HARSENS ISLAND BEER


Harsens Island Brewery offers year round and seasonal products that will be distributed in kegs to local pubs, taverns and restaurants throughout Michigan. The taproom at the main production facility offers a large selection of styles including many which will not be distributed.

CIT

American Wheat Beer Brewed with Oranges

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Cit is a go-to beer when looking for a refreshing beverage. It is very drinkable and a favorite among beer drinkers.

Key Stats: 4.5% ABV, SRM=6, 21 IBUs
Aroma: Malty sweet aroma with a subtle orange nose (derived primarily from the zest).
Appearance: Yellowish orange in color with a slight haze characteristic of this style.
Flavor: Medium grainy wheat sweetness with moderate herbal and spicy hops flavor. Complemented with a subtle orange finish.
Mouthfeel: Light body and moderate carbonation.
Ingredients: Wheat and Pale 2-row, Acidulated and Carawheat and Honey malts. Wakatu hops. Orange peel and orange zest.
History: Old-fashioned Bavarian wheat beer was often dark. In the 1950s and 1960s, wheat beers did not have a youthful image, since most older people drank them for their health giving qualities. Recently, the lighter wheat styles have become more common.

The Hump

Helles Bock

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The Hump is an area in Lake St. Clair known to be a good spot to catch fish. It is defined by a gradual rise on the lake bottom.

Key Stats: 6.3% ABV, SRM=5, 26 IBUs
Aroma: Moderate malt aroma with a lightly toasted quality. Low noble hop aroma with a subtle spicy quality.
Appearance: Deep gold color. Creamy persistent head.
Flavor: The rich flavor of continental European pale malts dominates. Slightly spicy with a moderate hop bitterness.
Mouthfeel: Medium body. Medium carbonation.
Ingredients: Bohemian Pilsner, Munich and Carafoam malts. Saaz hops
History: A fairly recent development in comparison to the other members of the bock family.

Tashmoo Steamer

California Common

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The Tashmoo Steamer was a steamship which operated between 1900 and 1936, It brought folks from Detroit to Harsens Island for a relaxing time away from home. At least one great romance started aboard that ship.

Key Stats: 5.5% ABV, SRM=13, 32 IBUs
Aroma: Malty, rustic and woody.
Appearance: Medium amber to light copper color. Clear. Moderate off-white head with good retention
Flavor: Moderately malty with a mildly pronounced hop bitterness. The malt character is toasty and caramelly. Moderate hop flavor with hints of woody and rustic.
Mouthfeel: Medium body. Medium carbonation.
Ingredients: Pale 2-row, Vienna and Caramel 60L malts. Cascade and Northern Brewer hops
History: American West Coast original. Large shallow open fermenters (coolships) were traditionally used to compensate for the absence of refrigeration and to take advantage of the cool ambient temperatures in the San Francisco Bay area. It historically was fermented with a lager yeast, but one that was selected to thrive at the cool end of normal ale fermentation temperatures.

Stan The Man

Farmhouse Ale

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This beer is part of Harsens Island Brewery's Heritage Series. The letter on the label was recently found in Stan's belongings.

Key Stats: 6.0% ABV, SRM=4, 17 IBUs
Aroma: Malty with hints of banana and tartness.
Appearance: Golden yellow in color. Long-lasting ivory head. Slight haze. Effervescent.
Flavor: A soft malt character with a moderate alcohol presence. Moderate hop flavor and bitterness. Fairly balanced profile.
Mouthfeel: Medium body. High carbonation with an effervescent quality.
Ingredients: Pilsner, Munich and Acidulated malts. Fuggle hops. Belgian yeast.
History: A seasonal summer style produced in Wallonia, the French-speaking part of Belgium. Originally brewed at the end of the cool season to last through the warmer months before refrigeration was common. It had to be sturdy enough to last for months but not too strong to be quenching and refreshing in the summer.

MILO'S World Famous IPA

IPA

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The idea for this beer originated with a brew day equipment malfunction that necessitated use of a grill to finish the batch. It is part of our Heritage Series.

Key Stats: 5.9% ABV, SRM=16, 41 IBUs
Aroma: Great hop aroma resulting from dry hopped Chinook. Also of note is a low to moderate smoked cherrywood malty presence.
Appearance: Brown and slightly cloudy (smoky) with a persistent white head.
Flavor: Moderate to high hop flavor with low to moderate bitterness. Well balanced by IPA standards with sufficient malt flavor, body and complexity. Slight smoke flavor is noted.
Mouthfeel: Creamy, medium body and warming with a satisfying hop bitterness finish.
Ingredients: Pale 2-row, Munich, Smoked Cherrywood, and De-bittered black malts. Flaked Oats. Cascade, Nugget and Chinook hops.
History: Brewed to survive the voyage from England to India. The temperature extremes and rolling of the seas resulted in a highly attenuated beer upon arrival. English pale ales were derived from India Pale Ales . The style has now gone full circle with many breweries in Europe duplicating American-style IPAs.