ABOUT THE BEERS

Gilded Skull small-batch barrel-aged farmhouse and Franco-Belgian inspired ales are crafted using traditional ingredients and brewing / blending methods. Our ales are built upon a foundational philosophy of drinkability and balanced acidity; leveraging our house-kept mixed cultures, rustic grains, continental hops, locally sourced fruits and careful aging to that end. We strive to create world-class farmhouse beer and to do so with the utmost attention to process, patience and a reverential nod to the past.  
 
Hoppy ales, refreshing lagers and other ales also have their place in our brewing philosophy, though we tend to be less concerned with style guidelines when we approach designing these beers and focus more on simple drinkability, flavor and approachability. Likely to no surprise, our farmhouse sensibilities will often show up in these styles.
 
Regardless of the “style”, we want you to love and enjoy our beers as much as we love and enjoy them.
Gilded Empire

Gilded Empire is a rustic, yet uniquely contemporary New England IPA crafted around robust heritage barley and copious amounts of spelt and oats. A thoughtful pairing of Citra, Cashmere and Lotus hops yield a beautifully aromatic, hazy and soft ale with intense flavors of grapefruit, lime, pineapple, apricot, papaya, vanilla and tangerine creamsicle.

Details

Alc. 7.2%
16 oz serving

Water Snakes

We want to tell you Water Snakes is just a soft, little, hazy IPA... but we’d be lying. This New England Double IPA is certainly as soft and opaque as the night is long, but in no respect is it little. In fact, this ale strikes with big, aromatic tropical fruits and citrus juices, due to the huge additions of Citra, Azacca, Motueka and Idaho 7 hops. The haze belies what lives within. Venomous to the core and ever ready... our Water Snakes wait for you.

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Alc. 8.0%
16 oz serving

Light of My Eyes

Light of My Eyes is a hazy double IPA that was designed to complement our crisp New England autumn. We hopped Light of My Eyes exclusively with Mosaic and Citra for a treat that’s hefty, smooth, creamy and decadent. Look for fresh citrus, stone fruit, cream, vanilla, a touch of sweetness and just enough bitterness to tie it all together.

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Alc. 8.0%
16 oz serving

Savage Weapons

The sole goal of this Pre-prohibition Style Lager is simply to pay homage to a time when lager was more thoughtful and more robustly flavorful. It was built around a historically accurate ratio of 6-row barley and raw blue corn. The resulting wort was bittered with noble hops and fermented slowly with an American lager yeast before undergoing a full 6 week cold-conditioning period. Capturing natural carbon dioxide from fermentation contributes to a higher level of carbonation. Look for a subtle American lager fruitiness, an assertive hop presence and a smooth mouthfeel from the rustic 6-row barley. Krispy, snappy and massively crushable.

We recommend giving this beer a hard pour and serving at 38 - 40 F.

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Alc. 4.8%
16 oz serving

March of the Gilded Horde

March of the Gilded Horde is our New England-style IPA homage to the epic heavy metal we have such a love for. We generously hopped this substantial IPA in both the whirlpool and dry hop, which produces delicious citrus and tropical fruit aromatics and flavors. March of the Gilded Horde is both bright and formidably dominating. A perfect beverage to enjoy with your horde.

Lotus, Nelson Sauvin and just a touch of Sabro and Cryo Pop. This beer is a mellow drinker with tropical fruits and a smooth and creamy mouthfeel.

Details

Alc. 7.2%
16 oz serving