Beers on Tap – February

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.  We like to call them “California Lagers” or “Ale’d 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

    • 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

    • Cloud Watcher

      Hazy Lager

      This California Lager has strong tropical fruity hop bitterness using New Zealand Motueka, Huell Melon and Citra Hops. Citrus Hoppy and super refreshing with a nice crisp finish. The perfect union between a NE IPA and a crisp California Lager for the hot Los Angeles climate.  6.2% ABV

    • Jewel City Common

      California Common

      Gold Medal - CA State Fair Commercial Beer Competition / Silver Medal - SD 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

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    • The Smoking Redhead

      Smoked Irish Red Lager

      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

    • 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

    • 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

      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

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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

      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

    • Wheat A Minute

      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

    • Mahogany

      Weizenbock brewed w/ Mahogany 

      A more powerful version of our Dunkelweizen, with a pronounced estery alcohol character.  Brewed with mahogany wood you will pick up some wonderful mahogany wood aroma, spiciness and bolder more complex malt characters of dark fruits.  Brown and murky (from the yeast), darker and chocolatier than normal due to the heavy handed addition of Chocolate malt. 8.0% ABV