4 % ABV
The verdict’s in, Cellarmaker loves bitters! We have no objection to making full flavored, low alcohol, crushable beers. We brew Legally Bitter with a significant portion of spicy rye plus English crystal malts which bring a nice nutty, toffee like character. We singularly hopped this ale with HBC 344, an experimental hop variety with citrus, floral and earthy notes.
Aromas of lemon and lime, orange candy, and geranium blossom come together with the crackery malt forming something reminiscent of a certain children's fruit cereal. The flavor is clean and balanced with juicy hops and bready malt and a lingering grassy bitterness. Hops: Amarillo, Centennial and NZ Motueka
Underneath the Pine
This delightful pale is hopped with Mosaic, Motueka, Citra and Centennial. Bright and tropical with notes of melon, stonefruit and freshly cut pine. This is an aggressive pale that provides plenty of hop aroma and flavor, but restrained alcohol for long term sessioning. You can savor the tang of the forest without literally passing out underneath the pine.
When we traveled to hop breeder and grower Jason Perrault's farm in 2015 HBC 638 was the experiemental variety that had the most promise. There isn't much of it around so we used Simcoe in the boil, but the dry hop is all HBC 638. Notes of unripe pineapple, sauvignon blanc grapes, marmalade and Blenheim Apricot. Try a taste of the future.
Wheat With Fruit
4.3 % ABV
Strawberry Shorty is a tart wheat ale (aka session sour) utilizing certified organic strawberries grown by Rodriguez Brothers Ranch in Watsonville. This is second use fruit, meaning we initially aged another beer on the fruit to extract most of the flavor which then went into bottles. We brewed a simple Belgian wheat beer on top of the fruit and keg conditioned the batch for 8 weeks.
8.7 % ABV
Cellarmaker, Other Half and Trillium are all about making great beer and having a good time; no hate here! Fermented with an expressive yeast and hopped with Citra, Centennial, Nelson, Galaxy and Enigma. This blend is sure to turn any hop head into a super fiend. So if you got a glass put it up! Rebrewed for the Trillium Field Trip festival on 8/4!.
6.8 % ABV
We originally brewed Admiration with a couple of breweries in mind combining what we believed were the best flavors from the best IPAs in the world. It is hopped with Nelson, Citra, Sterling, Centennial and Galaxy. This is a dry and softly bittered IPA with pleasant aromas of pineapple, strawberry and orange.
Hopped with 100% Nelson Sauvin hops. As you contemplate the path to the top of Mt. Nelson think about the 2.5 lbs. per barrel of New Zealand Nelson Sauvin hops in this precarious pale ale. Ruminate on the diesely, tropical fruit and melon aromas. May we suggest a word of advice: it's not the summit of Mt. Nelson you need to worry about, rather, the way down to the bottom.
8.8 % ABV
Baby Blammo! is a smaller version of our previously released 14.5% "Blammo!" coconut stout. We make this version to be more accessible with less alcohol but all the same chocolate, coffee and coconut flavors. Think beer version of a Mounds™ bar. Somewhat viscous, with layers of chewy dark malts and tropical goodness.
Season of the Wit
5.5 % ABV
You might not think of us as witbier drinkers seeing there’s so much hoppy beer on the beer board; but we love a light, easy drinking beer that’s has soft flavors & doesn’t require much rumination. We brewed this traditional Belgian wit (white) ale with a wit yeast, loads of wheat & oats, & then gently hopped with Wai-iti & gently spiced with Haitian bitter orange peel & coriander seed.
A singular fermenter in our brewery has been dedicated to a continuous fermentation by yeast and bacteria for over a year. This saison is the product of that fermentation. After 6 weeks in the stainless steel, the beer is keg conditioned for many months to allow the yeast to express itself. This is batch date 3/14/18 for those who are taking note.
Coffee Sessions: Mostra
6 % ABV
Coffee Sessions is purposely brewed as a straight forward constructed porter with lactose for some sweetness that showcases coffee from a revolving list of roasters. This batch features an exclusive blend called “Fortissimo” made just for us by Mostra Coffee down in San Diego. Coffees include: Brazilian Oberon, Sumatran, Guatemalan & Yirgacheffe.
Contains Nuts #3
Contains Nuts #3 is a strong ale reminiscent of a mini Barleywine that we conditioned on organic coconut and peanut. The resulting beer has rich aromas of toffee and burnt sugar made even more decadent with the addition of oily coconut and peanut. Flavors of macaroon, Bullseyes, Salted Nut Rolls, fig, molasses and marzipan. This is definitely a nutty treat!
5.8 % ABV
This brand new mixed-culture saison is conditioned on Buddha's hand and the zest of lemon & Tahoe Gold mandarin. A new recipe that achieves a soft, fluffy texture with a slightly tart flavor and juicy citrus aromas that lead to mouth-coating hop oils. Keg conditioned for many months to bring you delectable brett & yeast expression.
DDH Tiny Dankster
Hopped with generous additions of Nelson Sauvin, Mosaic & Citra this is one of our juiciest and favorite pale ales. It is a mini version of our double IPA Original Dankster. Notes of pineapple, kiwi, gooseberry, diesel, citrus and tropical fruits. Hold Me Closer Tiny Dankster!
DDH Mo’ Galaxy
Hopped with Mosaic and Galaxy, this is a hard hitting West Coast IPA. Huge tangerine and passionfruit aromas explode from the glass. A sip reveals tropical fruit flavors, piney bitterness and a danky finish. This one is double dry hopped!
Nelson Sauvin, Mosaic and Simcoe hops come together in this dry hopped pale ale to create an intense hop experience. We get plenty of lemon zest, dank papaya and pineapple aromas. The cloudy appearance and minerality give this beer a soft mouthfeel that moves seamlessly from fruit flavors of the hops to the biscuit like grain flavor to a clean and light lingering bitterness. Enjoy!
Double Mt. Nelson
Ask yourself this question: how much Nelson can I handle? If your answer is “as much as you can give me,” then you are ready to climb Double Mt. Nelson. This 100% Nelson Sauvin hopped DIPA is packed with 6 lbs per barrel of various Nelson crops to create an intense spectrum of Nelson amazingness.
Hoppiness is Fleeting
This IPA has an expressive yeast and tons of hops. Meditate on the tropical fruit and dank combination. Conceptually we are hitting this beer hard with potent American hops in the boil: Simcoe, Citra, Centennial for their resinous qualities. Followed by a huge dry hop of fruity So. Hemisphere hops: Nelson, Galaxy and XJA436.
100% New Zealand Riwaka Hopped Pale Ale
DDH Double Dobis
For this single hopped Double IPA we use one of our favorite hops, CITRA!!! This hop brings potent aroma and flavor, notably of pine sap, lychee, orange and pineapple. This is double dry hopped with our finest Citra from multiple crop years as well as Citra Cryo powder (think hop hash).