rotating specialty beers
San Mateo brewery
EXOTIC ELEPHANTS: GUAVA
5.8% ABV | 12 IBU
We knew people would like Elephants on Parade as much as any of our specialty releases. But so much that it would join our lineup of year-round offering? We didn’t see that coming. To express his gratitude to our loyal Elephants on Parade (or EOP as it’s known around here) fans, he wanted to make a whole series – Exotic Elephants – of the cult favorite with different fruit variations. This not only gives you the opportunity to enjoy more refreshing, warm-weather beer, but gives our brewery team the opportunity to experiment with different fruits atop the EOP malt base. First up: GUAVA, followed by peach, blood orange, and then a double EOP. Enjoy!
CRIMSON & CLOVER
6.1% ABV | 10 IBU
Crimson & Clover is head brewer Tim’s baby and was inspired by the bing cherries he enjoyed over summers with his grandparents. After thinking about his grandmother’s pies and flavors that would complement them, he started with pilsner and Vienna malts to build up that bready, biscuity flavor of a pie crust and honey malt for a unique malt sweetness and a touch of color. Adding local honey from B's Farms (clover) and sweet cherry puree (crimson) makes for a big slice of summer nostalgia.
5.2% ABV | 40 IBU
Starting with an American-style red ale as the base, we dosed this beer with generous amounts of Amarillo hops in the whirlpool and dry hop. This easy-drinking red has light caramel notes and a modest hop profile without being overtly bitter.
Polly’s Wheaty lager
5.4% ABV | 30 IBU
A far cry from any traditional style, this wheat ladened lager is fun and interesting. Brewed with large amounts of kilned malts and a touch of biscuit malt. Then to mix it up a bit more we threw in a few pounds of Southern Passion and Hallertau Blanc. Aromas of bread, pears and…
*$1 of each pour goes to UNM's Comprehensive Cancer Center to find a cure for Pancreatic Cancer. For more information about Polly's Run, please visit their website: https://www.pollysrun.com/
Gettin Caught in the Rain
4.8% ABV | 25 IBU
Flix Brewhouse and Bosque Brewing have joined forces to bring you this refreshing American style wheat beer, just in time for "Baywatch". With hints of pineapple, coconut, and rum, you'll think you're on your own private island.
8.7% ABV | 25 IBU
Golden Strong: Brewed with Pilsner, Munich, and Acidulated malts, dextrose, and some flaked oats for body, this strong Belgian was then hopped to high heaven with lots of impact hops from contributing breweries. Simcoe, Calypso, Dr Rudi, and Cashmere, just to name a few. With a starting gravity of 17.6°P and a terminal gravity of 1.5°P, this one packs a punch at around 8.74% ABV. The 25 IBUs come mainly from the massive whirlpool addition with more impact coming from an equally absurd dry hop. Thanks to all of the breweries who contributed their hops, time, and support to make this happen and thanks, as always, to the Guild for being there for all of us