about the brews from our brewmaster
With a stated goal to create high-quality, consistent beers that are both accessible and approachable, Workhorse Brewing Company offers something to both the beer geek and craft novice; drinkable, yet nuanced, well-made beers that best represent the style for which they’re named.
Our portfolio is a balance between lagers and ales, providing a range of beers that include, crisp, malt-driven lagers all the way to dank, resinous IPAs. While we specialize in traditional styles, we regularly offer rotating seasonal releases and eagerly await your collective feedback to help shape a beer list that appeals to you, our guests.
For those visiting our Taproom who aren’t interested in beer, please see below for our alternative beverage options, of which multiple items will always be available.
WHAT’S ON TAP
American Pilsner (5.2% ABV)
"I’ve always wanted to brew a pilsner that showcases a blend of traditional noble hops. Noble hops provide the quintessential herbal and spicy characteristics for which the style is traditionally known. German hop breeding programs continue to develop new varieties that honor this heritage, and we incorporate a blend of old and new varieties to achieve that character. We round out this pilsner with imported pilsner malt that adds gentle notes of honey for balance."
WEST COAST IPA(7.0% ABV)
"One of the most popular styles in the craft industry, every brewery worth its salt has a kickass IPA in their portfolio. Copious amounts of hops are boiled in the wort kettle to provide the characteristic bitterness the style is known for, but they also provide unique essential oils that impart fruity and citrusy flavors and aromas. Resinous dry-hopping amplifies these flavors and aromas without increasing the bitterness. All of this is balanced by a clean malt profile exhibiting biscuit and light caramel flavors. Make no mistake though, this beer is all about the hops!"
Vienna Lager (5.2% ABV)
"My two previous brewing gigs were with breweries that heavily featured lagers in their portfolios, and amber lagers have a rich history in Pennsylvania. That made the choice of featuring a Vienna-style lager a no-brainer for us at Workhorse. Mild flavors of caramel and toffee blend harmoniously with hints of toasted nuts to produce an easy drinking beer accessible to both the novice and seasoned beer connoisseur. A cold fermentation with extended aging tempers this beer into a delightfully smooth lager that is sure to become a fan favorite."
DOUBLE IPA (9.0%)
"Despite a higher ABV and intensely hopped character, this beer is smooth, clean and amazingly drinkable. A strong, complex mix of fruity, American hops results in notes of tropical melon and a hint of residual sweetness that mutes any potential of unwanted bitterness. A fantastic representation of a balanced DIPA.”
NEW ENGLAND IPA (6.7% ABV)
"A blend of wheat, oats, and Pilsner malt form the background for this hop-centric ale. These soft undertones offer the perfect platform to launch a barrage of juicy American hops exploding with tropical fruit and citrus aromas. This unfiltered beer showcases a resinous dry-hopping to help keep the bitterness levels lower than traditional American IPAs, however, it still yields an abundant level of hop character."
HELLES (5.0% ABV)
"This traditional golden lager made famous by the brewers of Munich is brewed exclusively with German malt and hops to produce a well-balanced beer. Subtle, malty notes reminiscent of lightly toasted bread and biscuit finish with a touch of spicy noble hops. A clean lager fermentation allows these raw ingredients to come together in a crisp, easy drinking lager."
PALE ALE (5.5% ABV)
“Both Dan and I love Sierra Nevada’s Pale Ale, a true classic and wonderful representation of the style. With that stylistic framework in mind, we set out to brew a traditional American Pale Ale, ripe with citrus hop flavor and aroma, balanced by caramel malts. This beer is a welcome addition to our family of Ales and gives us a lower ABV, yet hop-forward brew great for year-round consumption.”
IMPERIAL RED ALE (7.5% ABV)
“Clean German pilsner and sweet English caramel malts produce the perfect complement to a barrage of wort kettle and dry-hop additions. This results in a resinous hop flavor showcasing Simcoe and Citra hop varieties.”
RUSSIAN IMPERIAL STOUT (9.2% ABV)
"This is the Workhorse release you've been waiting for. Big, bold and full of dark chocolate, espresso and roasted malt character, this beer packs a punch. Despite all this flavor, the finish is surprisingly smooth and mellow.”
"This German style lager uses a blend of highly kilned base malts to obtain the requisite level of toasted character. A large portion of that malt bill is based on German Munich malt to provide a wonderfully toasty, bread-like flavor and aroma. A small amount of caramel malt helps to add color with a hint of dark fruit and raisin character to round out the beer. Full bodied and slightly sweet, this beer has just enough hops to create a perfect balance.”
OATMEAL STOUT (5.5%)
“There’s something compelling about a darker beer that drinks lighter, one that can be enjoyed all year round but especially during the crisp seasonal transition from Winter to Spring. Silky, roasted, dark chocolate notes envelop this low-alcohol stout, which finishes smooth with minimal bitterness.”
“Similar to a Hefeweizen, these southern German wheat beers are brewed as darker versions (Dunkel means "dark") with deliciously complex malts and a low balancing bitterness. Creamy and full-bodied, this beer is smooth, hazy and has a banana bread-like character.”.
NEXT UP: SOUR IPA, gose, rose ale
kicked: american brown ale, MÄRZEn
PEAR GROVE WINERY - GRÜNER VELTLINER
A crisp, dry white wine that borders on spicy, this Grüner Veltliner is full of ripe citrus fruits and effortlessly balanced by a subtle, herbaceous undertone. Light, zesty and perfect for most occasions.
kARAMOOR ESTATE - 2015 CABERNET FRANC
Inviting aromas of fresh baked cherry pie along with bouquets of cedar, fennel and hints of cocoa, this elegant vine is balanced by soft tannins on a medium bodied platform. Notes of raspberry sorbet, fig and an essence of black olive flavor round out a refined, smooth finish.
All wines rotate seasonally and will update accordingly.
kurant - earth (5.8% abv)
A crisp blend of fermented apple juice is dry-hopped just before packaging, using 100% Mosaic hops sourced from the western United States. These hops add a light citrus and melon character on top of the juice blend, yielding a flavorful, but not overpowering bite.
SEASONAL, ROTATING DRAFT COCKTAIL - the hop collins
Our spin on the class Tom Collins, with gin, lemon, sugar and a New England IPA Topper. Remarkably refreshing, yet curiously familiar, this fresh take on a draft beer cocktail will have you going back for seconds. Feel free to hold the beer and top with seltzer for a classic Collins.
WORKHORSE COCKTAILS BY MANATAWNY STILL WORKS
Gin, Rum, Whiskey and Vodka are always available with a set of standard mixers.