Resistance is Fruitile is here to bring you early summer in a can! This kettle sour features 500 lbs of tropical fruit per batch. Gentle aromas of pineapple, mango, passion fruit, and guava carry through the beer start to finish. The sour factor is not mouth puckering but instead, delicate – allowing the fruit to present. The beer pours a straw gold. Light bodied and very refreshing. Grab a beach towel and set up shop for an island vacation in your living room. Tiny island umbrellas for your glass or can not included.
In The Darkness Bind Them is named to reflect the complexity of flavors present in this 9% Imperial Milk Stout. We bound together cocao, coffee, and lactose in the darkness of this tasty full bodied stout. Using cocao husks in the mash tun, and cocao nibs throughout the process - including two weeks of aging - chocolate flavors are abound. We then blended Speedwell Coffee’s Brazil Roast cold brew into the finished beer to add an enjoyable coffee profile. This beer is all about layers of flavor. Initially, fudge brownies and dark chocolate roll over the pallet followed by gentle coffee notes with hints of almond and cherry, finished with a slight sweetness from lactose (milk sugar).
Hoppy Wife Hoppy Life is an American Pale Ale mashed with pale malt, caramel malt & a substantial amount of wheat. It appears golden in color & slightly hazy. A romantic blend of American, German & New Zealand hops offers a drinking experience that is tangerine, floral & piney, with undertones of white grape. Discreet bitterness, slight malt sweetness & velvety smooth - a crisp & refreshing ale neatly wrapped up in a 5% ABV package.
399 is our latest offering in an annual release counting up to the 400th Anniversary of America's Hometown. This New England Double IPA pours an opaque golden/straw color and has a silky, soft mouthfeel thanks to an increased amount of wheat and oats in the grain bill. It's a bit of a chameleon in terms of aroma and flavor, ranging from papaya, tropical fruit, citrus, mango, peach & apricot due to a healthy dose of Simcoe & Azacca dry hops.
Momentum is the inspired combination of ingredients, ideas & process changes that have shaped our hop forward releases over the past few years - compiled into one recipe. Utilizing American Loral, Australian Vic Secret & New Zealand Nelson Sauvin, it smells like fresh & fluffy cotton candy mixed with tropical fruits, with some floral notes. It tastes like fresh cut melon and white wine that mellows out over gentle carbonation. Oats & wheat contribute a smooth mouthfeel, mild sweetness and haze representative of an unfiltered American IPA. Head retention malts are added to produce dense, tight & lingering bright white foam. Refreshing to drink, Momentum goes down like a session beer with a sneaky 7% ABV. Art by Wendy Dennull of Raynham MA
Our latest release in our Resistance is Fruitile sour series features apricot and peach. This bright and breezy sour ale checks in at 5% and is ready to bring a happy effervescence to the harvest season! The beer pours an inviting color of peach jam or marmalade. Copious amounts of wheat in the mash, and a high level of carbonation, lead to a tall and frothy head that stands up for a few minutes before chasing down the side of the glass. Wheat aroma dominates initially but as the beer warms, and sips are taken, the nuanced smell of peach and apricot start poking through. The same flavors should dance lightly on the back of your palate. You’ll be transported to an early season stone fruit orchard picking and enjoying fruit while standing among the trees. Just the right amount of tart, this medium bodied beer pairs well with a citrus salad. Or simply enjoy with friends in the waning warm weather days of fall!
Resistance is Fruitile is our sour ale brewed with blackberry and raspberry. The beer pours a beautiful dark, hazy magenta. Highly carbonated - it has a nice head that fades halfway down the glass leaving gentle lacing. Aroma of raspberry and blackberry will bring you back to childhood and enjoying berry popsicles on the back deck. 5% ABV with a thin body, this sour ale is tart but not overly so, making for easy drinking. Enjoy this fruity, tart, effervescent brew under a scorching summer sun with family, friends, and strangers alike.
