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Alpha Amber

American Amber Ale by TolanBrewhouse

OG: 1.056 FG: 1.016 ABV: 5.2% IBU: 37

18 minutes ago

Smoked Reindeer Nose

Specialty Smoked Beer by maultenederale

OG: 1.052 FG: 1.013 ABV: 5.1% IBU: 17

27 minutes ago

Lite Ale

American Light Lager

OG: 1.044 FG: 1.011 ABV: 4.3% IBU: 27

28 minutes ago


American Light Lager by Douglas Thompson

OG: 1.051 FG: 1.012 ABV: 5.1% IBU: 20

about 1 hour ago

Coffee Porter

American Porter

OG: 1.052 FG: 1.009 ABV: 5.7% IBU: 33

about 1 hour ago

Hippie Melon

American IPA by St Frank

OG: 1.085 FG: 1.016 ABV: 9.1% IBU: 30

about 1 hour ago

Pumpkin Spice

Märzen by Fab Your Own Brew

OG: 1.060 FG: 1.011 ABV: 6.4% IBU: 13

about 1 hour ago

Hippie Melo

American IPA by St Frank

OG: 1.085 FG: 1.016 ABV: 9.1% IBU: 40

about 1 hour ago


American IPA

OG: 1.071 FG: 1.012 ABV: 7.8% IBU: 71

about 1 hour ago

Mango Ale

American Pale Ale by St Frank

OG: 1.086 FG: 1.020 ABV: 8.7% IBU: 20

about 1 hour ago

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