Our Beers now on tap
Like its namesake residences that adorn the older parts of many cities, our Brownstone Brown Ale is solid, sturdy and well proportioned. As a Northern English Brown Ale, there is a majority of English Pale Malt in the grain bill with smaller portions of Roast Malt, Light Caramel Malt and Chocolate Malt. A single addition of English hops gives balance to the sweet grain bill. Enjoy our interpretation of this classic and easy drinking English Pub Ale with a friend or two.
Witbier is a 400-year-old Belgian style wheat ale. The grist is simple: typically 50% raw wheat and 50% pilsner malt give it a very pale straw color; almost white in appearance. Some spices, such as coriander and curacao add to the complexity. The Belgian yeast layer in a peppery spice flavor that blends well with the pleasant sweetness of this wheat based ale. Waterloo is a refreshing Belgian ale, perfect for celebrating a French defeat.
Rock & 9th was the center of the German neighborhood that grew up around the Little Rock Arsenal in the late 1800's. Along with Lutheran & Catholic Churches, the main gathering place was Papa Geyer's Beer Hall & Garden at Rock & 10th. Our classic pilsner represents the style that swept the world at that time, with a straw colored crystal clear appearance, a malty backbone, and a delicious balance from Old World hops. The perfect beer for enjoying in a garden with your neighbors!
Queen Ruby Apple Cider
With the Apple Blossom as our state flower, Arkansas has long grown beautiful apples for the eating, baking & cider making. This addition to our tap wall honors the first Apple Blossom Queen, Ruby Robinson, crowned in 1923. A crisp, clear & very dry cider, this offering should satisfy the cider fanatic while making the style more accessible to drinkers who like something a little less sweet. Celebrate Queen Ruby & Arkansas's apple heritage with a pint today.
Mickey's Irish Red
Mickey's Irish Red gets its deep red color from the good portion of roasted barley in the grain bill. Slightly sweet with plenty of malt and caramel flavors, Mickey's finishes slightly dry (also from the roasted grain). There is just enough bitterness from single addition of English hops to bring a bit of balance. Mickey's is an easy drinking session pint.
Belgian Pale Ale
Belgian Pale Ales aren't your typical Belgian ales. This is considered an "everyday" beer, and is more focused on drinkability, rather than higher alcohol and spiciness like their cousins. A generous amount of Munich and other specialty malts provide a rich, complex backbone for this easy-drinking session beer. A relatively clean Belgian Ale yeast imparts a mild Belgian flavor with a focus on being drinkable. Bernoulli is a perfect fit for every occasion.
Cover Crop is a classic American IPA brewed with Rye. It pours a deep brilliant copper with a bright white head. The initial flavor is a medium-bodied intense malt backbone that quickly revels the spicy notes provided by the Rye, one of the worlds most widely-used cover crops. To balance such malt, citrusy hops assertively round out the flavor with a smooth bitterness. Common Crop is a highly complex, yet very drinkable beer that's a perfect bridge between seasons.
Two Timing Ale is a classic American IPA (India Pale Ale), made with the classic American ingredients, but it is a simple beer to make. The grain bill is mostly American 2 row barley with a little darker and sweeter malt for color and a single variety of hops. There are six large hop additions from first wort to flame out. Enjoy!
Past & future beers
The term "patersbier" does not designate a style as such; it is usually a weaker version of one of the regular beers, and may only be offered to the Brothers on festive occasions. Made only from pilsner malt, hops, and yeast, the complexity that results from these simple ingredients is staggering: perfumey floral hops, ripe pear fruit, sour apple, spicy cloves, candied citrus and a slight biscuit character on the drying finish ... a monk's session beer.
Amer Belge Belgian IPA
It's Belgian. It's American. It's Amer Belge. Translated to "bitter Belgian," this is our solution to making a great beer better! Based on our Bernoulli Pale ale, but aggressively hopped 7 times with American hops, this beer is sure to please. It's malty, its Belgian funky, its hoppy. Everything hangs in a delicate balance to delight your senses. Amer Belge is perhaps our brewmaster's favorite child
Atomic Catsicle Pale Ale is a tribute beer to one of the greatest kickball teams that ever was or will be. An aromatically complex, multi-layered, smooth drinking ale that is perfect for sipping on while you’re pitching a big red ball or just spectating. Loads of Galaxy hops give this magnificent beer a floral aroma. The taste is caramel and sweet with a flowery finish that makes this the quintessential pale ale.
Rene Descartes Dunkelweizen
You've enjoyed the Ripple Effect, so let's keep it in the family. Exit rye, enter wheat to make up the majority of the grain. A generous portion of Munich add the malty sweetness, and specialty grains add complexity. Hefe yeast rounds out the classic wheat flavor, which tends to be quite refreshing. Light in body but full in flavor, Rene Descartes is sure to please the masses, even if you don't like geometry.
Shamus is our take on a classic oatmeal stout. Dark color and a creamy head meet the eye. Initial taste greets your mouth with a full body and silky smoothness until the roast malts shine through. Coffee kiln malt adds a hint of coffee flavor which increases drinkability. Shamus is an easy drinking stout for the seasoned aficionado and dark-beer newbie alike.
Ripple Effect Rye
Roggenbier is essentially a dunkleweiss brewed with rye malt instead of wheat. Ripple effect is no different. It is brewed with more than half the grain bill being rye and then fermented with a classic hefeweissen yeast. This produces the fruity light esters associated with a classic hefeweiss, but with an added spiciness from the rye, almost reminiscent of rye bread. Light bodied and medium in alcohol, Ripple Effect is a true session beer that is refreshing year- round.
Petit Jean Pear Cider
When our building was first built, Arkansas was the leading fruit producer in the nation; Petit Jean Mountain was home to numerous apple & pear orchards. We salute those fruity pioneers with our first cider & gluten free offering. The distinct flavor of pears stands out in this refreshing brew. Enjoy after a hike to Cedar Falls!
Do you have a friend that always says "I don't like dark beer"? Next time, pull out the Schwartz! with ludicrous speed. Also know as "black pilsner," a schwarzbier style is based on the classic German Pilsner. It is light in body, with the clean and crisp lager finish so widely enjoyed. We add just enough dark malt to give it a black color and an oh-so-subtle roasted malt flavor. This is sure to turn even the purest heart to the dark side. May the Schwartz! be with you.