Factotum beer flight

Soldier’s Reward
(6.2% ABV, 29 IBU)

Style: Classic American Pilsner
Malts: 6-Row, Flaked Rice, Flaked Corn, Melanoidin
Hops: Cluster
Yeast: German Monk Lager (INIS-711)
Brewer: Factotum Staff

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 the Cluster hops.

Imperial Kentucky Common
(8.2% ABV, 21 IBU)

Style: Kentucky Common
Malts: 6-Row, Flaked Corn, Flaked Rye, Carafa III, Acidulated
Hops: Cluster, Tettnang
Yeast: English Ale (SafAle DCL/Fermentis #S-04)
Brewer: Factotum Staff

The Kentucky common style of beer was created in the Louisville, Kentucky area in the late 1800’s for the working class population.  Traditionally low in alcohol, we put a twist on this classic American amber ale and doubled the ABV.

(6.2% ABV, 33 IBU)

Style: Colorado-Style IPA
Malts: 2-Row, Flaked Barley, Carafoam, Acidulated Malt, Caramel/Crystal 20L
Hops: Aurora, Centennial, Sterling, Summit, El Dorado, Palisade
Yeast: SafAle English Ale (S-04)
Brewer: Factotum Staff

This cross between a West Coast IPA and a New England IPA is hazy but not milky.  It’s piney and resinous but also smooth and fruity (apricot, pear, mango, and more).  It’s got a slick mouthfeel but it isn’t filling.  It’s the best of both coasts!

Belgeo-NE IPA
(7.1% ABV, 45 IBU)

Style: Belgian-Style/New England-Style IPA
Malts: 2-Row, Caramel/Crystal 10L, Special B
Hops: Citra, Galaxy, Mosaic
Yeast: Forbidden Fruit (WY#3463) equivalent
Brewer: Josh Favinger

Is it a Belgian IPA?  The yeast and the Special B malt would suggest that.  Is it a New England IPA?  The varieties of hops as well as their quantities and how we used them might give you that impression.  Whatever you want to call it, this hybrid IPA is juicy, spicy, and mildly bitter.

English Porter
(4.8% ABV, 29 IBU)

Style: English Porter
Malts: Metcalfe Pale Ale, Genie Crystal 100, Genie Munich, Genie Honey Malt
Hops: Fuggle, Challenger
Yeast: English Ale (SafAle #S-04)
Brewer: Root Shoot Malting

Originally brewed for the working class of 19th Century London, the English porter is a precursor not just to other, darker porters but also to brown ales.  Modern drinkers will find more similarities with contemporary brown ales than with contemporary porters but the slight and roast and caramel flavors of English Porter put it in a category all its own.

Hey Jealousy
(7.3% ABV, 76 IBU)

Style: American IPA
Malts: 2-Row, Caramel/Crystal 10L, Biscuit, Carafoam, Honey Malt
Hops: Northern Brewer, Centennial, Hallertau, Amarillo
Yeast: American Ale (SafAle #US-05)
Additional: Juniper Berries
Brewers: Robin and Justin James

This pleasantly bitter and spruce-y beer acquired even more depth of character with the addition of whole juniper berries to the boil.

Curious Jorge
(5.8% ABV, 36 IBU)

Style: American Amber
Malts: 2-Row, Melanoidin, Special B, Crystal Dark
Hops: Green Bullet, Pride of Ringwood, Nelson Sauvin, Ella, Pacific Jade, Galaxy
Yeast: American Ale (SafAle #US-05)
Brewer: The Monkey Barrel

Our second collaboration with The Monkey Barrel, Curious Jorge begins with dark fruit and complex malt flavors and finishes off with a piney, resinous, and mild bitterness.

Bourbon Barrel-Aged Coffee Bruin
(5.5% ABV, 35 IBU)

Style: Oud Bruin
Malts: Maris Otter, Brown Malt, Caraamber, Flaked Barley, Amber Malt, Roasted Barley
Hops: Columbus
Yeast: SafAle American (US-05)
Additional: Coffee

This Oud Bruin ale was aged and soured in a second-use Bourbon barrel and then aged over coffee for a roasty, caffeinated kick.

Small-Batches and Barrel-Aged Beers

Almost every beer at Factotum is a rotating beer but, because these were brewed on a smaller 1/2 BBL system or are a small portion of a larger batch set aside for barrel-aging, these particular beers rotate in and out much more quickly; ask your bartender about the day’s selection.