At OLBC, we understand the sacred oath between brewer and enthusiastic beer connoisseurs the world over. The connection begins with a quality product, it grows through the experience, and it endures through a relationship created in that oath.
Our beer selection is a mix of some of our favorite standards as well as an innovative rotation of flavors that you'll be able to connect with, from grain to glass. That includes the three year rounds highlighted below along with an innovative line up and exclusive brewery releases over time. Farther below you can catch the latest we'll have to offer!
CLOUDBREAK™ DOUBLE IPA Connecticut has spoken. We listened. You want hops. More hops. EVEN MORE HOPS. We've delivered. Cloudbreak DIPA joins the family as our fourth year-round beer. What is Cloudbreak DIPA? We blended Mosaic and Idaho 7 hops for a bright but pungent brew full of papaya, berry, and black tea flavors. Or, metaphorically...
Close your eyes and imagine that feeling you get when you're hiking any one of the majestic mountains in New England. Surrounded by trees and greenery, you finally break free to the top. The clouds part, the sun breaks through, you're swept away by the beauty of it all. Now open your eyes. You've been drinking. Get off the damn bar stool and get outside. Take some Cloudbreak DIPA with you. Enjoy the weather, no matter what it is. You only get one go-round. Make it memorable. ABV: 9.0%; IBUs: Many; SRM: 6; Hops: Mosaic, Idaho 7; Malts: Pale, Oats, Carapils, Acidulated
Shoreline Series - Seasonal & Experimental Brews - Spring 2017
IS THAT ART? IPA we welcome Is That Art? IPA to the Outer Light beer family. Is That Art? utilizes a light malt base to accentuate the subtle flavors of Amarillo and Huell Melon hops. Think tangerine, oranges, and melon. Smooth, light, and easy drinking, this delicious brew contains copious amounts of Cascade hops from local hop farm Pioneer Hops of Connecticut. Double dry hopped for your pleasure with Amarillo and Huell Melon. ABV: 6.3%; IBUs: If you want; SRM: 4; Malts: 2 Row, Wheat, Cara-Pils; Hops: Amarillo, Huell Melon, Cascade (from Pioneer Hops of Connecticut), Belma, Azacca, Magnum
FIRELANDS SMOKED CHERRY PORTER Firelands is a smoked cherry porter. Deep brown with a hint of red, this beer smells of ripe cherries and autumn afternoons. Tart cherries and a hint of smoke become immediately apparent upon the first sip, but this delightful brew gives way to cocoa powder on the back end. It's a complex beer reminiscent of chocolate-coated cherry cobbler. ABV: 5.6%; IBUs: 20; SRM: 40; Hops: East Kent Goldings, Perle
Malts: Maris Otter, Munich, Chocolate Wheat, Crystal, Flaked Oats, Cherrywood Smoked Malt, Blackprinz
ROYAL SEA LAVENDER SAISON The second beer we ever made here in March 2015, Royal Sea is a light Belgian saison brewed with lavender flowers. Royal Sea might be our most requested beer we've ever brewed, and we're happy to bring it back annually to celebrate our Anniversary. ABV: 5.3%; IBUs: 12; SRM: 5; Malts: Pilsen, Honey, Oats; Hops: Azacca, Belma
NOANK SMACK OYSTER STOUT Mystic Seaport, the largest maritime museum in the world, holds many treasures. Among them are four ships designated as National Historic Landmarks. One of these vessels is the Emma C. Berry, the last remaining American Noank smack. A Noank smack was a fishing sloop with a unique design. It featured a large well amidships with circulating water to keep fish alive until it returned to port. These ships debuted in England in 1775 as "well smacks." By 1920, they were mostly obsolete. Remaining Noank smacks were either sunk or re-rigged, often as training vessels for young sailors.
In a nod to the rich maritime history of our region, Outer Light Brewing Company would like to present Noank Smack Oyster Stout. We know what you’re thinking: Does it taste like oysters? In general, sometimes. In our case, no. Oyster stouts do not have to taste briny. The powerful malt background often overwhelms any hint of salt. Oyster shells offer other benefits to beer. Their high levels of both calcium and alkalinity soften the beer and provide a necessary nutrient for healthy yeast. We brewed Noank Smack with whole Noank oysters, courtesy of Oyster Club in Mystic. And the oysters couldn't be fresher - they were harvested the day of our brew. In typical Outer Light fashion, we gave our oyster stout our own twist. We used chocolate wheat malt and rye to give it a rich, dark chocolate punch with a hint of spice. Come by the Taproom for a taste of your own town. ABV: 5.2%; IBU: 20; SRM: 35; Malt: Maris Otter, Rye, Oats, Crystal, Roasted Barley, Chocolate Wheat, BlackprinzHop: Perle
SALVO DIPA (Releases 4/20) So let's talk Salvo: We like the name, so we're bringing it back. Salvo is Citra, Sorachi Ace, and Azacca hops. Citra provides the sweet tropical fruits and citrus, while Sorachi Ace has a distinctive dill/lemon flavor. We dry hopped with Citra, Sorachi Ace, and Azacca which adds a little tangerine into the mix. So what's in the name? Locally, we have the privilege of working around, with and serving the local military community...from which the name originated. It refers to firing off multiple rounds at once...which we of course translated into firing off multiple rounds of hops at your taste buds. So here's a salute to you, cheers! ABV: 8.5%; IBUs: Allegedly; SRM: 6.7; Hops: Citra, Sorachi Ace, Azacca; Malts: Pale, Munich, Caramel, Carafoam, Acidulated
SWELL EAST COAST LAGER Our Oktoberfest-style lager dry hopped with Citra. After all, what's a party without a festbier? Swell is co-owner Tom's favorite OLBC beer, and we hope you'll enjoy this crowd pleasing pale lager, back on tap for the third year running. ABV: 6.4%; IBUs: 40; SRM: 8; Malts: 2 Row, Munich, Vienna, Caramel, Cara-Pils; Hops: Tettnang, Citra, Hersbrucker, Magnum
HOPPY BEERDAY IPA It's our annual anniversary double IPA. This year, we brewed it with Australian hops - Ella, Vic Secret, and Waimea. These hops impart a pungent tropical fruit and citrus flavor, layered with papaya and a distinctive Southern Hemisphere herbal flair. ABV: 8.6%; IBUs: Whatever; SRM: 6; Malts: Pilsen, Oats, Cara-Pils, Caramel; Hops: Ella, Vic Secret, Waimea, Magnum
WINE BARREL AGED FIRELANDS SMOKED CHERRY PORTER We are especially excited to release this beer. Our award-winning porter spent three months aging in red Zinfandel and Cabernet barrels from Jonathan Edwards Winery. The red wine complemented the cherry and chocolate flavors in the beer while adding just a hint of oak.