Beer

BEER LIST

 

Cask

Cask ales are a thing of beauty and one of life’s great pleasures. It is a traditional British way of making and serving beer. It is served around 53°F and is less carbonated. The flavors are more forward. We change our cask offering very regularly.

 

English IPA       $6.50/Pint

English IPAs – as compared to American IPAs – are more balanced, less bitter, and typically use English hops. This one is brewed with English Maris Otter barley (the finest barley in the world) and wonderful East Kent Golding hops. EKGs have a lovely floral character and the Maris Otter has a full, almost nutty maltiness. We dry hopped the cask with a touch more EKG hops. It’s a wonderful style of beer for the beer engine.

 

Dark Star Stout           $5/Pint

This is a traditional dry Irish Stout. It has a deep, dark, mysterious color. Flavors of espresso and chocolate dominate yet a subtle smoky character persists in the background. (There is no coffee or chocolate in there, it’s just the roasted barley.) This recipe was voted Best Stout in the world at the World Beer Cup 2000. This one’s for all you Stout Heads.

Light and Easy

 

Golden Number Ale       $5/Pint

Golden ales are a delicate balance of malt and hops. To achieve this perfect balance, the ratio of malt and hops is based upon the actual golden number, the Fibonacci Sequence, or Phi as the Greeks knew it. We brew it floor-malted Maris Otter grown on the eastern coast of England. You can almost taste the salt air in the malt.

 

Victorian English Ale     $5/Pint

This is a classic English-style ale. We were fortunate enough to get a hold of some incredible heritage barley, the Chevallier variety, that was grown in England in the 1800s and was highly sought after. It was cross bread in the early 1900s and all but disappeared. Fortunately the seed was preserved and for the first time in over 100 years they are growing this beautiful barley once again. Together with the classic English East Kent Golding hop, which imparts a nice flowery aroma, and a yeast from an old Yorkshire brewery, which adds a beautiful cherry and peach note, it is a simple beer, yet remarkable in its subtlety.

 

 

Venus         $5/pint

Be careful. This beer is named after the Goddess of Love for a reason. It is rumored to have powerful effects on those who dare to imbibe! It is a Belgian white beer and brewed with orange peel and coriander as well as wheat, barley and a touch of oats. So try a pint and turn your lovelight on!

Hoppy and Refreshing

 

Hunter Hill IPA       $6.50/pint

This American IPA is hopped with Nelson, Citra, Mandarina and Cascade – then we dry hopped it with Equinox, Nelson and Blanc. Beautiful aromatics on this one. Loads of tropical fruit, tangerine, mandarin orange, and grape. We don’t usually name beers after politicians! But Hunter Hill was the first and only politician here in GA that stood up for us small craft brewers. Because of his efforts almost 50 new breweries have opened up in GA creating thousands of new jobs and hundreds of great beers. Although we are non-partisan here at the 5 we have a lot of respect for Hunter Hill and his campaign for Governor. It would be great to have a Governor of Georgia that supports our local craft brewers!

 

 

Threshold (Belgo IPA)      $6.00/13.3 oz Schwenker

Thresholds are those beckoning points of entering new places. Oftentimes once we cross Thresholds we cannot return- or at least return the same as once were. With beer high gravity Belgian beers and beautifully hoppy IPAs were Threshold beers for our Brewmaster. Once he had them he was never the same. This beer is combination of a big Belgian-style using a fruity Trappist yeast, yet we hopped it like a bold IPA with Citra, Comet, Blanc, Mandarina, Nelson, Huell Melon and then we dry hopped it with more Citra, Mandarin and Nelson. The glass fills with aromas of tangerine, mandarin orange, lime zest, papaya and passion fruit. Try one – you’ll never be the same!

 

English IPA       $6.50/Pint

English IPAs – as compared to American IPAs – are more balanced, less bitter, and typically use English hops. This one is brewed with English Maris Otter barley (the finest barley in the world) and wonderful East Kent Golding hops. EKGs have a lovely floral character and the Maris Otter has a full, almost nutty maltiness. A beautiful pint of beer.

 

Passionfruit Mikshake IPA      $6.50/pint
Ooooo, this is nice. We added fresh passion fruit, vanilla and a bit of milk sugar to our IPA. Yes, it’s tasty.

 

 

Hoppy and Refreshing

 

The Man of 1000 Voices Pale Ale     $5/Pint

Pale Ales are perhaps the classic American beer. This one is an updated version using several newer hop varieties. We start with English barley as it has a fuller, rounder flavor. We hopped it in the kettle with Amarillo, Blanc and Falconers. We then dry hopped it with more Blanc. A pint of a fresh, crisp Pale Ale is a good thing. It’s named for Mel Blanc, whose many cartoon voices sound even better after a pint or two of this pale ale.

 

 

Fuller-Bodied Big Beers

 

Jimmy Quad     Vintage 1/10/14         $9.95/Schwenker

Quadruppels are an intense Belgian style of beer. They are high in alcohol with a big malt character and dark in color. Rich and delicious, yet not not overly filling. We used an extremely dark candi sugar syrup in the kettle to add some intense flavors. It is interesting to note that all the color in this beer comes from the dark candi sugar added in the kettle. Over the past 4 years in our Cellar a nice layer of pear, plum and apple fruit flavors has emerged to create a wonderfully complex beer. And Jimmy Galloway actually came in on brew day and played his guitar to the beer.

 

Dark and Delicious

 

Dark Star Stout           $5/Pint

This is a traditional dry Irish Stout. It has a deep, dark, mysterious color. Flavors of espresso and chocolate dominate yet a subtle smoky character persists in the background. (There is no coffee or chocolate in there, it’s just the roasted barley.) This recipe was voted Best Stout in the world at the World Beer Cup 2000. This one’s for all you Stout Heads.

Octane Espresso Stout           $5.50/Pint

We get some freshly roasted coffee beans from our friends and neighbors at Octane Coffee and infuse them right into our stout. The espresso goes perfectly with the dark, roasted malts of the beer. A rich, luxurious combination of flavors.

French Oak Porter       $5.50/pint

Porters are such a wonderful pint of beer. Flavorful, yet not heavy. It has a deep brown color with ruby highlights around the edge of the glass. There is a chocolatey character, with a nice caramel background. The traditional English yeast adds some beautiful peach and black cherry notes. We aged some on French oak which contributes nice vanilla and oak flavors.

Chocolate, Raspberry, Vanilla, Espresso Milk Stout           $5.50/Pint

Oh my. There’s a lot going on here! It’s a great combination of flavors. We added some cocoa nibs, fresh raspberries Madagascar vanilla beans, Kenyan coffee and lactose sugar to our Stout. You may not even need dessert with this one – although it would pair nicely with one!

Nitro

Nitro Scotch barrel-aged Peated Rye     Vintage 7.27.16     $9.95/Schwenker

This is a real treat. We started by smoking some malt over an Irish peat log on our smoker. The peat doesn’t overtake the beer, but rather adds a wondrous earthy and smoky dimension. The rye malt imparts a spiciness which helps punctuate the deep maltiness and caramel flavors, while the Belgian yeast lends nice fruit and spice notes. We then aged some in a Scotch barrel which adds an intense earthiness and a tad bit of oak. The nitrogen gives a nice creaminess to the beer. The time spent aging in our Cellar makes it even better.

Gluten Free!

Elmers Gluten Free                   $5/Pint

A light and refreshing buckwheat and sorghum based beer. Fairly hoppy with a citrus nose. Best gluten free beer you will ever taste.

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