IPA 6.8% ABV 51 IBUDNA test is in, it turns out this is 100% an IPA. Hopped with Strata, Galaxy & Simcoe, we kept this beer dry but built up the body at the same time with brewery calisthenics. It is great all the time, not just when it has to be from aromas of papaya & lime that lead into fluffy flavors of Meyer lemon, pomelo flesh & whole wheat sourdough. No need for something more exciting here.
IPA 6.8% ABV 62 IBUThis new IPA is totally out of this world! Hiding inside your glass is a massive amount of Galaxy & a cosmic dusting of Simcoe, Mosaic & Centennial. This exploration in flavor reminds us of a day trip to Melmac, a different world with a green sky, blue grass & a purple sun. This should quench your vast appetite for hop forward flavors… and beyond!
Pale Ale 5.7% ABV 36 IBUDobis is our 100% Citra hopped pale ale that starts with lots of Scottish Golden Promise malt to create a graham cracker base. Then Citra brings forth lots of pineapple, mandarin, citrus, and mango. We love Citra, it is super juicy and flavorful. This is the first beer in a long line of brews that we make hopped only with it. Cheers to the OG Dobis!
Pastry Stout 12.5% ABV 50 IBUPastry Stout 101 is taught by Kyle of Horus Aged Ales, a dynamic artist/mad scientist type of person, who came to Cellarmaker to brew this collaboration. We learned a lot from Kyle about making these decadent beers that are so thick you almost have to chew them. Kyle, also known as Professor Pastry, helped us brew this robust chocolatey stout to which we added organic graham cracker, organic marshmallow creme and Tahitian vanilla bean. We think we got an A.
Coffee & Cigarettes
Smoked Coffee Porter 7.3% ABV 45 IBUA lightly smoked coffee porter made with a touch of German beechwood smoked malt as well as high quality English malts to create a chocolaty, roasty, base beer. This time we added Mostra Fortissimo espresso beans--a blend of Brazil, Guatemala, Indonesia Sumatra, and Ethiopia Yirgacheffe--to add complex layers of nutty chocolate and rich earthiness.
Orange Whipped Dream
Milkshake IPA 6.6 % ABV 40 IBUThis creamy treat is really cool! Utilizing the unfermentable sweetness of lactose, savory organic Madagascar vanilla and California orange zest we layer in these fun flavors onto the base of a hazy, soft IPA. The result is a kinda sweet, kinda tart, citrusy beer dripping with fruit from hops and orange and a cocoa butter chewiness accentuated by the smooth vanilla. Close your eyes and experience the Whipped Dream.
Zest Side Story
Blonde Ale 6.1% ABV 18 IBUA dry & crushable blonde ale that achieves a harmonious balance between the elements of pilsner & wheat malts, citrus forward hops, an aromatic yeast and a touch of lemon zest. This is a perfect beer to drink in the resurgence of the hot weather! You have the magic!
IPA 7.3% ABV 51 IBUWe 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, Centennial and Galaxy.
Double IPA 9.5% ABV 87 IBUIs this the real life? Is this just fantasy? Caught in a landslide, no escape from reality. Open your eyes, look up to the skies and see... This new DIPA will happily rock you into the new year. Hopped with New Zealand Cascade, Simcoe, Nelson & Strata you can party on Wayne. The only thing missing here are the red vines.
Mixed Culture Ale 6.7% ABV 30 IBUTwo of our best buds, Highland Park Brewery (LA) and Green Cheek Beer Co (Orange), collaborated on this mixed-culture ale with us. We added douglas fir branches to the kettle for a gin botanical like spice quality. We then aged the beer in French oak for many moons with each brewery’s house culture. Celebrate the holidays with friends.
Bourbon Best Fiends
BA Porter 9.8% ABV 50 IBUWe aged our strong porter, Best Fiends, in Willet Bourbon barrels for ten months. The beer exits the barrel transformed with richer dark chocolate notes, hints of tobacco and fruit leather as well as woody barrel notes that lend a hint of vanilla. The booze is well integrated, not overpowering what is on the smaller end of the dark beers we would ever put in a spirit barrel.
Pilsner 4.2% ABV 44 IBULook what the nurse brought you: your daily dose of pils! Here at Cellarmaker, all patients & customers are required to take their pils. No buts! Classic German Pilsner with 100% German pilsner malt & Hallertau Mittelfrüh and Hersbrucker hops for a bready, spicy flavor & crackery, floral aromas. 100% naturally carbonated for lively bubbles that release the aroma & add a refreshing bite.
Brown Ale 6.9% ABV 34 IBUWe brewed our interpretation of a classic English brown ale. This beer is loaded with specialty malts such as dark Munich, light and medium caramel malts for deep, rich flavor, wheat and oats for supportive body and a touch of black malt for color and roast. We then lightly dry hopped with Goldings for that unmistakable English aroma.
Brown Porter 6.5% ABV 45 IBUThis brown porter exemplifies the quaffable style and its nuanced structure. Neither too roasty, too chocolatey, too sweet, too bitter, Distorter presents varied deep malt flavors in harmony with a medium dose of hops. No adjuncts such as coffee or vanilla have been added; indeed it is the antithesis of a “pastry porter.” Enjoy its restraint and subtlety.
Solera Saison 6% ABV 7 IBUA 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 6/14/18 for those who are taking note. Bottles still available 🙂
Single Hop Pale Ale 6.2% ABV 37 IBUHop sourcing is not as straight forward as it might seem; especially for a brewery as small as Cellarmaker. Everyone loves Simcoe hops, but Simcoe isn't Simcoe, isn't Simcoe. There are many different farms & there can be variation (farm to farm & year to year). After some trial & error, we have assembled worthwhile techniques to brewing with the best Simcoe out there. We believe the effort comes through in the flavor.
Pale Ale 5.7% ABV 38 IBUHopped 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!
IPA 7.3% ABV 30 IBUWe applied our expressive yeast blend to our tried and true “Turok: Mosaic Hunter“ recipe. Hopped with 3 different lots of incredible, specially selected Mosaic hops this beer is truly dynamic and shows off one of our favorite varieties. Notes of stonefruit, melon, and resin with an incredibly pungent aroma!
IPA 7% ABV 45 IBUThey say you only Yolo once...so we threw a bunch of rare New Zealand Riwaka hops alongside healthy doses of American Simcoe, Mosaic, Citra and Columbus. Notes of passionfruit, stonefruit, and subtle resin. Bright and unique.
IPA 54 IBUNew comer Strata hops are showcased here alongside some good ol’ Mosaic. Strata is really cool. It’s a very weedy hop. Yes, that weed. It reeks of pineapple, lemon & Bonnaroo. We think the guava, tangerine & pine elements of the Mosaic team up perfectly to make this focussed, dank and fruity IPA. This is a West Coast IPA, so that means it’s clear, crisp & resinous. Drink up!
IPAStaff Slam is a hoppy, hazy IPA we brewed for the Monk’s Kettle anniversary. SF craft beer drinkers have been fortunate to walk into this modest Mission establishment for high quality food & a world class beer list for 11 years now. Hopped with a blend of Simcoe Centennial, Citra & Mosaic. Expect bright citrus & tropical fruit aromas & a smooth body & finish.