Missing Links' Roll in the Hay Farmhouse Ale

Saison is a style of beer which originated in the French farmlands.  Saisons were brewed in the winter, and meant to be served during the summer to the seasonal farmhands.  Traditional saisons had a low ABV of around 3%, but modern versions have a middle ABV around 5%.  Flavors are usually light but complex, sometimes…

Missing Links' Big Bang Bock

Brewed since the 1300s, bocks are one of the oldest styles of beer.  Originating in what is modern-day Germany, bocks are a type of strong lager, similar to a marzen.  Traditional bocks are lightly hopped, and have an ABV around 6-7%.  A traditional bock is sweet, clear and caramel colored.  Bocks are “lagered”, or brewed…

Missing Links' Fall Fest Ale

Fermentation is a temperature dependent process, and before temperature controlled fermenters like you see in our brewing room were invented, beer could only be brewed in certain months.  The Marzen, for instance, originated in Germany and was brewed in March.  The beer was stored all summer long.  In late September, when autumn started and brewing…

Missing Links' Bedrock IPA

American IPAs are traditional IPAs brewed with American hop varieties, rather than English hops.  These are not the same as an American Pale Ale.  We talked about traditional IPAs in our blog post for Lake Arthur IPA. Missing Links’ Bedrock IPA has intense and complex flavors without overpowering bitterness. Three hop varieties are added during…

Missing Links Featured in Post Gazette

Thanks Bob Batz, Jr. and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette for highlighting our opening tomorrow, and pointing out the other local breweries in Butler! http://www.post-gazette.com/life/drinks/2017/12/14/Missing-Links-Brewery-opening-near-Butler-Costar-buys-in-Etna/stories/201712140009