We’re down here celebrating 75 years of Scranto…

We’re down here celebrating 75 years of Scranton business and having a blast! Not the most glamorous firkin tapping but it’s tapped and delicious!

If you’ve never had fresh cask conditioned beer pulled through a beer engine, then you should because it’s truly one of the greatest enjoyment of the beer world! What’s on tap?

Sozzled Skipper’s Pale Ale
4.8% ABV, 28IBU

There’s no harm in getting a little sozzled after a long days work! This English style pale ale is moderate in alcohol and bitterness. Rounded with a nice malt flavor and a touch of roast. The hops and yeast combine to create a delightful fruitiness that makes this a really enjoyable session beer!

#coopersseafood #coopersfamilybrewing #scranton #75years #caskbeer

Is it possible that it’s too nice out? The outs…

Is it possible that it’s too nice out? The outside dock bar is open tonight and tomorrow night and we have an amazing selection of craft beer available! But we’re most excited about our new dock-exclusive releases! Becky and Mary having been enjoying the sunshine with our house made seltzer, Mermaid Bubbles, and our Back of Da Crab Shack Pale Ale!

These beers will be available while the outside bars are open!

Mermaid Bubbles
Hard Seltzer, 5.5% ABV

If a mermaid breathes underwater and no one’s around to see, do they make bubbles…? This hard seltzer is pink, bubbly and beautiful. Lo-calorie spritz with a touch of fruit flavor and pleasant notes of mineral water. We hope this one will be a summer favorite all season! This version is a mild Cherry flavor!

Back of Da Crab Shack Pale Ale
American pale ale, 5.5% ABV, 42 IBUs

Our second version of a classic American pale ale using classic American hops. There’s a secret place to drink but it’s a secret… This pale ale features citrus and floral notes with a sturdy malt backbone and pleasant bitterness. Cascade and Amarillo hops combine for a perfect flavor pairing that can never go out of style! The type of beer that American craft beer was founded on.

#summeriscoming #scranton #coopersfamilybrewing #seltzer #paleale

If you love dark beer, you love dark beer anyti…

If you love dark beer, you love dark beer anytime… We’ve been aging a special beer all winter long in the cellar; and when the time is right, the time is right!

Dark East Seas
Baltic Porter, 9.5%ABV, 36IBUs

In Germany, they call it the East Sea but we know it as the Baltic Sea and, from the Baltics, comes a dark and mysterious beer. The Baltic porter is boozy and complex. Fermented cold by lager yeast and cold-conditioned for many months to round out the stronger flavors positioned next to the clean lager profile. The flavors reminds one of an old school style Russian imperial stout but the body is light and crisp instead of thick and sweet. Can be thought of as a strong version of a German swartzbier. A really fun and unique style of dark beer!
Flavors include a balance of blended roasted and chocolate malts on top of a light-yet-malty base brought to life with fruity lager yeast combing to make flavors of liquorice, dark fruit, smoke, and alcohol.

#coopersfamilybrewing #balticporter #darkbeerlover #scranton

This nice weather is making us awfully thirsty!…

This nice weather is making us awfully thirsty! And we have a German classic to satisfy the tastebuds!

The Admiral’s Daughter
German Pilsner, 5.3%ABV, 39 IBUs

The Admiral has a daughter who’s blonde and rather delightful. She’s light as a feather and crisp as a kitten. She hails from the town of Pilsen where she shares her bubbly personality with all those who care to mingle. Maybe a pint will ease the nerves…

This Pilsner is crisp with a notable German noble hop character that comes across a little spicy and maybe grassy. Well carbonated and clear for maximum refreshment!

#coopersfamilybrewing #scranton #pilsner #firstweekofsummer ?

The English are back and have graced us with an…

The English are back and have graced us with another beer on the traditional beer engine! This time we are pumping out an ale that is designed be to served through cask- the ordinary/ session English bitter.

According to some sources, the term session beer was coined back in England during WW1. At this time the government placed restrictions on the hours at which alcohol can sold into two “sessions” – a lunchtime session and an evening session. They also placed restrictions on the alcohol strength of beer making low ABV a law. Weirdly, they also didn’t allow bar patrons to buy beer for other people… But these low ABV English ales only became refined and have been delicious for at least 100 years!

Crewman’s Cask Ale
English Ordinary Bitter, 4.1% ABV, 33 IBUs

A Captain is nothing without his crew, and this cask ale is the crewman’s drink of choice after a long day’s toil. A traditional, low-ABV English bitter or pale ale with a rounded malt and sharp hop profile. Expect a refreshing bitterness, fruity yeast character and light malt taste. Pulled through the English beer engine for a frothy head and low carbonation. Deliciously easy drinking!

