Small Batch Beers

County Wet Hop Ale

We’ll be serving the County Wet Hop Ale at all locations. “Wet hop beers” are an original style developed by North American brewers. What distinguishes a wet hop beer from a regular beer is the use of freshly harvested or ‘wet’ hops in the brewing process. Aroostook Hops in Westfield, ME picked ripened Centennial cones right off the vine, and then delivered them to our brewers the next day. The use of “fresh, ‘wet’ hops” imparts amazing and unique fruit aromas and flavors to the beer that you just can’t get from using traditional kiln dried hops. Each beer is considered a ‘one-off’, as there is no way of predicting to what extent the ‘wet’ hops will affect the flavor of each individual brew.  In addition to ‘wet’ Centennial hops, the barley in this beer is grown and malted by Buck Farms in Mapleton, ME, making the County Wet Hop a 100% locally sourced beer!

HALLOWEEN ALE

HALLOWEEN ALE is back in the pubs too. Every fall marks the return of our legendary Halloween Ale – the beer so good, it’s scary! No pumpkins are harmed in the brewing of this beer! This robust brew has a deep amber color, a bold, malty palate and a well-rounded hop finish. Halloween Ale is smooth and creamy with a medium-to-full body. It has a big malty flavor with toasted caramel balanced by ripe pear and faint apple undertones. The hops give it ample bitterness, but the beer finishes a bit sweet. The perfect beer for a crisp autumn day! 6% ABV

Dempsey Courage Ale

Do you have the Courage?
This golden pale ale is brewed with Northern Warrior and Goldings hops. Coming in at 5% ABV this refreshing beer is just the right pint after a ride, run or walk! Gritty’s Auburn Brew Pub is the official brew pub of the Dempsey Challenge and a portion from every pint of Dempsey’s Courage Ale sold goes to the Dempsey Challenge. AUBURN

Downeast SIPAH

“Downeast SIPAH” will go on tap at Gritty’s in Portland during September.
Come try this small-batch, hoppy blonde ale in Portland before it’s gone! Made with Maine grown grain & hops from Aroostook County, this Blonde Ale comes in at 4.5% ABV.  The SIPAH is hoppy up-front with a nice malty balance on the end. We used Centennial and Cascade hops, Maine Pale and Vienna malts along with Maine grown oats.