Frey’s Brewing Company has a selection of beers ready for your drinking pleasure. Everything we brew, we brew with pride right here at our farmhouse brewery! 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 brewery thing all about? The style is very broad, but we brew on a farm, which certainly qualifies 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:
- 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.
- Gor De Gok: Russian Imperial Stout. Be prepared for the dark awesomeness.
- Whack Truck McDonkey: With IBUs thru the roof, this Imperial IPA 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!
- 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.
- 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.
- MADE IN FREYPAN: This farmhouse blond is one of our favorite session beers, 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. Finished with Willamette hops.
- Farmer Armor: This light and refreshing saison is perfect for those summer days! Farmer Armor has a light breadiness which is complimented nicely with a spicy/tart citrus flavor.
- Bald Rabbit Nightmare: A Dark Belgian-style Strong Ale made with Pumpkins and Chili Peppers. Done with Belgian yeast, this dark beer has that nice belgian-style taste. Subtleties of pumpkin helps to enhance the flavors, then the Chili peppers, and their beautiful (but not overdone) heat, seal the deal. Although it is brewed with pumpkins, this is not to be considered a “Pumpkin Beer”.
- Bulletproof Mustache: We consider this a complex American IPA with a dry, light body, a hint of smoke, a touch of oak, and a citrusy finish. Made with a variety of malts and a lot of hops, this brew is close to 60 IBUs and is dry hopped using Nugget & Columbus. Bulletproof Mustache is dedicated to fighter pilots (especially American pilot Colonel Robin Olds) and their superstition to grow a bulletproof mustache.
- ¡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!
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 American grown hops. 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”!
- One Eyed Bride: This Black Wit is a dark and citrusy session wit done with a hefty dose of orange peels and chocolate malt along with hints of coriander. It has a tanginess from the orange peels, that finishes with notes of chocolate; while it is not a sour, some will adoringly compare it that way due to the tart citrus tones.
- 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, a bit spicy (we use a lot of rye), and super funky. Remember your uncle’s stories of drinking Berliner Weisse in Germany? Or your buddies stories about sour reds in Belgium? Now forget them. This is a true farmhouse sour, and it’s not a beginner’s sour!
You may find other beers we’ve produced in collaboration with restaurants and pubs around Central Maryland – keep an eye out for them, as they are rare, yet fun!