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Accidentally Prague – A brewer we really respect who really respects us wanted us to put our spin on his GABF Pro Am qualifying Czech Dark Lager (which he intended to originally be a schwarzbier.) While we did that, his dog destroyed his headrest. True story. You’d probably want to drink a beer after something like that happened. Probably this one.Czech Dark Lager5.6% ABV16 oz. - $632 oz. - $1164 oz. - $22Familial Obligations – Our brewer’s roots trace back to Germany where there’s a Brewery that nearly bares his name. His dad likes beers like the ones they make. So we made this one. Sweet, bready, nutty, and floral; perfect for all your summer familial obligations.Altbier5.6% ABVPint - $632 oz. - $1164 oz. - $22
Daddy Does – As any good man knows, Daddy Does what Momma Says. And Momma said we should make ourselves an IPA. So we listened. Daddy Does is an homage to all the awesome dads and dudes out there (and the people who put up with them.) Sticky and dank. Like dad after he comes in from doing all the stuff momma asked. Double IPA7.8% ABV16 oz. - $732 oz. - $1264 oz. - $24Stringpuller - In honor of Sour Bridges’ Late Night Ramble, we brewed a rustic biere de garde. Earthy, tart, and funky with flavors that dance on the tongue. Get moving. Biere de Garde6.9% ABVPint - $7Available Behind Basin & Main, and maybe atthe brewery.
Biere de Root – We were feeling a different groove this year for 2018’s Biere de Root. This year’s offering is an IPA with bright tropical flavors playing with lush vanilla perfumes.6.9% ABVIPAPint - $6Only available at the Beer Garden at the Honesdale Grace Episcopal Church. All proceeds go to the Rotary International Club of Honesdale.Porch Sitting – Park yourself on the porch and enjoy all that surrounds you. Porch sitting is light and crackery with notes of flowers, tea, citrus, and bubblegum.Hoppy Saison6% ABVPint - $632 oz. - $1164 oz. - $22
Hoppy Thing with Ridiculous Name - We live in a world of strange beer names. We’re guilty ourselves? Perhaps the worst offenders? What options are there though? IPA #XXXX? You’d find yourselves confused with friends. “No, I really think I liked 123 better than 345.” “Really, I liked 345 better than 123, but 678 was my jam?” Clearly the solution is ridiculous names. And here, we called a spade a spade. Hoppy Thing with Ridiculous Name is a bright and grapefruity IPA with a pineapple nose. Maybe we should call this Grapefruity IPA with Pineapple Nose? Next year. Double IPA 7.8% ABVPint - $732 oz. - $1264 oz. - $24
Rainbow Season - Rain. Rain. Rain. Sun. Rain. Rain. Rain. Sun. You know the drill. Tis the season. And those downpours and sunshine can only lead to one thing. Rainbow Season is an earthy saison with bright red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet flavors...added in order. Pour one into a pot of gold. Saison4.8% ABVPint - $632 oz. - $1164 oz. - $22Secret Epicenter – An incredible, wonderful pale ale brewed for this incredible, wonderful place we call home. Clean with bright notes of citrus and dark stone fruit.Pale Ale5.3% ABVPint - $632 oz. - $1164 oz. - $22Hopothetically - “What if we use all of our experimental hops all at once?” Double IPA with Milk Sugar7.5% ABVPint - $732 oz. - $1264 oz. - $24Ruthie’s Home Run – Bryan, our brewer, is one of our favorite people. Ruthie, his mother-in-law, was one of his favorite people. (Yes, his mother-in-law was one of his favorite people.) Sadly, Ruth moved on about a year ago. When this all happened, Bryan took some time off, and came back ready to brew. We encouraged him to make a beer for Ruth, a devout baseball fan, and he did. Ruthie’s Home Run is an IPA brewed with Amarillo and Falconer’s Flight, named for a wonderful woman, mother, and mother-in-law who always brought everyone home.IPA7.2% ABVPint - $732 oz. - $1264 oz. - $24
As a Feather – People always ask for light beer. People always ask for lagers. We killed two birds with this beer. As a Feather is a Helles Lager that is bright, light, and refreshing as…Helles Lager5.75% ABVPint - $632 oz. - $1164 oz. - $22
