DRAFT LIST

 

LAST UPDATE: MONDAY, APRIL 22, 2019

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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

CUP OF WONDER

New England IPA - 6.5%

Another entry in our evolving series of New England-style India Pale Ales, built from Maine-grown 2-Row as well as flaked oats and wheat. Upon this dense, impenetrably hazy foundation, we've liberally hopped the beer with a combination of Citra, Mandarina Bavaria, Hull Melon, and Motueka, yielding an intriguing array of tropical fruit, berry, and melon notes.  

5 oz. $3 | 13 oz. $6 | 16 oz.  $7 ♦  CANS:  $16 / 4-pack | $96 / case

ZWEIHÄNDER

Imperial IPA - 8.4%

This two-fisted Imperial IPA wields prodigious amounts of orange, tangerine, and melon character supplied by the unusual German hop varieties of Mandarina Bavaria and Hull Melon, fupported by the intense tropical citrus of Citra and Azacca hops.  The malt bill takes a minimalist approach, built for a clean and dry body that lets its hop character pierce through.   

5 oz. $3 | 13 oz. $7 ♦  CANS:  $16 / 4-pack | $96 / case

SUMMON THE QUEEN!

Milk Stout with Coffee & Chocolate - 4.5%

This lush stout was brewed with lactose sugar to ensure a rich body and was fermented with an English yeast strain. Conditioned with cocoa nibs and some nice Guatemalan coffee supplied by Union Coffee Roasters of Ayer, MA (unioncofferoaster.com), this black ale offers an intriguing, session-worthy blend of chocolate and roasty coffee flavors. 

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

VARLET

Berliner Weisse - 3.5%

Varlet was mashed with a mixture of German pilsner and wheat malts, inoculated with a Lactobacillus culture and allowed to develop acidity overnight in the kettle. The resulting beer is light and refreshing, but quite tart! Also available with the traditional shot of raspberry syrup to help balance the acidity (+$1.00).

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

MOFFAT 80/-

Scottish Export 80-Shilling - 5.0%

A traditional Scottish-style amber ale, forged from a base of Maris Otter, layered with six different specialty malts from the UK, Canada, and Chile, and gently hopped with UK Bramling Cross for an eminently quaffable result.

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

BATCH 80085

PINK BOOTS SOCIETY COLLABORATION BREW

Saison - 5.5%

Batch 80085 is a Belgian-style saison, with a recipe spearheaded by our own Assistant Brewer, Alyssa: light, dry, and effervescent, gently hopped with a bend of Saaz and Mosaic, featuring classic fruity, lemony esters derived from a traditional saison yeast.

Every pint sold of Batch 80085 helps benefit the Pink Boots Society, an organization focused on the advancement of women working in the beer industry!

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

HELLO IMAGE

Hoppy Saison - 6.2%

This saison begins with a classic background of continental pilsner and malted wheat, fermented with a Belgian farmouse yeast. We then dry-hopped it with richly floral French Triskel and profoundly tropical US Citra hops!

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

LASER CAT

Imperial IPA - 8.0%

Prepare yourself for a cosmic experience with one of the most preposterous IPAs Earth has to offer! Built from New England-grown 2-row malt, German wheat, and Patagonian crystal malts, this concoction is dry-hopped with absurd amounts of Citra and Nugget, and is loaded with plenty of dense citrus, tropical fruit, and herbal notes to assault your hop-loving senses. Enjoy responsibly, Earthlings! 

5 oz. $3 | 13 oz. $7 ♦  Growler Fills:  32 oz. $10 | 64 oz. $19

CELLAR RESERVE: WITCHFINDER GENERAL

Smoked Pumpkin Stout - 6.5%

THAT'S RIGHT, NO SPICES! Witchfinder General is brewed to the style of a Foreign Export Stout, utilizing an English yeast strain and an unconventional addition of beech-smoked barley malt. Additionally, the mash included hundreds of pounds of local cheese pumpkins from Rota Spring Farm (Sterling, MA), which met their fiery demise by the hand of Chef Thomas Kepner in the wood-fired oven at Hudson's own Rail Trail Flatbread! This reserve keg has been conditioning for an additional 6 months.

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

GHOST LANTERN

Baltic Porter - 7.0%

Our tribute to the classic strong porters of the Baltic Sea region, forged from a base of German Pilsner, Munich, and chocolate malts, hopped with German Merkur, and fermented with a lager yeast.

5 oz. $3 | 13 oz. $5 | 16 oz.  $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 nonetheless profoundly crushable any time of the year!

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

LASER KITTEN

Session India Pale Ale - 4.5%

The gentler sibling to our outrageous Imperial IPA Laser Cat, LASER KITTEN is an American-style IPA that arrives at session strength.  It still packs plenty of Citra and Mosaic for a citrusy, fruity punch, while the body is kept extra pale, light, and dry to let those hops shine!

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

SOLO PROJECT: Simcoe

Single Hop American Pale Ale - 5.5%

Each edition of this rotating series of American Pale Ales highlights a single hop.  We begin with a simple grist of Maine-grown 2-Row, malted wheat, and light Patagonian crystal malt for a clean, dry, and highly drinkable body.  An abundant dry-hopping of the featured variety ensures that all the charms and nuances -- be they citrusy, fruity, grassy, or floral -- remain on full display in a quaffable package. This round features American Simcoe, a variety famous for its piney, fruity character.

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

STEADY ABBOT

Patersbier - 4.0%

A traditional Belgian-style table beer, made with a blend of continental pilsner and Maine-grown 2-row malts, with a touch of Belgian toasted malt. Light and dry, with classic Trappist esters.

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

ANTIOCH

Quadrupel - 9.0%

A potent sipper with a profound dark fruit character of raisins, plums, and figs. This hardy ale was built from a base of German pilsner malt, and gets its complex, caramel body from intense Patagonia crystal malts and heavily caramelized Belgian candi sugar.

5 oz. $3 | 12 oz.  $7    ♦   Growler Fills:  32 oz. $10 | 64 oz. $19

MOFFAT 120/-

Scotch Ale - 8.0%

The big brother to our popular Scottish-style ale Moffat 80/- has arrived! This one's no session beer: all of the ingredients have been scaled up to deliver a malt-bomb with some serious legs.

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


ON DECK

CASK: RANSOM NOTE - American Barleywine - 4/23

CASK: SOLO PROJECT: CITRA w/PINEAPPLE - Single Hop Pale Ale - 4/25 or 4/26

CAN RELEASE: BAD WICKED WORLD - Imperial NEIPA - 4/25

CAN RELEASE: DRAGON, WOLF, & FOX - NEIPA - 4/25

CAN RELEASE: SOLO PROJECT: CITRA - Single Hop Pale Ale - 4/25

CASK: TBA - 4/30

CASK: TBA - 5/2 or 5/3

DUCHOVNI - Czech Pilsner - 5/6

RANSOM NOTE - American Barleywine - 5/6

CASK: TBA - 5/7

CAN RELEASE: LASER CAT - Imperial IPA - 5/9

CAN RELEASE: ACTIVATE! - Coffee Porter - 5/9

CAN RELEASE: SLOW DOG - American Brown Ale - 5/9

CASK: TBA - 5/9 or 5/10

 

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