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At Backbeat Brewing, we love beer, we love tradition, we love variety, and we really love music. We want to make sure your beer experience is as enjoyable and informative as possible. You can check out our beer menu below with descriptions of our beers but you can also check out our Beer 101 guide at the bottom of this page. This is an introduction to the types and styles of beer to better help you decide what may be on your tongue’s playlist. So join us on our harmonious beer loving journey as we introduce you to new styles, types and flavors of beer. Our list is constantly changing so check back often to see where our journey is off to next.

 

DRAFT BEERS

 

These beers are served on CO2 or Carbon Dioxide which is a gas produced by yeast during fermentation and creates the “fizz” or “condition” characteristic of beer. Carbon dioxide is akin to adding salt to items when baking or cooking in that it helps enhance the other flavors and aromas prevalent in the beer. 

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pricing is for 6 oz and 12 oz pours

BACKGROUND VOCALS - $3.50/$7.00

Blonde Ale - 5.1% ABV 

Light, fruity, balanced, and clean.

DON'T GET ME STARTED- $3.75/$7.50

Porter - 6.2% ABV

American porter with layers of chocolate malt from the US, the UK, and Germany. Smooth, creamy, and full bodied.

SAY IT ISN'T SO - $4.25/$8.50

Farmhouse Ale - Saison 7.8% ABV

This beer has a light dry hop which adds some citrus notes to its classic Belgian peppery finish. Even at 7.8% ABV this beer is light, fruity and easy to drink. We are excited to bring back a fan favorite!

GROUNDHOG - $3.50/$7.00

Honey Amber Ale - 5.5% ABV

Easy drinking Amber Ale. Brewed with local wildflower honey, the nose is filled with the aroma of honey and is followed by notes of cracker and bread. Its malty, sweet finish leaves even more honey on your palette.

SOME Of THAT - $4.25/$8.50

West Coast DIPA - 7.8% ABV

This beer has a light dry hop which adds some citrus notes to its classic Belgian peppery finish. This beer is light, fruity and easy to drink. A fan favorite!

DAVE IS HERE - $4.00/$8.00

IPA - 6.5% ABV

Our fruity, juicy IPA! Dave is packed with hops that deliver huge pineapple and mango notes. It finishes soft with a pleasant hop linger.

GOT YOUR BACH - $3.50/$7.00

German Altbier - 4.5% ABV

This German style Altbier is brewed to the purity law. Reddish amber in color with a traditional German fresh malt backbone. Noble hops are present throughout. Finishes malty with notes of cherry and grape.

CROCODILE ROCK - $4.00/$8.00

New England IPA  - 6.7%

Starts with a fantastic fruity nose. Full of citrus and juicy flavors with notes of orange, tangerine and peach.

LENNY SPRUCE - $3.50/$7.00

Spruce Tip Ale  - 4.7%

This is a very light and refreshing ale that had local spruce tips added throughout the brewing process. It’s a slightly malty beer with a pleasant flavor of spruce from start to finish. It’s very session-able and last year the pilot batch was one of our staff favorites. 

 

I'VE GOT ISSUES - $3.75/$7.50

Session New England IPA - 4.9% ABV 

Light and refreshing notes of sweet ripe fruit, which extend into the flavor with a soft citrus finish.

FLIP OFF FRAN - $3.50/$7.00

American Pale Ale  - 5.3% ABV

A well balanced pale ale with good hop flavor and gentle bitterness, while still able to show off its malt profile. Light and drinkable.

I'VE LOST MY WIT - $3.50/$7.00

Belgium Wit - 5.5%

This Belgian style Witbier is brewed with wheat and noble German hops and is finished with coriander. It is light-bodied with a classic Belgium nose with a slight malty and peppery finish.

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TRIBUTE TO TASTY - $4.00/$8.00

Hoppy Brown Ale  - 7.5%

Imperial hoppy brown ale brewed as a tribute to a legend homebrewer from the west coast Tasty McDole who recently lost his battle with cancer. Raise your glass and give a toast to Tasty!

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DOCTOR LOVE - $5/$10

Russian Imperial Stout - 13% ABV

Our first anniversary beer. This stout was brewed and aged for 7 months on cocoa nibs, vanilla beans, our own in house roasted espresso cold brew, honey bourbon soaked oak chips, and 30 pounds of "America's Favorite" cookie. 

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LEVI - $4.00/$8.00

Black IPA/ Cascadian Dark Ale - 8.1%

Hoppy, spicy, & roasty!

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I'M GOOD - $3.75/$7.50

Session New England IPA - 4.9%

A session NEIPA brewed with Nelson Sauvin and Motueka Hops. White grape and lemon lime notes with a soft fruity finish.

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LANDSURFER - $4.00/$8.00

New England IPA - 7.2%

A NEIPA hopped with loads of hops typically found in west coast style IPAs. Pleasantly hoppy with grapefruit and pine notes. Balances as it warms.

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JIVE - $4.00/$8.00

New England IPA - 6.5%

Tropical ripe fruit, mango, passion fruit and orange with citrus notes that carry right to a soft clean finish.

