With so many craft beer styles and breweries to choose from, it is easy to become overwhelmed with such a huge selection. To help make the decision a little easier, we have created a summary of the microbrews in each of our beer gift baskets.

 **This list does not include all of the beer available. For our most current offerings, visit the Build Your Own Beer Basket page and view all available beers in the drop-down menu.**

ALES

Ales are typically known for their sweet, full-bodied and often fruity characteristics. The Ale-style can be broken down into several sub-categories including: Amber, Brown, Blonde, Pale, Strong, Wheat and IPAs just to name a few. IPAs are the most popular types of ale and are listed in their own category below.

 


 

Bell’s Brewery – Oberon Ale (Michigan)

Oberon is a wheat ale fermented with our signature house ale yeast, mixing a spicy hop character with mildly fruity aromas. The addition of wheat malt lends a smooth mouthfeel, making it a classic summer beer. Made with only 4 ingredients, and without the use of any spices or fruit, Oberon is the color and scent of sunny afternoon. (Brewers Description)

Alcohol By Volume: 5.80%

Blue MoonBlue Moon Brewing Company - Belgian White (Colorado)
This Belgian Style Wheat Ale is brewed with 2 different types of orange peels offering a balance of sweet and tart flavors. Top with an orange slice for the ultimate citrus flavor.

Alcohol by Volume (ABV):  5.4%




 Dogfish Head Indian Brown AleDogfish Head Brewery - Indian Brown Ale (Delaware)
This 5 star brew is actually a hybrid cross between a Scotch Ale, an IPA and an American Brown.Your nose will love the aromas of roasted malts, chocolate, caramel, rich toffee and a slight Hoppiness!  Your taste buds will swim in the flavors of dark fruit, toffee, hints of spices and herbs blending together to create the full bodied roasted malt flavor that is this excellent brew.

Alcohol by Volume (ABV): 7.2%


 Elysian Space Dust IPA

Elysian Brewing – Space Dust IPA (Washington)
If space dust is made of hops, this may be real space dust.  This has a lot in common with traditional Indian Pale Ale brewed from pale malt.  It pours a golden color and has the scent of tropic fruit, lemon and pine.  The aftertaste is like biscuit and jam made with pulpy orange.  Overall this is one of the most hoppy bears on the list, slightly bitter but that touch of citrus still makes it a classic IPA.

 


Funky Buddha FloridianFunky Buddha Brewery - Floridian Hefeweizen (Florida)
Brewed in Boca Raton, FL, this German style wheat beer is very flavorful while light on the palate. Notes of Bananas, cloves and citrus are perfectly blended with light malts offering a refreshing, light flavor.

Alcohol by Volume (ABV): 5.2%




Kentucy Bourbon Barrel Aged Ale

Lexington Brewing Company – Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale (Kentucky)

This ale definitely hits you with the bourbon aroma, it's very pleasant, and you'll get the flavor of the bourbon as well. It has a pretty high alcohol content so the mouthfeel is a bit sharp, but it's quite nice if you like a full bodied beer.  In addition to the bourbon you will notice smooth vanilla and an almost-sweet oak flavor.


 

Magic Hat #9Magic Hat Brewing Company - #9 Not Quite Pale Ale (Vermont)
This pale ale is hard to describe as it stands out from other pale ales. It is considered a fruit beer with apricot flavor and a mild, not too hoppy finish. This brew is definitely a favorite for those who don’t want to be over-powered by hops, but want a subtle hint of fruit flavor.

Alcohol by Volume (ABV): 5.5%

 







 

 

 

 


Rogue Hazlenut Brown Nectar

Rogue Brewing – Hazelnut Brown Nectar Ale (Oregon)

Roque’s Hazelnut Brown Nectar is dark brown in color and you can catch the aroma of hazelnut when you go in for a sip.  The fruit and nut flavor comes right through and if you like truly flavorful ale you’ll enjoy this one. 

Alcohol by Volume (ABV): 5.6%




Rogue Dead Guy AleRogue - Dead Guy Ale (Oregon)
This mixed style brew combines a German Maibock and a Helles Bock for a very nice beer. The aromas are floral hops, citrus rind and a slight malt sweetness.  The body is full with a medium flavor blend of malt, toffee and slight notes of herbs and spices to round out each sip.

