Missing Links' I Love Rogen Roll Roggenbier

Missing Links’ Rogen Roll is a roggenbier, or a style of rye beer.  Beer is most often brewed with malted barley, but rye beers replace some of the barley with malted rye.  A roggenbier uses about 50-60% malted rye, and usually uses the same yeasts as a hefeweizen.  A finished roggenbier is dark in color…

Missing Links' Lake Arthur IPA

The “pale” in “pale ale” refers the use of pale malt in brewing, not the color of the ale.  Pale malts are dried at lower temperatures (around 200F), which preserves the full complement of brewing enzymes and imparts a light color to the malt.  At the height of the British Empire, Britons were found all over…

Missing Links' Stroke of Midnight Pumpkin Ale

Ales are beers which are fermented around room temperature, usually in the low 70F range.  The yeasts which are most active at these temperatures produce secondary flavors which impart fruity notes to the finished beer.  Specialty ales are created by adding additional ingredients during brewing. Our Stroke of Midnight is made with 55 pounds of…

Missing Links' Oatmeal Stout

“Stout” wasn’t applied to beer until the late 17th century, and at the time it referred to the alcohol content of the beer, not the color.  Over the next 50 years, any type of beer could have a stout variety, but soon became synonymous with porters.  The stout as we know it today evolved in…

Missing Links' Paradise Ale Witbier

Belgian witbier (sometimes called “wit”) is a variety of wheat beer, where about 50% of the barley malt is replaced by raw wheat.  Spices and flavorings are sometimes added, but much of the flavor is because of the varieties of yeasts used and the what sugars.  Wits are traditionally unfiltered, giving them a white or…