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NUMBER 8 WIRE - $3.50/$7.00

New Zealand Pilsner - 5.2% ABV

In New Zealand it’s widely know that you can fix pretty much anything with number 8 wire. We just want to fix your thirst! This beer has all the German Lager qualities but with a bit more fruitiness from the NZ hops. It’s an easy drinker and a great summer beer.

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WE NEED TO TALK - $4.00/$8.00

Weizenbock - 7.5% ABV

Traditionally brewed with wheat and German "Weizen" yeast giving off aromas and flavors of banana and clove. Drinks smooth and full bodied.

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NITRO BEERS

 

There is something poetic about our freshly-poured pint of stout or ale poured from a nitro tap. The cascading effect is mesmerizing; the waterfall of tiny bubbles slowly yielding to a dark brew with a fluffy creamy head. With Nitro beers expect a thicker creamier mouth feel with more evenly distributed flavors than regular draft beer. 

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pricing is for 6 oz and 12 oz pours

ROCK ON - $3.50/$7.00

Nitro Irish Stout - 4.3% ABV

Roasty, dry & smooth.

BLACK & TAN - $3.50/$7.00

Nitro Stout & Blonde Ale

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NICE ONE MATE - $3.50/$7.00

Nitro English Pub Ale - 5.2% ABV

English Best Bitter on Nitro. Malty and minerally with a creamy finish and pleasant bitterness.

 

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BOBBY O'BRIEN - $3.50/$7.00

Nitro Irish Red Ale - 4.8% ABV

Irish Red Ale on Nitro. Creamy and Smooth with a malty sweetness with hints of roast and caramel

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CASK BEERS

 

Cask ale, also known as cask-conditioned beer or ‘real’ ale, is beer that undergoes secondary fermentation in the barrel. We put our fresh live beer straight into the barrel where, still in unfinished form containing lots of lovely fruity residual yeast, it remains alive and kicking until it lands in your glass pulled with a beer engine creating a lovely white head.  Doing this brings about a greater depth and flavor to the ale profile.   While this beer is not flat it does have a more gentle effervescence with a light prickle on your palette. This style of ale is  served warmer at 50 degrees to better enhance individual characteristics of these fine traditional ales. 

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pricing is for 6 oz and 12 oz pours

BACKBEAT BITTER - $5.25/$10.50

Best Bitter (Cask) - 4.2% ABV

 

OLD #32 - $5.25/$10.50

English Amber Ale (Cask) - 4.0% ABV 

Brewed with a nice strong hop presence, it is layered with dark British crystal malts that balance the beer, especially when served at cellar temps. Taken from the dark days of British beer, it is a really old recipe reworked with modern ingredients and featuring English Northdown hops.

 

ABOVE THE NORM - $5.50/$11.00

ESB (Cask) - 4.9% ABV

This is an ESB or Strong Bitter. We kept it session-able at 4.9% but still to style. This beer is super smooth and balanced, showcasing both a depth of British caramel malts and lingering British hops. By the end of the glass you wonder where it went and why you don’t have more. 

 

LORD NELSON - $5.50/$11.00

English Porter (Cask) - 4.8% ABV

Lord Nelson's statue lives in Trafalgar Square in the heart of London and we feel this beer reminds us so much of being there. It has a very pleasant bitterness from the Fuggles hops. Being served on Cask at cellar temperature allows the chocolate and dark fruit notes to come through with hints of raisin and all the great things English dark crystal malts give you.

 

PARK ST. GOLD - $5.25/$10.50

British Golden Ale (Cask) - 4.2% ABV

Our collaboration beer  with Gentile Brewing. This is a beautiful British Golden Ale made with 100% English malt and hops. It is very balanced, highlighting both the hops and malt well. 

 

 

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PILGRIM'S PROGRESS - $5.25/$10.50

Scottish Lite - or - 60 Schilling (Cask) - 2.9% ABV

We named this beer after the Pilgrim and Progress hops we used. Dark brown with red hues and amazing flavor for such a low ABV beer. Notes of chocolate and sweet malt follow by a slight subtle bitterness and mineral finish.

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HARD TONICS

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pricing is for 6 oz and 12 oz pours

APPLE CRANBERRY - $3.50/$7.00

Hard Tonic - 5%

 

STRAWBERRY LEMONADE - $3.50/$7.00

Hard Tonic - 5%

RASPBERRY LIME RICKEY - $3.50/$7.00

Hard Tonic - 5%

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PEAR CHAI - $3.50/$7.00

Hard Tonic - 5%

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BLUEBERRY LEMONADE - $3.50/$7.00

Hard Tonic - 5%  

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PINEAPPLE HABANERO - $3.50/$7.00

Hard Tonic - 5%

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BEER 101

So you want to know a little more about what you are drinking.  Well, read on, ask questions and enjoy what you drink.

ALE

Ale is a general category of beer: You'll find sub-categories like brown ales or pale ales. This is the oldest style of beer, which dates back to antiquity. What distinguishes an ale is a warm-temperature fermentation for a relatively short period of time. In the brewing process, brewers introduce top-fermenting yeasts which, as the name suggests, ferment on the top of the brew. The fermentation process turns what would otherwise be a barley and malt tea into a boozy beverage.

