Beers on Tap – September

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 body of a traditional Lager.  They can be cloudy or clear in appearance.  We like to call them “California Lagers” for short .

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    • Sunday Morning

      Blonde California Lager

      The easiest, most drinkable yet flavorful light beer you will find. This beer provides a better craft beer alternative for those that prefer standard American Lagers. The clean crisp lager finish truly serves as a canvas to bring out the 100% malted barley grain build and our unique “Common” flavor profile. 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

    • Jewel City

      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

    • The Smoking Redhead *Tapped Out*

      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

    • Loch Ness Maltster *Back on Tap*

      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

    • Black Sunrise

      Black California Lager

      Based on a German-style Schwarzbier but "Common-ized". This beer is black as night with a mildly roasted chocolate flavor and a nice clean finish that doesn’t overpower the palate.   Non-dark beer drinkers should give this one a chance. Prost! 5.4% ABV

    • Umami Black

      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 *Back on Tap*

      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

      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

    • Marooned at Sea

      Hibiscus Gose

      Our Gose is brewed with coriander and sea salt then steep with dried hibiscus flowers at the end to add extra tartness and create a vibrant maroon hue.  The result is a tart and sour ale with a refreshing citrus character. 4.8% 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