Beers on Tap – May

Brewyard Beer Co. is a micro-brewery in Glendale, California specializing in a “California” Lagers. The only officially recognized beer of this hybrid style is the California Common (A.K.A Steam Beer).

What is a “California” or “Common” Lager?: It’s a beer that is fermented with lager yeast at higher ale-like temperatures for shorter periods of time and completely skips the lagering process.  This brewing technique allows for a flavor profile similar to an ale but still retains a lighter finish of a traditional Lager.  They can be both cloudy or clear in appearance.  We like to call them “California Lagers” for short .

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    • Sparkling Joy *Tapped Out*

      The California Lager

      2019 Silver Medal - Los Angeles International Commercial Beer Competition

      Similar to a German style Pilsner.  Crushable but with more flavor than your typical light lager. The clean crisp body brings out the light agave nectar finish.  5.0% ABV

    • Morning Joe *Back on Tap*

      Blonde California Lager w/ Ethiopia Yirgacheffe Coffee

      This delicious Blonde Coffee beer is built on top of a clean crisp lager finish which allows the beautifully rich Ethiopia Yirgacheffe coffee aroma and flavor to really stand front and center. 5.5% ABV

    • Cali-Pino *Back on Tap*

      Blonde California Lager w/ Calamansi Lime

      A deliciously light beer with the addition of freshly picked Calamansi Lime during secondary fermentation.   The tart and citrus Calamansi fruit gives the clean crisp lager body a very refreshing finish. 5.2% ABV

    • Imposter Syndrome

      Hoppy California Lager

      A cross between a n IPL and an IPA. Although still flavorful, the subtleties of three types of hops (Chinook, Cascade & Columbus) shine through because of the lighter and more drinkable Common lager base. It’s a new hybrid beer style of its own that any hophead will enjoy. 5.9% ABV

    • Motueka Island

      Double Dry Hopped Hazy Lager

      Are you hazy crazy? Looking for something juicy, refreshing but lighter than a NE IPA? This beer is what happens when a NE Hazy IPA and a light California Lager have a baby.   It has a strong tropical fruity, bubble gum hop profile using New Zealand Motueka Hops. Cloudy, super refreshing with a nice crisp finish.  6.0% ABV

    • Jewel City *Back on Tap*

      California Common

      2017 Gold Medal - CA State Fair Commercial Beer Competition
      2017 Silver Medal - SD International Commercial Beer Competition
      2018 Bronze Medal CA State Fair Commercial Beer Competition
      2019 Silver Medal - Los Angeles International Commercial Beer Competition

      A uniquely Californian beer style that was created out of necessity (due to lack of proper refrigeration) in the 1850’s during the California Gold Rush. Deep amber in color, hints of toast and caramel maltiness with an assertive earthy hoppy bitterness. Definitely one for you amber beer lovers! This is our very first Award Winning Beer and the inspiration for our entire line-up of Commons!!! 5.8%ABV

    • Loch Ness Maltster

      Scottish Lager

      Inspired by the Scottish Ale, this beer traditionally goes through a long boil in the kettle for a caramelization of the wort. This produces a deep copper to brown colored brew. Scottish Lagers have a beautifully pronounced honey and caramel malt flavor.  5.0%ABV

    • The Smoking Redhead

      Smoked Irish Red Lager

      2019 Bronze Medal - Los Angeles International Commercial Beer Competition

      Lightly smoked with beachwood smoked barley, this well-rounded Irish Red has a pleasantly toasted malt character. The lighter lager finish allows all these flavors to take front stage while still providing for a more drinkable beer. 6.1% ABV

    • Umami Black *Back on Tap*

      Black California Lager w/ Kombu

      Black as night with a mildly roasted, coffee, chocolate malt flavor and a nice clean finish that doesn’t overpower the palate. The addition of Kombu (Japanese seaweed) injects a natural glutamate in the beer that makes it more savory that any other beer on the market. 5.4% ABV

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    • Love Affair Witbier

      Belgian Wit w/ Orange Peels

      Light Belgian style ale, slightly cloudy in appearance due to a high level of wheat and rolled oats used in the mash.  Spiced with coriander and orange peels to give it a nice crisp citrus finish.  5.4% ABV

    • Tropico

      Belgian Saison w/ Passion Fruit

      2019 Silver Medal - Los Angeles International Commercial Beer Competition

      A nice balance of light spice and tropical fruit notes from Belgian yeast and the addition of passion fruit during fermentation. This beer originated from one of our first homebrew recipes. 6.9% ABV

    • Anniversary Bourbon Barrel Aged Cat’z Pajamas

      Bourbon Barrel Aged Belgian Quad

      Aged for 8 months in Woodford Reserve Bourbon barrels, A Bourbon rich malty beer with a spicy and mild alcoholic characteristics. Slight dark fruit aromas and flavors complemented by light hop bitterness and no lingering hop flavors.
      11.1% ABV

    • Cat'z Pajamas *Back on Tap*

      Belgian Dubbel

      A rich malty Belgian Ale with spicy and mild alcoholic characteristics. Slight dark fruit aromas and flavors complemented by light hop bitterness but no lingering hop flavors.  9.0% ABV

    • Wheat A Minute *Back on Tap*

      Hefeweizen w/ Coconut

      A South German style Wheat beer (weissbier) that uses yeast which produces unique flavors of light banana and cloves with a dry tart edge. Unlike most Hefes, this beer has been brewed with coconut shaving adding a very subtle but refreshing coconut finish.  5.2% ABV

    • Hef YOU!!!

      Hoppy Hefeweizen

      A South German style Wheat beer (weissbier) that uses yeast which produces unique flavors of light banana and cloves with a dry tart edge. Unlike most Hefes, this beer has a strong but balanced tropical fruity hop bitterness using heavy amounts of New Zealand Motueka and Pacifica hops.  5.2% ABV

    • Uptown Dunk

      Dunkelweizen

      2018 Bronze Medal - CA State Fair Commercial Beer Competition

      German style Dunkelweizen that pours a hazy amber with traditional weizen notes of clove and banana balanced by the addition of Rye and dark malts giving this drinkable ale nice hints of toast, chocolate, and spice. 5.3% ABV