What better guidelines could you look for in a brew? Pouring a sparklingly bright orange hue with a lasting head white head that laces your favorite beer glass, Vitruvius IPA captivates with its juicy hop aroma. This brewery mainstay is bursting with hop presence ranging from pine to grapefruit due to massive hop additions in both the kettle and the fermenter. Utilizing Millennium, Centennial, Columbus, and Simcoe hops, this beer is a symphony of hop weaving. Best enjoyed FRESH and often!
Medieval Middle Eastern blacksmiths created Damascus steel, an art that is lost to us today. Thankfully, brewing isn’t a lost art. Like the swirling dark matrix of Damascus steel, our stout features an aromatic mix of chocolate and roasted malts, blended with a touch of barley and just the right amount of hops to create a solid, satisfying beer with a rich black over ruby hue, creamy tan head.
The darker wool of the lamb is treasured for felting due to its softness and strength. Softness and strength are blended together with our Black IPA. Roasted and sweet caramel malts give this brew a complex, bready, roasted, and assertive flavor, while additions of Millennium Hops and an extensive Columbus dry hop provide the soft fruit and floral hop character to create a complex woven study in light and darkness. This Black IPA is lighter in body than our Stouts and Porters, but every bit as rich in flavor. Embrace the darkness today.
Our Pale Ale is a bright-hued beer of medium body with a subtle floral hop character and very mild bitterness. While the malt, bittering hops, and yeast don’t change, we have a rotating dry hop on this Pale Ale to keep your palate learning and searching for new aromas and flavors. Don’t worry, we will rotate back to your favorite hop eventually. Explore your boundaries and enjoy the journey.
This Belgian Golden ale showcases a variety of ingredients and brewing methods. This Golden is fermented at a higher temperature than our other beers, which allows the yeast to spin around and create new and interesting flavors, adding an undercurrent of fruitiness without the addition of fruit. This version of the Belgian Golden is strong, but intentionally kept a little lower to help you avoid those “Golden Moments.”
Playing their lutes, the troubadour rock stars took the center stage in 14th century England. But to us the real rock star was the Luthier. The craftsman who lovingly carved the wood and shaped the instrument that was the source of the music. Like the Luthier, our mild-mannered Mild Ale sits in the background doing its yeoman’s work of satisfying your palate with smooth malt-centered flavors, while you perform the music in your world. Don’t let its humility fool you, this is a masterpiece.
When we serve beer from a cask, that means it’s not artificially carbonated, but pumped using room air. There’s nothing wrong with artificial carbonation; most professionally beers (including ours) is carbonated that way. But serving beer from a cask, using a hand pump called a Beer Engine, comes closer to how beer was served for hundreds of years in Europe. The result is a softer mouthfeel, and oftentimes with more hoppy beers, a more intense and pleasant aroma. Serving from a cask is just another way to experience and enjoy beer while learning about its history. You can see our beer engine almost in the center of our bar. Next time you’re in, ask what’s on cask and give it a try.
We trust that you will find this Imperial Stout nothing short of a spectacular experience. This seasonal offering is an inky black beast featuring three powerful, yet well balanced components: rich roasty malt, cold brewed coffee from local coffee roaster Alamance Kaffee Werks, and velvety ground cocoa. Sometimes you get a beer that is not as promised. Not with this one. Cheers!
This Abbey Dubbel is an exceptionally complex beer with many interwoven flavors. At Craftboro Brewing Depot, we firmly believe that beer is every bit as complex and interesting as wine. Our Abbey’s nose is reminiscent of Autumn fruits, raisins and prunes. It has a dry almond-like finish with a hearty head. We may not be able to turn water into wine, but this is a true red wine alternative for the faithful and apostates alike. We delved into the ancient style of Monkology to brew this Abbey Style Ale.
Warp and Weft is a hefty, hop forward barleywine. Like the perpendicular supporting lines of fabric, the deep malt presence blends with the massive hop load and holds this brew together. In addition to the 90 IBUs worth of hops, this brew is aggressively dry hopped to add an invigorating citrus and floral aroma that invites you into its depths. Ultimately, the big body, succulent sweetness, and massive hop character blanket your palate with the ultimate in brewing luxury.