DRAFT LIST

 

LAST UPDATE: THURSday, May 17, 2018

We do our best to keep this list updated on a daily basis.

 Beers may sell out throughout the day, so call ahead if you are visiting us for something specific. 

 

 

CASK SPECIAL: LUMINARY W/EKUANOT

Cream Ale - 5.8%

A cask of our cream ale LUMINARY with an additional dry hop of Ekuanot, adding delicate nuances of melon, orange peel, and pine.

5 oz. $2 | 13 oz. $5 | 16 oz.  $6

 

YVETTE

Belgian Blonde - 7.2%

This golden ale was fermented with a traditional Belgian Abbey strain lending classic esters of fruit and spice; we’ve hopped it entirely with Australian Summer to accentuate it with subtle, refreshing citrus and melon notes.

5 oz. $2 | .4L $5      Growler Fills:  32 oz. $7 | 64 oz. $13

 

BLACK FLOWERS

Dark Saison - 6.9%

Careful additions of coriander and whole star anise flowers to the kettle have yielded a smooth, silky character to this saison's traditional notes of fruit, spice, and pepper.  Modest amounts of intense crystal malt and German Carafa give this farmhouse ale its unconventionally darker hue.

5 oz. $2 | .4L $5      Growler Fills:  32 oz. $7 | 64 oz. $13

 

VICARIOUS

Single Hop American Pale Ale - 5.5%

Whether brewing at home or creating a beer here at Medusa, it’s always more fun to invite our friends. VICARIOUS is an idea we put together with John and Joel of Foundation Brewing in Portland, ME. Featuring a meld of Maine-grown Two Row, German Vienna, and Malted Oats, to deliver a smooth, well-rounded mouthfeel. With hints of white grape and tropical citrus from a hop bill that includes Azacca, Hallertau Blanc, and Massachusetts-grown Magnum, this simple beer was designed to be shared with friends.

5 oz. $3 | 13 oz. $5 | 16 oz.  $6    ♦    CANS to go:  $14 / 4-pack | $84 / case

 

SOLO PROJECT: PEPITE

Single Hop American Pale Ale - 5.5%

Another release in our series of single-hop Pale Ales features Pepite, grown by our friends at Four Star Farms in Northfield, MA.  Pepite is the result of Nugget hops growing in the unique terroir of Western Massachusetts, yielding surprisingly different characteristics: much less earthy and herbal notes and subtantially more fruit-forward.

5 oz. $3 | 13 oz. $5 | 16 oz.  $6  ♦   Growler Fills:  32 oz. $8 | 64 oz. $15

 

ORDO LUPULUS

Hoppy Belgian Ale - 7.2%

This pale, golden ale was fermented with a traditional Trappist yeast and then dry-hopped with Amarillo and Czech Saaz hops. Dry, with classic Belgian esters giving way to intensely floral and herbal hop characters.

5 oz. $3 | .4L $6      Growler Fills:  32 oz. $8 | 64 oz. $15

 

LUMINARY

Cream Ale - 5.8%

A perennial favorite at the Medusa taproom, our cream ale is constructed from a blend of Maine-grown 2-row barley and German Pilsner malts.  Then, true to style, the body is kept light and dry through judicious use of organic brown rice, then delicately hopped with Mandarina Bavaria for a bit of additional nuance.  Delightfully refreshing in warmer weather, Luminary is nonethless profoundly crushable any time of the year!

5 oz. $2 | 13 oz. $4 | 16 oz.  $5   ♦  Growler Fills:  32 oz. $7 | 64 oz. $13

 

PROSPEROUS

American IPA - 6.6%

Medusa's inaugural American-style IPA has gone through multiple iterations before settling on its present incarnation, generously kettle-hopped and dry-hopped with voluminous quantities of American Cascade and New Zealand Rakau hops: the former lending its classical blend of grapefruit citrus and floral notes, the latter offering a remarkably complex array of stone fruit character. New England-grown 2-row malts and a touch of Patagonian crystal malts keep the body light, dry, and crisp.

5 oz. $3 | 13 oz. $5 | 16 oz.  $6     Growler Fills:  32 oz. $8 | 64 oz. $15

 

ZWEIHÄNDER

Imperial IPA - 8.3%

This two-fisted Imperial IPA has prodigious amounts of orange, tangerine, and melon character from the unusual German hop varieties Mandarina Bavaria and Hull Melon, as well as a touch of Citra and Azacca.

