Our Beers

Mellow

They have been called session ales, lawnmower beers, and crossovers. These beers are strong on flavor, low in alcohol and tame in hop bitterness. At Hopshire we offer fruit beers, wheat beers, lighter ales and light lagers to quench your thirst. Grab a growler or two of these drinkable brews.

Beehave

Honey Blonde Ale
4.2 ABV, 10 IBU

This beer is made with 100% New York grown ingredients! Barley from Omara Farm in Canastota, basswood honey from Morse Mills in Moravia and hops grown by Clair Haus in Lansing. This ale is light in color with a mellow honey flavor.

Fiddler's Grain

Irish Red Ale
4.3 abv, 20 IBUs

Another intercontinental brew from Hopshire. Malted barley and hops from New York and England are combined to make this malty tasting ale. The malts are 2 row pale, Maris Otter, amber and chocolate while Nugget, Willamette and Kent Goldings hops are used. Local honey is also added for a subtle taste and lighter body. Irish ale yeast is present in the nose and taste. Have a big glass, this beer has a lower ABV and a smooth taste.

Middling

This category contains the core of craft beers – pale ales, IPAs, red and brown ales. These beers are higher in alcohol, offer more malty flavor and may feature lots of hop flavor and bitterness. Watch for us to sneak in a small Belgian beer or a big wheat beer into this group.

Shire Ale

Scottish Ale
6.3 abv, 30 IBU

A malty brown ale fermented with Scottish Edinburgh yeast. Flaked oats and six different barley malts including chocolate, dark crystal and amber malts are used in this rich tasting ale. Lightly hopped to let out the sweetness of the malt. A fun beer to make and a fun beer to drink.

'Virgil

Spiced Brown Ale
6.2 abv, 25 IBUs

The holidays are a special time deserving of a special beer. This Brown Ale is brewed with NY pale malt along with carabrown and Munich malts to create a rich malty base. Willamette hops from Whipple Bros. Farm are in conjunction with Summit and Cascade hops. The fun begins when we add brown sugar, fresh ginger root, cinnamon sticks, cloves and allspice. Reminiscent of a busy holiday kitchen..... "all is calm, all is bright".

The Barley Stone

Irish Dry Stout
4.5 abv, 32 IBUs

True to the Irish heritage of this beer style we have used 40 pounds of unmalted, roasted barley in the grain bill. Roasted barley provides the nose and taste of dark roasted coffee, then this dark ale is lightly hopped with New York Willamette and British Kent Goldings varieties. You will bend over backwards enjoying the Barley Stone.

Mighty

These beers are not for the timid. This group includes beers with dark roasty malts, high alcohol content or over-the-top hops. Belgian beers with high ABV are in this group. These are sipping beers to be enjoyed in small glasses with friends.

NearVarna

India Pale Ale
7.5 abv, 74 IBU

A hop farm needs a big American IPA. We start with a solid malt base of pale and caramel malts and then add hops (a lot of them!) five times during the boil. We don’t stop there. We add to the serving tank in a process we call “Laced with hops”. Hopheads – find your NearVarna.

Zingabeer

Belgian Pale with Ginger
8.0 abv, 18 IBU

Unlike any beer you have had. Pilsner, Munich and Belgian malts form the base for this beer which is fermented with Belgian abbey ale yeast. Fresh, grated ginger grown locally at Good Life Farm is added to the boil. Delicious with Thai food.