LAGER

Lagers are a newer style of beer with two key differences from ales. Lagers ferment for a long time at a low temperature, and they rely on bottom-fermenting yeasts, which sink to the bottom of the fermenting tank to do their magic. Lagers are common among European countries, including Czechia, Germany, and the Netherlands, as well as in Canada.

 

 

PORTER

A type of ale, porter beers are known for their dark black color and roasted malt aroma and notes. Porters may be fruity or dry in flavor, which is determined by the variety of roasted malt used in the brewing process.

STOUT

Like porters, stouts are dark, roasted ales. Stouts taste less sweet than porters and often feature a bitter coffee taste, which comes from unmalted roasted barley that is added to the wort. They are characterized by a thick, creamy head. Ireland's Guinness may be one of the world's best-known stouts.

BLONDE ALE

This easy drinking ale is a summer favorite, thanks to its light malt sweetness and trace of hops, which add aroma. As the name suggests, blonde ales have a pale color and a clear body. They tend to be crisp and dry, with few traces of bitterness, rather than hop-heavy or dank.

BROWN ALE

Brown ales range in color from amber to brown, with chocolate, caramel, citrus, or nut notes. Brown ales are a bit of a mixed bag, since the different malts used and the country of origin can greatly affect the flavor and scent of this underrated beer style.

PALE ALE

An English style of ale, pale ales and known for their copper color and fruity scent. Don't let the name fool you: these beers are strong enough to pair well with spicy foods. Related to the pale is the APA, or American Pale Ale, which is somewhat of a hybrid between the traditional English pale ale and the IPA style. American pale ales are hoppier and usually feature American two row malt.

 

 

INDIA PALE ALE (IPA)

Originally, India Pale Ale or IPA was a British pale ale brewed with extra hops. High levels of this bittering agent made the beer stable enough to survive the long boat trip to India without spoiling. The extra dose of hops gives IPA beers their bitter taste. Depending on the style of hops used, New England IPAs have a cloudy appearance and a more fruit-forward citrus flavor, while West Coast IPAs have more flavors of resin and pine. Double IPAs (DIPAs) or Imperial IPAs are a uniquely American creation. They have a higher ABV% than regular IPAs, closer to 10%. Triple IPAs have an even higher ABV%, sometimes approaching 15%.

WHEAT

An easy-drinking, light style of beer, wheat beers are known for a soft, smooth flavor and a hazy body. Wheat beers tend to taste like spices or citrus, with the hefeweizen or unfiltered wheat beer being one of the more common styles.

PILSNER

A subspecies of lager, pilsner beers are distinguished by their water, which varies from neutral to hard. Pilsners are among the hoppiest lagers and generally have a dry, slightly bitter flavor. Their light golden color, clear body, and crisp finish make Pilsners a popular summer beer.

SOUR ALE

An ancient style of beer. Sour ales are crafted from wild yeasts, much like sourdough bread. These beers are known for a tart tang that pairs well with tropical fruit and spices. Within sour beers, you'll find lambics, which are Belgian sour beers mixed with fruit, goses, a German sour beer made with coriander and sea salt, and Flanders.

 

 

KOJI SOUR ALE

Japanese koji is a fungus which is used in the crafting of many traditional Japanese fermented foods and beverages. Koji is used for the purpose of converting the starch in grains into sugars fermentable by yeast. In the conversion process involving white koji, ample amounts of citric acid are produced which lowers pH and yields a delicately sour citrusy flavor.  It is this delicate and delightfully crisp sour-citrus character that we are pursuing when incorporating Japanese white koji into our beer brewing process.

 

 

SESSION BEER

Session beer is a beer of any style that is at or below 5.0% ABV.

RUSSIAN IMPERIAL STOUT

A dark, higher alcohol (7 to 12%), generally hoppier stout conveying flavors of dark chocolate, fruit esters, coffee, dark fruits and offering a chewy, velvety and luscious mouthful.

FARMHOUSE ALE

A farmhouse ale is not a single style of beer. It’s actually a broader category of styles. It can be a saison, bière de garde, gueuze, or sahti. In general, a beer that falls under the farmhouse ale designation will have a bit of a funky flavor, kind of like wet hay or earth. It will also be tart, like an unripened strawberry, and leave your mouth crisp and dry.

ENGLISH BITTER

The English-style bitter is a very sessionable, lower-alcohol, malt-driven style. Broad style description commonly associated with cask-conditioned beers. The light- to medium-bodied ordinary bitter is gold to copper in color, with a low residual malt sweetness. Hop bitterness is medium.

SCOTTISH LITE OR 60 SCHILLING

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SCOTCH ALE

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Please inform your server if anyone in your party has a food allergy

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All BBQ contains gluten

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All of our Gluten-Free Menu items are made here in our brewery, where wheat and other grains are ground for beer-making. 

We cannot guarantee that cross-contamination has not occurred through direct or indirect contact.  

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