Alcohol by Volume (ABV): 6.6%




 Sam Adams Cherry WheatSam Adams - Cherry Wheat (Massachusetts)
This cherry wheat has very nice aromas are a slight tart, slightly sour cherry scent from the Michigan cherries used while brewing. The flavors match, but you also get a nice malt cereal note to calm it down and mellow out the tartness. If George Washington knew you could brew like this with cherries, he might not have cut that tree down!

Alcohol by Volume (ABV): 5.3%


 Sea Dog Brewery – Blueberry Wheat Ale

Sea Dog Brewery – Blueberry Wheat Ale (Maine)

The blueberry in the name is right on, so if you aren’t a berry fan, you may want to pass on this one.  If you feel adventurous, enjoy berries, or love blueberry pie, by all means it’s time to try this.  The blueberry aroma is more there than the fruit taste, but it sticks with you.  A biscuit-like flavor comes through and the finish is sweet and almost like a tart candy. 

Alcohol by Volume (ABV): 4.7%

 

 

 

 

 


IPAs

Indian Pale Ale’s are often referred to as IPAs and are known for their bold, hop characters. Within the category of IPAs, it can be broken down further to styles such as Double IPAs and Imperial IPAs both with a higher alcohol content then traditional IPAs. Session IPAs are typically lower in alcohol content, allowing for a full day’s worth of drinking without feeling the effects of a brew with a much higher ABV.
 

Anderson Valley Hop Ottin IPAAnderson Valley Brewing Company - Hop Ottin’ IPA (California)
This well balanced IPA from Anderson Valley is excellent. The aromas are malty molasses notes that are balanced with piney citrus scents. This “dance in the nose” leads to a “party in the mouth” as the flavors of malty sweetness swirl with the medium citrusy bitterness of the hops, creating a very well- balanced, full-bodied brew. The 7% ABV brings the silky warmth in every sip!

Alcohol by Volume (ABV): 7%

 

Ballast Point Grapefruit SculpinBallast Point Brewing - Sculpin Grapefruit IPA (California)
The Sculpin IPA's are American-style India pale ales and the brewer lays claim to some flavored ales that pack "a bit of a sting, just like a Sculpin fish." Grapefruit Sculpin has a genuine grapefruit flavor with the lightly bitter and tangy tastes you'd expect along with crisp apricot, peach, mango and lemon. It's a full flavored IPA with a citrus bang that demands your attention.

Alcohol by Volume (ABV): 7.0%

 

Ballast Point Sculpin IPABallast Point Brewing Company - Sculpin IPA (California)
An American IPA with apricot, peach, mango and lemon aromas with strong hop character. This IPA is rated at the top of its class according to Rate Beer and Beer Advocate.

Alcohol by Volume (ABV): 7%


 

   Bear Republic Racer 5 IPABear Republic - Racer 5 IPA (California)

A 5-star Brew from Bear Republic! IPA lovers will love this brew, as each sip gives the floral citrus flavors of fresh hops. The sweet malts give a nice backbone of balance to round out the flavor experience This full bodied Brew has character that lingers until the next delicious sip.

ABV: 7%

 

Bells Two Hearted AleBell's Brewery - Two Hearted Ale (Michigan)
This Michigan favorite has delicate hoppy aromas of citrus, orange peel and light lemon. You can also smell the mellow sweetness of malt. As you take your first sip, you get a very nice floral citrus flavor that’s balanced nicely with the sweetness of the malt’s toffee-like character. This creates a perfect blend of sweet and bitter that gives you a full-bodied, lingering flavor.

Alcohol by Volume (ABV): 7%


 Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPADogfish Head Brewery - 60 Minute IPA (Delaware)
60 Minute IPA is continuously hopped -- more than 60 hop additions over a 60-minute boil. 60 Minute is brewed with a slew of great Northwest hops. A powerful but balanced East Coast IPA with a lot of citrusy hop character; it's the session beer for hardcore enthusiasts!

Alcohol by Volume (ABV): 6%








 Florida Beer Company Swamp Ape IPAFlorida Beer Company - Swamp Ape DIPA (Florida)
Brewed in Melbourne, FL, this Double IPA has a combination of orange peel, pineapple and other citrus notes combined with sweet caramel notes for an overall refreshing, fruity flavor.

