Penobscot Bay Brewery is pleased to announce the introduction of our latest brew: Mountain Man Double IPA.
Mountain Man, first brewed to celebrate the second anniversary of Nocturnem Drafthaus in Bangor, is an American Double India Pale Ale that an experienced beer drinker will love. Intensely hoppy at 100+ IBUs. Made with Warrior, Centennial and local Cascade hops. Drinks clean with notes of citrus, pine and earth yet nicely balanced with a smooth, rich malt backbone. Best to drink this one cold and young. In 750ml cork and cage bottle.
Photo - Greenleaf H."Hunter" Davis in front of his log cabin with his homemade fiddle, his rifle and snow shoes. He was a hermit hunter and trapper of Shin Pond. In 1843, as a young man of 26, he is reputed to have accompanied Henry David Thoreau for several weeks in the Katahdin Woods. He was born in 1817 and celebrated his 98th birthday on May 6, 1915. Courtesy of Patten Lumbermen's Museum, circa 1900.
Pour a glass of Building 5 Rye IPA and see that great copper color and lacey head. You're in for an explosion of local dry hopped flavor at 70.7 IBUs and 25% rye in the grain bill. It's spicy with a hint of orange in the nose that quickly gives way to the peppery bite of rye and a soft nuttiness. Well balanced, bitter, yet rich malts which finish smooth on the palate. 7% ABV.
The smokiness and color of Wildfire Rauchbier comes entirely from using only specialty grains. Weyermann Rauchmalz for the signature flavor, Munich for body, Cara-Pils adds richness and Carafa deep color.
Serve with bold, full flavored foods, such as smoked pork, rubs, sausages and steaks.
Humble B spiced lager is our version of a "Light Munich" or pale lager. It was slowly fermented and then cold conditioned for months before bottling. Made with lager malt, a touch of wheat, ground fresh ginger, and local Winterport honey. Lightly hopped with Hallertan and Tettmanger which are noted for lower bitterness and more aroma thus allowing the spice from the ginger and the sweetness from the honey to fill the glass.
Meadow Road Wheat is true to the Hefeweizen tradition of being unfiltered. It uses only malted wheat, lager malt, a top-fermenting Bavarian yeast, and is lightly topped with Tettnang. It has a beautiful medium-golden yeasty haze with a bright palate. The nose has notes of clove and honeysuckle coming through a background of banana.
Pour smoothly into a tilted, rinsed glass, pausing when there's about a quarter of the bottle left, swirl the bottle to lift any sediment, and then finish pouring into the glass. This should produce a nice fragrant head.
Old Factory Whistle, our signature ale, is patterned after red ales that have a rich Scottish heritage.
This ale utilizes crystal, pale, chocolate and Munich malts with a dose of roasted barley resulting in a complex mixture of the toasty flavors of caramel malt and sweetness, and a classic rich red color.
English Kent Golding hops add to the depth and help produce that pleasing balance.
Whig Street blonde ale is soft and delicate with balanced flavors and aromas. The taste is uncomplicated and clean. It is made from pale malt, a handful of malted wheat and finished with Perle hops for bittering and Cascade for aroma.
Itís an easy drinking, comfortable ale for those lazy days and laid-back nights.
In 1609 Henry Hudson entered Penobscot Bay in the vessel the "Half Moon". Four hundred years later the Half Moon is back in Penobscot Bay! Based on an old porter recipe described as brave, proud, or "Stout". A one hour mash of pale, crystal, chocolate and wheat malts, and a large portion of roasted barley yield this dark, full-bodied stout with a heavy aroma of fresh roasted coffee. The mild Fuggles hops balances the bitterness.
Seasonal Winter Brown Ale
Red flannels keep you warm and so will this hearty ale. Mostly Pale malt but full bodied and flavor from the Special B. Roasted Barley and Munich for color. There is a sweet aroma followed by rich, malty flavors with added notes of Perle hops for bittering. Best enjoyed slowly and at cellar temperature. Drink some now, and lay some aside for the future.
In 2013, the winner at the Maine Homebrew Competition was a silky smooth Chocolate Milk Stout recipe brewed and submitted by Dave Rocker. Clean mouth feel, upfront cocoa flavor richness from the Ghana cocoa nibs. Creamy, slightly sweeter and full bodied.
Serving Bangor, Winterport, Ellsworth, Brewer, and Bucksport, Maine
You can find us at Winterport Winery, or the direct phone number and address for the brewery is:
2 Whig Street
(PO Box 405)
Winterport, ME 04496