OUR BEER

 

BEER STYLES

We want our beers to be as welcoming as the beertender pouring them. So it’s no wonder we have a wide array of beers, inspired by recipes from around the globe, to quench your curiosity. 

Unlike larger production breweries, we won’t have the same core beers on all the time. Instead, you can expect a rotating cast of characters and each batch will be available until it’s gone.

UPCOMING BEERS (not on tap…yet)!
Actual blueberry, actual vanilla, stout.

A stout infused with blueberry and vanilla.

Malts: Maris Otter, Munich, Roasted Barley, Light Crystal, Flaked Oats, Caramel 80, Chocolate.
Hops: Warrior.
Yeast: American Ale.
Other: Lactose (NOT VEGAN).

Actual mango, actual passionfruit, sour.

A kettle sour with mango and passionfruit.

Malts: Raw Wheat, Domestic Pale, White Wheat, Torrified Wheat.
Hops: None.
Yeast: Lactobacillus, Champagne.
Other: Mango & Passionfruit.

Berries, citrus, melon, tropical.

A single hopped Extra Pale Ale featuring the new and complex German hop variety known as, “Callista.”

Malts: Extra Pale Pilsner.
Hops: Callista.
Yeast: American Ale.

Actual lime zest, super dry, crusher.

A beer designed for the hottest days on the patio – Light and crispy with a tasteful dose of lime zest.

Malts: Unmalted Wheat, Domestic Pale.
Hops: Warrior.
Yeast:  German Ale.
Other: Lime Zest, Agave Nectar.

Fruity & spicy, actual ginger, actual lemon.

A traditional Belgian-style Witbier infused with lemon zest and fresh ginger.

Malts: White Wheat, Torrified Wheat, Flaked Oats, Flaked Wheat, Domestic Pale.
Hops: Citra.
Yeast:  Belgian Ale.
Other: Coriander, Fresh Ginger, Lemon Zest.

Caramel, bread crust, actual oak.

A bold, rich Imperial American-style Brown Ale aged on French oak.

Malts: Domestic Pale, Flaked Oats, CaraHell, Victory, Pale Chocolate, Caramel 60, Chocolate.
Hops: Warrior, Willamette.
Yeast:  American Ale.
Other: Medium Toast French Oak.

ON TAP!
Boysenberry, blackberry, raspberry.

A kettle sour with three berries in it. A triple berry sour!

Malts: Unmalted Wheat, White Wheat, Torrified Wheat, Flake Wheat, Domestic Pale.
Hops: None.
Yeast: Lactobacillus, Champagne.

Hazy, juicy, tropical fruit.

This beer was brewed in memory of our dear friend, Colin Brougham, who was killed doing what he loved – riding his bike – when he was hit by the light rail on April 10, 2018. $1 from each pint will go toward Colin’s son’s education fund.

With a hopping rate of 6 pounds per barrel and hazy, as he would detest, this beer features sought-after hops and is packed with essential oils and hop resins with restrained bitterness.

Malts: Unmalted Wheat, White Wheat, Flaked Oats, Domestic Pale.
Hops: Galaxy, Citra, Denali, Mosaic.
Yeast: Burlington Ale.

Piney, dank, resinous.

A big old Double IPA featuring an even blend of Simcoe and Denali hops.

Malts: MCI Ale, Flaked Oats.
Hops: Warrior, Simcoe, Denali.
Yeast: American Ale & British Ale.

Light, clean, crushable.

Venn’s take on the Köln, Germany-indigenious Kölsch-style ale.

Malts: Pilsner, White Wheat.
Hops: Warrior, Hallertauer Mittlefrüh.
Yeast: German Ale.

Actual chocolate, actual coconut, porter.

A porter with chocolate and coconut.

Malts: Maris Otter, Munich 9L, Oats, Pale Chocolate, Caramel 60, Chocolate, Victory.
Hops: Warrior.
Yeast: American Ale.
Other: Ghana Cacao Nibs, Chocolate Syrup, Vanilla, Coconut.