Alcohol by Volume (ABV): 10%




 



Funky Buddha Hop Gun IPAFunky Buddha Brewery - Hop Gun IPA (Florida)
A must have for hop lovers looking for a Florida favorite. The American hops in the IPA are bursting with flavors of grapefruit and pineapple. The smooth caramel malts create a perfectly balanced brew.

Alcohol by Volume (ABV): 7%




Goose Island IPAGoose Island - Goose IPA (Illinois)
An English India Pale Ale and winner of the Great American Beer Festival Gold Medal in 2012. Hazy golden-amber color. Shows a great balance of malt and hops. Herbal, grassy, citrusy hop notes meet toasted malt on the nose. Sweet malty flavors appear along with citrus hops up front followed by an assertive bitterness.

Alcohol by Volume (ABV): 5%

  

New Belgium Citradelic IPANew Belgium Brewing Company - Citradelic Tangerine IPA (Colorado)
This American IPA is full of citrus flavor. Citra hops and tangerine peel offer a fruity flavor. A touch of malty sweetness makes this IPA a year round favorite from New Belgium

Alcohol by Volume (ABV): 6.0%



 

New Belgium Brewing – VooDoo Ranger Imperial IPA (Colorado)VooDoo Ranger
The Voodoo Ranger series of beers are really easy to drink and they make a great interesting beer to bring to a good party.  There’s a clear golden body with champagne-like bubbles and a medium cream-colored head.  This one is a bit heavy on the pine notes for some, but the malty caramel and fruit follows up well.  Rich and fresh mouthfeel combined with an intense resin and fruit flavor will be enjoyable for those trying new things.

 

 

 

Sam Adams Rebel IPASam Adams - Rebel IPA (Massachusetts)
An American IPA brewed with a variety of West Coast hops. The fruity flavors of grapefruit and citrus combined with subtle pine notes make this a refreshing and favorite IPA of hop lovers.

Alcohol by Volume (ABV): 6.5%





Saugatuck Backyard IPASaugatuck Brewing Company – Backyard IPA (Michigan)
A light-bodied session IPA with a hoppy burst of flavor. Floral, Citrus and Resin flavors with light touches of malt make this brew the perfect session IPA for hanging out in the backyard.

Alcohol by Volume (ABV): 4.5%




 

 Stone IPAStone Brewing Company - IPA (California)
IPA by Stone is rated in the top of its class. This American IPA is known for its huge hop aroma and taste. The malts are noticeable yet the dry hops leave the palate with a crisp, hoppy flavor.

Alcohol by Volume (ABV): 6.9%

 

Stone RuinationStone Brewing Company - Ruination Double IPA 2.0
This Double IPA pours a hazy, honey-straw color into your glass, as it builds a medium to thick, creamy-white head. You get nice floral hop aromas from this, such as pineapple and orange. You also get a slight pininess that’s mellowed out by the malt’s sweetness. The flavors are beautiful citrus notes across the palette with a nice, semi-sweet malt balance.

Alcohol by Volume (ABV): 8.5%

 

 
Sweetwater Goin Coastal IPA

 

SweetWater Brewing – Goin’ Coastal IPA (Georgia)
This is a very citrusy IPA, especially strong on the pineapple.  The flavor comes through quickly and the finish is fast.  It has a pretty golden-bronze color from all the types of citrus and zest.  The aftertaste is malty and some drinkers detect just a touch of resin flavor.

 

   

Thomas Creek Up the Creek Extreme Ale

Thomas Creek – Up The Creek Extreme IPA (South Carolina)

Pours a deep brown, almost black and has a big head with a light tan color.  It smells sugary right away but then you get the aromas of pine and grass.  The flavor is also candy-like along with pears, apples and malt.  It's unusual sweet for a typical IPA but it's a good ale.  Just a little bitterness comes through to balance it out and there's a little very dark chocolate at the finish.  If you enjoy sweetness in your ale, you'll like this.

 

Victory Dirt WolfVictory Brewing Company - Dirt Wolf Double IPA (Pennsylvania)
This excellent Double IPA pours a clear honey into your glass, as it builds a medium creamy-white head. It’s also brewed with whole hop flowers, which give huge floral aromas that are sticky- sweet notes of grapefruit, and lemon citrus, with a slight cattiness. The mouthfeel of this brew is silky smooth, as you get a rich maltiness that dances perfectly with notes of lemon zest and red grapefruit.