An unfiltered agave lager, brewed with a traditional Vienna malt base with flaked maize added to the grain bill. The beer has the crisp, dry body that fans of Mexican style lagers will be used to enjoying. But the addition of the flaked maize and a massive amount of agave syrup give this refreshing beer an enjoyable underlying sweetness. A generous dose of New Zealand’s Wakatu hop shines through with its pronounced lime citrus notes, replacing the much reviled lime wedge in your beer.
Waggle Dance is a farmhouse ale brewed with a simple malt bill of pilsner & wheat, accented with spelt & rye, and brewed with American wildflower honey. It is hopped with only Styrian Goldings for a mellow bitterness. It has an inviting appearance that glows with the color of pale gold, and appears slightly hazy with a bright white foam. Aroma and tasting notes include citrus, lemon zest, mild honey, spice, clove, white wine and a dry finish. This beer is profoundly drinkable at 6% ABV and will pair well with warm days, high vibes, and the buzz of good company.
A hoppy red ale brewed with 100% malt sourced from local malt house Stone Path Malt in Wareham, MA. The beer was brewed in support of @pinkbootssociety . The Pink Boots Society was created to assist, inspire and encourage women beer industry professionals to advance their careers through education. Embracing the PBS mission, Mayflower’s Brew Crew was joined by a talented group of women that included staff of Mayflower and local bars/restaurants, as well as local business owners. Members of this group helped to brew, dry hop, and package Little Red Riding Hop for your enjoyment. We will donate a portion of proceeds from both pint and packaged sales to Pink Boots Society. Little Red Riding Hop has a thin to medium body for easy drinking. The beer pours a light copper red. The aroma punches through with pine and citrus, particularly grapefruit. It has a slight sweetness and nice round malt profile, followed by a mild hop bitterness.
Thanksgiving Ale is a full-bodied beer brewed with a rich array of barley and rye malts and aged several weeks on toasted oak. Brewed annually in Autumn since 2009, Thanksgiving Ale is an inspired blend of two brewing styles: American Strong Ale and English Old Ale. Aged on American white oak, this brew warms the soul with hints of caramel, vanilla and spicy nuts. The flavors of Thanksgiving Ale pair perfectly with the bountiful variety of foods we feast on throughout this season of harvest.
CONNECTICUT, we made a beer for you... Introducing HUZZAH, a Double IPA! Pale malt base brewed with Amarillo, Centennial, and Chinook Hops. Golden straw color. Creamy mouthfeel. Bubblegum, resin, and grassy aromas. Dry finish.
Peregrine is a refreshing Witbier with an inviting cloudy appearance from being an unfiltered offering. Pilsner, Wheat, and Oats provide an aroma of baked bread on this creamy, full bodied brew. The traditional additions of coriander and orange poke through with orange jam and lemon/lime notes. These flavors play off the Sorachi Ace dry hop that provides notes of lemon peel, lemon curd, and lemon grass.
Jimador, an unfiltered agave lager named in honor of Mexican Agave farmers. It is brewed with a traditional Vienna malt base with flaked maize added to the grain bill. The beer has the crisp, dry body that fans of Mexican style lagers will be used to enjoying. But the addition of the flaked maize and a massive amount of agave syrup give this refreshing beer an enjoyable underlying sweetness. A generous dose of New Zealand’s Wakatu hop shines through with its pronounced lime citrus notes, replacing the much reviled lime wedge in your beer.
Pale malt provides a solid base for a heavy dose of both Mosaic and Simcoe hops. Because Mosaic is a direct descendant of Simcoe, often called "The Daughter of Simcoe," these aromas compliment and compound each other's intensity. Specific aroma descriptors include pine, tangerine, grass, and passion fruit. Why is it called 398? We're counting up as you count down to the 400th Anniversary of America's Hometown. Limited batches of 398 will be brewed and packaged throughout 2018.
