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 - Spring 2017
HOPSTEADY RED RYE PALE ALE What happens when artists using two different mediums collide? Outer Light Brewing Company and The Hempsteadys, the New London-based punk/ska/reggae band, decided to find out. On February 28th, The Hempsteadys joined us in the Brewery to brew our collaboration beer, Hopsteady. While the band unleashed an unplugged set, we brought life to a red rye pale ale for our Outer Light/Hempsteadys Tap Takeover Mini Tour. And, wow! It is delightful. We equipped Hopsteady with a smooth, bready malt background, combining both American pale malt and German crystal malts, before arming the brew with piney Simcoe hops and Connecticut-grown Cascade hops. We then detonated Hopsteady with a heavy-handed dry hop addition of TNT hops, a hop blend first released in 2015. All the while, the Hempsteadys serenaded the brew to sleep each night with their sweet sounds of RAGING ROCK AND ROLL. This redhead is a true bombshell, exhibiting a curvy, well-rounded body and subtle spice from the rye and Simcoe. She smells sweetly of apples and orchard fruits and tastes like juicy strawberries handpicked from local farms in our youth. [Charlie] Dy-no-mite! ABV: 6.3%; IBU: Sweet Nectar of the Gods!; SRM: 13; Malts: 2 Row, Red X, Rye, C-40, C-60, Blackprinz; Hops: TNT, Simcoe, Cascade (from Pioneer Hops of Connecticut) Explosive Ability: Incalculable
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
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
SALVO DIPA 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
HOUSE BLEND COFFEE PALE ALE House Blend uses almost all English ingredients, including all English hops (East Kent Golding, Progress, Sovereign). These hops impart flavors reminiscent of grapefruit, mint, herbal spice, honey, dates, and muddled fruit. We blended the beer with light roast organic cold brew from Honduras, which imparts chocolate and light citrus flavors to the beer. Dry hopped with Sovereign hops. ABV: 5.6%; IBUs: 30; SRM: 6; Malts: Golden Promise, Caraamber, Golden Oats, White Wheat; Hops: East Kent Golding, Progress, Sovereign
JUICEBOMB BULL$#!# IPA (available 6/10) The haze craze hits our taps on Saturday, June 10, with this easy-drinking IPA, featuring Citra Lupulin Powder, Mosaic, and El Dorado. We even brought in the famed Conan the Barbarian yeast strain, popularized by The Alchemist Brewery (Heady Topper anyone?). 6.1% ABV
LIQUID FUN PILSNER (available 6/10) What happens when you have a liquid lunch? Liquid Fun! For those days when you just can't wait until evening to have a beer (not that we're judging), or for the times when you just want to sip on something light, refreshing, and, well, fun, we present to you Liquid Fun Pilsner. A pilsner is a type of lager with a light golden hue and medium-high perceived bitterness. Traditionally, this low-alcohol beer is brewed with a simple malt base and often features the spicy, herbal hop called Saaz. In typical Outer Light fashion, we paid tribute to tradition and then put our own spin on the pilsner style. While we did use all German ingredients to create Liquid Fun, we forwent the old-school "Noble Hops" in favor of some slick new German hops: Mandarina Bavaria and Hallertau Blanc. In fact, we dry hopped with Hallertau Blanc to emphasize that sweet, white grape flavor that Blanc provides. ABV: 5.2%; IBUs: Yeah; SRM: 3; Malts: Bohemian Floor Malted Pilsner, Cara-Pils, Acidulated; Hops: Mandarina Bavaria, Hallertau Blanc, Perle, Magnum
OUTERWEISS HEFEWEIZEN (available 6/10) Weiss-en up now! Warm weather is on the horizon in Southeastern Connecticut, and we couldn’t be happier. To celebrate, we’re rolling out something light and sweet for those of you who like fruit in your beer. Outerweiss Hefeweizen features fresh oranges and lemons tossed in during the brewing process. This gentle fruit addition adds complexity to our annual wheat beer, which also exhibits prominent clove notes and a dash of honey. Orange you glad we didn’t say banana? ABV: 5.1%; IBU: 10; SRM: 5; Malt: Wheat, 2-Row, Honey; Hops: Perle, Belma