HOW WE DO IT
Each of LAB's beers are crafted onsite in 15 barrel brewhouse.
Ingredients for each beer are regionally sourced based upon style. If we are brewing a German style beer, our grain and hops come from Germany.
As the craft beer industry grows, the industries for pre-beer production--such as maltsters and hop farmers--grow as well. This means more ingredients are being produced locally. We try to source locally as often as possible for our American style brews. We like to give back to local businesses as much as we can.
After we are finished mashing our malt, our local LAB farmer uses the spent grain to feed our cattle, which in turn becomes our various cuts of steak, our burger, and more, that we serve in the restaurant.
WHY WE DO IT
Brewing is a labor of love. The subtleties of each recipe we formulate are a reflection of our obsession.
Long-term projects captivate us.
As we plant the seed for each brew, we watch it grow into itself, taking on its own persona, eventually transcending speech as it mingles with your taste buds, putting a stamp on time and place that we hope will stick with you forever.
An American brew. Two-row and pilsner base malts give this brew its delicate drinkability. A bit of corn adds to the sweet profile and runs in balance with the traditional German hops. Pairs well with burgers, ball games, and lawnmowers.4.5% ABV 25 IBU
A foundation of soft Belgian Pilsen malt and flaked wheat give this beer it's delicate profile. The highly attenuative Belgian yeast finishes bone dry and creates notes of bread and fruit in the nose which pair well with czech saaz and tettnanger hops.5.6% ABV 25 IBU
As Thumper takes the plunge into its tulip, a white frothy head of tight-knit carbonation begins to foam atop a slightly hazed liquid gold. Belgian malts and Belgian Candi sugar combine to form a complex beer with a ton of body. Clove character is derived from cool temperature fermentation of our Belgian yeast.10oz. Pour 9.3% ABV 32 IBU
WAVES OF GRAIN
This malt forwardbeer has a nice round nutty character reminiscent of toasted bread. We added a touch of German hops for balance and the final product is a malty, crisp, sessionable beer.5.5% ABV 38 IBU
This light crisp pale ale, brewed with exclusively late addition hops, is packed with tons of citrus and tropical fruit hop aroma. The technique referred to as 'hop bursting' is continually hopping the kettle every couple minutes. We used this 'hop burst' method to compliment the light malt body with a burst of hop aroma from Amarillo, Columbus, and Topaz hop varieties.5.2% ABV 46 IBU
Get blissfully whisped away on our hop rollercoaster. Premium 2-row, Munich, and Crystal malts lay the track while Amarillo, Citra, and Cascade set this tantalizing ride in motion. Notes of citrus and pine wash over your pallet and lead to a clean, bitter finish as it takes the plunge down your gullet. Ride once . . . and you're hooked.6.2% ABV 65 IBU
Caramelized Rye malt and dark brown sugar initiate a robust and resinous flavor that ends with a dry, almost peppery finish. To rein in the strong malt presence, we dry hop this beer with Calypso and Jade hop varieties which create notes of apple and pear.7.7% ABV 56 IBU
We could not think of a more appropriate way to invite the fall season in than throwing over 100 pounds of pumpkin into this brew. A healthy portion of rye malt give this beer a spicy dry mouthfeel, while the pumpkin mingles with notes of chocolate to coat your palate and linger not a moment too long.5.2% ABV 21 IBU
An American style brown porter. Creamy caramel flavors with a subtle hoppiness in the bitterness and aroma. Medium in body and alcohol that is smooth and delicious. Nitrogenated for your enjoyment.
Clean and malty with a beautiful copper color. Made with German pilsner malt and four varieties of German whole hops. Celebrate the season change with this Märzenbier. Prost!
LAB SPRING ALE
It's Spring time! This light crisp pale ale, brewed with exclusively late addition hops, is packed with tons of citrus and tropical fruit hop aroma. The technique referred to as "hop bursting" is continually hopping the kettle every couple minutes. We used this 'hop burst" method to compliment the light malt body with a burst of hop aroma from Amarillo, Centennial, Columbus and Nugget hop varieties.5.2% ABV 46 IBU
An American-style stout. Creamy chocolate and roasted malt flavors. Full body and Malt liquor alcohol strength thats smooth and delicious.
