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Aeolian

50% Spontaneous Ale / 50% Mixed Fermentation Ale|6.1% ABV

Aeolian is a blended beer composed of 50% two year old spontaneous beer and 50% 18 month old mixed culture fermented beer.

It was aged on Cabernet and Syrah grapes in Romanian oak. The result is something special. A deep burgundy colored beer with lots of fruit qualities. Dark cherry, ripened berry, some musty funk, oak, with a sturdy acidity throughout.

Amoret

Blended Wile Ale with Cherries|6.1% ABV

Amoret is an American wild ale that consists of a blend of wood aged mixed fermentation beer, including a portion of spontaneous beer from our Coolship. The base blend rested on more than 300 lbs of freshly picked cherries for more than 8 months after more than a year in oak.  

The result of time, fresh fruit, wild yeast, wood, patience, and care is a special beer that offers tart cherry, lactic tartness, funky wild barnyard notes alongside balanced acid and woody character.

Blended in Hamden, packaged in Cheshire, it’s rewarding to see the elements of these two spaces come together.

Appalachian Sequoia

West Coast IPA|6.2% ABV

Appalachian Sequoia IPA highlights some classic hop varieties that have helped define American hoppy beer. West coast inspired, fermented with a classic California yeast strain, Appalachian Sequoia is dry with a firm pleasant bitterness, and has lots of flavors that bring to mind orange marmalade, tangerine, and a beautiful pine quality.

Attitude of Gratitude

Double IPA|8% ABV

Attitude of Gratitude is a double IPA brewed with a blend of American hop varieties that lend tropical fruit tones alongside a pleasant piny-like character. 

Belter

English Style Ale|3.8% ABV

Brewed with English malts to create a delightfully malty beer with notes of toffee and caramel, and a touch of cocoa. Great balance and depth of flavor in a small beer.

Bird Sips

American IPA|6.2% ABV

Bird Sips is our new Motueka focused IPA. Zesty lime like citrus with tropical tones. Nelson Sauvin and Sultana playing a supporting role rounding out the flavor contributing more tropical depth.

Definition of "Bird Sip" (verb): A hearty and exuberant sip of beer, a sip consisting of great volume. - Named after Josh "Bird" Jayne. 

Coolship Kellerbier

Kellerbier|4.9% ABV

Expressing well defined malt character with an herbaceous hop presence.

Crucial Mass

American DIPA|8% ABV

Crucial Mass is an America DIPA brewed with a blend of American and Southern hemisphere hop varieties that contribute big, tropical fruit flavors. Ripened mangos, passionfruit, and a touch of grapefruit dominate the nose, with a subtly sweet malt backbone to support the big explosive hop flavors.  

Edel Pils

German Style Lager|4.8% ABV

A bit of a departure from our standard pilsner base malt, hopping regimen, and house lager yeast, Edel Pils showcases a very floral hop profile with a dry finish and a clean fermentation profile.

Ein Helles

German Helles|5% ABV

Ein Helles was brewed to celebrate our one-year anniversary! Brewed with the finest German pilsner malts, and Hallertau hops, this beer is very traditional. Clean, drinkable, with a mild sweet maltiness. 

Headway

American IPA|6.5% ABV

Headway IPA is brewed with four varieties of American hops. Headway blends these hop varieties in the kettle and in the dry hopping stages to allow these varietals to be bright and expressive.

Ho Ho Hope for the Kids

American IPA|6.4% ABV

Ho Ho Hope for the Kids is a holiday spin on No Hope for the Kids. The biggest difference is a portion of the can sales will be donated to a different youth charity in CT each year! Dry hopped with a blend of Columbus, Mosaic, and Simcoe, this version lends bright grapefruit aromas with distinct stone fruit and pine flavors. This year a portion of proceeds will benefit CT CASA.

Inundation

American IPA|6.3% ABV

Inundation is brewed with 100% Citra hops, as well as dry hopped with Citra lupulin powder. Citrus flavor dominates.  

Metanoia

Spontaneous|5.9% ABV

When Counter Weight first started we had many conceptual goals that we hoped to accomplish as we moved forward. One of which was to eventually be able to create 100% spontaneously fermented beers inspired by educational trips through Belgium. After more than 4 years of lessons learned, barrels dumped, and the joy of seeing some spontaneous beer have tasty depth in aroma and flavor we finally have our first 100% spontaneously fermented beer to share with you. Metanoia is a blend of 1 and 2 year old spontaneous barrels rested on Carignan wine grapes. The result is a beer with notes of juicy ripe raspberry, tart pomegranate, subtle spice with a bright acidity. It's almost hard for us to believe that the conceptualization of this beer began more than 5 years ago and is in bottles and ready to be enjoyed.  

