Here at Queen City Brewery, we have a couple of new classic European styles nearly ready for release. These will be available on tap at the brewery (with growlers and bumpers to go) and in 22 oz. “bombers” at QCB and your favorite Vermont craft beer stores. Look for both styles later this month.
Queen City’s new strong Scotch ale.
Gregarious: Unabashedly malty and rich, Queen City’s Scotch ale is made from the finest Scottish malts. Kettle caramelization of the malt sugars combined with cool fermentation temperatures produces a smooth, full-bodied strong ale. (ABV 7.5% IBU 26)
The flavor and strength of a foreign extra stout with the creamy texture of oatmeal stout – we think you will like it!
Barge Canal Oatmeal Extra Stout: Made from Scottish and English malts with a generous proportion of oats and flaked barley, Queen City’s Extra Stout is silky-smooth and rich, with a coffee-like roastiness, hints of toffee and dark fruit, and a warming alcohol finish. (ABV 6.8% IBU 24)
And to top things off, our annual Oktoberfest lager will be released in mid-September. It’s just delicious…and it too will be available in 22 oz. bottles.
Last year’s batch didn’t last long, so we brewed twice as much this year.
Queen City Oktoberfest: Full-bodied, yet refreshing, Queen City Oktoberfest is a traditional German Märzen-style lager, with a complex, toasty malt profile. (5.5% abv, 30 IBU)
Back in 1990 or so, a six-episode series called “The Beer Hunter” was broadcast on the Discovery Channel. In one episode, author Michael Jackson visited what was then the only steinbier-producing brewery in the world, Rauchenfels Brewery in Franconia (see the 17:09 mark of this link).
Just a few years later, we began to recreate this unique beer in small batches (20-50 gallons). Here’s our old friend Rich Evans (aka the Monk of Underhill) dunking some hot rocks back in ’98 during our fifth or sixth Steinbier brew session.
The Monk of Underhill knows how to handle those hot rocks!
Now, at Queen City Brewery, we hope to bring our Steinbier to you in a somewhat regular way, perhaps 3-4 times each year. We are pleased to note that the latest batch is ready, and it is delicious! Please join us this weekend for a taste, a pint, or a growler to go. It will go quickly, and the next batch won’t be available until October or November.
We just celebrated our first anniversary here at Queen City Brewery, and our second year is off to a great start. This week, we received our Vermont first-class liquor license which allows us to serve full glasses of our beer in the brewery’s tasting room. So every night is Pint Night here at QCB!
A beautiful cake made by our own Sara and Sue.
So come on down to 703-B Pine for a pint of Queen City. Or look for us in your favorite restaurant or tavern. QCB is sold throughout Vermont and in the greater Boston area.
Ready for Summer? We certainly are here at QCB. Our new summer offering is ready and we would like to serve it at its freshest. So stop by the brewery this weekend and sample our new German hefeweizen. We believe that our traditional brewing methods and use of the finest German malt, wheat, hops, and yeast (the latter from the world’s oldest brewery) allow us to create a truly authentic version of this classic style.
World-Class Beer Without the Jet Lag.
Queen City Hefeweizen: Queen City’s unfiltered wheat beer, produced exclusively from German malt, wheat, and hops, is complex and refreshing. The large percentage of wheat provides a pleasant creaminess and long-lasting head, while our distinctive yeast produces subtle banana- and clove-like notes in both the aroma and flavor, which perfectly balance the bready character of the malt. (ABV 5.8% IBU 23)
Join us in the Queen City Brewery tasting room this weekend for a full pour of traditional European-style craft beer. We are open Friday from 2 to 9 PM, Saturday from noon to 7 PM, and Sunday from 1 to 5 PM. Nine beer styles on tap! Pints and 4-beer sample flights will be available.
Our 9 beers presently on tap at QCB.
We won’t be serving pints this Thursday, but our four-beer sample flights go great with Mexican food provided by the Taco Truck All-Stars, our regular Thursday food truck.
On Thursdays, we are joined by the Taco Truck All Stars. Delicious Mexican dishes right at the brewery!
Join us at the Brewery on April 17th to celebrate Spring with a tasty glass of MaiBock. This limited seasonal offering, produced exclusively from German malt and hops, displays a smooth drinkability that belies its relatively high alcohol content. With a complex malty profile, this deep golden Alpine-style lager is substantial and satisfying. Doors open at 2PM.
We are excited to announce that several of our beers are now available in the Greater Boston area. Through an agreement with Craft Collective (getcraft.co), a Massachusetts distributor, restaurants and craft beer bars in and around Boston will soon have Landlady ESB, Yorkshire Porter, and Argument IPA on tap (with more to come). Adam from Craft Collective picked up the first shipment today!
Craft Collective is here! “Better Beer for the People.”
Adam and Maarten get the first QCB shipment ready for loading.
The start of a great partnership!