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Free State 36 Chambers

Free State 36 Chambers

American Amber Ale5.4% ABV36 IBU

Free State Brewing Co.Lawrence, KS

Free State Ad Astra (Beer Hall)

Free State Ad Astra (Beer Hall)

Altbier5.6% ABV24 IBU

Free State Brewing Co.Lawrence, KS

Free State Ad Astra Ale

Free State Ad Astra Ale

Altbier5.6% ABV24 IBU

Free State Brewing Co.Lawrence, KS

This ale is the first brewed in Kansas since pioneering days. The name "Ad Astra comes from the Kansas State Motto - Ad Astra per Aspera, Latin words meaning "To the Stars through Difficulties". We've blended Pale, Caramel, and Munich malts for a rich amber beer. The hops balance this malty sweetness, and we've chosen Northern brewer and Fuggles hops for their flavor.

Free State Belgian Muse

Free State Belgian Muse

Belgian IPA8.0% ABV48 IBU

Free State Brewing Co.Lawrence, KS

Free State Black Jack Porter

Free State Black Jack Porter

Baltic Porter7.9% ABV

Free State Brewing Co.Lawrence, KS

Black Jack Porter Baltic Porter is a somewhat blended style, popular in the countries bordering the Baltic Sea. It?s based on the English Porter style and strongly influenced by Russian Imperial Stouts. The resulting dark ale is stronger and more full bodied than a traditional Porter but doesn?t have the intensity of an Imperial Stout. What we have is a rich, malty beer with notes of chocolate and roast malt overtones. The flavor has been mellowed further by conditioning on a blend of French and American oak. Served unfiltered.

Free State Blood Orange Radler

Free State Blood Orange Radler

Fruit Beer4.8% ABV

Free State Brewing Co.Lawrence, KS

Free State Bora Bora

Free State Bora Bora

American IPA7.2% ABV65 IBU

Free State Brewing Co.Lawrence, KS

Free State Brinkley's Maibock

Free State Brinkley's Maibock

Helles Bock6.5% ABV

Free State Brewing Co.Lawrence, KS

The malty sweetness is well balanced and blended with hop bitterness giving a full, rich blend of flavors. A generous quantity of pilsner malt is joined with a little bit of caravienne for color and some carapils for body along with plenty of Munich malt for flavor and aroma. This beer is fairly lightly hopped with Yakima perle and German hallertau hops.

Free State C4 Imperial Black IPA

Free State C4 Imperial Black IPA

Black IPA9.0% ABV85 IBU

Free State Brewing Co.Lawrence, KS

Free State Chaser

Free State Chaser

American IPA5.7% ABV

Free State Brewing Co.Lawrence, KS

Free State Cloud Hopper Imperial IPA

Free State Cloud Hopper Imperial IPA

Double IPA9.2% ABV100 IBU

Free State Brewing Co.Lawrence, KS

This boldly hopped ale will take you to new heights of hoppiness. Copious amounts of Chinook, Columbus, and Cascade hops combine to evoke far off places with the scents and flavors of tropical fruit, pine needles, flowers and a hint of freshly mown grass. A choice malt bill lifts the hops, providing balance and keeping this beer on course. O.G. - 19.7ºP/1.079 Hops - Columbus, Chinook, Cascade

Free State Comet IPA

Free State Comet IPA

American IPA6.8% ABV

Free State Brewing Co.Lawrence, KS

Free State Copperhead Pale Ale

Free State Copperhead Pale Ale

American Pale Ale6.0% ABV53 IBU

Free State Brewing Co.Lawrence, KS

Silver Medal Winner 1997 World Beer Championships - India Pale Ales. This flavorful beer is made in the style of the India Pale Ale Style originally manufactured in Great Britain for their colonies in India, but with an American twist. The harsh travel that the beer had to survive required a strong, hoppy beer. The Hops and the high level of alcohol helped buffer the beer through its long travels. Made with flavorful and full bodied Pale Ale malt combined with a touch of caravienne for color and carapils for body, the rich flavor of this beer is matched and enhanced by a very generous portion of Centennial and Cascade hops. The Cascades give this beer its distinctive floral aroma and a uniquely American character.

