Year Round Beers

Southampton Altbier | 5.3% ABV

The Southampton Altbier is complex yet deceptively drinkable— it is exceptionally well-balanced and finishes so clean it demands another. Altbiers are traditional German copper-brown ales. Prior to the isolation of lager yeasts in the mid 1800s, all beers in Germany were brewed using ale yeasts. The term “Alt,” which literally means “old” or “antique,” is a reference to types of brews made before lagers revolutionized the brewing world. Ale yeasts typically ferment at higher temperatures than lager yeasts and result in products that tend to have a little more fruitiness in flavor and aroma. Southampton Altbier is made with ale yeast but fermented at cooler temperatures similar to lager beer. This results in an ale with less pronounced fruitiness than most ales. Additionally, Altbiers are aged cold for a longer period of time, again similar to lagers. This more expensive and time consuming process tends to dry out the beer and give it a cleaner, lager-like finish. Hence the term “hybrid” beer. With this “best of both worlds” approach, Phil produces an Altbier that has some of the most favorable characteristics of both ales and lagers. Southampton Publick House's Altbier uses four grains and two hop varieties to make this delicious brew. The flavor is predominantly malty with a subtle herbal hop note and a faint crisp fruitiness from the ale yeast. It has a malty flavor, refreshing hop character and finishes clean like a lager— you’ll want more!

Menu Pairings:
Traditional German foods, earthy cheeses, smoked & grilled meats.


Awards: 
2004 Bronze Medal - World Beer Cup San Diego, CA
2002 Bronze Medal- Great American Beer
1998 Silver Medal - World Beer Cup Rio de Janiero
1997 Bronze Medal - World Beer Cup



Southampton Light | 3.5% ABV

A light bodied but full-flavored lager beer for those who prefer a lower calorie brew (about 100 calories per glass). An easy drinking light beer. 


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Burton India Pale Ale | 4.6% ABV

This English Pale Ale is modeled after a style of ale that comes from the famous English brewing city of Burton-on-Trent. We add minerals to the Southampton water to make it identical to the water in Burton-on-Trent, notably a fair amount of calcium. The high mineral content has the effect of adding a dryness of flavor to the brew as well as a fullness of body. It has a light/medium malt flavor and a refreshing fruitiness (notes of “peach” and “apricot”), the hop character is also restrained compared to other traditional English styles such as IPA.

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Keller Pils | 5.0% ABV

Visit an Old World lager brewery and the brewmaster will insist that you enjoy a "Keller" beer direct from the aging tank. To a brewer this is beer at its purest: unfiltered, nuanced and gently carbonated.

Awards: 
2010 Medal - Top 25 Beers of the Wine Enthusiast Magazine

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Southampton Double White | 6.6% ABV

This is a truly special brew and a Southampton original. It is a “double strength” or “double gravity” version of a classic Belgian-style white ale. White Ales (or Witbiers) are called white because their light color and cloudy appearance make them appear almost white. They are unfiltered wheat-based brews with a unique citrus and spice character that comes from the use of orange peel and ground coriander seed in the brewing process. Southampton Double White honors the original Belgian white ale style, but it has a little more of everything— more complex orangey/citrusy fruitiness, a slightly fuller body, more alcohol and a more satisfying finish. It's delicate, balanced and every bit as refreshing as the original style, but more intense. 

Awards: 
2009 Medal - Great American International Beer Competition - 1st Place
2007 Silver Medal - Great American Beer
2006 Bronze Medal - Great American Beer
2006 Bronze Medal - World Beer Cup , Seat
2003 Silver Medal - Real Ale Festival, C

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