In the Meantime – A classic saison to be enjoyed while you’re waiting for paint to dry, dinner to cook, flowers to bloom, friends to show up, clouds to pass, and suns to set. Refreshingly bitter with sweet notes of honey, fresh grass, flowers, and time well spent. Saison5.6% ABVPint - $632 oz. - $1164 oz. - $22
Don’t Be – Not to get all happy and optimistic, but what’s the point being bitter. There are even unsubstantiated quotes about it taking more muscles to frown that it does to smile. Save your energy. Drink a bitter. Don’t Be is brewed in the English tradition with earthy and woody notes. It may seem flat, and slightly warm, but again, nothing to be bitter about. It’s how the English would want it. A pint goes perfect with all the rain we’ve been having. Strong Bitter5.4% ABVPint – $5 32 oz. – $1064 oz. - $20
Suchness – Pretend you’re in Belgium, at a classic Saison brewery, surrounded by farmland and rolling hills with the moos of cows and baas of sheep echoing from the distance. You’re not in Belgium, however, you’re here, in Honesdale, where the same bucolic logic still applies. Suchness is brewed in the classic tradition. It uses a blend of light-colored European base malts and noble hops resulting in a classic, old-world saison that’s as golden as the sun and showcases a nose of flowers complementing flavors of plums, summer melon, and citrus.6.6% ABVSaisonPint - $732 oz. - $1264 oz. - $24Bright Spot - Step into the light. Seems it’s finally time. Bright Spot is a saison brewed with rustic malt and quintessential European hops. Sweet notes of lush berries and sunshiny citrus. Saison6.3% ABVPint - $732 oz. - $1264 oz. - $24
Bat Patterns - A dark and layered American porter with complex hop notes designed to help you ease your mind and clear your radar.Porter6.1% ABVPint - $632 oz. - $1164 oz. - $22
Solace - There’s a lot to be said for what one can do themselves. A singularity theory so to speak. This saison is hopped exclusively with Cascade, offering flavors of subtle citrus, with earthy pine and bursts of bubblegum. Find some shade, enjoy some Solace, and let life play out. Saison5.9% ABVPint - $632 oz. - $1164 oz. - $22
Le Dale - A refreshing, farmhouse-style ale brewed as a celebration of our surroundings. Notes of grass, forests, fields, streams, sunshine, breezes, gusts, and interesting cloud formations.Saison4.9% ABVPint - $632 oz. - $1164 oz. - $22*Conservancy Brew: $1 of every pint sold will be donated to the Delaware Highlands Conservancy to support its mission to protect the clean drinking water of the Upper Delaware River region. From the Kitchen (And the smoker) With all the weekend has in store, namely Roots & Rhythm, we’re treading lightly with new menu additions. Apologies in advance. Soup’s on, though, with a Rhubarb Gazpacho lightly spiced with dried chilis from the late, great Safford Farm and garnished with a tarragon and preserved lemon salad. From the fires of our pizza oven comes The Creation of Eve, a braised short ribs pie with parsley gremolata topped with lettuce salad and smoked tomato vinaigrette. Polish everything off with Salted Peanut Bread Pudding.
As for the smoker, you’ll be seeing and smelling it Saturday. Choose from Bat Patterns-brined brisket or spice rubbed pork shoulder. Both will be gathered up with a butter potato roll, Boston baked beans, pasta salad and greens. Sidewalk and Basin and Main sales will be cash only. When you can get stuffWednesday: 5-10pmThursday: 1-10pm (Early hours for a special end of school celebration.) Friday: 11am – 10pmSaturday: At the brewery from 11am to 10pm with last call at 9:45. Seriously. The party’s moving down the street. At the Rotary International Beer Garden at the Grace Episcopal Church from 1 to 8PM. Behind Basin and Main from 1 to Midnight with a possible late evening break. (Maybe 7 to 9PM. Depends on demand and the crowd.)
Things to Know: We're at 645-649 Main Street in Honesdale.Our dining room is open for beer, eats, growler fills, and hangouts.Growlers are $5 for the glass, fills not included.We love you.