Melon, lemongrass, peach.

An American-style IPA featuring the new and complex Cashmere hop with a sprinkling of Mosaic.

Malts: MCI Stout.
Hops: Warrior, Cashmere, Mosaic.
Yeast: British Ale.

Hazy, pink grapefruit, floral.

A hazy, C-hop loaded, low ABV IPA.

Malts: Domestic Pale.
Hops: Warrior, Cascade, Centennial, Chinook.
Yeast: American Ale.

Citrus, spice, ridiculously refreshing.

A classic rendition of a Belgian White Wheat beer. Not gluten reduced.

Malts: White Wheat, Torrified Wheat, Flaked Oats, Flaked Wheat, Domestic Pale.
Hops: Citra.
Yeast: Belgian Ale.
Other: Bitter Orange Peel, Coriander.

Light, grapefruit pith, classic.

A light colored single hopped pale ale featuring the Michigan-native Mackinac (pronounced Mack-in-aww) hop.

Malts: Extra Pale Pilsner, Wheat, CaraHell.
Hops: Mackinac.
Yeast: American Ale.

Light cherry smoke, light roast, toasty.

A Schwarzbier influenced Black Ale with a conservative handful of cherry wood smoked malt.

Malts: Domestic Pale, Munich 6L, Munich 9L, Cherry Smoked Malt, Carafa Special III.
Hops: Warrior.
Yeast: American Ale.

Grapefruit from hops, grapefruit from grapefruit.

Malts: Domestic 2 Row, Munich 9L.
Hops: Warrior, Simcoe, Cascade, Amarillo.
Yeast: American Ale.
Other: Grapefruit.

Toasty, biscuity, subtle roast.

A classic Red Ale from Ireland.

Malts: Crisp Maris Otter, CaraRed, Roasted Barley, Domestic 2 Row, Munich 9L.
Hops: Warrior, Willamette.
Yeast: British Ale.

Floral, tart, super dry.

An epic, bone-dry saison aged on hibiscus flowers.

Malts: Pilsner.
Hops: Warrior, Cascade, Centennial.
Yeast: Belgian Ale.
Other: Clear Candi Syrup, Hibiscus Flowers.

Nutty, cocoa, mild roast.

A traditional malt forward and sessionable British style pub ale.

Malts: Crisp Maris Otter, Crisp Brown, Caramel 80, Extra Dark Crystal, Chocolate.
Hops: Warrior.
Yeast: British Ale.

Lemon and lime zest, floral, crisp.

A classic Belgian style Saison dry hopped with three pounds per barrel of Motueka (mah-too-eh-kah) hops from New Zealand and Southern Cross hops from Australia.

Malts: Pilsner.
Hops: Warrior, Motueka, Southern Cross.
Yeast: Belgian Saison.

Citrus, pine, dry.

German Pilsner malt meets Simcoe hops with a lager fermentation in this unclarified pilsner. Pure and simple.

Malts: Pilsner.
Hops: Simcoe.
Yeast: American Lager.

Bread crusts, dried cherries, rich.

A classic German Style Bock Bier – Malt forward and lager fermented with restrained bitterness.

Malts: Munich 9L, Vienna, Munich 30L, CaraMunich III, CaraVienne, Melanoidin, Carafa Special III.
Hops: Warrior.
Yeast: German Lager.

NO LONGER ON TAP
Pineapple, sour, dry.

A sour with pineapples.

Malts: Unmalted Wheat, Domestic Pale, White Wheat, Torrified Wheat.
Hops: None.
Yeast: Lactobacillus, American Ale, Champagne.
Other: Pineapples.

Cantaloupe, papaya, mandarin oranges.

An American IPA featuring the combination of Mosaic and Mandarina Bavaria hops.

Malts: MCI Stout Malt.
Hops: Warrior, Mosaic, Mandarina.
Yeast: British Ale.

Face ripper, straight resin, hold on to your butts.

