Our Beers, past & present
This easy drinking New England IPA is inspired by our Area Code. Brewed with 4 malts, 1 hop (Citra), and 3 yeasts, this beer packs a big mouthfeel, a hop aroma than dances out of the glass, and a flavor that goes perfect with an early summer day. Let this beer inspire you to love where you are and reflect on where you’ve been!
This is another exciting entry in our experimental series and perhaps our best. For No Vacancy we used a simple grist, fermented it with Vermont IPA yeast, and hopped it more than any other beer we’ve brewed. No Vacancy is a piney, citrusy, and incredibly smooth Double IPA that is wonderfully drinkable. Stop in, get a pour, and enjoy.
The saying goes “if it ain’t broke don’t fix it” but here at Holyoke Craft Beer we are always striving for progress in process and product. Working Theory is a new iteration of a crowd favorite, Theory, but instead of Citra in the final dry hop we dosed the beer with a copious amount of Mosaic Lupulin Powder. The result is tropical juice with aromas of pineapple, citrus, and flavors of perfectly ripe fruit. This beer shows off what targeted creativity can do. Enjoy!
Where does an idea start? This one started with a hop...Galaxy. We found ourselves with a bounty of this expressive hop and decided to let it drive our creative process. Taking what we learned from our first batch of brew days we drew up a new recipe, and executed the vision to perfection. Using a variety of light malts, and pairing Galaxy with Citra, this beer opens up your mind to something new and yet to be discovered. What you have in front of you is the culmination of an idea, refined, tested, and true. Here's a Theory for you.
We have been humbled by the incredible response to the opening of Holyoke Craft Beer, and it is because of your support we offer you Blush, our boldest offering to date. This Milkshake IPA is brewed with large doses of oats and wheat, hopped with Citra and Mosaic, and finished on top of twenty-seven pounds of raspberry puree. This beer pours a bright ruby red in the glass and offers a balanced drinking experience, never approaching excessive sweetness. Enjoy this beer as summer approaches! - 6% ABV - (Contains Lactose)
Beer in so many ways is the perfect addendum to life. This White Ale, Milling About, is meant to keep you company during all of the small moments that life presents. Brewed with a decisive dose of local wheat this beer has a pleasantly soft mouthfeel. The co-star of this beer is the warm and varied spice profile that adds a layer of nuance and intrigue that will keep you sipping. This beer is meant to go with you on the journey of life, whether you are sitting at our bar, or milling about with people and in a place you love.
“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.” -Marcel Proust
We are excited to share with you our Podoke Porter. Named in honor of the local discovery of the Podokesaurus holyokensis, we want this beer to be a local discovery as well. Podoke porter is brewed with a large and luxurious array of dark malts. The result is a luscious beer that would be perfect as a post-dinner treat or the companion to a Massachusetts winter day by the fire. Sip, enjoy, and discover!
Sometimes we forget about how we got here, the path we took, the building blocks. Our Revival pale ale is an homage to what should be remembered, what should be celebrated, and never lost. This pale ale has a simple malt bill that allows the hop profile to shine. Hopped heavily with Ekuanot, Citra, and Mosaic this beer is loaded with refreshing tropical fruit that can transport you to another place if need be, or even better, remind you of the brilliance of where you are right here, right now.
Dreamer's & Makers
This beer is for the dreamers and the makers out there. This beer honors those people who offer something unique and special, who in turn make their ideas manifest, and improve the existence of everyone around them in the process. With a heavy dose of rye and a straightforward hopping charge, this simple table beer was dreamt up during a bustling night at Holyoke Craft Beer. Dreamers & Makers is perfect for sipping while conceiving of and planning out your next great idea. Enjoy!
Czech style Pilsner
To be a pioneer is to forge a path ahead that other’s don’t see. This unfiltered pilsner was brewed with ingredients from our Pioneer Valley and it honors those who have moved the world forward. Designed with simple, but flavorful local malts, and classic hops, this pilsner offers a wonderful balance of drinkability and flavor. This is our pioneering voyage into the world of pilsner and we are humbled to share it with you. Let this beer inspire reflections of the pioneers who brought progress to the world, and perhaps inspire you to do the same.