Alcohol by Volume (ABV): 8.7%



LAGERS

Lagers are known for a more light and crisp flavor opposed to the bold, fruity characteristics of an ale. Some of the most well-known domestic beers are lagers including Yuengling, Sam Adams, Bud Light and Coors Light.


 Sam Adams Boston LagerSamuel Adams - Boston Lager (Massachusetts)
This is the one that started it all for Boston Beer Company’s worldwide success! It pours a billowy, thick white head that gives off beautiful aromas of sweet, roasted malts, with a slight citrus tang from the hops. This full bodied medium hopped Vienna Lager has a great crisp flavor that is perfectly balanced.

Alcohol by Volume (ABV): 4.9%    

 




 

 

 

 




Yuengling

 

Yuengling - Traditional Lager (Pennsylvania)
An American Pale Lager from the oldest Brewery in America! The aromas are of medium roasted caramel malts and cereal. It’s also brewed with 2 different hops to balance out the malt sweetness, for a nice crisp flavor, sip after sip!

Alcohol by Volume (ABV): 4.4%



PORTER & STOUTS

Porters and Stouts are both characterized by their roasted flavor. Hints of chocolates and coffee can highlight this style as well oatmeal and milk flavors offering a more rich and creamy drinking experience.

 

Anderson Valley Barney Flats

 

 

Anderson Valley Brewing – Barney Flats Oatmeal Stout (California)
This is a classic creamy beer that is a great example of what an oatmeal stout can be.  It’s really best paired with a meal and with each drink you’ll get a roasty smooth taste and a grainy finish.  It’s got notes that are almost coffee-like but leave you wanting another swallow to see what you get each time.  It goes very well with a nice meat pie or any steak and potatoes kind of dinner.  

 

 
Coppertail Night SwimCoppertail Brewing Company - Night Swim Robust Porter (Florida)
Brewed unfiltered in Tampa, Florida, this porter has a rich, roasted flavor with hints of chocolate.

Alcohol by Volume (ABV): 6.2%

 

 

 

 



GuinnessGuinness Draught (Ireland)
An original Irish Stout that sets the guideline to sessionable dry stouts! On the nose, you will get subtle notes of coffee and hints of bitter dark chocolate. These aromas come from the roasted malts and barley used in this smooth brew. If you like excellent dry Stouts, get the original!

Alcohol by Volume (ABV): 4.2%

 



Left Hand Milk StoutLeft Hand Brewing Company - Milk Stout (Colorado)
A delicious stout with aromas of luscious milk chocolate, vanilla and a slight coffee. The flavors match the aromas perfectly, showcasing the savory notes that roasting malts can bring to the awaiting palette.

Alcohol by Volume (ABV): 6%

 

 

 

 Sam Adams Cream StoutSam Adams – Cream Stout (Massachusetts)
Often referred to as the Cappuccino of beers, Sam Adams Cream Stout is rich and creamy. The full roasted flavor, subtle sweetness and smooth finish make this brew a favorite among stout lovers.

Alcohol by Volume (ABV): 4.9%



 

Saugatuck Blueberry Maple StoutSaugatuck Brewing Company – Blueberry Maple Stout (Michigan)
A sweet milk stout with a unique twist – the brew tastes just like blueberry pancakes topped with maple syrup!

Alcohol by Volume (ABV): 4.9%






Saugatuck Neapolitan Milk Stout Saugatuck Brewing - Neapolitan Milk Stout (Michigan)

A delicious milk stout brewed with flavors of Neapolitan Ice Cream. Nostalgic flavors of chocolate, vanilla and strawberry in one glass offers a unique, delicious drinking experience for stout lovers.


Alcohol by Volume (ABV): 6%


   

Weyerbacher TinyWeyerbacher - Tiny (Pennsylvania)
A rich stout with layers and layers of flavor starting with a cocoa to match the super-dark color, high malt, sweet molasses and an earthy richness. A creamy-smooth mouthfeel as thick as a cup of cappuccino and a lightly burnt bitter aftertaste.

Alcohol by Volume (ABV): 11.8%

 


Youngs Double Chocolate StoutYoung’s - Double Chocolate Stout (England)
A chocolate twist on Young’s award winning dark beer. Chocolate and malts are added to create an indulgent, but not overly sweet experience.

