Research & Development


Craft beer is continuing to evolve, and as brewers we’re constantly searching for the next BIG thing! The KR&D Series allows employees from all areas of the company the opportunity to pitch ideas for new, inventive releases to tantalize your taste buds! We can’t wait for you to try these delicious, draught-only experiments!



Experimental IPA

ABV: 6.6%|IBU: 45
Released: September 2017

NE Style IPA brewed with wheat and a touch of oats. Hopped heavily with Galaxy and Huell Melon



ABV: 5.7%|IBU: 8
Released: June 2017

A kettle soured ale brewed with coriander and sea salt. The result of this method of brewing bring a tart refresher for the Summer months!


English-Style Barleywine

ABV: 10.3%|IBU: 45
Released: February 2017

Base beer for F.U.N. 016 - Nigel, this ale is malt forward and luxurious! Notes of caramel, toffee, and dark fruit carry through from aroma to finish. KR&D English-Style Barleywine took home the Bronze Medal at the 2017 North American Beer Awards


Mint Chocolate Stout

ABV: 7.2%|IBU: 38
Released: January 2017

This collaboration between Brewmaster Eric Warner and The Blitz co-host AJ Hoffman combines the roasted flavors of a strong stout with cocoa nibs and fresh mint!


Fresh Nugs

ABV: 5.9%|IBU: 35
Released: October 2016

This pale ale is brewed with Cascade and Citra hops overnighted from Yakima Washington for a juicy, fresh hop flavor.


Honey Jasmine Saison

ABV: 7.5%|IBU: 27
Released: October 2016

Pours a brilliant gold into the glass with a puffy white head. Aroma is spicy, Belgian yeast with a slight malt sweetness. Effervescent and medium-bodied this brew has a light fruit character alongside floral notes of jasmine and honey that lead to a dry finish.


Experimental IPA

ABV: 6.2%|IBU: 60
Released: July 2016

This IPA focuses on two very distinct hops: Comet and Enigma. Comet imparts an assertive bitterness while Enigma creates a bouquet of Pinot Gris, raspberry, and tropical fruit.


India Pale Lager

ABV: 6%|IBU: 40
Released: May 2016

Hybrid of the lagers we love and the IPAs we crave! Tropical and resinous hop character gives way to a crisp, clean malt character. Dry-hopped with Hallertau-Mittelfrueh, Mosaic, Cascade.

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