Saison with Black Peppercorns
This saison is brewed with Belgian Pilsen malt for a delicate profile. We added rye malt and flaked barley to round out the mouthfeel. Spicy Czech Saaz hops and fresh cracked peppercorns blend beautifully with the phenols produced by our saison yeast to create a spicy, dry finish.4.8% ABV 25 IBU
Lemon Peel Saison
A saison brewed in the traditional farmhouse fashion, Main Squeeze combines the fruity character of our saison yeast fermented at warm temperatures with organic lemon peel and flaked and malted wheat to form a delicate, zesty, all day beer.4.6% ABV 19 IBU
LAB HONEY WHEAT
This is the first of our Belgian series. Sixty pounds of local raw honey, copious amounts of wheat & Calypso hops combine to create this crisp & quaffable beer that still maintains a robust body.5.9% ABV 43 IBU
CAN I GET A WIT-NESS
We're holding on to summer with a death grip. Oats, wheat, and barley give this beer it's full body. We fermented this beer warm with our saison yeast and complimented the fruity profile with organic orange peel, coriander, and chamomile. The finished product is a belgian wit inspired saison great for the few long warm days we have left this season.
4.6% ABV 20 IBU
Saison with Honey and Peach
Low country pilsen malt, Rye, and flaked oats coat your palate. Local honey lightens the mouthfeel and gives Bar Nun a dry finish. We aged this beer on organic Peaches to compliment the fruity character of our Saison yeast. Provocative and unexpected...like a Nun at a bar.
6.3% ABV 21 IBU
Oak smoked wheat and Belgian pilsner malts combine with flaked wheat to create a soft, pillowy, full mouthfeel. Our saison yeast went to work at high fermentation temperatures and finished dry as a bone. Notes of smoked fruit and bread, with a dry nearly tart finish, make this a perfect pair for our BBQ menu items. Allow your beer to warm a bit to really pull out the essence of the smoked malt.5.4% ABV 23 IBU
LAB: INDIA PALE ALE
American-style hoppy ale. Malty with emphasis on hop bitterness, flavor and aroma. Dry hopped twice in our fermenter and serving tank for a long dry finish. Medium body and alcohol.
An American-style brown porter. Creamy caramel flavors with a subtle hoppiness in the bitterness and aroma. Medium in body and alcohol, smooth and delicious.
LAB AMERICAN PALE
This brew blends hop bitterness with malty sweetness that meet right in the middle. Moderate hop character and a variety of American malts keep this beer subtly complex and refreshing.5.3% ABV 46 IBU
LAB IMPERIAL RYE
HEFTY, EARTHY, INTENSE
Glorious grain. Barley, rye, and wheat combine and help define this robust brew. Caramelized rye malt and a healthy dose of dark brown sugar initiate a sweet resinous start while the rye imbues a dry, spicy finish. This hop bomber has been dry hopped with over 1 lb. of hops per barrel.
ROASTY, BALANCED, GERMAN
Chocolate banana but bread in a pint. A dark German beer brewed with 50% rye malt balanced with noble hop varieties.
Flaked oats, English barley, roasted and chocolate malts make this stout full and robust. We added oak smoked wheat for a subtle hint of wood. Strong in character we balanced the malt with Perle hops. The KNUCKLE cracks you on the jaw and leaves you grinning.5.7% ABV 36 IBU
Cherry Porter on Nitro
Yeast cells are the DNA of beer. They are the backbone on which we build our product. Roasted malts and our clean house yeast give Cell Out notes of dark chocolate and coffee. A mess of blood red cherries give this brew its deep red glow creating a slight bit of fruit essence in the nose and imparting a tart fruit acidity in the finish. The fruit flavor dwindles over time so we choose to serve this beer young; and in the way many brands sell out to the gimmicks because there is no substance to their actual product, we kept the fruit subtle to compliment the integrity of the real show. We know who we are...do you?5.4% ABV 30 IBU
LAB PUMPKIN PORTER
FULL, ROASTY, BOLD
We're realists. . . fall is knocking on our door. And we could not think of a more appropriate way to invite her in than throwing over 200 pounds of pumpkin into this brew, Caramel malts and chocolate rye blend sweetness and roast. Generous rye malt leads to a spicy mouthfeel.
Take a walk on the mild side with this English mild gone wild. Notes of roast and caramel from sweet English malts meld with toasted coconut to tantalize your senses. We spice up your drinking experience by aging this session beer on cayenne peppers to add a slightly smoky heat to keep you warm as we enter the last leg of winter.4.6% ABV 23 IBU
Notes of dark chocolate and coffee counter this beer's sweet malt backbone. A dash of chocolate wheat malt gives this brew a ton of body and nice roasty character. Balanced politely with English hops.5.8& ABV 28 IBU