Have you ever wanted to learn to brew your own beer? We have a class for that! Come down this Sunday and check out the first beer of our graduating class! Ask them how easy and fun it was. Classes go for 4 weeks, and teach you the basics of brewing beer. You get to make a beer with the class, take a growler home when it’s done, and enjoy it on tap here with your friends on your final class date. Cost is just $50.
This Friday and Saturday we have Hop Wars Round 3 Quarter Finals.
Mark Crisostomo takes his Honey Porter against Ken Heffner’s Mia Maxima Culpa Dubbel on Friday.
Armando takes his Swamp Zombie 2.0 IPA against Jeff Leonard’s Peanut Butter Cup Milk Stout on Saturday.
We’ll be serving great beer and food all weekend long though, so just make it out when you can!
Tropical IPA, West Coast IPA, Revolution IPA, Diablo Brown Porter, Saison, Holiday Saison, Cranberry Pomegranate Mead, Abbey Style Apple Cyser, Dry Hopper Pear Cider
Don’t Forget Hop Wars This Friday and Saturday. Battle of the Home Brewers to see who will go on to the Semi Finals!
Lunch and Dinner 7 days a week!!!
Now serving lunch and dinner 7 days a week. We have a basic menu that is available all of the time that includes Jumbo Hot Dogs simmered in our beer, Irish Nachos, and Quesadillas.
Have you ever wanted to brew on a commercial brewing system, and find out what it might be like to own a brewery some day? Here’s your chance. Signups for the 4th Hop Wars is under way. You get to brew on our pilot system under the guidance of one of our brewers. When your beer is ready, you’ll be put in a competition against our other brewers. Win, and you move on to the next round, win the competition and you’ll get to brew on our 3 BBL production system, and be named a Phantom Brewer. Check out our tasting room just about every Thursday and Friday night and see which brewers are going head to head, and who made what. Signup sheet can be found here!
Two weeks ago, Phantom unveiled Orange Counties first commercial Trappist Cyser. It’s a blend of apple juice and honey fermented dry with Trappist style yeast. If you’ve had American ciders in the past, this is not one of them. It’s dry, not suite, and the Trappist yeast gives it fruity aromas with a complex spice finish. Next week we release our Pomegranate Cranberry mead. This time it’s Pomegranate and cranberry juice mixed with honey and fermented dry. We stayed with the Trappist style yeast as we loved what it did with the cyser. This one is dry, and tart. With the addition of Nutmeg, cinnamon, and cloves, this is the perfect holiday drink.
With our first Apple Cyser just about ready to be kegged, we start today on a Pomegranate Cranberry Mead. Look for it to be ready in time for Thanksgiving!
Yesterday we started work on what I believe to be Orange County’s first commercial mead / ceyser. A nice blend of apple and honey with orange, cinnamon, and nutmeg all being fermented with a trappist yeast. We’re looking forwards to trying it when it’s done.
Hop Wars Brew Demonstrations continue every Saturday and Sunday. Two Brew sessions a day, one in the morning, one in the afternoon. Come hang out, meet the brewers, ask some questions, learn about the brewing process, and meet others interested in brewing beer! This week it’s Bill Kutlesa and Robert Mills. Bill is already underway with a smoked porter…
Two Ciders now available in 22 oz Botttles!
Appearition Hard Pear Cider – Light, crisp, and dry with hints of lemon, orange, and vanilla.
Applecalypse Hard Apple Cider, dry and refreshing it’s perfect for these late summer days.