Midnight Briar

Berliner Wiesse|4.8% ABV

Midnight Briar is a Berliner Weisse style beer made with Blackberry and Blueberry. 

Otava

Czech Pale Lager|4% ABV

Otava is our 10° Czech inspired pale lager. Brewed using traditional methods and ingredients to create a flavor profile reminiscent of the small lagers served in pubs throughout the Czech Republic. Otava is only our second Czech inspired beer we've brewed here at CW as our team has worked to best understand process and tradition before creating an example of a style to share with our guests. Otava exhibits soft and delicate honey like maltiness with firm but balanced classic saaz hop notes.

Rest In Peaches

Wild Ale with Peaches|6.6% ABV

Rest in Peaches is a blend of one and two year old mix fermentation barrel aged beers that were racked into stainless. This blend rested on Cheshire grown peaches from Drazen Orchards for four more months. The result is a beer that we're happy to share with you for our three year anniversary!

Peachy, tart, funk.

Slumbering Behemoth-Maple Bourbon

Maple Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout|10% ABV

Slumbering Behemoth, aged in maple bourbon barrels. 

Sticky Threads

American IPA|7% ABV

Sticky Threads IPA was brewed with Incognito Citra and blended with Cryo Amarillo.

Stratagem

American IPA|6.9% ABV

Stratagem is part of our ongoing exploration into what hoppy IPA's can be. Stratagem utilizes a new variety called Strata in the whirlpool and dry hop. Bright expressive berry notes with some really nice grapefruit alongside super dank qualities. 

Workhorse Pilsner

German Keller Pilsner|5% ABV

Workhorse Pilsner is forged from traditional German ingredients, unfiltered, and dry hopped with noble hops. Grassy lemon citric notes mingle with a clean German Malt flavor. Refined yet unfettered, aggressively hopped yet balanced. Brewed to be seriously drinkable.

Guest Brews

Etna Rosso

Red Wine|13.5% ABV

Fresh Blend

Hard Cider|5.8% ABV

This cider is a mix of last seasons pressing with this seasons fresh pressed juice added to it. It gives a nice balance of sweetness and crisp hard cider. All still from local Wallingford Orchards. Perfect refreshing fall drink.

Nestore Bosco Pecorino Colline Pescaresi

Pecorino|13% ABV

Grapes: 100% Pecorino

Tasting Notes: Straw yellow with smooth fruit and golden reflections. On the nose there are citrus notes and secondary floral scents. On the palate it is fresh and balanced with notes of citrus and slight honey hints. Dry, fresh and persistent wine.

Tmavé Pivo

Czech Dark Lager|4.5% ABV

Brewed with Von Traps Brewing at their brewery in VT, Tmavé Pivo is a Czech-style dark lager brewed with a traditional Czech yeast strain, floor malted barley malts, European hop varieties, was made using decoction mashing, and was lagered for an extended period of time.

Vallee de Pins

Rose|12.5% ABV

Grapes: Grenache noir, Syrah, Cinsault and Cabernet Sauvignon

Winery Tasting Notes: On the nose, there are red fruits like raspberries and strawberries come out with more exotic fruits like guava in the background. In the mouth the palate is fresh and clean, emphasizing ripe strawberries and perfectly balanced acidity.

Sodas

Birch Beer

Foxon Park

Foxon Park White Birch Beer is made with pure cane sugar and features sweet, creamy flavor with the minty kick that defines quality birch beer. Foxon Park White Birch Beer proves itself to be an exceptional soda of the highest degree from its rich start to its refreshing and clean wintergreen finish. 

Cream Soda

Foxon Park

The delicious creamy taste of Foxon Cream Soda will bring you back to the soda fountain of yesterday. There is nothing better on a hot summer day than a Foxon Cream Soda!

Diet Kola

Foxon Park

Made with all natural ingredients, Foxon Park Diet Kola will challenge any of the big guys. Stomach feeling uneasy? Have a glass of Foxon Park Kola! This 0 carb treat is sweetened with NutraSweet, so go ahead and indulge!

Gassosa

Foxon Park

The classic Italian Lemon-lime soda that has become our signature soda. It is crisp, refreshing and great on a hot summer day!

Grape Soda

Foxon Park

The delicious, bright, sweet taste of Foxon Grape Soda will bring you back to childhood and put a purple smile on your face.

Kola

Foxon Park

Made with all natural ingredients like real sugar, Foxon Park Kola will challenge any of the big guys. Stomach feeling uneasy? Have a glass of Foxon Park Kola!

Orange Soda

Foxon Park

Like a cool splash of sunshine in a bottle Foxon Park Orange Soda is perfect at an outdoor summer picnic, a day at the beach, or your favorite pizza place.

Root Beer

Foxon Park

An old-time favorite!

Seltzer

Foxon Park

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