Wet Hop Pils

AVAILABLE: Dec-Mid Feb DESCRIPTION: Made with freshly harvested German wet hops and balanced with pilsner malt. Assertive hop bitterness with notes of melon, citrus, and herb. THE STORY: This is a bigger version of a classic Bavarian Pils, with the addition of freshly harvested, unkilned, German wet hops. Unkilned hops are sometimes referred to as…

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Nitro Milk Stout

AVAILABLE: Jan-Feb DESCRIPTION: A classic English-style stout made with lactose (milk sugar) added for body and an oh-so-subtle sweet finish. Served on a nitrogen dispense for that creaming mouthfeel and finish. THE STORY: Team Effort! At SBC we like to encourage local homebrewers to reach for the sky, so we do our part with collaboration…

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Bourbon Barrel-Aged Stout: Ursa Major

AVAILABLE: 750ml Bottle only DESCRIPTION: The Base Beer: Tsarry Night lays the backbone for this barrel-aged series. Big, roasty strong imperial stout with hints of chocolate and coffee from the dark malt used in the brew. Ursa Major- The Big Dipper- aged with tart cherries. Bold, bright, complex flavors THE STORY: We looked to the skies…

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Bourbon Barrel-Aged Stout: Scorpius

AVAILABLE: 750ml Bottle only SOLD OUT DESCRIPTION: The Base Beer: Tsarry Night lays the backbone for this barrel-aged series. Big, roasty strong imperial stout with hints of chocolate and coffee from the dark malt used in the brew. Scorpius The Scorpin- aged with blackberries. Dark, Sweet, Succulent THE STORY: We looked to the skies for…

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Bourbon Barrel-Aged Stout: Orion

AVAILABLE: 750ml Bottle only SOLD OUT DESCRIPTION: The Base Beer: Tsarry Night lays the backbone for this barrel-aged series. Big, roasty strong imperial stout with hints of chocolate and coffee from the dark malt used in the brew. Orion: The Great Hunter- aged with toasted coconut and cocoa nibs. Rich, Nutty, Decadent THE STORY: We…

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Saison

AVAILABLE: Dec-Jan DESCRIPTION: Citrusy, clove-like and peppery aromas THE STORY: French for “Season” this brew is a yeast forward  farm-house-style ale. It is spicy on the palate and finished with a clean, slightly dry, wine-like flavor, followed by warmth from the above average alcohol content SUGGESTED PAIRINGS: Try the Saison with fruit, salads, and grilled…

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Mex-y-Cali

AVAILABLE: March-July on draft at SBC Year Round in 6 packs DESCRIPTION: Copper colored ale with a toasty, malt body, and a crisp finish. THE STORY: Bohemian pilsner, Munich and Vienna malts from Weyermann Malting in Bamberg, Germany form the backbone for this great ale. After the special mash, a combination of German hops were…

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Balter Barleywine

AVAILABLE: Limited availability in 375 ml Bottles  SOLD OUT DESCRIPTION: Coconut, vanilla, oak, toffee, and rye whiskey aromas. Bold, warming, strong, spicy, and luscious flavors. THE STORY: Balter began its journey as a solid barleywine brewed form a selection of English ale malts, English hops, and traditional brewing methods. After fermentation was complete, Balter spent the next couple of months…

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Maiden Voyage

Available: Limited Release Description: Citrusy American hops balanced by caramel malts. The Story: The first beer ever brewed at SBC was christened Maiden Voyage, after Herbie Hancock’s jazz standard by the same name. Maiden Voyage was brewed on December 1st and December 2nd, 1997, mainly to test our new equipment, but also to give us…

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Paul’s Pale Ale

Available: YEAR ROUND Description: A lightly sweet caramel malt body balanced by big citrusy American hops. The Story: A tribute to the founder of the company that founded Springfield Brewing Company back in 1997. Paul Mueller was a pioneer of American industry and Springfield Brewing Company was a pioneer of revitalizing downtown Springfield. Today, the…

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Walnut Street Wheat

Available: YEAR ROUND Description: A crisp and refreshing with a floral note from the unfiltered yeast and wheat malt. The Story: Like Springfield’s historic street this beer has been appreciated by locals for a long time. One of our original six offerings in 1997 this beer has remained popular throughout the decades. Suggested Pairings: BBQ!…