A super hoppy, super dry, super bitter, resinous, dank, enamel scraper featuring Eureka and Idaho 7 hops. Sticky icky!

Malts: Domestic 2 Row.
Hops: Warrior, Idaho 7 , Eureka.
Yeast: American Ale.

Tropical fruit, light pine, dry.

A dry, bitter, west coast style American IPA featuring Vic Secret, Simcoe, Citra, and Amarillo hops.

Malts: MCI Stout Malt, Pilsner, Wheat, CaraVienne.
Hops: Warrior, Simcoe, Citra, Vic Secret, Amarillo.
Yeast: American Ale.

Actual chocolate, actual coffee, it’s not dark?

A pale colored ale infused with a heavy dose of Ghana cacao nibs, a blend of coffee roasts, and vanilla. Served on either co2 or nitro.

Malts: Simpsons Maris Otter, Flaked Barley, Flaked Oats, Caramel 20.
Hops: Warrior, Willamette.
Yeast: American Ale.

Double, tart cherry, sour.

A sour ale with tart cherries that is double…A double tart cherry sour.

Malts: Domestic 2 Row, White Wheat, Torrified Wheat, Flaked Wheat.
Hops: None.
Yeast: Lactobacillus, American Ale, Champagne.
Other: Tart Cherries.

Grainy-sweet, dry, effervescent.

An ale fermented version of a light lager.

Malts: Domestic Pale, Flaked Maize, Flaked Barley.
Hops: Warrior, Willamette.
Yeast: American Ale.

Dank, resinous, bitter.

A single hop IPA featuring Idaho 7 hops, AKA, “the Golden Hop.”

Malts: Domestic Pale, Munich.
Hops: Idaho 7.
Yeast: American Ale.

Pineapple, melon, bitter.

A single hop IPA featuring the new Denali hop variety, a neutral malt structure, and a clean fermentation.

Malts: Domestic Pale, Caramel 10.
Hops: Denali.
Yeast: American Ale.

Citrus pith, fruity, spicy.

A single hop pale ale featuring Vic Secret Hops from Australia.

Malts: Crisp Maris Otter, Honey Malt, Biscuit.
Hops: Vic Secret.
Yeast: American Ale.

Nutty, honey, caramel.

Venn’s take on a dark adjunct lager from Mexico. Malt forward, sweet in the finish, and clean.

Malts: Domestic Pale, Flaked Corn, Honey Malt, Carafa Special 3.
Hops: Warrior.
Yeast: American Lager.

Black pepper, hint of blackberry, dry.

A classic farmhouse ale infused with a touch of blackberries.

Malts: Pilsner.
Hops: Warrior, Cascade.
Yeast: Belgian Saison.
Other: Blackberries.

Fruity, spicy hops, honey malt, balanced.

A Centennial and Mosaic forward Double IPA with a sturdy enough malt backbone for balance within the style.

Malts: Simpsons Golden Promise, Munich, Oats, Honey.
Hops: Warrior, Centennial, Mosaic, Cascade.
Yeast: British Ale.

Clean & dry, super light, crispy.

We’re all ready for summer… 50% rice in the mash and a late dose of Amarillo hops in the kettle adds up to a super clean, super dry, super crushable light lager meant for sunny days on the patio, even if the patio’s not open yet.

Malts: Pilsner, rice.
Hops: Amarillo.
Yeast: American Lager.

Bright citrus, tart, sparkling.

A mimosa inspired sparkling ale infused with tangerines and dry hopped with Southern Cross hops from New Zealand.

Malts: White Wheat, Domestic Pale, Flaked Wheat, Torrified Wheat.
Hops: Southern Cross.
Yeast: Lactobacillus, American Ale.
Other: Tangerines.

Spicy rye, piney hops, toasty malt.

A big, balanced, Imperial Red Ale featuring Chinook hops from Community Hops in Longfellow and a hefty dose of rye malt.

Malts: Red-X, Rye, Oats.
Hops: Warrior, Chinook.
Yeast: American Ale.

Roasty, coffee, creamy.