Free State Copperhead Pale Ale (Beer Hall)

Free State Copperhead Pale Ale (Beer Hall)

American Pale Ale6.0% ABV

Free State Brewing Co.Lawrence, KS

Free State Dirty Kanza

Free State Dirty Kanza

Kölsch5.8% ABV15 IBU

Free State Brewing Co.Lawrence, KS

Free State Festivus

Free State Festivus

Red IPA7.5% ABV

Free State Brewing Co.Lawrence, KS

Free State Frost Flower

Free State Frost Flower

German Pils6.6% ABV40 IBU

Free State Brewing Co.Lawrence, KS

Free State Garden Party

Free State Garden Party

American Lager4.3% ABV7 IBU

Free State Brewing Co.Lawrence, KS

Free State Ironman Imperial Stout

Free State Ironman Imperial Stout

Imperial Stout8.4% ABV

Free State Brewing Co.Lawrence, KS

Our Imperial Stout is brewed to an Original gravity of 20 P using 10 different types of malt which combined weigh 1,400+ lbs. That works out to 3.4 lbs per gallon of finished beer or almost 4/10ths of a pound in every glass. The dark malts give a roasty flavor and dark color, caramel malts add sweetness and a full body. Three different hop varieties also add their own complexity (and about 78 IBUs). The bittering hops are Northern Brewers which also add a bit of a current-like flavor when used this heavily. The early aromatic hops are Fuggles, the same that we use in the Ad Astra and the Oatmeal Stout. The later aromatic hops are Cascades, the same that we use to finish Copperhead. The Cascades add a bit of an American Flavor to this classic British style. The Ironman is named for one of our favorite regular customers, Walt Hull, who is a local blacksmith.

Free State John Brown Ale

Free State John Brown Ale

American Brown Ale5.1% ABV23 IBU

Free State Brewing Co.Lawrence, KS

A very mild, pleasant brown ale with a definite emphasis on the malt rather than the hops. Made from a choice selection of malts, this is a bit sweeter than the Ad Astra, but not quite so sweet as a bock beer.

Free State Jumpstart

Free State Jumpstart

American IPA6.9% ABV

Free State Brewing Co.Lawrence, KS

Free State Lemon Grass Rye

Free State Lemon Grass Rye

Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer6.2% ABV

Free State Brewing Co.Lawrence, KS

This refreshing and unique beer is made from a base of pale malt and Munich malt. The unique flavors come from the use of about 25% flaked rye which adds a fresh (some describe it as minty) flavor and smooth texture as well as about 40 lbs of fresh lemon grass for a fresh citrusy background. This beer is gently hopped with Galena and Hersbrucker hops.

Free State Moxie Moxie

Free State Moxie Moxie

American IPA7.0% ABV69 IBU

Free State Brewing Co.Lawrence, KS

Free State Nature Boy

Free State Nature Boy

German Pils7.3% ABV

Free State Brewing Co.Lawrence, KS

Free State Oatmeal Stout

Free State Oatmeal Stout

Oatmeal Stout6.1% ABV42 IBU

Free State Brewing Co.Lawrence, KS

Full body and a well rounded flavor comes from a foundation of seven different grains.

Free State Octoberfest

Free State Octoberfest

Märzen5.4% ABV25 IBU

Free State Brewing Co.Lawrence, KS

This is a smooth, malty lager fashioned after the famous Octoberfest beers in Munich. Each year around this time, the Germans celebrate the anniversary of the marriage, in 1810, of the Crown Prince of Bavaria. Huge crowds pile into Munich to imbibe the pride of the cities breweries by the stein full. Our Octoberfest is made from Pilsen malt, caramunich malt, lots of Munich malt, caramel pils malt and aromatic malt. These combine to provide a light amber beer with a smooth ,clean malt character that comes through clearly. The hops are Perle for bittering and Hersbrucker for a mild aroma.

