Our Dry Hopped American Pale Ale (APA) is charged with American hops to create a bold, aromatic ale. Assertive hop flavor joins the pine/citrus aroma characteristic of American hops to balance the full body provided by North American malts.
Our Kölsch is a classic golden ale that uses a centuries old yeast strain sourced from a famous Kölsch brewer in Köln, Germany. Fermented at 63 degrees, then cold conditioned, it has the delicate fruity aroma of an ale with the crisp, clean finish of a lager. It is brewed with lightly roasted malt and 100% German Noble Hops: Perle for bitterness and Hallertau Traditional for flavor and aroma.
This brew is a Belgian Pale Ale style, and is one we have brewed each year since 2012, in honor of Dafyyd P Wigley, the owner of our buildings in the early 1900’s. His name is still emblazoned upon our building. Easy to drink, this is a fruity, moderately malty, somewhat spicy, easy-drinking, copper-colored ale. Well balanced with pale, wheat and crystal malts, this beer has consistently finished in the top 3 beers in many homebrew events. Aka David P Wigley, originally from Wales, this is our version of the national beer of Wales called Double Dragon.
This Strong Scotch Ale has been a favorite every year in our homebrew shop. The malts we use impart a wonderful, fresh grain character, while oak aging and the resultant vanilla lingers on the palate. Rich and luxuriously malty, the complexity continues throughout. Dark golden in color, this beer is made with top tier floor malted Pale Ale malt as a base.
While most of our building was built with Cream City brick from Racine’s quarry located at what is now the Racine Zoo, the lean-to addition to the building was torn down in the 1890’s and rebuilt using Chicago Red style bricks. So here is the Red Ale to go with the Cream Ale representing our building’s past. This is a malty brew, initially sweet on the palate, it finishes with a pleasant dryness.