CURRENT SEASONAL BEERS
Czech Pilsner 5% ABV (3 SRM 30 IBU’s FG 1.008)
Traditionally due to the volume of beer we sell we don’t have time to brew lagers at Pearl Street, which take 8 weeks instead of 3. However, in the early spring, we manage to sneak one in to have ready for the beautiful spring we enjoy in Buffalo. Our Czech pils is brewed with imported pilsner malt and hops for an authentic taste of Europe. We use a heavy hand in adding hops to keep the beer nice and dry, which is sure to please light beer drinkers and hop heads alike.
19th Anniversary Imperial Oatmeal Stout 10.2% ABV (38 SRM 50 IBU’s FG 1.018)
19 years ago our owner took a risk and opened a brew pub in a quiet corner of downtown Buffalo. Pearl Street is now the largest brew pub in the world, and a staple of downtown- literally changing the sky line with our new properties. To celebrate our anniversary we try to brew a special beer, and this year we decided to brew an Imperial Oatmeal Stout. This 10.2% ABV oatmeal stout is smooth and rich, with overtones of toast, dark chocolate, and booze. Earthy English hops round out the flavor for a complex sipper to keep you warm as the nights grow cold.
Black Pearl Black IPA 7.2% ABV (30 SRM 60 IBU’s FG 1.010)
It seems like every year during the holidays, the hop lovers get left out. We get to enjoy harvest ales in the fall, but by December it seems like everything is spiced and sweet. For our hop heads out there we brew our Black IPA- this dark and stormy brew shares the color of a stout, but the hop flavor and aroma of an IPA. Generous additions of Chinook and Simcoe hops make this big IPA one to enjoy in the cold winter months.
UPCOMING SEASONAL BEERS
Strawberries and Cream IPA 6% ABV (3 SRM 40 IBU’s FG 1.012)
Our good friend and long time home brewer Alex Buckley won the annual home brew competition at Dears, Beers, and Cheers- a fund raising event that benefits the Matt Urban Center’s Hope house shelter for women and children. The grand prize was brewing his winning recipe on our system and serving it on draft. This New England style IPA features Belma hops which are known for their strawberry like aroma. We also age the beer on a few vanilla beans and add a little natural strawberry extract to get a very unique, and very delicious beer. Try one on our patio!
Light Sabre Pale Ale 6% ABV (6 SRM 60 IBU’s FG 1.008)
Bob Ross once said “There’s no such thing as a mistake, just happy little accidents.” When our traditional batch of Sabre’s Edge IPA came up a little light, we decided to release this lower ABV version of it. Using the same grain and hops as it’s bigger brother, this lighter bodied version goes better with the long evenings and BBQ’s in the Spring season.
Spring SIPA (Session IPA) 5.2% ABV (6 SRM 40 IBU’s FG 1.005)
One of our favorite styles of beer around here is Session IPA- all the hops and character of an IPA, but a lower ABV allows you to sneak one more in before heading home safely. Our Summer SIPA was so popular last year that we decided to brew a couple of them for the nicer seasons of the year- first up is our Spring SIPA. This light bodied, easy drinking pale ale is dosed with Cascade, Chinook, and Centennial hops for a citrusy aroma and flavor, then we age the beer on grapefruit peels for an extra refreshing taste of spring.