Styles

beerstyles

Some might consider this beer style information to be only the domain of beer snobs or beer nerds. Not true, beer lovers. You could talk philosophically about brewing and use fancy-pants terms like je ne sais quoi, or just cheat with our handy guide. We suggest you let us do the heavy lifting, start right here, and save the French for something more worthwhile. Note: “seasonal” means, you guessed it, available only when we feel like making it. In other words…we attempt to anticipate what you want in, say, October, or the dead of summer. We aim to please. 

West O CocO Stout™ (year-round) – on tap and in bottles
2014 AND 2015 GOLD MEDAL WINNER, GREAT AMERICAN BEER FEST®
2016 CHAMPION DES MOINES REGISTER “BEER BRACKETS”
Cream stout with lactose sugar…”thats why it’s a cream stout.” Cocoa nibs and bourbon vanilla beans make this beer creamy and chocolaty. Hints of coffee from 2 types of roasted malts. Candi sugar for a bit of marshmallow. We wanted a stout, so why not a cream stout? Because we can, and we did. 6.0% ABV, 24 IBU

West O Pilsner Lager™ (year-round) – on tap and in bottles
Traditional as far as malt goes, giving a honey, cracker character but with newer Sterling and German Saphir hops that lend notes of pine and lemon. Lager yeast aids in creating a smooth refreshing beer. Think of a Pilsner as pale ale’s more refined brother. 5.6% ABV, 23 IBU

West O 6 Foot 6 India Pale Ale™ (year-round) – on tap and in bottles
Glacier hops, with some Horizon thrown in for a bit of bitterness, 2-Row and Caramel 80L malt, a golden color and white head. Smells of melon and candied fruit, tastes of pineapple and melon. 6.6% ABV, 65-70 IBU

West O Smoked Red Ale™ (year-round) – on tap and in bottles
Roasted malts yield nutty flavors mixed with dark fruit from dark caramel malts. A responsible amount of cherry wood smoked malt lends hints of forest and campfire that blend well with the subtle spice of Perle hops. Not being fans of extremely smoked beers, we wanted to bring some balance to the style. 6.5% ABV, 20 IBU

270logoWest O 10 Foot 10 Double India Pale Ale™ (270° Series seasonal) – on tap and bottles in premium four-packs
Double IPA with a strong unique aroma from Santium, Horizon, and Mt. Hood hops. Notes of melon, berries, pine, and citrus all balanced with a strong malt backbone. 10.10% ABV, 95 IBU

270logoWest O Punk’d Pie Belgian Dubbel Pumpkin Spiced Ale™ (270° Series seasonal) – on tap and bottles in premium four-packs
A combination of cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, clove, ginger, and a bit of vanilla create a pumpkin pie flavor. Literally as big as its name. 7.5% ABV, 20 IBU

West O Holy L Session India Pale Lager™ (seasonal) – on tap and in bottles
Classic Cascade and Centennial hops in what could easily have been a pale ale. We lowered the alcohol, bumped up the bitterness, dry hopped, and fermented with lager yeast. All to create a unique session IPL. We call it obsessionable. 4.5% ABV, 35 IBU

West O Honey Blossom Saison™ (seasonal) – on tap and in bottles
Light and refreshing, hints of green tea and honey, with a tiny bit of banana and clove. Brewed with 2 pounds of honey per barrel plus elder flowers. Perfect for summer. 4.5% ABV, 14 IBU

West O WestOfest™ (seasonal) – on tap and in bottles
Copper color, creamy white head. Biscuit aromas from kilned malts and a hint of caramel. Slight hop aroma from a late kettle addition of Mt Hood hops.. A balanced drinkable Marzen style lager. 5% ABV, 25 IBU

West O Infinite Black India Pale Ale™ (seasonal) – on tap only
Black color, creamy white head a fresh aroma of melon, orange, lemon, and pine from the unique combination of Mt hood, Saphir, and Mandarina hops. Smooth malt backbone with subtle hints of caramel and roast. 7% ABV, 65 IBU