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
Our Double IPA features light malt and a hazy appearance that suddenly yields to bright, big hop flavor. Pacific hops impart notes of papaya, berry and black tea with an enticing tropical fruit aroma. One sip will part the clouds and lead you to the summit of flavor. 8.5%, Lots of IBU; Hops: Idaho 7, Mosaic; Malts: Pisner, Oats, Carapils, Acidulated
Shoreline Series - Seasonal & Experimental Brews - Summer 2017
WAVES NOT WORRIES BARLEYWINE Outer Light and No Worries Brewing Company (Hamden) teamed up once again to brew their third collaboration brew, Waves Not Worries. This year, the two breweries decided on an American-style barleywine. Traditionally, barleywines are big-bodied, malty-sweet, imperial amber ales with a hefty dose of crystal malt. American versions of the style are, as one might expect, hopped up to the level of an imperial IPA. This year's Waves Not Worries eschewed the traditional crystal malts and subbed in Caramunich and Abbey malts. This alteration resulted in a beer that's less sweet caramel and more bread and jam. Wanting to avoid the usual English and American hops regularly found in this style, the two breweries opted to go big on Southern Hemisphere hops and Outer Light favorite Idaho 7. Pacific Gem, Ella, and Idaho 7 make up the boil hops. We hit the beer hard post-fermentation, double dry hopping with Rakau and Idaho 7. At 9.2% ABV, this potent brew should wash away your worries and leave you dreaming of the surf and sand. ABV: 9.2%; IBUs: No worries; SRM: 10; Hops: Rakau, Idaho 7, Pacific Gem, Ella; Malts: Maris Otter, 2 Row, Caramunich Type 2, Abbey, Carapils, Dextrose
NINJA TRAIL GREEN TEA PALE ALE The calming essence of green tea wafts upward from the glass. The soft straw-colored ale glides over your taste buds, and the carbonation tickles your tongue. A light tropical fruit taste gives way to lemon zest, the perfect complement to the herbal character of the brew. Behind it all sits our house English ale yeast, which softens any bitterness from the hops and adds its own fruity and floral flavors. A clean and crisp beer, we think Ninja Trail is exactly what you've been searching for, to a "tea." ABV: 5.4%; IBUs: Tea-like; SRM: 4; Malts: Pils, Vienna, Cara-Pils, Honey, Acidulated; Hops: Motueka, Lemondrop
NO LIFEGUARD ON DUTY PALE ALE This summery pale ale has pronounced lemon and melon flavors from heavy dry hop additions of Lemon Drop and Huell Melon hops. We used about every sort of grain we could find in this beer - barley, wheat, oats, rye, and spelt. It's a great summer beer with bright, happy flavors. 5.2% ABV
EXCUSES FOR FAMILY FUNCTIONS DOUBLE INDIA PALE ALE When you just don't want to go to yet another awkward picnic with extended family, or when you can't stand the idea of having dinner with your cousin for the third time this week, or when your parents invite you over to grill out with their old friends and you know it'll end with everyone drunkenly telling embarrassing stories of your childhood days...we get you. We've all been there, and now you have an excuse to skip out. There's beer here. Maybe there's not beer over there. Maybe drinking an imperial IPA or three impairs your driving so you have to stay home. Who knows what could happen? Outer Light is here for you. Excuses For Family Functions DIPA showcases two of our favorite hops: Ekuanot (found in SUBduction IPA) and Idaho 7 (which makes up half the hops in Cloudbreak DIPA). What happens when you combine the two? A dank, pungent, flavor explosion that tastes like pine, orange peel, and a slap in the face. You probably need that slap anyway if you're skipping family functions. Shame on you! Hops: Idaho 7, Ekuanot, Vic Secret; Malts: Pils, Flaked Oats, Flaked Wheat, Carapils, Caramel, Acidulated; ABV: 8.3%; IBUs: FACE; SRM: 6