Our Beers


DRAFT DRY MEAD

Ursa Major. Our very first small-batch draft mead features two of the Great Bear’s signature foods: honey & berries. This carbonated, session melomel (mead with fruit added) is dry-hopped with fruit-forward Mosaic hops and brewed with locally-sourced honey & organic berries. The result is a crisp, crushable beer alternative that stands out like the best-known constellation in the Northern night sky. The next time you find yourself looking up at the stars, tip back an Ursa Major & thank Zeus it’s summer. Read the full #beergenesis story.

Brewed with wildflower honey & Mosaic hops. Fermented on organic blackberries, blueberries, strawberries & raspberries with one of our favorite yeasts. View on UnTappd.


MILES PALE ALE SERIES

It comes as no surprise that we crush on music. It’s our lifeblood, our beating heart, the pulse of our souls. We love all kinds & all styles, but jazz occupies a very special place for us. As a musician, arranger, & composer, Miles Davis was on the front lines of nearly every stylistic change in jazz from the 1940’s into the 1990’s. Bebop, Cool Jazz, Modal Jazz, Hard Bop, Third Stream, Fusion. Miles Davis’ fingerprint can be seen—& heard—on all of it. Our Pale Ale Series is a nod to some of our favorite Davis recordings. Read the full #beergenesis story behind the series. Brewed with: 2-Row, CaraPils, Crystal, Light Munich, & white wheat malts, & Amarillo, Citra, CTZ, & Simcoe hops.

Milestones. Pale ale dry-hopped w/ Amarillo & CTZ. Darker tasting, more hop bit, but the maltiest of the bunch. Fermented with West Coast Chico Ale yeast. View on UnTappd.

Birth of the Cool. Pale ale dry-hopped w/ Amarillo, Citra, & Simcoe. Sweeter, but with a grapefruity bite. Fermented with Boddingtons British Ale yeast. View on Untappd.

So What. Pale ale double dry-hopped w/ Amarillo & Mosaic. Strong, fresh sweet/sour hop aroma, with prominent tropical/pineapple flavors dissipating to a lemony bite. Fermented with Whitbread British Ale yeast. View on UnTappd.

Solar. Pale ale double dry-hopped with Amarillo, Citra, & Mosaic. Triple the dry hops we’ve ever put in a beer. Big tropical aroma, balanced tangerine/tropical maltiness, finishing with a sharp pine. Fermented with Norwegian Kveik yeast. View on UnTappd.


MONDRIAN SAISON SERIES

Dutch painter Piet Mondrian is the essential icon of Modernism. His minimalistic artistic vocabulary, using primary colors, values and shapes, remind us that beyond the chaos of modern life there is a universal beauty to be found in art which revives the soul. Traditionally a refreshing summer ale brewed by farmers, we hope our untraditional Season beers remind you of simple beauties in a world filled with uncertainty. Read the full #beergenesis story behind the series. Brewed with: 2-Row, flaked corn, and white wheat malt, Columbus, Simcoe, and Citra hops.

Composition 8. Citra & Amarillo Dry-Hopped, fermented w/ a blend of French & Belgian yeasts. View on UnTappd.

Tableau No. 2. Amarillo Dry-Hopped, fermented w/ a blend of French & Belgian yeasts. View on UnTappd.

Broadway Boogie. Belgian Saison w/ Citra hops fermented w/ blueberries. View on UnTappd.

Mondrian. Citra Dry-Hopped, fermented w/ Belgian Saison yeast. View on UnTappd.


EXTRA BASES DIPA SERIES

Our double-hop and triple-hop double-dry-hopped Double IPA’s are stand-up doubles. Classic huge hop flavor and a couple surprises. Different yeasts and hops over three variants give each beer their own signatures: fruit, citrus, herb, and pine. Our first big beers. Cheers! Brewed with: 2-Row, CaraPils, Crystal 45 malt, and CTZ & Simcoe hops.

Extra Bases 1. Double dry-hopped with CTZ & Simcoe. Fermented with Boddingtons British Ale yeast. View on UnTappd.

Extra Bases 2. Double dry-hopped with CTZ, Loral Cryo, & Simcoe. Fermented with Boddingtons British Ale yeast. View on UnTappd.

Extra Bases 3. Double dry-hopped with CTZ & Simcoe. Fermented with Omega’s DIPA yeast. View on UnTappd.