It’s All About the Beer

What is our beer like? Our beer is traditional, but not too much… 

We use traditional malt grain, hops, and yeast from around the world to achieve beer that people enjoy drinking and talking about. Some are traditional styles and some are blends of styles all designed to be distinct in flavor balance, drinkability and freshness.

Even though most of us have a favorite beer, we also like to explore other styles, flavors and aromas which is the fun part of craft beer! Eight Bridges Brewing focuses on providing both your favorite and the variety that will keep you coming back for more!

Our beer recipe box currently contains Pilsner, Red Ale, Brown Ale, Kolsch, Russian Imperial Stout, Noble India Pale Lager, a Red IPA and a West Coast IPA. But we won’t stop here! You can count on a variety of seasonal beers that explore the magic of blending flavors that bring out all the complexities of yeast, malt and hop flavors which marry together to develop the awesome flavors and drinkability our beers are known for.

Currently On Tap

brown

Nottingham Brown Ale

This full bodied English Brown ale is malt forward with low hop aromas.  While drinking this beer you’ll notice its flavors tend toward raisin, molasses, nut and carmel along with the typical English hop flavors.


Technical Characteristics

Original Gravity: 1.048
Terminal Gravity: 1.012
IBU: 25
Color: 20.5 SRM
5.1% ABV
GU/BU ratio: 1.92

ipa

Hoppy Salvation

The hops we use give this beer its characteristic floral and citrus notes in smell and taste but we also kept a slightly higher percentage of caramel malts in the recipe to balance out the 70+ IBU’s of bitterness.  Our IPA follows a traditional West Coast IPA recipe and despite the stronger malt backbone you’ll find the flavor to be very hop forward with floral and citrus aromas that jump out of the glass.
Technical Characteristics
Original Gravity: 1.067
Terminal Gravity: 1.011
IBU: 72
Color: 12.2 SRM
7.8% ABV
GU/BU Ratio: .93

red

Twisted Red

This easy drinking Red Ale is definitely red but the American hop bill gives a typical pale ale type flavor with added caramel sweetness.  Expect a malt flavor with a caramel or slight molasses/raisin sweetness combined with a very slight bitterness from the hops.

Technical Characteristics
Original Gravity: 1.068
Terminal Gravity: 1.015
IBU: 39.4
Color: 17.06 SRM
7.02% ABV
GU/BU ratio: 1.72

ipaFyrst RIPA

Experience the first beer brewed on our big new brewing system!  This red IPA starts off like an IPA and ends smooth and malty.  Starting with a clean bitterness from Mt. Hood hops it finishes with a lightly toasted malt flavor.  Dark caramel malts give this beer a roasty sweetness that balances the hop bitterness.

Technical Characteristics
Original Gravity: 1.063
Terminal Gravity: 1.016
IBU: 45-50
Color: 16.64 SRM
6.1% ABV
GU/BU ratio: 1.26

stout for webO’Beardsley’s Stout

Our Stout is opaque black with a tan head and slightly sweeter than a dry stout.  Aromas are of roasted malt blended with some chocolate and coffee notes.  Following a similar pattern, the flavor is a balance between chocolate and coffee supported by some background sweetness.

Technical Characteristics
Original Gravity: 1.062
Terminal Gravity: 1.016
IBU: 38
Color: 32 SRM
6.04% ABV
GU/BU ratio: 1.6

PilsnerGolden Nektar

In 1842, Josef Groll, the “Father of Pils”, energized the beer world by making the first pilsner. By bringing the flavor of a good German Pilsner and adding a little Eight Bridges twist, our intent is to do the same thing. Our Bavarian styled pilsner starts with all German ingredients to which we add a bit of noble hop for a little spiciness. The wonderfully malty aroma, that is classic to this style, is balanced with a noble hop character. The beer is crystal clear, straw colored with a brilliant white head. Its flavor is crisp and clean like good pilsners should be.

Technical Characteristics
Original Gravity: 1.048
Terminal Gravity: 1.01
IBU: 30
Color: 2.5 SRM
4.99% ABV
GU/BU ratio: 1.6