Counter Weight Brewing Co.

Hamden, CT

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    Counter Weight Wizard Fight

    Double IPA · 8.2% ABV

    Piney incantations clash and merge with fruity hexes in this epic wizard fight. You are drawn in by the aroma, casting its spell on your senses. Melding notes of stone fruit with floral undertones...
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    Counter Weight Critical Mass

    NE/Hazy DIPA · 8.0% ABV

    Crucial Mass is an America DIPA brewed with a blend of American and Southern hemisphere hop varieties that contribute big, tropical fruit flavors.
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    Space Coyote

    IPA · 6.0% ABV

    Original batch is Galaxy hops forward. But each batch will explore a few different hop combinations.
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    Counter Weight Ho Ho Hope For The Kids

    IPA · 6.4% ABV

    Ho Ho Hope for the Kids is a holiday spin on No Hope for the Kids...
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    Counter Weight Space Coyote

    IPA · 6.0% ABV

    Space Coyote is a Galaxy focused IPA. Big passionfruit, citrus, and pineapple aromas dominate this wonderfully hop forward yet balanced beer.
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    Counter Weight Velocirapture

    IPA · 6.8% ABV

    Velocirapture premiered as an Audition beer, and advanced to its own brand. This beer is brewed with a blend of hops, including Simcoe and Ekuanot...
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    Counterwieght Wizard Fight

    Double IPA · 8.2% ABV

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    Counter Weight Audition #6 - Ghosts of Past IPAs

    IPA · 6.5% ABV

    Brewed with a more classic blend of Centennial and Cascade. The cascade hops came from Pioneer Hops in Morris CT. Orange marmalade like aroma and flavor.
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    Counter Weight Cities and Years

    IPA · 6.2% ABV

    Cities and Years was brewed with hefty additions of cryo hops in the whirlpool, and dry hopped with a new variety of hop called Sabro (formerly HBC438)...
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    Counter Weight Fest Bier

    Oktoberfest · 5.9% ABV

    This is a traditional German Fest Bier. Unlike the Marzen style, the traditional fest beer is lighter, drier, and less sweet. Clean and well defined bready malt qualities take center stage.
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    No Hope For The Kids

    IPA · 6.4% ABV

    A blend of hops with a Mosaic focus.
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    Counter Weight Mixed Cassette

    Grisette · 5.4% ABV

    Mixed Cassette Grissette is a quaffable, refreshing beer brewed with Spelt, Oats, and white wheat. Traditional yeast lends big, aromatic, and flavorful qualities to this small beer...
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    Counterwieght Counterpunch

    IPA · 7.0% ABV

    Very fruity nose, reminiscent of tropical fruits, as well as some grassy notes.
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    Counter Weight Audition #6 - Ghosts of IPAs Past

    IPA · 6.5% ABV

    "Ghosts of IPA's past". 6.5% American IPA brewed with a more classic blend of Centennial and Cascade. The cascade hops came from Pioneer Hops in Morris CT. Orange marmalade like aroma and flavor...
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    Counter Weight Creature Preacher

    IPA · 5.8% ABV

    Creature Preacher was first released as a pale ale, and has re-emerged as an IPA brewed with a 50/50 blend of Citra and Galaxy hops...
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    CounterWeight Void w/ Coffee

    Stout · 7.0% ABV

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    Counter Weight Where Do We Go From Here?

    IPA · 6.4% ABV

    We used two of the newer hops out there today - Strata and Vic Secret - to create a unique drinking experience for the hoppy beer drinker...
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    Counterweight Aramis Pilsner

    Pilsner · 5.4% ABV

    Aramis hops lend a nice, rounded, spicy and herbal quality followed by light citrus notes. Extremely drinkable – a real crusher!
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    Counter Weight Ceno Stout

    Imperial Stout · 9.5% ABV

    This big, rich imperial stout was brewed in collaboration with our friends at Hope Gallery...
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    Counter Weight Crimson Briar

    Berliner Weisse · 4.8% ABV

    Crimson Briar is a Berliner Weisse style beer brewed with copious amounts of raspberry. Jammy aroma with mildly tart flavor that finishes with a lot of raspberry.
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    Counter Weight Double Talisman

    Double IPA · 8.0% ABV

    We've utilized an immense amount of Nelson Sauvin to coax out some of the best qualities Nelson has to offer. Pronounced white grape, peach, and some nice tropical qualities really shine.
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    Counter Weight Drudenhaus

    Smoked Beer · 5.8% ABV

    Drudenhaus is our smoked beer inspired by the traditional Rauchbiers brewed in Bamberg, Germany. We used malt produced in Bamberg that was dried over a beechwood fired to create “smoked malt...
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    Counter Weight Dusk

    Porter · 6.0% ABV

    This porter was brewed using English marris otter, German roasted malts, American hops and our house yeast...
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    Counter Weight Featherweight

    Saison · 4.5% ABV

    Brewed and dry-hopped with generous amounts of Noble.
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    Counter Weight Foreboden Fruit