This Baltic Porter is robust and full bodied yet smooth and enjoyable due to the use of lager yeast and a long conditioning time. The 8% beer pours a deep, Rich Mahogany with a big frothy head. It has a slightly sweet aroma and taste. Flavor notes include: chocolate, fine tobacco, roasted peanuts, dark fruit, toasty and malt forward, and toffee.
X is our Tenth Anniversary Imperial Stout, a big one for fireside sipping during snowstorms. Notes of toffee, bittersweet chocolate, with a warming finish reminiscent of red wine. Enjoyable now, but also appropriate for long term cellaring.
A double IPA with Chinook, Citra, and Mosaic hops. Flavors of tropical fruit, pine and citrus dominate.
This Belgian-Style Tripel Ale honors William Bradford, founder and long-time governor of Plymouth Colony. His journal, "Of Plimoth Plantation", is the authoritative account of the pilgrims and the early year of the colony. This golden beer is brewed with Pilsner malt along with a high proportion of sugar, allowing for high alcohol while keeping a light body. A unique Belgian yeast contributes some nice fruit notes, specifically cantaloupe. Well-hidden high alcohol content paired with low hopping rates make this one a candidate that will hold up well with aging.
This Bohemian Pilsner pays tribute to our ancestor Priscilla Mullins. She was one of the few women on board the Mayflower who survived the journey and the harsh first winter. She was later immortalized as the unrequited love of Miles Standish and eventual wife of John Alden in the 1858 poem ‘The Courtship of Miles Standish’ by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.
Mayflower Thanksgiving Ale is a full-bodied beer brewed with a rich array of barley and rye malts and aged several weeks on toasted oak. It’s the perfect beverage for America’s hometown holiday. Brewed annually in Autumn since 2009.
Mayflower Brown ale is a balanced beer with loads of chocolate and caramel flavors from a variety of specialty malts, along with a smooth and full mouth feel from the addition of oats. Our take on this classic style is a bit hoppier than is traditional with generous amounts of Columbus and Liberty hops, lending some fruity and floral aromas. A perfect sipper for this year’s delayed winter
Mayflower Bohemian Pilsner is a light and crisp lager, brewed entirely with floor malted Bohemian pilsner, a light and bready malt. The wort was generously hopped entirely with Saaz, contributing a crisp bitterness and a spicy slightly floral aroma. The water in Plymouth is very soft, which is imperative when brewing this delicate style. We think you will have a hard time having just one pint of this incredibly refreshing beer.
Mayflower Hopflower is a new twist on our IPA. A grist of 2-row and Vienna coupled with a cooler than normal fermentation leave a clean canvas for the hops to shine. Loads of Mosaic and Simcoe late in the boil and Citra and Amarillo dry hops lend a brew filled with hop flavor and aromas of tropical fruits and resin. Limited draft only of 20 barrels.
Celebrating the history that inspires our brand, this beer pays tribute to Myles Standish, an English military officer who was hired by the Pilgrims as a military adviser for the Colony and played a leading role in the administration and defense of the Colony from its inception.” Standish is an Imperial stout that will warm you from the first crisp nights of autumn through the most frigid days of winter. Brewed with loads of darker malts, the complex profile is dominated by chocolate, roasted flavors, dark fruit, and slight alcohol. An assertive hop profile balances out these sweet malts without being overly bitter. Because of the higher alcohol content of this style, we conditioned Standish for several months to allow any hot alcohol flavors to mellow. Extended aging will continue to smooth and round out these flavors for years to come. This beer is available on draft and in 4 packs.
Mayflower Märzen is a lager designed in the tradition of those beers brewed for Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany, the world’s largest beer festival running from late September until the first Sunday in October. A malt bill exclusively of German Munich and Vienna malts provide a toasty, slightly sweet and rich flavor balanced by a modest amount of German tettnang hops. This beer fermented slow and cool for two weeks, followed by six weeks of lagering (cold conditioning), producing a very smooth brew perfect for those crisp days of fall. This beer is available on draft only.
