Gunwhale Ales strike a balance between the raw, wild spirit of farmhouse brewing, and the pioneering hop forward styles of California. They have an obsession with yeast driven Saisons, hoppy IPAs, and other rustic, wild and sour beers. This gives our beers uncommon qualities that are both surprisingly delicate and nuanced, yet refined and robust in their simplicity. From bright, billowy summer ales to rustic, fortifying stormers that stand up to the rougher seas, Gunwhale makes beers that reflect the culinary and cultural heritage of the West Coast.
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- Bait Ball – IPA
PASSIONFRUIT, GRAPEFRUIT, RESINOUSA raw, unfiltered IPA, deep gold in color. Brewed with Pilsner, 2 Row, Oats and flaked barley. It is medium bodied and heavily hopped with over 2 lbs per barrel of Simcoe, Citra, and accented with Mosaic for hints of tropical and citrus flavor. Dry with assertive hop bitterness.
- Barno – Rye Nelson Saison
BRIGHT, MUSTY, SPICY, GOOSEBERRYA cloudy, unfiltered Oak-fermented 4-grain saison showcasing 100% Nelson hops. Pale straw in color, aromas of white grape must, tropical fruit, rye spice, and assertive citrus pith bitterness and dry. Medium bodied, lively carbonation with a thick mousse head, makes this a crushable hoppy farmhouse hybrid.
- Majordomo – Citrus Farmhouse (Super Saison)
ZESTY, COMPLEX, FRUITYA golden, medium bodied and high gravity farmhouse ale with complex Citrus flavor. We used a unique approach with the addition of over 100lbs of lemons, roasted, dried, pulverized and whirlpooled. With a low bitterness, this beer is balances its size with slight funk and a smooth head and mouthfeel.
- Jig Strike – Hoppy Pale Ale
CITRUS, FLORAL, TOASTY MALTSA classic Californian golden pale ale with a light to medium body and fined for clarity. Lightly toasted malts (addition of Maris Otter and Munich), balanced with floral and fruity hop character from a heavy Chinook, Centennial, and Cascade dry hop schedule. Mild hop bitterness, medium carbonation, this beer finishes refreshingly dry.
- Shellmaker – Oyster Dry Stout
ROASTY, COFFEE, BRINEA roasty, medium bodied black ale with sublte brine character from the addition to the boil of fresh oysters. This dry stout expresses notes of bitter chocolate, coffee grounds, and has a creamy mouthfeel and tan head from the use of flaked barley. Moderate carbonation, balanced bitterness and a dry smooth finish. Warning: shellfish allergy.
- Trollin’ – Double IPA
TROPICAL, DANK, PIE CRUSTA slightly hazy, deep gold hop bomb. Medium bodied and juicy, this beer is packed with Nelson and Mosaic hops showing bursts of mango, citrus and white grape notes in both aroma and flavor. Assertive hop bitterness but dry and holds a good balance between hops and malt and shows backbone but no booze bite, making it an easy drinker for the style.