The American Brown is our best selling beer and it has been welcomed time and time again onto the taps of so many pubs and restaurants around town. We do our best to keep this amply supplied at all of our distributors and hope that if you have a printed list that you would be kind enough to consider it for your list. This beer was poured at our big debut at the Stlhops Anniversary Party in 2011. The recipe came out of Dylan's home brewing arsenal and without this great beer, we would no doubt be a smaller brewery. - Jake Hafner, Captain of The Barley Ship
Long enough ago, all beer would’ve been brownish because of the difficulty of cooking the malted grain without darkening it. Same was true in America until the fancy-pants German immigrant brewers started brewing pale lagers which eventually took over. Thankfully, American homebrewers and a few bold craft brewers like us have revived American Brown Ale for your pleasure. Malty, caramelly, tart and toasty, earthy and citrusy, with delicious hints of bitter chocolate and dark roasted coffee. Y’know that story about the hypocrite who tattled to President Abraham Lincoln about General Grant’s drinking? Ol’ Abe answered, “Well, find out what he’s drinking so I can send a barrel to every general in the army.” We’re pretty sure Grant was drinking The Civil Life American Brown.
ABV = 4.8%
IBUs = 35
ROTATING MONTHLY STYLE
We think if the whole musician thing hadn't worked for Johnny Cash, he would've brewed darn good beer. It definitely would've been dressed in black. Tall and barrel-chested, warm, tart and toasty, with bittersweet coffee and chocolate notes. We find it very, very easy to be true-to-style. Just settle back and shout "Hey Porter!"
ABV = 6.0% IBUs = 36
Different from our best-selling American Brown Ale, this one is bigger in body and alcohol. Oatmeal contributes a creamy mouthfeel, fullness, and foam retention. Malty, toasty, complex but smooth as hell, with an earthy/herbal hop balance. Fermented with English ale yeast which adds dark cherry and plum esters. Hurry, limited release only!
ABV = 6.0% IBUs = 33
Our first honey beer combines 150 pounds of local (Saint Genevieve, MO) wild flower honey with three types of wheat malt and some pilsner malt. This tasty, crisp, pale golden beer has bready malt characteristics along with honey aromatics and flavor, but a bone-dry finish.
ABV = 5.4% IBUs = 17
Classic hefeweizen traits make this an easy-drinker anytime of year. Hazy golden colour with dense white foam. Complimentary banana, clove, and black pepper notes, with hints of lemongrass and orange blossom honey. Husky whole-wheat graininess, balanced sweetness with a smooth mouthfeel. Perfumey noble hops. Pairs perfectly with our soft pretzels and Dusseldorf brown mustard. Take home a growler so you can add some Civil Life German Wheat to your favourite banana bread recipe.
ABV = 5.1% IBUs = 14