At Briar Common, we’re committed to brewing balance and drinkable beer. We focus our efforts on American and Belgian styles, while experimenting with lagers and sours.
Style: American Porter
Opaque, rich dark brown in color, with burnt toffee, bitter chocolate, dark roast coffee and mint aromas; rye bread and cocoa powder flavor; medium body and a dry finish.
American two row, Crystal 120, Chocolate and Carafa III malts; Galena and Cascade hops.
15°P, 40 ibu, 31 srm,
According to the BJCP guidelines, an American Porter is “A substantial, malty dark beer with a complex and flavorful dark malt character … more bitter and often stronger with more dark malt qualities and dryness than English Porters or PreProhibition Porters. Less strong and assertive than American Stouts.” Strong, G., England, K. (Eds.). BJCP 2015 Style Guidelines. 36.
Pale golden in color, with Asian pear, white pepper, and licorice aromas; white bread and floral in flavor; light body, and a dry, crisp finish.
Castle Pilsner and Pale Wheat malts; Bravo, Czech Saaz, and Hersbrucker hops.
15°P, 32 ibu, 5 srm,
According to the BJCP guidelines, a Saison is “A pale, refreshing, highly-attenuated, moderately-bitter, moderate-strength Belgian ale with a very dry finish … and optional spices for complexity, as complements the expressive yeast character that is fruity, spicy, and not overly phenolic.” Strong, G., England, K. (Eds.). BJCP 2015 Style Guidelines. 50.
Style: American Pale Ale
Gold in color, with graham cracker, clover honey, and grapefruit aromas; medium-light body, and a dry, resinous finish.
American 2-row, Munich and Biscuit malts; Cascade, Columbus and Fuggle hops.
12.5°P, 50 ibu, 10 srm,
According to the BJCP guidelines, an American Pale Ale is “A pale, refreshing and hoppy ale, yet with sufficient supporting malt to make the beer balanced and drinkable..” Strong, G., England, K. (Eds.). BJCP 2015 Style Guidelines. 33.
Style: Belgian Dubbel
Dark amber in color, with prune, blackberry and floral aromas; medium-light body, and a dry finish.
Castle Pilsner Munich, Vienna, Carafa III malts; Galena, Hersbrucker and Saaz hops.
16.5ºP, 33 ibu, 14 srm,
According to the BJCP guidelines, the Belgian Dubbel is “A deep reddish-copper, moderately strong, malty, complex Trappist ale with rich malty flavors, dark or dried fruit esters, and light alcohol blended together in a malty presentation that still finishes fairly dry.” Strong, G., & England, K. (Eds.). BJCP 2015 Style Guidelines. 52.
Style: American IPA
Pale gold in color, strawberry, apricot and pine aroma with astringent, sticky bitterness. Light body, dry, bitter.
American 2-row, Munich and Dextrose; Chinook hops.
16ºP, 100+ ibu, 6 srm,
According to the BJCP guidelines, an American IPA is A decidedly hoppy and bitter, moderately strong American pale ale, showcasing modern American or New World hop varieties. The balance is hop-forward, with a clean fermentation profile, dryish finish, and clean, supporting malt allowing a creative range of hop character to shine through.” Strong, G., & England, K. (Eds.). BJCP 2015 Style Guidelines.. 37