Oats, Lactose, and Nitrogenation transform this roast explosion into a creamy and velvety stout.

Malts: Crisp Maris Otter, Oats, Munich, Roasted Barley, Caramel 80, Chocolate.
Hops: Warrior.
Other: Lactose (NOT VEGAN).
Yeast: British Ale.

Minty, woody hops, biscuity malt, clean.

With lager yeast fermented near ale temperatures, this is Venn’s take on a West Coast American classic, inspired by Anchor Steam.

Malts: Domestic Pale, Munich, Caramel 40.
Hops: Northern Brewer.
Yeast: American Lager.

Raspberries up front, porter on the back.

Our batch #9 Porter infused with raspberries. Raspberries are prominent up front with dark chocolate and coffee in the finish.

Malts: Crisp Maris Otter, Munich, Oats, Pale Chocolate, Caramel 60, Chocolate, Victory.
Hops: Warrior.
Yeast: American Ale.

Fleshy citrus, bright, damn good.

A Single Malt and Single Hop (SMASH) IPA featuring Simpsons Maris Otter malt and Simcoe hops.

Malts: Simpsons Maris Otter.
Hops: Warrior, Simcoe.
Yeast: British Ale.

Bready malt, herbal hops, crisp finish.

Venn’s take on a classic Austrian amber lager.

Malts: Vienna, Munich, Melanoidin, Carafa Special 3.
Hops: Warrior, Hallertauer Mittelfrüh.
Yeast: German Lager.

Spicy, herbal hops, bitter, dry.

A Pilsner style lager typical of the Northern reaches of Germany. Hoppier, more bitter, and less malty than its Czech counterpart.

Malts: Pilsner.
Hops: Warrior, Tettnanger, Hallertauer Mittelfrüh.
Yeast: American Lager.

Citrus zest, tropical fruit, balanced.

A single hopped beer featuring Citra hops and a sturdy malt backbone to balance.

Malts: Crisp Maris Otter, Honey, Biscuit.
Hops: Warrior, Citra.
Yeast: American Ale.

Citrusy, crisp, refreshing.

A relatively modern style from the UK. Hop forward, light golden, super dry, extra crispy.

Malts: Golden Promise.
Hops: Warrior, Cascade, Amarillo.
Yeast: British Ale.

Pomegranate, pink guava, sour.

Pretty self explanatory, it’s a kettle sour with a bunch of pomegranate and pink guava!

Malts: Pilsner, White Wheat, Flaked Wheat, Torrified Wheat.
Hops: None.
Yeast: American Ale.

Clean, crisp, crushable.

Germany’s all-malt version of a light lager.

Malts: Pilsner, Munich.
Hops: Hallertauer Mittelfrüh.
Yeast: German Lager.

Toffee, nutty, caramel.

American style Brown Ale with complex maltiness. Featuring toffee, caramel, pecan, with hints of light roast coffee and cocoa.

Malts: American Pale, Maris Otter, Oats, German Crystal 10, Victory, Pale Chocolate, American Caramel 10, American Chocolate. 10.
Hops: Warrior, Willamette.
Yeast: American Ale.

Tropical, juicy, super fresh!

Holy juice balls! It’s like someone took all the flavors of the tropics and squeezed them into this here glass. Fermented with American Lager Yeast. A brewer’s favorite to date.

Malts: Domestic Pale, German Munich. 10.
Hops: Warrior, Citra, Mosaic, more Citra, more Mosaic.
Yeast: American Lager.

Biscuit, caramel, toast.

Classic, easy drinking, malt-forward session ale from the UK.

Malts: Maris Otter, CaraRed, Caramel 40, Roasted Barley.
Hops: Warrior.
Yeast: American Ale.

Coffee, chocolate, awesome.

American Stout featuring blended roasts of light and dark coffee, lactose, Ghana cacao nibs, and vanilla (NOT VEGAN).

Malts: Maris Otter, Munich, Roasted Barley, Caramel 80, Chocolate.
Hops: Warrior.
Yeast: American Ale. Other: Lactose.

