Draft Wagon Members Only, Pale Ale
Chico(16 oz Four Pack)
Chico Pale Ale is one of our year-round beers. This beer is named after Chico, California, home of Sierra Nevada and the OG American Pale Ale. Compared to the OG, Chico is more bitter and hop forward. Think of Chico as a modern version of the OG. Chico is hoppy, grapefruity, refreshing, and assertively bitter for a Pale Ale.
Fruited, Pale Ale
Cortes (16 oz Four Pack)
Cortes is an homage to our Chief Carl Conveyer, Alex Guzman! This Pink Guava Pale Ale was originally brewed for his wedding and – we gotta say – it’s the perfect MARRIAGE of all things hoppy, fruity, and crushable! The union of Idaho 7, Cascade, and Amarillo hops with Pink Guava puree create a tropical synergy of fruit-forward flavor while still being astonishingly crushable!
Draft Wagon Members Only, IPA
Gary (16 oz Four Pack)
One big ol’ hot mess of juicy hop flavor! Our good friend returns with that “freshly-squeezed” juiciness we all love! Strata, Simcoe, and Sabro Cryo Hops emanate big notes of pineapple and guava, underpinned with softer tones of coconut, peach smoothie, and sweet lime. For Gary, we implement a “Cool Pool”. This process involves dropping the temperature of the whirlpool prior to adding hops. In this case, we cooled the wort from 212ºF to approximately 180ºF before adding the hops. This process allows us to capture delicate hops oils that would otherwise volatize-out at higher temperatures, minimize isomerization of alpha-acids, and reduce hopleaf polyphenol extraction – all which maximize hop oil aroma intensity and minimize bitterness/astringency.
Draft Wagon Members Only, Stout/Porter
Joe (16 oz Four Pack)
There’s nothin like a good cup of joe, amiright? We love our morning coffee and we also love BEER. Shocker. It just makes sense to get our two favorite beverages together in one tasty pint! To be honest, if Coffee and Beer were the only beverages left on the planet, I’d be just fine.
Draft Wagon Members Only, Other
Ramathorn (16 oz Four Pack)
Ramathorn aka Slamathorn is a bigger, badder, maltier, mustachier version of Carl. This is a great representation of strong German Bock, just fermented with our kolsch yeast. Bock means ‘ram’ in German. That’s why Shiner has the ram on their bottles. We took that ‘ram’ idea and coupled with the main character of Super Troopers, Arcot Ramathorn. Farva will make an appearance some day….
Amber/Brown Ale, Draft Wagon Members Only
Scout (16 oz Four Pack)
Scout, our latest Amber Ale, skillfully wedges itself between two classic styles – The
American Pale Ale and The American Brown Ale. Scout showcases a bouquet of
orange blossom flowers and ripe grapefruit upon notes of toffee, honey, and wafer
cookie. It’s a sessionable, malt-leaning beer without being overly rich.
Slater(16 oz Four Pack)
Slater is our year-round West Coast-style IPA. He’s initially named after Surf-Royalty, Kelly Slater. However, many think it is named after ‘Saved by the Bell’ hunk, AC Slater, played by Mario Lopez. Either cool guy works for me. These guys are strong, talented, and likeable, just like this IPA.
New England IPA
Smalls(16 oz Four Pack)
Smalls is a juicy, hazy, hoppy af, pale ale. This beer is brewed with the hop load of IPAs like POW or Crosby, just with less alcohol. Our goal is to create a similar experience of a Hazy IPA, but in a beer that you can drink throughout the day. We used some of our favorite hops in this brew that deliver a full platter of stone fruit and juicy undertones.
Draft Wagon Members Only, Lager/Pilsners
Zwickel (16 oz Four Pack)
What you have here is a classic zwickelbier or kellerbier (same thing). What the hell
does that mean? Germans are very straightforward. These style names literally
translate to ‘Spigot Beer’ or ‘Cellar Beer’. This is an unfiltered lager – straight from the
fermentor! It’s supposed to taste just like the beer would out of the tank ‘spigot’.
Although this batch isn’t poured straight off the FV, this lager wasn’t filtered or fined
when we sent it to our brite tanks – just an unfiltered, unpasteurized, and honest lager.
Kellerbiers evolve quite a bit over time, so Zwickel is something you’ll want to revisit
over and over throughout it’s tenure.