After sampling some Kolsch Bier in Germany I found that my old recipe needed some tweaking. Kolsch is a great beer for those who enjoy light beers or American pilsners. The light and subtle flavors of Kolsch are similar and yet more complex than the typical joe six-pack beer. The lager like characteristics are achieved through a long maturation period of cold
conditioning. Kolsch, the King of Cologne, be careful how you use it. bronze medal at the GABF.
When Pilsner’s popularity was rising in Germany during the late 1800’s, Munich answered with Helles beer. Lower in hop bitterness and flavor than Pilsner beer, with Helles the emphasis is on the malt. Minerals in the brewing water and how they are balanced play a key role in coaxing out the soft bready flavor in the Pilsner malt. A bit sweeter than and not as dry as Pilsner beer, Helles is the beer that accompanies breakfast in Munich. Its subtle bready malt character and gentle noble hop aroma produces a very refined beer. It’s not just for breakfast anymore!
Pils vom Fass
Now Available To-Go!
Pils vom Fass means Pils on “Draft” or “Tap” in German.
This Northern German style Pilsner is truly spectacular. 12 weeks conditioning allows the hops to mellow and taste much softer than what the IBUs state. Usually served in its own special “Pils style glass” in house only, it is now available To-Go. Enjoy!
Our Gold Medal American style unfiltered wheat beer. Why can’t I see through this beer? We leave our amazing gravity defying yeast in this brew which adds to its smooth character. Raw wheat is an easy step into the world of Hand-Crafted Beer.
County Seat Wheat
Our 2009 Gold & 2010 Bronze Medal Winner!
A shining example of American Style Wheat Beer.
It’s clearly a filtered version of our Raw Wheat Beer.
A little hoppier and a bit drier on the finish.
One of our best sellers.
We add all-natural raspberry extract and a touch of honey to our CSW to make this berry brew. Now you can put down the White Zin and grab a pint of berrylicious.
Peach Schmeach Wheat Beer
Peach Schmeach Wheat Beer 4.6% ABV, 14 IBUs Someone said why don’t you make a Peach beer? And I say, “Peach Schmeach, who needs another fruit beer?” Well whatever Lola wants, Lola gets. So eat a Peach!
Feel the tickle of that peach fuzz on your lip with every sip. The heady aroma of sweet peach nectar sends your thoughts back to those days of running naked through the orchard.
Our multi-award winning rye beer is back! We used a pallet of Pilsner malt to push the color towards “bumblebee yellow” of the painter’s palette. Tailwind Rye shines with light grain and malt flavors while finishing bright. This brew was made for quenching your thirst after a tough bike ride. Rye malt adds a crisp loftiness to the palate. We used just enough noble hops to remind you of a classic German pilsner bier.
A kettle-soured beer with Tangerine puree.
Silver Award Winner! 2014 World Beer Cup. This quaint looking beer is very strong. Consider yourself warned. Yes, this German style bock is golden and bright, not dark. Mai means May and well, Bock means goat, but that's another story. May means Spring and after a long winter of drinking dark beers, Germans were ready for a bright golden beer to celebrate spring. And that's where babies come from.
Holy Grail Pale Ale
American Style Pale Ale.
Smooth malt character with warm toasty notes. The color is like a Kansas sunset. Snappy American hops throughout.
Big hop nose with a clean finish.
Tiger Bite IPA
Midwest Style India Pale Ale.
How did IPA come about? Well, this big brother to pale ale happened out of necessity. The long ship voyage from England to India was brutal on the Brit’s Pale Ales. They bumped up the hops and alcohol knowing that they were natural preservatives. Once the troops returned home it was India Pale Ale they preferred.
Top Gun IPA
San Diego Style IPA! On a trip to San Diego we had several opportunities to soak up the local beer scene. San Diego area brewers and their aggressively hopped beers have made the West Coast style of brewing famous. This IPA employs indecent amounts of Amarillo & Simcoe hops. We named this brew after the TOP GUN fighter pilot school. Stay Classy San Diego!
Idaho Hazy IPA
The Gem State is not just growing potatoes ! We used Idaho grown barley malt and the hop varieties Idaho Gem, and Idaho 7 in this brew. This brew showcases a technique called hop-biotransformation which brings out some citrus like juicy flavors in the beer. Biotransformation occurs when certain hop oils and active yeast interact to transform terpenoids into terpenoids that weren’t originally present in the beer. It’s magic.
Mad as a March Beer
The tale of two beer names. Oktoberfest bier is Märzenbier served in October. Märzen means March in German and before refrigeration the beer was brewed in the cooler month of March, when there was less chance of it going bad. It was then stored in cool caves to lager (condition) over the summer months and served in the fall. At the Tiger we love to brew traditional beers, but we’re not constrained by seasonal limits, we brew and drink seasonal beer whenever we please. For instance, Maibock is not just for May! So I hope you enjoy your toasty, toffee-like malt forward beer with just the right amount of German hops as much as we enjoyed brewing it. Prost, John Dean
Our 2014 World Beer Cup Gold Award Winner!
Blarney Irish Ale
If you liked our Amber, you’ll love our Irish ale! This garnet hued brew will warm your cockles and tickle your leprechauns. It has a caramel sweetness that’s balanced with a mineral like dryness on the finish. We use a light hand with the hops so it’s not too bitter. The lightly toasted malts provide warm bready notes to this jewel of the Emerald Isle. Goes well with dirty limericks.
Slàinte! Pronounced “slawn-cha” meaning “Health” !
Blind Tiger Bock
Our 2018 Great American Beer Festival Bronze Medal Winner!
This chestnut brown lager has a dominating malt character and a warming alcohol note. The light hopping is subtle. Overindulgence of Bock Bier is rumored to leave you feeling like you have been head-butted by a billy goat! Bock was first brewed in the 14th century by German brewers in the Hanseatic town of Einbeck. The style from Einbeck was later adopted by Munich brewers in the 17th century and due to their Bavarian accent, citizens of Munich pronounced "Einbeck" as "ein Bock" which means "a billy goat,” and thus the beer became known as "bock." To this day, as a visual pun, a goat often appears on bock labels.
Tiger Paw Porter
An English Style Robust Porter.
Black with ruby highlights. Soft roast notes up front with a chocolate finish. Medium bodied, not too heavy.
Moderate hops to balance. Don’t be afraid of the dark!
Our award winning coffee beer! We brew this robust style Porter with coffee we roast at the Brewery. The roasted coffee
compliments the dark roasted malts we use in this brew. English malts and hops round out the balance. Mmm, the perfect breakfast beer.
A strong dark ale brewed to keep you warm on cold winter nights. Aromas of dark chocolate with deep cocoa tones.
Flavor characters of minimally processed sugars, molasses, and honey. Full bodied with a flinty finish.