Free State Octoberfest (Beer Hall)

Free State Octoberfest (Beer Hall)

Märzen5.4% ABV

Free State Brewing Co.Lawrence, KS

Free State Old Backus Barleywine

Free State Old Backus Barleywine

American Barleywine10.5% ABV55 IBU

Free State Brewing Co.Lawrence, KS

The huge amounts of both hops and malt that go into this beer necessitate a long conditioning period to mellow its intense flavors. The Old Backus contains just over 2,000 lbs of malt and 55 lbs of hops. This is a tremendously complex beer that should be savored slowly and in moderation. It will continue to change with age as it is served unfiltered and is continuing to mature.

Free State Post Rock Pilsner

Free State Post Rock Pilsner

Free State Brewing Co.Lawrence, KS

Pilsners were certainly some of the original light beers, but only in color, certainly not in flavor! Our Pilsner has a pleasant malt flavor, a medium body and a finely balanced hop character. We use premium Bohemian pilsner malt and imported specialty malts along with prized Czech Saaz hops to craft this fine lager beer for your summer.

Free State Prairie Fog

Free State Prairie Fog

California Common6.0% ABV

Free State Brewing Co.Lawrence, KS

Medium bodied and balanced with just enough hop character from Northern Brewer and Cascade hops to blend with caramel notes of malt.

Free State Stormchaser

Free State Stormchaser

American IPA6.6% ABV59 IBU

Free State Brewing Co.Lawrence, KS

Around these parts, we know the meaning of the word weather. From extreme heat to bone-chilling cold, we get it all – including more than our fair share of big-time storms. And while we prefer to stay in and sip on a tasty brew when things get nasty, there’s a brave and slightly crazy breed of Free Stater out there who loves chasing bad weather in the name of science or just common curiosity. That’s why we crafted this bright, hoppy IPA in their honor. If you’re up for an adventure, a Stormchaser is the perfect companion.

Free State Stormwatch Ale

Free State Stormwatch Ale

American IPA7.1% ABV

Free State Brewing Co.Lawrence, KS

This dark brown, hoppy ale takes the IPA style into unfamiliar depths of color. Amarillo hops provide the hoppy flavors and aromas of an India Pale Ale complemented by subtle chocolaty roasted notes from the dark malts. The malt bill is very close to that for Copperhead but with the addition of some dark roasted malt for color and flavor. The Amarillo hops are a potent American variety with a distinctive flavor and aroma.

Free State Wheat State Golden

Free State Wheat State Golden

Kölsch5.1% ABV20 IBU

Free State Brewing Co.Lawrence, KS

Being located in the biggest wheat producing state in the nation, a refreshing wheat beer is a must-brew. The Wheat State Golden is usually our lightest beer. It is fashioned after the Kolsch beers made around Cologne. It is traditionally brewed in the Alt Style like our Ad Astra Ale and has about 25% wheat malt. There is just a touch of caramel malt to add the golden color, and the rest is pale malt. The Golden is lightly hopped with Yakima Perle for bittering, and Hallertau Hersbrucker hops for aroma.

Free State Winter Fest

Free State Winter Fest

American Pale Ale6.6% ABV60 IBU

Free State Brewing Co.Lawrence, KS

Free State Winter Fest IPA (Beer Hall

Free State Winter Fest IPA (Beer Hall

Winter Seasonal Beer6.6% ABV60 IBU

Free State Brewing Co.Lawrence, KS

Free State Winter Fest IPA (Beer Hall)

Free State Winter Fest IPA (Beer Hall)

Winter Seasonal Beer6.6% ABV60 IBU

Free State Brewing Co.Lawrence, KS

Free State Winterfest IPA

Free State Winterfest IPA

American IPA6.6% ABV63 IBU

Free State Brewing Co.Lawrence, KS

Free State Yakimaniac

Free State Yakimaniac

American IPA7.3% ABV

Free State Brewing Co.Lawrence, KS

TRIO features Kansas' FreeState's newest IPA, from the lemony, citrusy character of Simcoe, Amarillo, and Citra hops grown in the hop capital of North America, Yakima, WA. Enjoy this keg!!