Brewery Release: This beer started out as a Saison we brewed in March of 2014. We filled two red wine barrels with the base beer, in addition to Lactobacillus and three strains of Brettanomyces. Over the course of fifteen months, a subtle tartness and oakiness was picked up in the beer from the wine barrel, in addition to a moderate sourness from the Lactobacillus. The Brettanomyces contributes complex funky flavors and aromas rounding out this interesting brew.
This classic German style lager is brewed with Munich and Vienna Malts, and hopped exclusively with Tettnang hops. A long and slow fermentation followed by 4 weeks of lagering lend a smooth, malty and slightly sweet brew.
This Saison pays tribute to Tisquantum (Squanto), a Patuxet who helped the Pilgrims recover from a hard first winter by teaching them native methods of cultivation.
Named after the cooper on board the Mayflower, Alden is a double IPA hopped with a hefty dose of aromatic varieties, including Chinook, Citra and Mosaic.
Mayflower Scotch Ale is our take on this classic strong style of beer. Our version is significantly dryer than many examples of this often cloyingly sweet beer. Brewed with special B, roasted barley, and peat smoked malt, this brew is for the malt lover. Special B adds a sweet, dark fruit flavor which is counteracted by the roasted barley and complimented by a prominent smokiness in the flavor and aroma. Hopped with Galena to about 32 IBUs to balance the hefty malt bill. At 8% ABV, this beer is great on a crisp Autumn night and will age well.
Mayflower Beerliner Weisse is an old style of beer that is rarely brewed. The grist consists of 50% pilsner malt and 50% pale wheat malt. A technique known as kettle souring was used, where the souring bacteria lactobacillus was added to the wort. Left over night the bacteria produces lactic acid, giving this beer a tart, sour flavor and aroma. High carbonation combined with a low alcohol content of 3.0% ABV, this is a perfect brew to enjoy on a late summer afternoon.
Mayflower Belgian IPA combines the spicy character of a Belgian yeast strain with the big, fruity aroma of Azacca, Nugget, and Centennial hops. All the hop additions for this brew are added late in the boil, creating a smooth bitterness along with big hop aroma from a heavy dose of centennial dry hops. All those hops are balanced by Munich and a small amount of Abbey malts.
Mayflower Saison is brewed with pilsner, munich, and wheat malts and hopped with the traditional Styrian Goldings. The farmhouse yeast used for this beer adds a distinct peppery spiciness. This dry, hoppy, thirst quenching beer is perfect for the days of spring and summer. 6% ABV
Mayflower Pilsner is a single malt, single hop lager using Weyermann floor malted pilsner and Mandarinia hops. This clean and crisp lager cold conditioned for weeks resulting in a very smooth brew. We only sourced enough of this new hop variety to brew a single batch of this beer, so get it while you can!
Mayflower Rye IPA has a large portion of Rye malt, which adds a spicy malt profile. Heavily hopped with Columbus and dry hopped with a newer hop called Azacca, the intense hop flavor and aroma is unmistakable. The finish on the beer is bitter and dry, at 80 IBUs and nearly 8% ABV. This is a keg only beer, which was limited to one run. Only available in Massachusetts.
Our 1st single hop beer. The malt bill is 100% Golden Promise, a traditional pale malt grown in Scotland. Blurring the lines of an American Pale Ale and and American IPA, this beer is generously hopped with Styrian Aurora hops grown in Slovenia. Moderately bitter and very aromatic, the spiceness of these hops shines through a clean malt profile.
Deep carmel colored ale, brewed with special barley for a sweet malt flavor and balanced with peat moked malt that adds a subtle smokiness. Out version is moderately hoopped with magnum hops to conteract the colying sweetness this style is often noted for.
5 varieties of aroma hops. One for each year we had brewed.
Light wheat brew hopped with Centenial, Liberty, Vangard and Sterling.