5 oz. $3 | 13 oz. $7        Growler Fills:  32 oz. $11 | 64 oz. $21

 

PHASER MARMOT

Double Dry-Hopped Imperial IPA - 10.0%

An imperial-strength IPA as ridiculous as its name. Constructed upon a base of Maine-grown 2-row malt, Patagonian crystal, and German wheat, liberally hopped with a combination of Citra, Galaxy, Simcoe, Mosaic, and Meridian, then dry-hopped in two rounds with the same! LIMIT 2 POURS.

5 oz. $4 | 13 oz. $8   ♦   Growler Fills:  32 oz. $12 | 64 oz. $23

 

SAISON ARAMIS

Saison - 5.8%

A traditional approach to the classic farmhouse ale, fruity but dry, with a pleasant lemon, herbal, yeast-driven character.  Hopped with French Aramis for a subtle touch of citrus, spice, and mint. 

5 oz. $2 | .4L $5      Growler Fills:  32 oz. $7 | 64 oz. $13

 

SLOW DOG

American Brown - 5.8%

This sturdy brown ale features layers of toasty malt with notes of caramel and chocolate, punctuated with crisp, fruity American Centennial and SImcoe hops.

5 oz. $2 | 13 oz. $4 | 16 oz.  $5      Growler Fills:  32 oz. $7 | 64 oz. $13

 

TRANSCONTINENTAL

American Pale Ale - 5.2%

A light-bodied American-style pale ale featuring a geographically diverse range of hops: bright, citrusy Citra from the US, fruity Mandarina Bavaria and Hull Melon from Germany, and tropical Vic Secret from Australia.

5 oz. $3 | 13 oz. $5 | 16 oz.  $6  ♦   Growler Fills:  32 oz. $8 | 64 oz. $15

 

VARLET

Berliner Weisse - 3.4%

Varlet was mashed with a mixture of German pilsner and wheat malts, inoculated with a Lactobacillus culture and allowed to develop sourness overnight in the kettle. The resulting beer is light and refreshing, but quite tart!  Or, for a variation popular in Germany, add a shot of raspberry syrup to balance the acidity with a touch of sweetness.

5 oz. $2 | .4L $5 ($6 with raspberry syrup)      Growler Fills:  32 oz. $7 | 64 oz. $13

 

ACTIVATE!

Coffee Porter - 6.8%

With Activate! we've taken a robust porter and infused it with local coffee, masterfully roasted by Jesse Medley of Union Coffee Roasters. Our black ale's rich cocoa and subtle caramel notes provide a lovely base to freshly roasted Burundi, a bourbon varietal described as tart, juicy, with fruity characters of strawberry, blackberry, apricot, lemon, and grapefruit.

5 oz. $3 | 13 oz. $5 | 16 oz.  $6      Growler Fills:  32 oz. $8 | 64 oz. $15

 

Dämmerung

Dunkelweizen - 5.1%

This relative to the hefeweizen features spicy, banana-clove esters, supported by a darker, richer, maltier base of German Pilsner, dark and roasted wheat, and Munich-style malts.

5 oz. $3 | 13 oz. $5 | .5 L $6       Growler Fills:  32 oz. $8 | 64 oz. $15

 

TRIBUTE ACT

California Common - 5.8%

An homage to the warm-fermented, historic lagers of California. Light amber in color with a touch of caramel and slight fruit esters, and hopped entirely with woody, earthy German Northern Brewer.

5 oz. $2 | 13 oz. $4 | 16 oz.  $5      Growler Fills:  32 oz. $7 | 64 oz. $13

 


ON DECK

*** DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE!!!! ***

 

CASK: TRANSCONTINENTAL W/AMARILLO - American Pale Ale - 5/17 or 5/18

SOLO PROJECT: MERIDIAN - Single Hop American Pale Ale - 5/21

FREUDIAN SIP - Vienna Lager - 5/21

CASK: DDH CITRA CEGACY W/MORE CITRA - Rye IPA - 5/22

CASK: LUMINARY W/EL DORADO - American IPA - 5/24 or 5/25

DDH CITRA LEGACY - Rye IPA - 5/28

CASK: LASER CAT W/TOPAZ - Imperial IPA - 5/29

CAN RELEASE: LASER CAT - Imperial IPA - 5/30

CAN RELEASE: ACTIVATE! - Coffee Porter - 5/30

LASER CAT - Imperial IPA - 5/30

ACTIVATE! - Coffee Porter - 5/30

CASK: LASER CAT W/COMET - Imperial IPA - 5/31 or 6/1

 

*** DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE!!!! ***