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14482 Big Basin Way
Historic Downtown Saratoga, CA    (MAP & Hours)

 

 

 

 

 
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Currently we are serving:

Pure Beer Beer made in the style of Bavarian Purity Law:


Nothing but barley, hops, water and yeast.

Always On Tap

"Dirty"
Blonde Ale


ABV: 5.4%
IBU: 26

A light, crisp, Summery beer with just a bit of sass. Gently bittered and dry-hopped (or, as we like to call it, "cold hopped") with a subtle citrusy Cascade, the sweeter malt flavors really shine through.
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"Jefferson"
American Pale Ale


ABV 5.7%
IBU: 75

An easy-drinking Pale Ale with a good bite, but lightly attenuated for plenty of that malty, beery flavor. Good ol' American Cascade adds a subtle citrus note.


Blends nicely into a shandy, if you're looking for a session beer.

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"Leftenant Pepper's"
English IPA


ABV: 5%
IBU: 65

More evenly balanced than its American counterparts, this delicious blend of Autumn-sown barley -- together with our special blend of old world malts and hops that range from UK to Czechoslovakia in origin -- results in a full-bodied and well balanced IPA full of English flavor with a little black-pepper on the back end. We think you'll like it.
"Pretty Purple"
Porter (#5)


ABV: 5%
IBU: 20

Full of body, with a soft mouth feel, this solid, dependable porter has barely a hint of toasted chocolate. A family favorite since its inception, this is the 5th refinement ("#5") of the brewmaster's favorite recipe of his favorite style.


Darned-good stuff, if we say so, ourselves! (Also, it's not really purple!)

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"Fur of the Cat"
West Coast IPA


ABV: 6.1%
IBU: 66


Crisp and hard-hitting, but with a smooth aftertaste. Not quite as "in your face" as some WC-IPAs, but plenty bold enough to hold up against any challenger.

✔️

Often on tap


(We do our best, but these beers take time!)
Porter
~RESERVE~

   (NITRO)


ABV: 5.9% ++
IBU: 20

(Currently barrel-aging...)
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"Lez Böhm"
Pilsner


ABV: 5.1%
IBU: 40

A Bohemian delight, lagered to perfection, this delicious old-world recipe is full of crisp beer flavor, with barely a whiff of fresh baked biscuits in the aroma. "Nothing but Saaz" hops gives it a bitterness that doesn't bite and its authentic Czechoslovakian taste.
✔️

Rotating taps -- when it's gone, its gone!


Beer styles through which we're working.
Norbecker
American Pilsner


ABV: 5.0%
IBU: 15


Hand crafted by Artesians from the Sky Blue Waters of Saratoga's Pure Mountain Springs, this Red, White & Blue All-American pilsner is as refreshing as it is cold! Less Filling, yet it Tastes Great whether we pour it from the tap or you Take It In The Can. You can't buy a better beer!


Norbecker Pilsner: If You're Tough Enough!

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Sassafras Tea
Hard Root Beer


ABV: 6.9
IBU: 9


An adult version of your favorite root beer that harkens back to the cherished flavors of yesteryear. Brewed with sassparilla root, this spirited libation tastes of craftsmanship, adventure, and intrigue. The enduring magic of homemade refreshments from bygone times comes through with every sip. <Clink!> "Here's to the simple pleasures!"


"Make it a float" with Marianne's Vanilla Bean ice cream!

"Heritage Ale"
English Best Bitter


ABV: 4.7%
IBU: 35

A classic ale that embodies the rich brewing traditions of historic England. Crafted using time-honored techniques, this ale boasts a perfect balance of malt sweetness and hop bitterness, creating a brew that's both satisfying and sessionable. It has a light copper hue and a smooth, refreshing finish; "Heritage Ale" is a tribute to the simple pleasures of good company and great beer.
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"Gentlefolk's Grandeur"
English Barleywine

   (NITRO)


ABV: 8.2%
IBU: 40

An exquisite ale that embodies the essence of kindred spirits and warm camaraderie. Velvety, boasting a rich tapestry of caramel and toffee notes, enveloping your palate in a luscious symphony of flavors.


Cheers to shared moments and the extraordinary taste of benevolence.

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"Winter Solstice"
Holiday Ale


ABV: 8.4%
IBU: 2.5

A delightful fusion of winter cider charm and craft beer deliciousness. Made with the comforting warmth of star anise, vanilla, and other seasonal flavors, this sweet, balanced ale is a symphony of fruit and spice.
"Ghost Pepper *SPICY*"
Red Ale


ABV: 6.0%-ish
IBU: 60

A tantalizing concoction combining the smooth richness of American-style red ale with the bang of habanero and ghost peppers. Caramel malt sweetness blend with the spice of fiery peppers, creating an ale that won't knock you down, but definitely carries some heat.


Delicious on its own, or use it as a base for Bloody Mary or other spicy cocktails.

Ha'Firkin... Ask about our Ha'Firkins.


TL;DR: We start with a 20L (~5 gallons, a "ha'firkin") toasted Hungarian oak barrel, add some liquor (or wine), swirl it around until it's all soaked in, fill with a matching craft brew, age until it's perfect, then serve it up.


So the "ask about" part is mostly about what's available and what's in the works.


Currently serving on NITRO:
* Started with ha'firkin
* Added Amaretto almond liqueur; sloshed it around until all absorbed into the barrel
* Filled with brown ale, aged for several weeks
* Folks drank about 3/4 of that, but it was starting to pick-up too much "barrel" flavor
* Filled with Schwarzbier, aged until "perfect".
* Removed to keg, chilled, served on NITRO.

In the fermentor,
Aging, conditioning, & etc.

Release Date
Porter
~RESERVE~

   (NITRO)


ABV: 5.9%++
IBU: 20


Currently barrel aging.


Expected early Autumn.
Always On


We're nearly always re-brewing at least one of the "above the line" (always on tap) beers, as they tend to turn over fairly quickly.

Beers of Yore