We have created a Recipe information sheet to help you choose your recipe(s) for brewing. Included on page 1 is information about color, body, alcohol content, and a commercial comparison column. These commercial comparisons are beers available locally that you might be familiar with. We are NOT suggesting that our recipes duplicate those beers. These beers illustrate the same style of beer as our recipe. Thus our commercial comparison of our Capital Hill Pilsner to Pilsner Urquell simply means that Capital Hill is a traditionally styled pilsner, but not that it tastes exactly like Pilsner Urquell. Page 2 tries to give you a very general idea, in a visual way, of the color and whether the basic underlying taste of the beer is bitter, malty sweet, or more balanced. We have created a Vine Park Beer Key to help you identify the beers you have brewed.
This beer is crisp, smooth, fully hopped and has a residual sweetness.
Naked Sunday Cream Ale
This light, golden brew has a mild and slightly sweet, creamy flavor.
Lazy Days Ale
A medium bodied amber ale with an assertive hoppiness and distinct bitterness.
Red Claw ESB
This amber ale has a somewhat bitter and slightly fruity flavor and a distinct hoppy finish.
Red Hyena Ale
A light bodied amber ale with a subtle hop and malt flavor and a dry finish.
Rudolph’s Red Nose Ale
Cascade and Fuggles hops along with a variety of malts give this winter warmer its charm and appeal.
Smooth Sailing Pale Ale
A smooth, light golden ale with just enough hop bitterness.
Horny Toad Pale Ale
Smooth, crisp character, floral yet somewhat bitter flavor and slightly fruity finish.
Stump Jumper Amber Ale
Rich amber ale has a smooth and mildly nutty malt profile, that’s well balanced with a medium dose of English hops.
Summer Blond Ale
Bright and refreshing summer ale. Crisp hops give it a really great finish.
India Pale Ales (IPAs)
India Pale Ale
A medium bodied copper ale with a mild fruit undertone and floral hop flavor.
This American India Pale Ale is dark amber in color with a well defined hop character and floral aroma.
Big Tex Imperial Pale Ale
Imperial sized dark amber ale packed with heaps of Amarillo hops giving this beer huge flavor & aroma.
100% Evil IPA
Nothing good here but the big bold Centennial hop taste matched only by the imperial strength of this light amber ale.
Chestnut Brown Ale
Our heaviest brown. Smooth and easy on the palate; heavy on the stomach.
Walnut Brown Ale
Medium bodied ale, mildly hopped with a slight coffee flavor.
Tornado Alley Alt.
A dark German ale or alt-bier. This brown ale has a bittersweet chocolate flavor and a hint of coffee.
Medium bodied with hints of coffee, a malty sweetness and hop bitterness.
Rabid Penguin Porter
Our most complex porter, with a defined malty sweetness, coffee undertone, assertive bitterness and a fuller body.
St. Paul Porter
This lighter bodied porter has a smooth flavor with coffee undertone.
Long Portage Porter
Smooth dark brown porter that balances a chocolate tinged malt base with assertive & crisp Centennial hops.
Black Magic Imperial Stout
Our darkest, heaviest beer. Rich malty flavor, coffee overtones, and high alcohol. Not for the faint of heart.
Bittersweet, full bodied and dry with a wonderful roasted barley flavor.
This almost black brew has chocolate overtones and a hint of coffee. It’s really smooth and not heavy bodied.
This stout with added oatmeal has a hint of chocolate and a slightly sweet finish. It’s so much more than a breakfast drink.
Strong notes of coffee malt are the dominating characteristics of this stout. Mild hops compliment the roasty qualities.
Dare Devil Ale
This heavy bodied brew is high in alcohol and fairly sweet with a light hop taste that is similar to a Barley Wine.
Highlander Scotch Ale
A strong, full bodied, dark ale with a sweet maltiness and dry finish.
Holiday Cheer Ale
This spiced brew has hints of honey, ginger, cinnamon and orange. It’s a great holiday beer. (Call ahead to ensure ingredient availability.)
A malty sweet, lightly spiced ale with added pumpkin, all spice, ginger, nutmeg, and cinnamon. (Call ahead to ensure ingredient availability.)