Free State Belgian Wheat

Free State Belgian Wheat

Witbier4.8% ABV

Free State Brewing Co.Lawrence, KS

This beer is fashioned after the Belgian 'Wit" or White beers, so named for the protein haze in the beer that comes from using unmalted wheat . Another common trait with the Belgian Wit style is the use of Honey, Oatmeal, Sweet and Bitter Orange Peels and Ground Coriander in the kettle. The Honey provides a floral aroma that varies with each batch due to the changes in the honey from season to season. The Coriander and the Orange Peels give a spicy, citrusy flavor and aroma, The Oatmeal adds a silky smooth texture. It is gently hopped with Simcoe and Mt Hood hops to a bitterness of 16 IBUs.

Free State Big Sea ESB

Free State Big Sea ESB

Free State Brewing Co.Lawrence, KS

E.S.B. stands for Extra Special Bitter. This is the strongest of the English Bitters. Our E.S.B. is brewed to about the strength of our Stout with a light amber color. We used Pale Ale Malt, Crystal Malts and Victory malt to give this beer a firm malt foundation. The Hop level is towards the high end, nearly equaling that of the Copperhead. We have chosen to use English hops exclusively for this beer. UK Target hops are used for bittering and UK Fuggle hops for dry hopping.

Free State Bowersock Bock

Free State Bowersock Bock

Free State Brewing Co.Lawrence, KS

This is a smooth dark German style lager often made in the spring or fall as a sort of tonic. This is a smooth and malty beer with a delicate hop balance. Named after early Lawrence industrialist J.D. Bowersock. Bowersock constructed the Bowersock Mills & Power Co just to the north of our location on the banks of the Kansas River This early hydro-electric plant supplied power to most of downtown as well as to other riverside industries. The power plant still exists and is operated by Bowersock?s descendants. Bowersock also built Liberty Hall , once the Bowersock Theater, on the ruins of the 1880s Bowersock Opera House which burned in 1911. Liberty Hall stands just to our south and is now a thriving venue for movies and live productions of all sorts.

Free State Crimsonberry Ale

Free State Crimsonberry Ale

Fruit Beer

Free State Brewing Co.Lawrence, KS

Crimsonberry Ale is made by brewing a lightly hopped, full bodied, wheat beer and flavoring it with natural Cranberry, Raspberry and Blueberry flavorings for a great fruit sensation. We start with a wheat beer in part because wheat lends a tart, fruity character of its own that meshes well with the fruit flavors. The mix of fruits has been adjusted over the years to provide a great balance of fruit characters. After all, everybody and their dog brews a raspberry wheat beer these days, we'd like to have ours take a different path.

Free State Cyclone Black Lager

Free State Cyclone Black Lager

Free State Brewing Co.Lawrence, KS

This is a finely balanced but somewhat malt centered beer. Generous amounts of Munich Malt lend a full rich malt flavor that is deepened with some dark roasted Chocolate Malt. Perle and Tettnanger hops finish out the balance.

Free State Dark Ale

Free State Dark Ale

Old Ale

Free State Brewing Co.Lawrence, KS

This Dark English ale is fashioned after British "Old Ales" and has been a seasonal favorite here for several years. A healthy dose of caramel malts (light and dark) contribute a deep red color that's tempered with just a touch of roasted barley. All of this also combines to make a VERY full bodied beer. To balance all of the malts, we add a healthy dose of hops. We use Simcoe hops for bittering, and Ahtanums for aroma hops and for dry hopping.

