Year Round Beers

A Priori | american pale ale

A Priori Pale Ale is a 6.4% American pale ale made with a mixture of West Coast style hops, including Columbus, Cascade, and Centennial. We kept the grain bill simple, with Caramel malt for a balance of sweetness and Cara-pils for head retention.

From the Internet Encyclopedia for Philosophy:

The terms "a priori" and "a posteriori" are used primarily to denote the foundations upon which a proposition is known. A given proposition is knowable a priori if it can be known independent of any experience other than the experience of learning the language in which the proposition is expressed, whereas a proposition that is knowable a posteriori is known on the basis of experience.

Cream City Brix | cream ale

"A measurement of sugar by any other name would be just as sweet."

This is our Cream Ale - A style produced since before Prohibition. It's a light bodied ale tilted toward malty and single-hopped with Willamette for balance. It's a 5.0% ABV daily sipper.

Just beer - No Nonsense.

Prototypical Porter | porter

Prototypical Porter is the first beer Enlightened Brewing Company ever released to the public.

At 5.4% ABV, the appearance is dark, although shining some light through it reveals a deep ruby color. Slight chocolate and cola flavor with a lighter body.

It is the Prototype for our "keep it simple" style.

Kettle Logic | amber

Kettle Logic is the first Amber Ale we’ve attempted to make - 5.6% ABV.

Kettle Logic describes a set of arguments that are valid on their own but inconsistent for an argument as a whole.

The beer is an amber-colored ale on the malty side with a juicy character from the hops used to balance it.

Seasonal Beers

The Daily Stipend | american pale wheat ale

The Daily Stipend is our pale wheat beer single-hopped with Mandarina Bavaria.

This new hop from Germany is high alpha and smells strikingly like tropical fruits. At 4.0% this is a beer you could drink all day.


Sustained Thought | stout

"No problem can withstand the assault of sustained thinking." - Voltaire (1694-1798 French Philosopher. Reportedly drank 40 to 50 cups of coffee per day.)

Sustained thought is a 6.0% ABV stout made with cold-brewed coffee from Valentine Coffee Roasters here in Milwaukee. We love our coffee, and Milwaukee is flush with amazing roasters practicing their craft. We took a tour around Valentine's space on Vliet and immediately wanted to make a coffee stout using their cold-brew.

We did some test batches to share with friends, and this is the final result. Made with oats, chocolate malt, and midnight wheat - plus some British hops. Toasty flavors tango with the vanilla of Valentine's roast for a creamy, not-too-strong coffee stout.

Limited Release

Benevolont Brew | IPA

"It is not from the benevolence of the butcher, the brewer, or the baker that we expect our dinner, but from their regard to their own interest."

We consider ourselves benevolent people, but we make what is in our interest to drink! And everyone deserves a beer with dinner. Benevolent Brew is an IPA made with Nugget and Cascade hops, weighing in at 7.4% ABV. It's a bit sweet (benevolently so?) and juicy with hop flavor.

Te Ipsum | american pale ale

te ipsum, more like te SIPsome! This is an American Pale Ale made with Sorachi Ace and Centennial hops. At 6.5% ABV, it has a distinct hoppy/dank aroma, balanced bitterness, and an herbal linger in the finish. Cura te ipsum means "heal thyself" or attend to one's own defects rather than criticizing defects in others.

nosce te ipsum means "know thyself." In 1750, Benjamin Franklin observed in his Poor Richard's Almanac the great difficulties of knowing one's self, with: "There are three things extremely hard: Steel, a Diamond, and to know one's self." (Wikipedia)

The Human Condition | French Saison

The Human Condition is a single-hopped French Saison made with Simcoe. At 7.0% ABV, it ferments vigorously and finishes with a low terminal gravity.

Flavors of clove, cinnamon, and fruity yeast esters work really well with Simcoe, which is kind of a funky/resinous hop in its own right.

Drink it down and philosophize on our shared human experience.