Small Batch Beers

India Pale Lager IPL

A pint of The One IPA

  • Try the IPL, India Pale Lager from Gritty’s in Freeport.  Our head brewer in Freeport, Greg Sansone formulated & brewed this beer using English two-row lager malt, German lager yeast & a combination of Centennial, Cascade, Citra & Lemon Drop hops. This beer has a crisp taste upfront as a result of a six week laagering & finishes with sharp citrus notes from the American hops. On tap in all locations.

Abram Ale

Abram Ale in a Pint glass

  • You can’t put winter in a keg, but we may have come close! Our Abram Ale is a classic winter session ale. Abram Ale is brewed with imported English 2 Row Barley, Cara-malt, Munich, Chocolate and a touch of roasted Barley. Then we hop it with two types of Goldings hops: East Kent & Styrian along with imported Fuggles whole hops from the UK. Gritty’s Abram Ale has an amber color with a light, well balanced flavor. In our pubs we often use nitrogen to charge the Abram Ale. The result is a beer that’s richer & creamier than most winter brews.  5.5% ABV on tap in late December at Gritty’s Freeport and then going on tap in Auburn and Portland.

Rye Oh My! Rye IPA

  • Rye IPA in a pint glassRye Oh My! Going on tap in December at Gritty’s in Auburn during mid-December will be a Rye India Pale Ale. This style of beer has a strong hoppy character comparable to the India Pale Ale. The Rye India Pale Ale is a beer style that uses malted rye grains in the mash ingredients. The addition of rye adds a tangy or spicy character to the beer. We don’t know the ABV yet, but look for this beer to go on tap.

Pineapple Express

  • Jump on the Pineapple Express in Portland!  Larry, the brewer in Portland used 3 different hops: Citra, Centennial & Galaxy to create a juicy grape fruity double IPA. This New England style double IPA comes in at 7.2% ABV.




Wake & Bake Porter

  • Wake & Bake Cold Coffee Porter is coming to Gritty’s Auburn during February. This fan favorite is a classic Porter, cold brewed wiWake & Bake Cold Coffee Porterth coffee. Hopped with Warrior, Cluster, WGV and US Goldings, then finished with Maine roasted coffee. It comes in around 5.8% ABV. Nice drink’n, with a coffee kick…