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Hop Lobster

Available: YEAR ROUND IN BOTTLES Description: Hop Lobster has two sides to its flavor profile. On one hand, it’s a terrific, hoppy ale; lots of citrus aroma from the Centennial and Cascade hops and plenty of hop bitterness from the Perle hops used in the first hop addition. On the other hand, this is a…

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Arrghy Night + Blood Orange

AVAILABLE: Limited availability in 750 ml Bottles SOLD OUT DESCRIPTION: Orange zest, rum, molasses, vanilla, and oak aromas layered on top of a big, roasty strong stout THE STORY: A riff on the wonderful Tsarry Night, our winter-time Russian Imperial Stout, Arrghy Night + Blood Orange is aged in two different ways. Rum barrels from Montanya…

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Greene Ghost IPA

Available YEAR ROUND Description: Greene Ghost IPA starts off with hops in the nose, then with a nice smack of hops on the kisser, followed by a lingering hoppy wonderfulness! And the right blend of malts, mashing profile, fermentation control, and craft keep Greene Ghost in balance. The Story: Greene Ghost is a West Coast-Style IPA. Its sole…

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Little Barrel of Nectar

AVAILABLE: In 750 ml Bottles  SOLD OUT DESCRIPTION: Vanilla, toasted coconut, roasted malt and American oak notes tickle the nose of this luscious stout. THE STORY: Tsarry Night, SBC’s Russian Imperial Stout, marked the start of this special creation.  And bourbon barrels from the Woodinville Distillery in Washington State provided a safe home for our beer to age and morph.  The…

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Day Pack

Available: MARCH-APRIL Description: Day Pack starts off with a delightful hop aroma, hits the palate with a toasty blend of lightly kilned malts, and finishes with a clean dryness that is accented by modest hop bitterness. The Story: Day Pack Ozark’s Ale is a thirst quenching ale perfect for those hot sunny days where less…

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Bull Creek Brown

Available: YEAR ROUND Description: Bull Creek Brown Ale is a medium bodied brown ale with a nuttiness from the Brown malt used in the mash. A subtle caramel note from the Crystal malt and a subtle chocolate/roasty flavor from the Chocolate malt balance the overall malt profile. The malt profile is balanced by a significant…

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Quencher in the Rye

Available: JANUARY – FEBRUARY Description: Our Quencher in the Rye begins off with a big kiss of hops in the nose, transitions into a spicy, graininess and finishes with a great mix of malt and hops.  Although this beer leans toward the American IPA style, we prefer simply calling our Quencher in the Rye a…

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Mudhouse Stout

Available: NOVEMBER-JANUARY Description: Our coffee stout contains a blend of crystal, chocolate and roasted malts, Cascade finish hops and French Roast coffee. The result of this intriguing marriage is an intense and inviting coffee aroma combined with the earthy spiciness of Cascade hops followed by the full, rich and complex flavor of our stout. The…

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Mayhem Marzen

Available: SEPTEMBER-NOVEMBER Description: A wonderfully malty lager with aromas reminiscent of toasted bread, baked crackers and caramel; flavors that are rich without being sweet. The Story: A fall classic, Märzen is traditionally brewed for Oktoberfest and it is a fan-favorite here at SBC. Suggested Pairings: Great with all manner of hearty and spicy food: from…

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Heart of Darkness Dunkel

Available: FEBRUARY-MARCH Description: Heart of Darkness is a rich, malty lager with aromas of dark bread, roasted nuts and warm earthiness as well touch of smokiness from an addition of rauch malt (smoked malt from Germany). The Story: Dunkel is a German adjective describing things that are dark in color, and a “dunkel lagerbier” literally…

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Bearded Guard

Available: JANUARY-FEBRUARY Description: Fruity, clove-like and peppery aromas hit the nose and dominate the perception of this beer until taking a sip. When this beer hits the palate, grainy and toasty flavors from the various grains make their presence known and finish into a dry, wine-like fruitiness. The Story: “Bearded Guard” is a near-phonetic translation…