    Oud Bruin · 6.1% ABV

    Our Flemish style oud bruin with blueberries. Aged for over a year in freshly emptied Cabernet barrels then rest on fresh blueberries for more than 3 months...
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    Counter Weight Group Chat

    Pilsner · 5.8% ABV

    Brewed with German Tettnang, Pallisade and Citra hops.
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    Counter Weight Hex

    Imperial Stout · 10.0% ABV

    An imperial milk stout with chocolate and Dulce de Leche
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    Counter Weight Sow

    American Pale Ale · 5.6% ABV

    Sow Pale Ale uses a blend of Nelson and Citra hops. This super drinkable pale ale offers rounded mango and light peach qualities in the aroma and flavor.
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    Counter Weight Superfluous

    IPA · 6.5% ABV

    Originally released as an Audition, Superfluous graduated! Double dry hopped with a focus on Mosaic and Citra hops, it offers a mix of tropical fruit, and some nice dankness...
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    Counter Weight Van Art Gose

    Gose · 4.4% ABV

    Gose is a German style of beer that originated in the 16th century. Characteristics are mainly refreshing with a mild tartness, blended with balanced salinity...
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    Counter Weight Zen Arcade

    Triple IPA · 10.0% ABV

    Teeming with a few of our favorite hop varieties in exorbitant amounts. Massive citrus, pineapple, guava, with rounded hop bitterness intertwined with a lush mouthfeel with malt balance.
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    Stout · 7.0% ABV

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    Pilsner · 5.0% ABV

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    Counter Weight Aeolian

    American Wild Ale · 6.1% ABV

    Aeolian is a blended beer composed of 50% two year old spontaneous beer and 50% 18 month old mixed culture fermented beer. It was aged on Cabernet and Syrah grapes in Romanian oak...
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    Counter Weight Aramis

    Pilsner · 5.4% ABV

    Aramis is a German pilsner brewed with 100% French Aramis hops. A light, crisp, and dry malt character comes from Weyermann Floor Malted barley...
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    Counter Weight Armand and A Leg

    Farmhouse Ale · 6.4% ABV

    Armand and a Leg is a farmhouse beer consisting of a blend of barrel and foeder aged beers. This blend of wood rested beers had brettanomyces wild yeast added...
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    Counter Weight Belmageddon

    NE/Hazy DIPA · 8.3% ABV

    Belmageddon is a DIPA brewed with a blend of hops, with Belma being the focus. This is a big bodied DIPA with lots of strawberry and melon-like aromas and flavors.
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    Counter Weight Bird Sips

    IPA · 6.2% ABV

    Bird Sips is our new Motueka focused IPA. Zesty lime like citrus with tropical tones. Nelson Sauvin and Sultana playing a supporting role rounding out the flavor contributing more tropical depth...
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    Counter Weight Brewing Riwaka Sock'em Robots

    IPA · 6.5% ABV

    Riwaka hails from New Zealand and brings a focused exemplification of what unique hop varieties can contribute to a beer...
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    Counter Weight Chromatism

    NE/Hazy IPA · 6.6% ABV

    Continuing with our exploration into new hop varieties, we're featuring a delicious new hop in our latest beer, Chromatism IPA...
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    Counter Weight Cohesive Resistance

    Double IPA · 8.2% ABV

    Cohesive Resistance was brewed in collaboration with our friends at Lasting Brass Brewing Co. in Watertown. It focuses Denali hops...
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    Counter Weight Coolship Kellerbier

    Kellerbier · 4.9% ABV

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    Counter Weight Dalliance

    Pilsner · 5.2% ABV

    Dalliance combines a beautifully clean German lager yeast, with subtly honey-like malt flavors. The European hop varieties used lend balanced spicy tones, with soft citrus notes.
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    Counter Weight Dead Of Summer 2

    Berliner Weisse · 4.8% ABV

    Boysenberry Berliner brewed with Hope Gallery Tattoo
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    Counter Weight Doom City

    IPA · 6.6% ABV

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    Counter Weight Doom City 2

    IPA · 6.6% ABV

    Doom City 2 was brewed with Simcoe, Galaxy, and Mosaic hops.
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    Counter Weight Doppelbock

    Doppelbock · 8.0% ABV

    Brewed in collaboration with Stoettner Brewery from Pfaffenberg, this beer is rich and complex with notes of caramel, coffee chocolate, and dried fruits.
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    Counter Weight Ein Helles

    Helles Lager · 5.0% ABV

    Ein Helles was brewed to celebrate out one year anniversary! Brewed with the finest German pilsner malts, and Hallertau hops, this beer is very traditional...
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About the brewery

Our goal is to continuously honor long-held brewing traditions while exploring new and innovative methods to highlight each ingredient and delight your palate with every sip. We’ll delve into passion projects focused on wild yeast and wood aging, while continuing to evolve the definition of what a big, flavorful, hoppy beer can be. From beautiful, rustic Belgian ales and refined, sturdy German lagers to bright, hop-forward American IPA’s, we will venture on an exciting odyssey of brewing. As we explore, we hope that you’ll join us.

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