Brewed from the second runnings of our massive Imperial
Stout, Humulus Bruin is a hoppy Belgian-style brown ale. Huge amounts
of Summit and Sterling hops were added to the whirlpool and as dry
hop additions, giving this beer an almost illicit aroma. Up front,
hops dominate the flavor but then give way to roasty, toffee-like
6.9%, IBU: 25, SRM: 20
Los Angeles International Beer Competition 2008, Gold, Experimental
The “cousin” of Humulus Bruin, Humulus Gold
is a Belgian-style Golden Strong Ale hopped generously late in the
brewing process with American hops, creating a citrusy, resinous
hoppy experience while still preserving the Belgian fruity characteristics.
9.1%, IBU: 25, SRM: 4
A hoppy, Belgian-style blonde ale hopped generously late
in the brewing process with American hops, producing a piney, smokey
hop aroma and crisp citrus bite in a light, quaffable beer.
5.5%, IBU: 30, SRM: 3
A delicious extra pale ale brewed with Brettanomyces, Centennial, Simcoe, and dry-hopped with Columbus hops.
ABV: 4.3%, IBU: 40, SRM: 7
With a whole lot of rice left over after brewing Trade Winds, we decided to experiment with a hoppy beer brewed with a large amount of rice used in the malt bill. The result was a perfect lawnmower beer. Light, coconutty and just enough hops to refresh you on a hot day.
ABV: 5%, IBU: 20, SRM: 2
The brain child of local homebrewer Kyle Manns, we liked his version of this beer so much we decided to brew it as our Pro-Am entry for the 2009 Great American Beer Festival. At base a 9.5% ABV Belgian strong pale ale, cardomom, ginger, juniper berries, and coriander are added to the party, along with fresh lemon, orange, grapefruit and tangerine zests. After fermentation, the already complex concoction was aged on oak cubes to add one more layer of flavor. But words don't do it justice; this beer truly has to be tasted to be understood.
ABV: 9.5%, IBU: 30, SRM: 8