Orange Line IPA - 7.25%
Our First New England IPA and beloved flagship; This is the citrus bomb of a beer that the good people of JP have demanded. Orange Line is named for the iconic subway of JP, and features a massive Citra dry hopping which gives the beer its unique orange and citrus aroma and taste. Take the Orange Line to Turtle Swamp's taproom and try the Orange Line IPA: The ride is worth it.
All Ears Dry Hopped Golden Ale 4.7% ABV
A perfect light bodied Ale, made 100% with malt and hops from Massachusetts. Our friends at Valley Malt make a fantastic Malted Corn, and once we heard about it, we had to give it a try. Corn has a bad rap in the craft brewing world, usually associated with watery, mass produced lagers. But it has a long standing place in the history of American Beer; before malted barley was regularly available in colonial Boston, brewers would have used any grain they could get their hands on, and corn was not only available, it was native! We jumped to use this New England grown and malted grain. It makes the beer particularly refreshing, without sacrificing sweetness and flavor.
Serendipitous Pale Ale 5% ABV
As the name implies, this beer came about as a happy accident. While doing one of our first brews of Nik's Bitter, Nik misread his own handwriting, and added CaraPils malt rather than Caramel Pils malt. You can see how he got messed up. The result was a paler than Pale Ale, but with a hearty hop aroma. We developed this beer further--simplified the malts, and upped the hopping--and Serendipitous is the result.
FINE. A Sour Beer - 3.75% ABV
Brewed with dried hibiscus flower which gives it a rose gold color and a cranberry-like tart flavor, FINE. is our first sour beer at Turtle Swamp. A true summer ale, it clocks in at 3.75% ABV, perfect for long days at the beach or pool, enjoying the sun, or just hanging out with friends. This beer was soured in our kettle with a live lacto-bacillus culture, and then fermented with our house yeast for the same full bodied flavor that is in all our other ales.
Toll Gate IPA 5.9% ABV
This beer is best thought of as half American IPA and half New England IPA--it retains the juiciness of the NEIPA style but has a strong bitter and malt body more reminiscent of the bitter hop bombs from the rest of the country. Made with a higher amount of caramel malt than most New England style IPAs, this darker color and sweetness helps accentuate the strong Passion Fruit aromas from the generous dose of dry hopping of Mosaic.
Nik's Bitter (But Never Angry) 4% ABV
An American Bitter. It is a combination of British Malt, a London Thames derived Ale yeast, and American Hops. We love Bitters; they are an everyday drinking beer, full of body and flavor, which sets them apart from American Craft Session Ales, which tend to be much lighter bodied. These are very refreshing, but we wanted to do something a bit different. The malt and yeast provide a hearty sweet backbone, but rather than use British hops, which can be lackluster, we used a very American dose of Cascade to give it a good bitter bite, and a piney nose.
JP Porter 6% ABV
A full bodied, and full flavored Porter. Strong notes of chocolate and coffee, but without the strong roast trending to burnt notes of more traditional porter. The secret is a Chocolate Rye Malt from Valley Malt in Hadley, MA. It gives color, spiciness, and a hint of sweet chocolate, and doesn't get too dark in the process.
Skwäshbuckle Imperial Porter 10.7% ABV
This beer is named after the linguistic and phonetic spelling of squash, because umlauts are fun. It also shares a surname with Jim Buckle, the New England farmer who grew the 100 pounds of various baking squash that went into this beer. This rich and hearty limited offering is brewed with squash and spices, and pours dark brown with ruby red highlights, foaming up with a frothy, mocha colored head. Brewed with cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, ginger, and clove, the initial sip of this porter is surprisingly light with notes of brown sugar and only a hint of the heat from its 10.7% ABV. The finish releases more complex notes of dried fruit, banana, clove, and hints of pine from the Cascade hops.
Not a Wit White IPA 5.7% ABV
A 50/50 blend of pale malt and malted wheat, with 100% Massachusetts grown hops used liberally throughout the entire brew. A few pounds of coriander in our hop back yields a super fruity, spicy note, and the purposely unfiltered, quite hazy wheat character adds depth and body. Tart apple notes from the coriander, plus a hint of hop bitterness and juiciness, along with fruity and earthy aromatics from the dry hopping.
South Street New England IPA 6.5% ABV
South Street is a light bodied, light colored New England IPA. Not only that, it is our "wandering hop" beer at Turtle Swamp Brewing, inspired by South Street, the meandering "low land" road from Jamaica Plain to Roslindale Village. That means that every time we brew it, we use the same base recipe, but only change the type of hop we use. The malt body we designed to be delicious, slightly sweet, with fruity notes, but also designed to let the hops shine through. Currently, this batch is brewed with 100% Cascade hops--the classic American craft beer hop. Piney, grapefruity, and just a hint of bitterness, along with a bit of juicy citrus.
The Monument Double IPA 9% ABV
A stand out for its style, a landmark for our brewery, and a token of appreciation for our city, our neighborhood, and our community. The Monument is our first double IPA and big brother to our Toll Gate IPA - strong and malt forward, yet slightly sweet, and clocks in around 9% ABV. This beer was brewed with Cascade and Simcoe hops, and dry hopped with Mosaic for a juicier, but subtle finish.