Crazy Ludwig Lager
This copper colored brew has a nice hop aroma and smooth, clean taste. Similar to an imported German lager.
Dark Moose Lager
A medium bodied brown lager with a mild hop and malty sweet character. The most popular imported beers are the foundation for this brew.
David’s Black Bavarian
This light-medium bodied black brew has a smooth flavor with hints of coffee and caramel, and a malty sweet undertone.
This strong, golden lager has a good malt aroma, soft full body, dry finish and an overall well balanced character.
Hound Dog Dry
A light lager with no lingering aftertaste, low malt flavor and aroma, but relatively high alcohol.
Loose Moose Lager
The light companion to our Dark Moose. It’s pale gold in color with a distinctive hop and mild malt flavor.
This is a Belgian light lager that has a crisp, clean finish. Not sweet, but not bitter; this beer is a nicely balanced light option.
This golden brew is our Dunkel Bock’s lighter companion, with a more defined hop character and less malty sweetness.
This amber lager traditionally served for autumn celebrations. Combines a moderate bitterness & malty base with a clean finish.
A darker and more malty version of our Oktoberfest recipe, this beer finishes clean and has really nice caramel undertones.
Capitol Hill Pils
Distinctively hoppy, yet well balanced and smooth. A true Czech pilsner brewed using Cara Pils malt and Saaz hops.
Hoppy, crisp and golden. Simple ingredients, yet a well defined flavor profile making this the beer to judge all lagers by.
Between an American and Czech pils. A good transitional beer for those not sure how hoppy they like their beer.
Based off our Capital Hill Pilsner recipe, this is a light golden beer with a lovely tropical fruit aroma.
A traditional dark bock with a complex malt character, a subtle bitterness and just plain smooth throughout. It’s that simple.
This bronze colored brew has a light malt character and a subtle caramel finish. Typically brewed from March to May.
The rich dark amber color and high alcohol puts it in the Doppelbock category. Even a relatively healthy dose of hops fails to diminish its malty sweetness.
Has a mellow sweetness of honey balanced by a light hop bitterness.
Windy River Wheat
This beer has a mild and refreshing light citrus flavor. Great on a hot summer day with a slice of lemon.
A traditional, authentic German wheat beer, unfiltered and cloudy with a banana and clove aroma. (Liquid yeast included. These unfiltered beers contain live yeast. They will need to be kept cool to prevent bottle fermentation.)
The dark version of our Bavarian Hefeweizen. Its wheaty tartness and roasted character make this full of flavor and complexity. (Liquid yeast included. These unfiltered beers contain live yeast. They will need to be kept cool to prevent bottle fermentation.)
A pale cloudy wheat beer with a tart taste. It is light in color and spiced with coriander & bitter orange peel. (Liquid yeast included. These unfiltered beers contain live yeast. They will need to be kept cool to prevent bottle fermentation.)
*Call at least 24hrs in advance to ensure yeast availability
is rich brown ale that is complex in flavor with notes of chocolate & caramel. High in alcohol and body, your nose will pick up plum & raisin.
is where things get real serious. This very high alcohol beer is light in color, spicy aromas, and a complex taste of malt, alcohol tones, and a citrus fruit overlay. You will want to let this one age a bit as it will improve in flavor.
Originally made in household breweries during spring. A fairly strong & hoppy creation for summer drinking with a striking bitterness. Special yeast fills it with a striking spicy, peppery and earthy tartness.
Bière de Garde
This beer demands a little extra from the brewer. This Ale is fermented with a Lager Yeast at Ale temperatures resulting in bronze color, higher alcohol levels and a “clean” taste. More of a richer, sweeter, and malt focused taste than a Saison w/o the spice & tartness. Plan on cold-conditioning this in the bottle for two months before serving.
*Available with two weeks prior request.
Mixed up like our wines it takes just minutes to make. Bottling is just two weeks later just like our beers. Apple Cider for Adults! This delicious cider will remind you of champagne with its pale yellow color & lively sparkle of carbonation. Serve at holiday parties or out on the patio for a refreshing change.