Alcohol by Volume (ABV) 5.2%

 



 

SEASONAL

 

Throughout the year, breweries create seasonal releases that characterize the flavors of the season. Winter flavors are bold and dark, whereas summer brews are fruitier and refreshing. Oktoberfest and Pumpkin microbrews are released during the fall, followed by Holiday spiced flavors in late November- December.

Summer

Anderson Valley Summer Solstice
Anderson Valley - Summer Solstice (California)

This copper-colored ale is smooth, malty, and lightly sweet, with a hint of spice for a velvety, quite drinkable flavor. This is a silky, creamy dream is perfect as a warm weather beer.

 

 

Leinenkugels Summer Shandy
Leinenkugels - Summer Shandy (Wisconsin)

GABF Silver Medal 2012. Carefully brewed using the finest malted wheat with just a touch of real Wisconsin honey, this beer is then mixed with lemonade flavor to create a crisp, refreshing taste that's perfect for the long hot days of summer.

 

 

Sam Adams Summer Ale
Sam Adams - Summer Ale (Massachusetts)
Samuel Adams Summer Ale has a tangy and refreshing flavor. It is brewed using malted wheat, lemon zest, and a rare African pepper that creates body and crisp, spicy flavors. It's a thirst quenching, clean finishing beer that is perfect for the summer.

 

 

Shipyard Summer Ale
Shipyard Brewing - Summer Ale (Maine)
Shipyard Summer Ale is a traditional American wheat beer. With an inviting golden color, mellow malted wheat flavor and less hoppy hops characteristcs, it’s sure to please those looking for a clean and cool taste sensation for those long hot summer days.

 





 

 

SPECIALTY

It is hard to categorize every style of beer with the craft beer boom on the rise. This category includes a mixture of styles hard to place in the standard categories of ales, lagers, stouts, etc. Belgian brews highlight the list, along with Ciders and unique flavors such as Chili Beer.

 

 

Angry Orchard Crisp Apple CiderAngry Orchard - Crisp Apple Cider (Ohio)
A very refreshing cider with a crisp, yet sweet apple flavor. Very easy to drink…and drink…and drink…

Alcohol by Volume (ABV):  5%






Coppertail Unholy TrippelCoppertail Brewing – Unholy Trippel (Florida)
Brewed in Tampa, FL, this Trippel pours a hazy amber in the glass and finishes with a medium, creamy-white head. The aromas and flavors are Floridian-Belgian or “FloriBel”, as you experience sweet, tropical citrus such as, Orange, Pineapple and Slight Lemon along with the Belgian signature spice, Coriander, making this Trippel, an excellent, full-bodied Brew.

Alcohol by Volume (ABV): 9%

 

Crispin Blackberry Pear CiderCrispin Cider Company - Blackberry Pear Cider (California)
100% Pear Juice with flavors of blackberry and pear. A must try if you are looking for a cider to compliment your beer basket.

Alcohol by Volume (ABV): 5%






Delirium TremensDelirium Tremens -  Belgian Ale (Belgium)
Delirium Tremens is a Belgian Strong Pale Ale brewed in Belgium. It has a light hop flavor mixed with a surprisingly malty flavor. Its big body leaves a rich mouth feel for a long, sweet aftertaste. In 1997 Delirium Tremens was nominated as the "Best Beer in the World". It also received a gold medal during the World Beer Championships in 1998 which confirmed its worldwide recognition.

Alcohol by Volume (ABV): 8.5%

 

 Saison DupontSaison Dupont Belgian Farmhouse Ale (Belgium)

A Saison / Farmhouse Ale that is beautifully balanced and complex with a refreshing fruitiness and long, dry finish. It is bottled unfiltered so it may be cloudy or have a slight sediment, but this is normal and perfectly natural.

Alcohol by Volume (ABV): 6.5%

 

 

St. Bernardus ABT 12St. Bernardus - Abt 12 Belgian Abbey Ale
St. Bernardus Abt 12 is an ale brewed in the classic ’Quadrupel’ style of Belgium’s best Abbey Ales. It has a fruity aroma, full of complex flavors and excels because of its long bittersweet finish with a hoppy bite. Worldwide, this brew is seen as one of the best beers in the world. It’s a very balanced beer with a full-bodied taste and a perfect equilibrium between malty, bitter, and sweet.

Alcohol by Volume (ABV): 10%

 

 

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