Frey’s Brewing Company has a selection of beers ready for your drinking pleasure. Everything we brew is a farmhouse style! We try not to limit ourselves by only brewing within traditional beer styles set forth. We feel this is limiting to our tastes and we like trying new things. In other words, we are brewing what we love!
Now you may be asking yourself, what is this farmhouse style? The style is very broad, but we brew on a farm – that certainly starts to qualify our beers as farmhouse beers. Compared to most larger breweries, our batches are quite small in size. We usually brew 2 barrels of beer at a time (1 barrel of beer = 31 gallons). We open ferment (the fermenters can breath, as it is not a fully sealed fermentation) and don’t use temperature control on our fermentations. So what does this mean? Sometimes nothing, sometimes everything. Some batches will have all the same ingredients, but taste quite different. And that’s the beauty of a farmhouse brewery. We love it and we’re sure you will too!
So what kind of farmhouse beers can you expect from us? Here’s a starter list:
- Heavy Breathing Betty: Why is she breathing so heavy? She fell in love with our Hefe! Often called Weißbier in Bavaria, this style of beer is more often called wheat, weizen, or hefeweizen elsewhere. It’s cloudy, pours a big head, and has lots of spicy and banana notes from the top-fermented yeast. This farmhouse wheat, with all it’s flavor, is one of those beers you won’t stop thinking about.
- Backwoods Brigade: The brigade brings a taste of life from the country. This is a true American Farmhouse ale with a slightly different edge that your mouth will enjoy! This Farmhouse ale is earthy, slightly pungent, and has a bit of smokiness that’ll win your tastebuds over.
- Twelve Bells to Hell: How many bell tolls can your tastebuds go after you’ve finished this farmhouse lager, before they demand another? It’s a farmhouse approach to lagers. Open fermented at ale temperatures, lots of body, and hop characteristics that will make you smile.
- The Recruit: Entering the military, means going thru basic training. Drill Instructors shout at the recruits. They are slightly nervous, yet wide-eyed, bushy tailed, and ready for adventure! This farmhouse ale is our favorite session beer, with an overwhelmingly pleasant flavor, which is sure to have you wanting more. The profile has a slight citrusy characteristic with spicy, earthy notes. The grain bill uses barley, wheat, oats, and rye (we wanted you to have it all). Finished with Willamette hops.
- ¡Viva la Revolucìon!: Honoring the original American revolutionary: George Washington! Created to be something a little different than the standard take on a Pale Ale. This farmhouse pale is finished with Mt Hood & Willamette hops, so it’s not a citrus bomb. Thirst quenching and very drinkable!
- Inniskilling: The Irish foot-soldiers fought hard, and so will you after trying this farmhouse red! It’s a different kind of red. It’s not dry (some call non-dry reds “dirty reds”) and we use an American yeast. This red is robust and full-bodied, with tons of flavor. Brewed in our little farmhouse brewery, we consider our Red more of a “Dirty Irish-American Farmhouse Red”!
- Gung-Ho Joe: Are you Gung-Ho enough? Gung-Ho Joe is! This dark beer is a farmhouse extra stout with mild roasted characters and slight coffee notes that you won’t soon forget! It has a lot of spirit, but doesn’t overwhelm the tastebuds with bitterness. This is a stout to be enjoyed.
- Pussy Pilot Parade: A team of Pussycat Pilots flying jets in a Parade? This you have to see! This Black Rye IPA is brewed at our little farmhouse. Dark colors mixed with a 20% rye bill for that great rye flavor! Finished with Columbus hops to compliment this beer nicely with a light citrus flavor, without overwhelming.
- Whack Truck McDonkey: Sergeant Whack Truck McDonkey must get the supplies to the troops! He drives like a maniac, and has been known to kick the enemy with his extra large, and highly polished, boots. With IBUs thru the roof, this Imperial IPA/Amber is both sweet and bitter. It has a slight citrus tang, to an otherwise earthy flavor. Very drinkable, leaving a beautifully bitter finish on the tongue. At 102 IBUs, it’s not a beer that your tastebuds can ignore!
- Shore Leave Sally: When the ship hits the shore, Navy women like to have fun too! Say hello to our farmhouse sour beer – yes, it’s a sour and a bit spicy (we use a lot of rye). Remember your uncle’s stories of drinking Berliner Weisse in Germany? Now forget them. This is a Maryland Common!
- Bulletproof Mustache: Dedicated to fighter pilots, especially USAF Col Robin Olds, and their superstition to grow a bulletproof mustache. We’re paying homage to them with our new IPA. More info to come…