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Creamy-headed and softly glowing this liquid gold is quintessential drink for reminiscing the golden days of the past. With every sip the cherished, bitter-sweet memories (but OK, more sweet than bitter, as this ale is) spring to mind. A perfect glass to toast a journey down the memory lane or a great accompaniment for making new memories to enjoy later. A bit of US hops helps to balance malty character of this beer. Bronze at International Beer Challenge 2017, 2018
Oh, the sweet-roasty-creamy goodness of the first cup of the coffee of the day! This is the same, but it's a beer. The mix of oats, rye malt, caramel and dark roasted barley malts gives this beer that rich chocolaty taste with just a shade of bitterness. Lactose interlaces the layers of coffee and toastiness and provides the same smooth and silky mouthfeel. It is as deeply satisfying as your morning cuppa. Bronze at International Beer Challenge 2017 Country Winner WBA 2017
Do you hear the ocean whispering “Ipanema… Copacabana… Bossa nova”? Do you feel the whirlpool of malty breeze and fruity bitterness of citrus, apricots, peaches? Light, airy, playful, unexpected and creative as old and famous jazz standard, this beer is a moody drink for improvisers. Well, but our life is a jolly improvisation.
OK, Tiger, we are ready to face it. Yes, we want to have you converted into the world of craft beer, but we want to be gentle. You love your lager nice and cold and fresh? Here you are! But let's make it a bit more zingy, a bit less boring, let's get a pinch of aroma hops in there and dry-hop it for extra measure. So, how do you like it now?
Well, all experimening we do with different hops and other strange things doesn't mean we are disrespectful of classics. And besides German and Czech classics there is Belgian. But it was impossible not to tweak it a bit. Wheaty-wheat, coriandery-coriander, citrusy-citrus Blanche de Blanche is a flavorful fresh and summery wit infused by lemon and orange peel and hopped with (here comes the tweak) Sorachi Ace. It's like a Snow White kiss.
Sharp as blade of katana ginger. White as face of a beauty rice. Light as spring breeze touch of hops. All of them has been tied together as ancient scroll guarded by fire-breathing dragons commands. Well, ok, there were no dragons, the scroll is not that ancient, but we even haven’t released this oriental ale for a sakura-bloom season. It would be too much of a cliche, and we definitely don’t want that. It’s light, crisp, somewhat reserved, and mysterious as all Eastern cultures. Bronze at International Beer Challenge 2018
Do you see the sea? Do you sea palms, white sand, furry coconuts? And you should, because flavor of this porter sends you to Caribbean in an instant. Fiesta, siesta, lazing around, doing nothing, enjoying last days of summer. And by the way this coconut porter is extremely important and significant, because we’ve brewed it with Max Bondarchuk, who won one of the prizes of our homebrewing contest. Well done, Max and we are honored to put “Varvar & Friends” on the label.
When you hear the word imperial, what do you think of? Star Wars? Measurement system? Rome? Palaces and crowns and long dresses? We think of stout. The abyssal dark, infinitely rich, sweet and roasty, warming, smooth and indulgent. In this brew we've married nine malts and the outcome is the sea of chocolate, caramel, dark roasty bitterness and massive ABV. Bronze at International Beer Challenge 2018 Country Winner WBA 2018
This brew is as dry as the blazing heart of Sahara Desert (we haven't been there, but been told so). Think of giant roaster and pitch-dark malts or coffee beans. Their toasted bitterness resonates with the bitterness of the hops and make your taste buds sing as a sand dune going done in avalanche. Yeah, they sing in Morocco.
Once upon a time when the first pilsener was born, nobody could even think of it to become the world renowned ancestor of the two thirds of today's beer. But, nobody could also expect almost all these successors to be so bland, so indistinguishable, so different from the legend. We created our own Pils in hope to bring back the glory of the past, to return to the origins and regain the taste.
We brewed a small family of APAs to introduce you to the might and endless possibilities of aroma hops. The same style, the same recipe, but featuring different varieties of US hops. For each batch we added the starring hop to the boil and dry hopping as well. The most exciting thing is to get acquainted with all the brothers at once, but one to one introduction would be equally appropriate. So, meet Citra. Tropical fruity rebel, full of distinct notes of passion fruit, melon, lime and grapefruit.
Black is new Black. And hoppy, stingy, burnt black is blackier. No matter how you prefer to call this dark hopped ale, either Black IPA or American Black Ale as language purists do, it stays the same anyway. Big, bitter, but balanced. Just as we intended
This triple IPA beast is a total submersion into the depth of hoppiness. Feel the pressure of high ABV, huge citrusy aroma, immense bitterness, it’s a buds scraper of 80 IBU. If you feel ready to push the limits of hops tolerance, jump in and join the ride on this Blue Yellow Submarine. Are you ready?
Long-long time ago, last year actually, our Equinox IPA has dreamt of growing bigger, tastier, hoppier. You know this feeling, then you see someone great and yearn for the same heights. So who we are to forbid a dream? This year shortly before spring equinox our little boy has achieved his aspirations. So meet the grown-up, bold and seductively tropical, fruity, citrusy DIPA. And never betray your dreams. Country Winner WBA 2017
This twist has retained the ancestor's full and plump body, shed most of banana & clove character, bot got a playful hoppy kick. Well, it's always the case with Americanized versions. But don't fret, this brew is a gentle stepping stone into the world of hoppiness.
We brewed a small family of APAs to introduce you to the might and endless possibilities of aroma hops. The same style, the same recipe, but featuring different varieties of US hops. For each batch we added the starring hop to the boil and dry hopping as well. The most exciting thing is to get acquainted with all the brothers at once, but one to one introduction would be equally appropriate. So, meet Amarillo. The darling of brewers and beer aficionados around the globe, it is unmistakably recognizable thanks to its citrusy and floral profile. It’s a grapefruity and peachy punch in the face.
We brewed a small family of APAs to introduce you to the might and endless possibilities of aroma hops. The same style, the same recipe, but featuring different varieties of US hops. For each batch we added the starring hop to the boil and dry hopping as well. The most exciting thing is to get acquainted with all the brothers at once, but one to one introduction would be equally appropriate. So, meet Simcoe. Earthy, piny and citrusy, it is a favourite of those drinkers who like their hops to be more of spruce and resin, than of tropical fruits and flowers.
Well, we were going to brew a good ol' porter, but the thought of indulgence stuck. So it came out as chocolate one. Cocoa-and-coffee-and-cocoa-again perfection with a hint of vanilla on top. It's a kind of layered cake of beer. Dark, rich, velvety, so British. Her Majesty would have approved.