(5.1% ABV, 29 IBU)
Style: Classic American Pilsner
With a very small amount of melanoidin malt to give the beer a little more depth of character, expect a straight-forward beer with a creamy mouthfeel, a dry finish, and floral and spicy notes from Cluster hops.
(8% ABV, 33 IBU)
Style: “Strong Black Ale”
What is a Strong Black Ale? It is a description of a beer that doesn’t really fit a style. Dark Matter won the SalusWorld homebrew competition several months ago and, according to Joshua (the brewer), he went to the homebrew store without a plan—he just made up the recipe as he went along. Entered into the competition as a Scotch ale, Dark Matter also features components of stout and weizenbock. It is exceedingly smooth and creamy with hints of chocolate and roast.
(7.7% ABV, 57 IBU)
Style: English-Style IPA
Gentleman Johnny’s is a mild, earthy, and slightly fruity English-style IPA that’s big on hop flavor and aroma but light on the bitterness.
(5.9% ABV, 56 IBU)
Style: American Pale Ale
This is the second beer students of Regis University’s Certificate in Applied Craft Brewing have brewed at Factotum. This pale ale features first-wort hops and an abundance of late-boil hops making for a beer that’s low on bitterness but big on aroma and flavor.
(4.5% ABV, 36 IBU)
Style: Kentucky Common
A favorite of the miners in the Louisville, Kentucky area circa the late 1800’s, this near-extinct style of beer is dark amber, malty, slightly sweet, and features Cluster hops (a classic American hop used in many historical beers) and Tettnang hops (a German hop that celebrates the miners’ ancestry).
(5.1% ABV, 15 IBU)
A style that melds beer with cider, this graff is very light, dry, and features fruity undertones.
(6.2% ABV, 24 IBU)
Style: Irish Red Ale
Named for the first initials of Kempf’s children, Double L is a full, smooth Irish red ale featuring a dry finish from the use of roasted malts.
Pretty Fly 4 A White Girl
(6.4% ABV, 61 IBU)
Style: White IPA
Brewed with white tea and lavender, this white IPA starts with a floral, fruity, spicy note which transitions to lavender before finishing with a hoppy bite. This beer is the brainchild of Michelle Whelton, Factotum’s longest-running bartender.
Almost every beer at Factotum is a rotating beer but, because they were brewed on a smaller 1/2 BBL system, these particular beers rotate in and out much more quickly; ask your bartender about the day’s selection.