Our Legends – Available Year Round
Altbier is German for “Old Beer”, this refers to the “old” style of brewing using an ale yeast (As opposed to a lager yeast fermentation which is a relatively new process). This beer originated in the Westphalia region of Germany in a town named Dusseldorf. Due to the cool climate of Dusseldorf, Altbiers employee an ale yeast that has evolved over time to ferment at somewhat cooler temperature than that of other ale yeasts. This cool fermentation produces subtle yeast derived esters and leaves a clean malty beer. In addition to this cool clean fermentation, altbiers are then lagered at cold temperatures to help smooth and refine the beer. The result of this is a very clean and hoppy red ale.
Coming in at 6.3% ABV and IBUs Little Red Cap is an easy drinking hop forward beer worthy of its heritage. We use a bit of Cascade hop to give it an “American Twist” while maintaining its German heritage. This beer won a Gold Medal at the 2011 GABF and a Bronze at the 2012 GABF.
Fearless Youth is our award winning Munich Dunkel Lager. The Munich Dunkel (pronounced doonkel) lager originated in Bavaria. Dunkel (German for Dark) lagers are dark, malty lagers with just a hint of noble hops and a slight hop bitterness. The hallmark of this style is the bready, biscuity notes of melanoidins of the Munich Malt.
Fearless Youth is the first beer that Aaron and Don developed in their home brewing days and was the first official beer that they agreed would be produced at Grimm Brothers Brewhouse. Coming in at 5.8% ABV and 22 IBUs Fearless Youth is true to its style. Featuring a complex bready malt with just a hint of Hallertauer hops. Fearless youth features a clean easy refreshing finish. This beer won a Bronze at the 2013 GABF and a Silver at the 2015 GABF.
Snowdrop is our Kottbusser Ale. Kottbusser ale is a beer that originated in a town called Cottbus in Germany. This beer was outlawed due to the German Purity Laws (Reinheitsgebot) enacted in 1516. This law stipulated that production of beer could only use 3 ingredients (Water, Barley, and Hops). Since the Kottbusser used Honey, Molasses, Wheat, Oats, Barley, and Hops, the production of this beer had to be stopped. Snow Drop is our recreation of this beer that had been lost to history. It comes in at a 7.1% ABV and 10 IBUs. Snow Drop features a light crisp palate with just a hint of honey and molasses and a beautiful bouquet of noble German hops. In 2015 this beer won a Bronze in the Historical category at GABF
3 Golden Hairs is our Bohemian Pilsner. The Pilsner is a lager beer that originated in the city of Pilsen in what is now the Czech Republic. Due to the popularity of this easy drinking lager, it didn’t take long for this style to spread to the rest of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. The Pilsner beer features pilsner malt and a substantial noble hop presence. These hops can range from the flowery flavors of Saaz to the herby flavors of Hallertaur, Tettnanger, etc. The Pilsner should never be confused with the mass market swill that several US breweries have tried to pass off as beer. Coming in at 4.6% ABV and a solid 40 IBUs, 3 Golden Hairs is a wonderfully refreshing Pilsner. 3 Golden Hairs features the soft grainy flavor and aroma of Pilsner malt with the substantial and notable hop profile of the Saaz (Pronounced Z-Ah-ts) hop.
Master Thief is our German Porter. Around the time that England was producing its popular new beer style known as the Porter, a German brewer named Friedrich Hoepfner decided to introduce his version of this beer. The result was a beer that paid homage to its English counterpart while maintaining a decisive German quality. With the exception of a single German brewery, this beer was eventually lost to history and is believed to have evolved into the Schwarzbier (Black Lager). Master Thief weighs in at 5.2% ABV and 20 IBUs. It is a full bodied malty beer that features aromas and flavors of Chocolate, Caramel, a slight roast and a delicate hop finish.
Fairy Tales – Limited Availability