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Tsarry Night

Available: TBD Description: Tsarry Night is a black as night due to a blend of roasted malts and barley. These grains also impart a dry, roast grain character with notes of bittersweet chocolate, espresso, and licorice. This beer is fairly strong and with strength comes a rich malt character that is balanced by an assertive dollop…

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McDaniel’s Draught

Available: MARCH-APRIL Description: Our McDaniel’s Draught stout is an exceptionally delicious stout that truly represents Irish-style draught stouts. The aroma focuses on roasted malt with very little hop character. Nitrogenation results in a dazzling display of bubbles that settle to the perfect foam height, giving our stout a creamy mouthfeel and a very elegant appearance….

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Double Track Doppelbock

Available: DECEMBER-FEBRUARY Description: Double Track has rich, bread-like malt flavors, from a luscious blend of the best German Munich malts, it is served mit naturtrüb, or “with natural cloud”, not only does this contribute to its rich palate, but it also makes the bottles good for aging and cellaring. The Story: We have brewed Doppelbock for…

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Koozee Kolsch

  Available: MAY-JUNE on draft at SBC Year Round in 6 packs Description: Our Koozee Kölsch has a spicy and hoppy nose, dry palate, and wonderful grain notes from the pilsner malt used in the mash.  The flavor balance is pushed in the direction of hop bitterness and the result is a great beer to…

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Clove Hitch Hefeweizen

Available: JUNE-AUGUST Description: Clove Hitch Hefeweizen uses a special strain of yeast selected specifically to impart distinctive clove and banana-like flavors to the beer. Malted wheat is a primary ingredient and provides a subtle tartness to its flavor. The combination of fruity flavors from the yeast and tartness from the malted wheat make this beer…

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Petal Weisse

Available: Not available in 2017 Description: Hibiscus flowers lend a berry-like fruitiness and a hint of citrus tang. And the orange and lemon peels provide this beer citrus aroma. Add this to the tart base from the kettle souring and what we have brewed is similar to lemonade flavored with fruit. Our Petal Weisse has…

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Del Fuego

Available: June-July Description: Del Fuego’s aroma has a distinctive smokiness that reminds the seasoned beer nose of a German Rauchbier (smoked beer).  The source of this smokiness comes from Chipotle Meco peppers (premium-grade, smoked jalapeño peppers primarily consumed in Mexico) that were stemmed and seeded prior to use.  Del Fuego starts off with dark, roasted…

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Equinox IPA

Available: OCTOBER-DECEMBER Description: A beer with a pale golden color, slight cloudiness (because it is unfiltered to preserve all of the hop goodness of the featured variety), and a sturdy body. This all supports its above average bitterness and alcohol content. When smelled and tasted Equinox IPA exhibits a wonderful hop character from one of the new, premier US…

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Bombay Brown

Available: Not available in 2016 Description: Our Bombay Brown is a session-strength IPA with piney, citrus, and floral notes of American hops balanced by bread-like aromas from a blend of dark malt. The Story: The artwork for this beer features Ganesha, the Hindu deity revered as the Remover of Obstacles and more generally as the…

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Wee Howler

Available: DECEMBER-FEBRUARY Description: Wee Howler sports a blend of floor malted Maris Otter malt from England, pale 2-row malt from the US and a blend of crystal and roasted special malts to develop the rich malt character that is a hallmark for this beer style. During the brewing process we extend the kettle boil to enhance the malt nose…

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Signet 17

AVAILABLE: In 750 ml Bottles SOLD OUT DESCRIPTION: Signet 17 is aged in rum barrels with sour cherries, black currants and raisins. The result is a simply wonderful beer with vanilla, raisin, plum and dark fruit notes in the nose, roasty, chocolate and a meld of fruit notes on the palate with a balanced and surprisingly nimble finish for such…

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Pro Am Imperial IPA

Available: One time release. No longer available Description: This is a big, hoppy beer with lots of hop aroma and bitterness balanced by English pale ale malt. Unlike some Imperial IPAs that are on the edge of being unbalanced, Chris’ Imperial IPA has a wonderful blend of malt and hops. The featured hops are Amarillo, Citra and…

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