We’ve put a lot of work into our beers, and are so excited every time one of our recipes gets bumped up from the pilot brewery to our big system. Here at Base Camp we’re pushing the limits of what our tricked-out brewhouse and cellar is capable of. . . we’ll try to stay current here with what’s new. Also check out the brew blog and our Facebook page!
Carabiner Cream Ale
Our Carabiner Cream Ale embodies everything we love about a crisp, refreshing light ale. We began with a grain bill true to northern German kolschbiers, featuring pilsner and wheat malt. Then we reached back a century to pre-Prohibition brewing, when most cream ales had bigger hop doses than today’s accepted style. Lemon hop aroma, creamy body, and a crisp finish!
Paölschenbier – Sold out! Rebrew TBA
Base Camp’s Paölschenbier is a stand-out pale that is both approachable and nuanced. Dry-hopped for lots of lemony citrus aroma without a mouthpuckering bitterness, well-balanced by its slightly bready malt and yeast profiles. Our house ale yeast strain does some of its best work in this beer, making for a light ale that is truly unique.
Cross Channel Mild
True to its English session beer lineage, our Cross Channel Mild can be enjoyed throughout a long evening on the patio or at the pub. This low-gravity beer is not lacking in flavor due to the nutty, toasty notes of English malt. We add noble-type hops multiple times during brewing and fermentation to lend this pub ale a subtly spicy, floral balance.
Our take on the maltforward fest biers of Bavaria. Extensive malt aroma and taste trials over the last two years led us in crafting this recipe, a subtly-hopped amber lager that walks the line between dry and full-bodied, not too sweet but definitely not lacking in malty goodness. Lagered on our in-house toasted oak to round out this brew’s flavor profile.
Our fourth waypoint in the ongoing Meridian Expedition. A Belgian Witbier in appearance and malt bill, the Meridiwit has a cloudy and opaque white color and silky mouthfeel from the use of loads of wheat and oats. Then the recipe takes a firmly untraditional twist. Meridian hops deliver a brightly citrus and refreshing mimosa-like character with flavors of orange and champagne dominating the aftertaste.
Ripstop Rye Pils
The Ripstop Rye Pils is our reinterpretation of the classic pilsner lager beer: aromas of European malt and noble-type hops mingle with a dignified, refreshing, and clean malt character that is further distinguished with a generous addition of spicy rye malt, creating a beer that is at once malty, zesty, crisp, hoppy, and incredibly drinkable.
Belgian Session Ale – Sold out! Rebrew TBA
Base Camp’s Belgian Session Ale showcases a thick, white head atop a golden honey-colored beer. Aromas of spicy clove and a hint of camp fire smoke accompany its wheaty malt taste. The BSA’s medium-light body is well-balanced by this beer’s tartness. Low gravity and huge taste, making for a great sessionable beer.
Rauch the Boat
This crisp dark ruby lager is brewed with a healthy dose of German rauchmalt. A touch of bittering hops provides upfront balance; the rauchmalt’s smoky character complements this beer’s dark chocolate- and caramel-tasting body. Base Camp’s proprietary cellaring techniques shine in this lager’s clean, rich body and finish.
The Acclimator presents a rich smoothness that we balance out with just enough crisp hop character to make for an extremely quaffable strong lager. Doppelbocks are traditionally brewed with Pilsner or Munich malts, but we chose to showcase the awesomeness of Maris Otter and Belgian dark crystal malts. Result? A totally unique and drinkable beer.
Uncommon Ground Dunkel
The Uncommon Ground is a delicious blend of European and American brewing traditions. Its malt bill follows the Bavarian Dunkel tradition, but then we turn to the fermentation guidelines of a west coast Common. The balance between malt character and yeast profile is further enhanced by a firm hop bitterness and the taste and aromatics of four Pacific Northwest hop varietals.
Midnight in Wallonia
The Midnight in Wallonia Saison, though dark in color with a dense white head, is an incredibly refreshing, dry, and effervescent quencher. Tart fruit melds with light cocoa flavors, bright esters complement a layered phenolic profile, all leading into a slightly sour finish. A complex specialty malt bill and three different dry hops provide the foundation for this enigmatic, satisfying saison.
In-Tents India Pale Lager
Our flagship India Pale Lager showcases a copper color that gives way to a crisp, clean lager beer perfectly balanced in its massive complexity. Dry-hopped and aged on an in-house toasted blend of white and red oaks. The IPL finishes clean and smooth, with hop aromas of wild flowers and pine, and a unique maltiness highlighted by the subtle oak character.
Intrepid India Pale Ale
A bright Northwest IPA to satisfy hop heads throughout the summer months, our golden Intrepid IPA shows off locally-malted Vienna malt, creating a pleasant warm, rich, and slightly toasty malt base. Piled high over this malty backbone, a blend of five hop varietals– floral, spicy noble-types and fruity, citrusy northwest hops– delivers loads of flavor and hop aroma.
Out-of-Bounds Brown - Sold Out! Rebrew TBA
A fun, refreshing take on the oft-maligned brown ale, Base Camp’s Out-of-Bounds Brown has a light brown color with big aromas of citrusy Cascade dry hops which meld into a highly distinct malt character. It has a clean yet full mouthfeel that makes it both satisfying and drinkable. Light and crisp, the O.o.B. restores faith in what brown ales can aspire to.
Prime Meridian India Pale Ale - Sold Out! Rebrew TBA
This deep golden-colored beer is topped by a dense rocky crown that kicks off a punchy American IPA hop aroma. The unique tropical fruit nose of Meridian hops follows through in the taste. For balance, a Flemish saison-inspired malt bill; well-attenuated yet maintaining a full body. We ferment it at high temps to make the most of our house yeast strain, creating a late fruity tartness that plays out nicely with the lingering hop character.
Magnetic Meridian India Pale Ale – Sold out! Rebrew TBA
The second waypoint in our Meridian Expedition. Our hazy orange Magnetic Meridian IPA is crowned with a creamy, white head. A touch of noble-type hops adds a slight spicy note, then we pile on the tropical fruitiness of Meridian hops for flavor and aroma. Rolled oats fortify this beer’s body while keeping it dry and thirst-quenching.
Local Meridian Extra Special Bitter – Sold out! Rebrew TBA
A richly copper-colored beer crowned with a tight white head, leading into intensely tropical and fruity dry-hopped aromas. Our Local Meridian ESB presents citrus, grapefruit, guava, and tropical sweetness in hop flavor, followed by the rich, warm, toffee and caramel flavors of top-quality English malt balanced by a firm bitterness.
Golden Hopportunity Fresh Hop Belgian IPA
An intensely unique beer, this golden-hued Belgian IPA delivers a huge, complex aroma: notes of tropical fruit, guava, pear, spicy phenols, sweet caramel, spicy and floral hops, and the distinct wonderfulness of wet hop Centennials added to the maturation tank. Highly attenuated, but with a balanced sweetness thanks to 100 pounds of caramelized demerara sugar added in during the boil.
The S’more Stout is an absolute all-star: Aromas of chocolate, coffee, fig, and smoke invite you in to a gigantic maltiness that is distinct in its smooth and refined character, with flavors of chocolate and hints of smoke mingling with rich caramel, fruit, and warming alcohol. Top with a roasted marshmallow and you have the ultimate S’more experience!
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