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 will debut with a portfolio featuring four core styles. These styles offer something to both the beer geek and craft novice; drinkable, yet nuanced, well-made beers that best represent the style in which they’ve been made. While these offerings are sure to increase over time, we hope that you will enjoy our initial beers as much as Nate enjoys brewing them. We eagerly await your feedback and look forward to developing a diverse beer list that has something for everyone.
"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 plan to 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
"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!"
"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."
American Brown Ale
"Stylistically, brown ales can vary greatly, but our version is a beer that showcases a blend of German and English malts to provide plenty of flavor and character. Select grains will yield a beer ripe with velvety mocha notes softened with a generous amount of caramel sweetness. We plan on adding a subtle and nuanced hop aroma while avoiding a bitterness level associated with an IPA. Brown ales present a wonderful balance of malt and hops, and this style offers something entirely different from the rest of our core portfolio."
As of October 2018, we've excited to add four new brews to our portfolio!
NEW ENGLAND IPA
"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."
"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."
“This amber lager traditionally brewed during March and served during Oktoberfest features some of the best that Germany has to offer. We utilize a hefty percentage of Munich malt to provide plenty of richly aromatic biscuit and toasted bread flavors, and this is complemented by a touch of spicy noble hops. A cold fermentation and extended lagering phase presents a clean palate for these ingredients to shine. Prost! “
IMPERIAL RED ALE
“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.”