Great Crescent Brewery
The Great Crescent Brewery uses all malt and fresh hops in every beer we create. Every beer is hand-crafted in small batches using traditional brewing methods.Descriptions of our beers are listed below. We package our beer in Pint Cans (16 oz), half-gallon refillable bottles (know as Growlers), 1/6 barrel (5 gallons) kegs and 1/2 barrel (15.5 gallons) kegs that can be used in commercial and home draft systems.
Great Crescent Mild Ale (English-Style Mild Ale)
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Chocolate Robust Porter - Winter 2013
Brewed with traditional British hops and made in the Robust style - then cocoa nibs are added during fermentation. Dark and rich, balanced malt and hops and a definite flavor and aroma of bitter chocolate in the finish.
Great Power House Brew - Belgian Style Dubbel 2012
This beer was originally brewed in 2009 and we brought it back in 2012. Jon Meyers of Power House Brewing Company in Columbus, IN and Dan Valas at Great Crescent Brewery collaborated to create a special brew for Fall. The beer is a Belgian Style Dubbel that uses pure, sweet Indiana honey in place of the Belgian candy sugar. The 2012 edition is hopped with German Tettnanger Hops and malt includes Patagonia Malt Co. Especial is a 140L crystal malt. This brew uses the classic yeast that originates from the Chimay brewery in Belgium.
Great Crescent Oktoberfest Lager 2012 (available September 2012)
Brewed in the classic Oktoberfest Style - this beer is brewed with Pilsner Malt, Munich Malt and German Perle and Hersbrucker hops. Rich, malty and delicious with just the right amount of hop bitterness, flavor and clean finish from authentic German Hops. Available on draft and in Pint Cans for 2012.
Great Crescent IPA-DHGlacier
This is a dry-hopped version of our IPA we crafted for American Craft Beer Week 2012. We start with Perle (bittering) and Glacier (aroma) hops, then 1 lb/bbl of Glacier hops are added in the conditioning tank at cold temperatures for 2 weeks. The Glacier hops provide the last layer of aroma and flavor in a more suttle way that really compliments this beer. This beer was available on draft only at the brewery.
Great Crescent IPA-DHCentennial
This is a dry-hopped version of our IPA we crafted for American Craft Beer Week 2012. We start with Perle (bittering) and Glacier (aroma) hops, then 1 lb/bbl of Centennial hops are added in the conditioning tank at cold temperatures for 2 weeks. The aggressive aroma and flavor of the Centennial hops really comes through from start to finish with floral and citrus tones. This beer was available on draft at the brewery and a limited number of growlers.
Brown Ale (January 2012)
Great Crescent Brown Ale was crafted to fall between our Mild Ale and Porter in respect to flavor and bitterness. This beer stands on a base of genuine British brown, crystal and chocolate malts with bittering provided by 17%aa Summit Hops. The maltiness and bitteness blend together perfectly and the blend of U.K Fuggles and Goldings for flavor come through in the finish.
Frosted Fields Winter Wheat (January 2012)
Frosted Fields was created to celebrate those cold Winter days when the frost lays heavy across the fields. In addition to the usual 2-row malted barley Frosted Fields uses a blend of white and red wheat malt. If we could put this one in a category, it would best fit the double-wit style, but has the addition of high alpha Summit hops to enhance the bitteness and flavor. The citrus flavors of the corriander and the sweet and bitter orange touch on the times when we sit warm inside munching on nuts and some fresh citrus fruits to take the edge off the cold outside. We will be tapping the first keg on New Year's Eve at the brewery and it will then be available in Pint Cans, Growlers and Kegs.
Steamboat Common - Available Fall 2011 until sold out
"Steamboat Common" is a play on the words "Steamboat Comin' " and is a collaboration between Great Crescent Brewery and New Albanian Brewing Company. Steamboat Common was created to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the first steamboat trip on "Western Waters" back in 1811. Steamboat Common is based on recipes that would have been typical for the 1811 timeframe and is best described as a lightly smoked brown ale. The addition of molassis and sorghum give this beer a slight haze and the flavors come through in the finish.
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Oktoberfest 2011(available September 2011 on draft only)
Brewed in the classic Oktoberfest Style - this beer is an Amber Lager, malty and delicious.
Great Crescent Stout 2012 (Available in the Winter)
Great Crescent Stout is crafted using American hops and is the same stout we use in the Bourbon's Barrel Stout; we pull some off before it goes into the barrels. This beer is created using dark roasted malts and exhibits full flavors of chocolate, coffee and has a full bitterness from the black malt that balances with the sweetness from the 2-row malt. If you already enjoy stout this one will impress you.
Dark Ale - Winter Seasonal 2012
This Dark Ale is brewed using 6 malts including Dark Chocolate Malt, Dark Carmel, Roasted Barley and a touch of Cherry-wood Smoked Malt. It is very well balanced; the hops and a light smokiness come through in the finish. This is our version of a recipe developed by the fine team at New Abanian Brewing Co. in New Albany, IN and has historical roots in Indiana brewing.