Mandarin oranges, orange marmalade, pear.

Fruit forward German Pale Ale featuring the new hop, Mandarina Bavaria.

Malts: German Pilsner, German Pale Wheat, German Crystal 10.
Hops: Warrior, Mandarina Bavaria.
Yeast: German Kolsch.

Piney, resinous, ooo that’s bitter.

Malts: Domestic Pale, German Munich.
Hops: Warrior, Mosiac, Simcoe, Amarillo.
Yeast: American Ale.

Juniper, bready, full bodied.

Venn’s modern spin on a historical style from Finland. Traditionally brewed with a multigrain malt bill, juniper branches and berries, and fermented with baker’s yeast, we kept the core elements of the diverse malt bill and juniper berries but updated the yeast to a modern lager fermentation resulting in a cleaner finish.

Malts: Two Row, Dark Munich, Rye, Golden Naked Oats, Torrified Wheat, CaraMunich.
Hops: Chinook.
Yeast: American Lager. Other: Juniper Berries.

Floral, toffee, toasty.

Malts: Maris Otter, British Extra Dark Crystal.
Hops: Styrian Goldings, Warrior.
Yeast: British Ale.

Tart raspberries, effervescent.

Malts: Malted Wheat, Pilsner, Flaked Wheat, Torrified Wheat.
Hops: Warrior.
Yeast: Lactobacillus, American Ale.

Bright citrus, dank, light spice.

Malts: Domestic Pale, Rye.
Hops: Chinook, Idaho 7, Warrior.
Yeast: American Ale.

Spicy, fruity, strong.

Malts: Pilsner, Vienna.
Hops: Tettenanger.
Yeast: Belgian Trappist.

NOT Bud Light. Hoppy, bitter, lemon pepper hop flavors.

Malts: Pilsner. Hops: Idaho 7. Yeast: American Lager.

Milk chocolate, coffee, nutty.

Flavors of milk chocolate, light coffee, and lightly toasty nuttiness. Less aggressive than you might be used to for the style.

Malts: Maris Otter, Munich, Flaked Oats, Pale Chocolate, Caramel 60, Chocolate, Victory.
Hops: Warrior.
Yeast: American Ale.

Citrusy, soft, and balanced.

Hopped like a standard IPA, but with less bitterness and lower ABV.

Malts: Pilsner.
Hops: Citra, Amarillo, Simcoe.
Yeast: German Kolsch.

Stone fruits – raisin, fig, prune; rum and bourbon notes; warming.

Malts: Maris Otter, English Extra Dark Crystal, English Chocolate, Caramel 80, Caramel 40.
Yeast: British Ale.

Tropical fruit, resinous, bitter. West-Coast style IPA: dryness and bitterness are key notes in this hop-dominant style.

Malts: Maris Otter.
Hops: Citra and Mosaic.
Yeast: American Ale.

Soft but crisp, citrusy, tart.

White wheat beer from Belgium featuring citrus, coriander spice and blood orange.

Malts: Pilsner, White Wheat, flaked wheat, torrified wheat, flaked oats.
Yeast: Belgian Wit Yeast.

Classic American pale ale: floral, herbal, bitter.

Malts: Caramel 20, Domestic Pale.
Hops: Chinook, Cascade, Willamette.
Yeast: American Ale.

Biscuit, clove, effervescent.

Sessionable Belgian table beer. Dry, crisp, & refreshing. Notes of biscuit, honey, & clove.

Malts: Pilsner, Cara Munich I, Biscuit.
Hops: Tettnanger.
Yeast: Belgian Trappist.

Light roast, deceivingly dark, easy drinker. Don’t let the color scare you!

Malts: Pilsner, Munich Light, Munich Dark, Carafa Special III.
Yeast: American Lager.

“Hey, what’s your lightest beer?” Light, bright, & clean; a great gateway beer.

Malts: Domestic Pale and Caramel 10.
Hops: Motueka.
Yeast: Clean Ale.