Every winter, we have been kicking off the new year with three delicious beers. It all started with our famous Big Year Brown. These special beers have been (for us) a little higher in alcohol and packed with big flavor.
We’ve done special Belgian and Scottish styles, big stouts, and a doppelbock. This year, we are pleased to introduce three brand new beers. Each one is sure to satisfy the needs of every civil drinker in the area.
Oatmeal Brown Ale is a rich but drinkable dark ale with stylistic similarities to both brown ale and oatmeal stout. It’s a deep mahogany color with a dense beige head. Oats impart full body and a lush creamy mouth feel. Complex layers of deep roasted malt are balanced by an earthy hop note and subtle hints of fruit. Don’t miss our latest take on brown ale, one of out favorite styles. This one can stand up to the coldest nights.
Hop lovers rejoice! Our Dry Hop Red Ale has good clean bitterness with robust citrus hop character. It’s light bodied but still has some caramel malt structure. Dry and refreshing, Dry Hop Red Ale is finished with American Amarillo hops. This take on a classic style celebrates hops but keep them balanced, because balance is what we’re about at the Civil Life.
Our biggest, darkest stout yet will also be on draft soon. Extra Stout is a deep black ale with intense roast character a dry finish, with intriguing earthy notes of herbs and licorice (think Fernet or Underberg). This big complex beer will satisfy the most demanding stout lover.
Hurry in to sample these limited releases. Winter is a great time to enjoy a pint in our well-wooded pub, and all of these beers will be drinking great this season. Don’t miss out on our newest releases. And thanks for another year of support from the best regulars a pub could hope for. Cheers!
The Civil Blog has returned. It is predominantly authored by Civil Life Barman, Dr. Patrick Hurley, who can be found tending to our bar patrons on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. He is also responsible for tending to our draft lines, which is recognized as one of our most important tasks. Special guest writers will appear from time to time. We hope reading this blog will give you much insight about the Civil Life and most importantly help you understand a bit more about all of us that work here and the beers we put our hearts into.