Free State Fireside Imperial Pilsner

Free State Fireside Imperial Pilsner

Free State Brewing Co.Lawrence, KS

Our special winter offering for 2006, this Pilsner style lager?s strength elevates it to ?Imperial? status. Where a typical German style Pilsner might reach an OG of 13-14{degrees}P and 40 IBUs, our Imperial Pils logs in at nearly 18 OG and 62 IBUs. The Malt bill is almost entirely Pilsner malt with a touch of dextrin malt for extra body and mouthfeel. The hops are domestic Glacier and Sterling, both varieties that we haven?t used much before. The Glaciers add a clean bitterness to balance the malt and the Sterlings add a wonderfully complex hop flavor and aroma from late additions to the kettle and dry hopping as well.

Free State Grace O'malley's Irish Ale

Free State Grace O'malley's Irish Ale

Irish Red Ale

Free State Brewing Co.Lawrence, KS

This fine red ale is our tribute to the indomitable spirit of Grace O'Malley. Also called Granuaile or Grania of the Isles, in the 16th Century she captained the Pirate ship Greywolf II, carrying on the traditions of her father who sailed the ship Greywolf. She was elected chieftain of her people and received an offer from England's Queen Elizabeth I to be made a countess. In surprise, Grace asked how she could be made a countess when she was already a queen in her own right!

Free State Hefe Weizen

Free State Hefe Weizen

Weissbier

Free State Brewing Co.Lawrence, KS

This is a very light, Bavarian style wheat beer that is an excellent refresher in the warmer months. Hefe Weizen contains nearly 50% wheat malt to give it a light, tart flavor balanced with pale malt and just a bit of Munich malt for flavor and aroma. It is very lightly hopped with Yakima Perle and German Hallertau hops.

Free State Invigorator Doppel Bock

Free State Invigorator Doppel Bock

Doppelbock

Free State Brewing Co.Lawrence, KS

This is a very strong , German style lager. The word doppel literally means double, but it's not really a "double" strength bock beer. It is stronger than a regular bock though and also heavier and more full bodied. The high alcohol content gives a warm fullness to the flavor and accents the somewhat sweet character of the beer. The Doppel is started with a base of Pilsen malt. It is colored and flavored by caravienne, caramunich and special B malts. A large portion of Munich malt is used for its distinctly German flavor and aroma as well as a little aromatic malt. Finally there is some carapils to add to the full body. The doppel is also flavored with moderate amounts of Yakima perle and German Hallertau hops to balance the malty sweetness. Though the IBU level is pretty high, almost that of Copperhead, this is not a hoppy beer. It's just that it takes a lot of hops to balance out such a malty beer.

Free State Jane's E.S.B.

Free State Jane's E.S.B.

Free State Brewing Co.Lawrence, KS

E.S.B. is brewed to about the strength of Copperhead with a color almost as deep as the John Brown Ale. We used Pale Ale Malt, Caramel Malt, Special B malt and a little Roasted Barley to give this beer a firm malt foundation. The Hop level is towards the high end, nearly equaling that of the Copperhead. For a fine hop flavor and aroma we used only English East Kent Goldings hops from start to finish. Hop aroma is moderate and this beer was not dry-hopped.

Free State Josiah Miller IPA

Free State Josiah Miller IPA

Free State Brewing Co.Lawrence, KS

Free State Liberty Wheat

Free State Liberty Wheat

Dunkles Weissbier5.6% ABV

Free State Brewing Co.Lawrence, KS

This is sort of a dark version of the Hefe Weizen. The actual style for this beer is "Dunkel Weizen" which literally means dark wheat. The flavor is a bit more complex than the Hefe Weizen owing largely to a greater variety of malts. This is brewed with pale, wheat, caramel and roasted malts. The wheat gives it a tart finish, the caramel malt provides color and some background sweetness and the roasted malts provide color and flavor. The hops used are Hersbrucker for bittering and for aroma, but they are not a prominent part of the profile. Much more prominent is the yeast character provided by that crazy German weizen yeast that we used in the Hefe Weizen. It combines with the malts to make this a very flavorful and unique beer.

