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
5.2 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.

Brambles

Raspberry Wheat Ale - 4.8 abv, 20 IBU

Nothing says summer like the smell and taste of fresh raspberries. We have captured that flavor in Brambles raspberry wheat beer. This beer uses malt grown locally by Thor Orschener in Newfield and nearly 50 pounds of pure raspberry puree. Unfiltered and no preservatives like all of the Hopshire beers. Enjoy!

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
7.8 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.

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.

Hop Onyx

Black IPA
7.0 abv, 70 IBUs

This Cascadian ale gets a roasty taste from a big dose of dark crystal malt and a dash of roasted barley. Aggressive hop flavor from Nugget and Falconer’s Flight (a blend of the 7 C's of hops) added during the boil. "Laced with hops" in the serving tank using Cascade and Nugget. Enjoy the darker side of hops.

Sympathy

Belgian Strong Golden Ale
7.9 ABV, 25 IBUs

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Belgian strong golden ales are deceptive brews, hence names that are
often references to the devil. Originally brewed to counter balance
the flood of pale ales in Europe after WWII, we believe this is the
right beer to share the board with summer ales. Our strong golden is
brewed with NY grown pilsen malt and Willamette hops combined with
Belgian malts and Czech saaz hops. The body and color are very light
to allow the light fruit and spice flavors generated by Trappist yeast
to tease.

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