#caskale #englishbeer #scranton #coopersfamilybrewing

Time to be a beer geek! We brewed a very specia…

Time to be a beer geek! We brewed a very special ale in honor of a very special man. If you live in Scranton, you have met a Lithuanian. You probably have never heard of this style because we didn’t until we were set on brewing a traditional Lithuanian beer- the Lithuanian raw ale. 🇱🇹 Read on to learn more!

Beer lesson:
The Lithuanian Raw ale is a farmhouse style brewed in northern Lithuania. The old Lithuanian farmhouses didn’t have the ability to boil large volumes of water nor did they have the proper sanitation procedures that the German’s developed. The beer is “raw” because it has never been boiled during the brewing process. The sugary wort is simply transferred to a fermenter after lautering. The hops are boiled in a small pot and the hop tea is added to the fermenter. Their ability to cool the beer was also limited so they would wait until the beer became “warm” (90-100 degrees) and then add their house yeast which evolved to withstand the warmer temperatures.

So that’s what we did… except we did make sure everything was pasteurized and sanitized properly!

Eglavich’s Lithuanian Farmhouse Ale
Raw Ale, 7.0% ABV, 37 IBUs

Straw-colored, peppery, hazy, dry, and a little sweet. A light malt bill is made full bodied by the lack of boiling. Boiling causes proteins to coagulate and fall out of solution and clear the beer. This beer is full of protein which makes it hazy. The beer was fermented warm by a traditional Lithuanian farmhouse ale yeast which produced flavors of pepper, fruit and spice. The beer is also fermented very dry too cut out the inherent sweetness. Spicy and earthy hops were added via a hop tea to balance the yeast character. Finally, Engima hops were dry-hopped to impart subtle white wine and berry flavors. Expect something different but we think it turned out delicious!

#lithuania🇱🇹 #lithuanianbeer #scranton #coopersfamilybrewing #microbrewery

Monday’s aren’t so bad when you’re drinking New…

Monday’s aren’t so bad when you’re drinking New England IPAs! We got a fresh delivery of hops so we made sure to throw a good dose in this beer.

Herring the Haze,
New England IPA, 7.0% ABV, 31 IBUs

The mighty Herring the Haze is tropically hazy and smooth. A beautifully fresh tasting New England IPA that will remind you of a sunnier day! Double dry hopped with citra, mosaic and galaxy with a focus on Galaxy hops to provide notes of pineapple and citrus. Flaked oats and malted wheat allow for a creamy mouthfeel while the fruity yeast rounds out the flavor profile. Hail the Herring!

#scranton #coopersfamilybrewing #hazyipa #herring

Parade day is over but Saint Patrick’s Day has …

Parade day is over but Saint Patrick’s Day has just begun! 🇮🇪🇮🇪Along with all of our amazing food specials, including beer brats made from our house smoked wheat beer, we tapped a special Irish brew! A beer to remind you of the Irish gold.

Leprechaun’s Pint O’ Gold
Irish Golden Ale, 5.3%ABV, 38IBUs

If you’ve been looking for the gold, well here it is. This Irish Golden Ale is a medium bodied, gold colored, slightly bitter liquid perfectly enjoyed out of a pot shaped vessel. Earthy and citrus hops intermingle with balanced malts at a moderate ABV to provide you with all the qualities of an easy drinking ale. Perfect beer to go with hearty food while keeping things light enough to have a few! Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!! ☘️

#stpatricksday #scranton #coopersfamilybrewing

Parade day is upon us! ☘️ 🇨🇮! And as any good S…

Parade day is upon us! ☘️ 🇨🇮! And as any good Scrantonian, we will be celebrating by drinking Guinness, Smithwicks, and harp! But if you become tired of those tried & true classics, we’ll be serving up something special in the hallway at Cooper’s!

Two cask conditioned ales, fresh as can be, one served through a hand pump. One traditional low-ABV cask ale that is light, sharp and full flavored and another beer we think is going to taste delightful as a cask ale, our altbier. An altbier is similar to an Irish red ale but with less sweetness making it a little lighter on the palette for those Scranton-parade-day kind of days.

Come down on Saturday afternoon in the long hallway at Cooper’s and get a fresh pint while supplies last! Guinness will be there tomorrow, this won’t be!

#scrantonparadeday #coopersfamilybrewing #caskale #stpatricksday

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