Free State Pale Ale

Free State Pale Ale

English IPA

Free State Brewing Co.Lawrence, KS

This is another twist on the traditional English Style "India Pale Ale". Served unfiltered. This beer is made from Pale Ale Malt and Munich malt and then powerfully hopped to 55 IBU with Simcoe and Ahtanum hops. Also dry hopped with a generous portion of Ahtanums for a fabulous aroma. India Pale Ales were made strong and hoppy to survive the long journey to the colonies and outposts in the West Indies. The preservative properties of the alcohol and the hops as well as the abilities of the very hoppy beers to mask the travails of long travel made for some strong and flavorful beers.

Free State Phoenix Rising

Free State Phoenix Rising

Free State Brewing Co.Lawrence, KS

Free State Populist Porter

Free State Populist Porter

American Porter5.7% ABV

Free State Brewing Co.Lawrence, KS

This dark beer style is a bit lighter than stouts (often much lighter actually) but has a pleasant roasty flavor and a clean dry finish.

Free State Saison

Free State Saison

Saison

Free State Brewing Co.Lawrence, KS

Free State Seasonal

Free State Seasonal

Free State Brewing Co.Lawrence, KS

Free State Thomas Paine Porter

Free State Thomas Paine Porter

English Porter

Free State Brewing Co.Lawrence, KS

This ale gets it?s name from one of the fathers of the American Revolution. Paine?s pro-independence pamphlet, Common Sense, sold over 100,000 copies amongst the two million free inhabitants of the British colonies within months of its release in January of 1776. Common Sense presented the American colonists with an argument for independence from British rule at a time when the question of independence was still undecided. Paine wrote and reasoned in a style that common people understood; forgoing the philosophy and Latin references used by Enlightenment era writers, Paine structured Common Sense like a sermon and relied on Biblical references to make his case to the people. He once said, in reference to the government?s unjust taxation of its citizens, "The tax upon beer brewed for sale does not affect the aristocracy... It falls only on those who ... must purchase it in small quantities." Thomas Paine was a bold man of the people. Thomas Paine Porter is a full bodied, Robust Porter, that has a hint of sweetness in the palette offset by dark-malt roast qualities and a subtle hop bitterness provided by Perle, Northern Brewer, and Amarillo hops. True to the spirit of Thomas Paine, this beer is balanced, with no one quality overshadowing the other. Fine British malt and American hops meld together in this classic Porter.

Free State Wakarusa Lager

Free State Wakarusa Lager

International Pale Lager

Free State Brewing Co.Lawrence, KS

This crisp, full flavored lager beer starts with pale malt and a blend of dark caramel malts for a full bodied malt character and a deep amber color. Styrian Golding hops balance the sweet malts and add a fabulous aroma. The slow, lager brewing process gives this beer a super clean, crisp flavor. This beer was fashioned around the Copperhead but it is darker, a bit more full bodied and uses a different hop. Styrian Goldings are a new hop for us, and you may expect to see them again. While cascades are generally described as having a citrusy, grapefruit tang to them, I would be inclined to say that the Styrian Goldings have a citrusy tang that leans more towards an almost lemony character. They have no relation whatsoever to the East Kent Golding hops. Named after the rich Wakarusa River Valley which passes to the south of Lawrence. The fertile soils of the Wakarusa?s flood plain have yielded incredible bounties of fresh produce over the years. We hope that this beer represents that fresh flavor and quality.

Free State Wobbly Arms Weizenbock

Free State Wobbly Arms Weizenbock

Weizenbock

Free State Brewing Co.Lawrence, KS