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. For example, if we are brewing a German style beer, our grain and hops come from Germany.
As the craft beer industry grows the industry for pre-beer production, such as maltsters and hop farmers, are growing as well.
This means more ingredients are being produced locally. We try to source as often as possible for our American style brews. On the flip-side, we try to give back to local businesses as well.
After we are finished mashing our malt, our local LAB farmer uses the spent grain to feed our cattle, which in turn becomes our Ribeye, NY Strip, Filet, French Dip, etc. 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 to take on its own persona and eventually transcend speech to mingle with your taste buds, putting a stamp on time and place that will forever stick with you.
1ST GEAR (CREAM ALE)
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
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.5.7% ABV 40 IBU
WAVES OF GRAIN (AMBER)
The style of beer tends to focus on malts, but hop character can range from low to high. We achieved a balanced flavor between a slightly toasted malt body and hop aromas. Very smooth, with a gentle bitter finish.5.5% ABV 38 IBU
Fire's lit . . . this beer has balance. Eights pounds of whole leaf American hops at flame out give this brew it;s pleasant aroma. Notes of citrus in the noce give way to a clean bitter finish.6.0% ABV 65 IBU
ELEANOR'S RYE (RED ALE)
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 71 IBU
THUMPER (BELGIAN TRIPEL)
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 while maintaining a crisp clean finish. Clove character, derived from cool temperature fermentation of our Belgian yeast, blends in harmony with our addition of Reisling grapes. Do the thumpty-thump!10oz. Pour 10.4% ABV 34 IBU
BUCK MILD (EXPERIMENTAL)
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
THREE THREADS (PORTER)
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
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.
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.
BELGIAN WHITE ALE
Belgian-style, spiced with coriander, orange peel and herbed with chamomile. Light in body, low in alcohol and carbonated like champagne. Belgian yeast and raw wheat combined to make a light refreshing beverage.
LAB HONEY WHEAT
This is the first of our Belgian series. We started this beer with a healthy dose of wheat to round out the mouthfeel. Then, we added 60 pounds of raw honey from a local hive which gives this beer its light crisp drinkability. Finally, we used Calypso hops to add a nice fruity hop profile.5.9% ABV 37 IBU
This German style wheat beer is brewed with 50% German pilsner and 50% German wheat malts and balanced with spicy Czech saaz hops. Hints of banana and clove give way to a crisp, clean finish. Divine summer time.
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 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.
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.