Belgian Quadrupel Ale 10.5%ABV
A big, complex beer named in honor of this ale's creator, Tony Evangelista (Liz's Dad). An avid Belgian beer drinker/brewer, this is truly his masterpiece beer after a lifetime of exceptional brewing.
Tasting Notes: Rich, dark, and complex. Malty sweetness gives way to notes of figs, plums, raisins.
Saison Farmhouse Ale 6.5%ABV
A Brew in honor of Delaware's first known bartender. It is rumored that "wildcat Sally" was attacked by a wildcat on her way home from work one night. A tough woman and historical figure like that deserves her own brew.
Tasting Notes: Effervescent, dry, champaign-like, with notes of citrus and slight spice
Flood Water—TEMPORARILY OFF TAP to make way for Milk Stout
English Oatmeal Stout 6% ABV
Named to commemorate the 100-year anniversary of the most disastrous event in Delaware history, the Flood of 1913. We hope you find this dark brew much more enjoyable.
Tasting Notes: This stout has a full and creamy mouthfeel with definitive aroma and flavor notes of chocolate, roasted coffee and toasted oats imparted by roasted malts and British Maris Otter malt. It drinks very smooth and rich!
Belgian Golden Strong Ale 9.3%ABV
Simply named Golden Delicious for two reasons. First, because it is just that good; and second, because this brew contains esters reminiscent of apples!
Tasting Notes: Effervescent and dry with a marriage of strong fruity esters and slight spicy esters that are reminscent of apples, golden raisins, and slight bubblegum. This brew is Liz's personal favorite.
The Runner Up
English Extra Special Bitter (ESB) Ale 5.1%ABV
This beer is in honor of Delaware almost being named state capital of Ohio. Also known as an English Pale ale, the ESB is a classic English beer style that is truly a great session beer for anytime of the year.
Tasting Notes: malty sweetness with biscuit/nutty undertones that are complemented by a creamy and smooth mouthfeel imparted by the nitro.
German Weizen 5%ABV
On May 31, 2011 the cities of Delaware and Baumholder, Germany signed a sister city partnership. Here is our contribution to this successful ongoing partnership.
Tasting Notes: effervescent with esters of banana, balanced by light maltiness and slight citrus. Extremely refreshing, especially when served with a lemon.
English Pale Ale ABV 4.5%ABV
Here is a nod to our mascot, The Pacer!
Tasting Notes: A brilliant golden colored beer that is somewhat of hybrid of an English and American pale ale. Mild to moderate malty sweetness imparted by classic British pale malt is balanced by an earthy and slightly spicy hop profile imparted by a combination of Noble and American hops. This beer is slightly less hoppy than a traditional American Pale Ale, but nicely balanced in our opinion. It truly fulfills our mission of providing a truly sessionable beer that is very full flavored. Enjoy!
American Double IPA 8.7%ABV
Raised by an avid IPA drinker, there was no way Donald could not give reference to his father Don Staas Sr. While this brew isn't a tremendously bitter representation of the style, it contains loads aromatic and flavoring hop additions. We pride ourselves on this being one of the most balanced DIPAs on the market.
Tasting Notes: A west coast meets east coast style hybrid double IPA (not too bitter and not too fruity/but the best of both worlds). Big and balanced, amber colored beer with waves of hop flavor, aroma, and moderate bitterness. This brew is generously dry hopped with Citra hops and is always fresh to our tap to highlight its great aroma.
American India Pale Ale 5.8% ABV
Named in honor of the Buckeye Valley Barons!
Tasting Notes: We like to brew this beer to the hops that are available and most fresh at the moment, meaning that the recipe changes from month to month and sometimes from week to week! Past and current hops that have been used include, summit, simcoe, citra, el dorado, warrior, amarillo, falconer's flight and motueka (just to name a few)! As brewers who love european styles we tend to brew our IPAs so that have lower hop bitterness and higher levels of hop flavor and aroma. The term "hoppy" when used to describe beer doesn't simply mean bitter. It can be a descriptor for hop flavors (piney, citrus, tropical fruit) and aromas as well.
Also coming soon...Cream Ale, American Wheat, Chocolate Milk Porter, Blonde Biere De Garde, Cinnamon Basil Saison
Staas Brewing also offers 1 to 2 beers on cask in addition to our 12 taps! Click here for more information on current casks available and upcoming cask tappings.
Rotating Tap of the Week...we are continually putting new and experimental recipes on tap, one of the benefits of being a true small batch brewpub. Stop in to see what's new.
We sell growlers and howlers!
$18 Growlers & $10 Howlers: Weizen, Pale Ale, ESB, Kolsch
$20 Growlers & $11 Howlers: Saison, Vanilla Porter, IPA, APA, Milk Stout
$23 Growler & $12.50 Howler : DIPA
$32 Growler & $17 Howler: Belgian Golden Strong