Chomolungma was inspired by Brian Oestrike’s Mount Everest summit on May 23, 2007. Brian is the brother of Jackie O’s founder and owner, Art Oestrike. The climb was done in memory of their mother, Jackie Oestrike. Jackie was born in England and always had New Castle in the fridge, therefore we brewed a brown ale. The recipe was developed by Brad Clark and approved by the Oestrike family!
Antik was a collaborative brew with To Øl from Copenhagen, Denmark. The inspiration was to take a base recipe for one of our favorite maple beers and sub out the maple syrup for honey, a considerably higher amount of honey! The beer was then aged in bourbon barrels for over a year.
Chomolungma: A robust brown ale brewed with locally harvested honey.
Antik: An indulgent, collaborative, bourbon barrel-aged imperial honey porter.
Both beers exhibit excellent depth of malt complexity and incorporate honey as an accent (Chomolungma) or as the prominent flavor character (Antik.)
There are so many different types of honey to choose from that the combination of malts, hops, yeast and barrels is limitless.