The Imperative | american pale ale
A concept created by Kant, The Categorical Imperative was an attempt to create a universal moral law based on pure reason and not individual motivations. He said that we should act only according to maxims that we'd want as universal laws. We believe beer should be universally enjoyed! Whatever principles you live by, we're glad you've chosen this beer.
This 6.0% ABV pale ale packs some tropical citrus and floral notes thanks to Mosaic hops.
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.
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.
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.