6.50 off 15, $7.50 off 25)

Featuring Free Flow IPA, Ella Hoppy Lager and Oktoberfest!

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