Idle Hands Craft Ales

Malden, MA

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All beers · Idle Hands Craft Ales

  • Idle Hands Four Seam

    IPA · 6.6% ABV

    Notes of mango, citrus and melon
  • Idle Hands Triplication

    Tripel · 9.8% ABV

    A mélange of peach, pear, pineapple and banana notes meets our spicy house yeast.
  • Idle Hands "34"

    Porter · 6.7% ABV

    An assault of dark chocolate, burnt caramel and dark fruit with a gentle and sweet malts backbone.
  • Idle Hands Brocktoberfest

    Oktoberfest · 5.4% ABV

    These beers have become drier over the years with less caramel character, but our version retains the malt complexity for which the style is known.
  • Idle Hands Galaxy Four Seam

    NE/Hazy IPA · 6.6% ABV

    Flavors of ripe oranges, pineapple, and melon on a pillowy and rounded body of malt.
  • Idle Hands Heads Up Play: USA

    American Pale Ale · 6.6% ABV

    American Pale ale with Palisade, Azacca and Citra hops
  • Idle Hands Kill Your Idles: Pluot

    Sour Ale · 5.0% ABV

  • Idle Hands Patriarch

    Belgian Ale · 4.8% ABV

    Belgian blonde with a light malt character and hints of stone fruit, pepper and clove.
  • Idle Hands Six Seam

    Double IPA · 8.2% ABV

    Pillowy soft body with strong notes of peach, apricot, mango, and pineapple and a touch of spice. Low bitterness.
  • Idle Hands Absence of Light

    Stout · 7.4% ABV

    Devoid of anything “light”, our Belgian stout fills the palate with hints of bittersweet chocolate, coffee, and dark fruit.
  • Idle Hands Adelais

    Pilsner · 5.2% ABV

    German Pils w/ a clean, crisp malt character, balanced bitterness and delicate noble and light citrus hop notes.
  • Idle Hands Backwards K

    IPA · 7.3% ABV

  • Idle Hands Blanche de Grâce

    Witbier · 4.9% ABV

    Full of refreshing wheat character with touches of citrus and other spices
  • Idle Hands Bluma

    Maibock · 6.5% ABV

    Dark gold lager with a sweet, bready yet light malt character. A touch of herbal/spicy and citrus hop notes come through the finish
  • Idle Hands Brühnhilda

    Dunkel · 5.7% ABV

    Filled with rich malty character (think bread crust and toast) with highlights of unsweetened chocolate AND a touch of cola nut.
  • Idle Hands Brünhilda

    Dunkel · 5.7% ABV

    Filled with rich malty character (think bread crust and toast) with highlights of unsweetened chocolate AND a touch of cola nut.
  • Idle Hands Change Up #1

    IPA · 5.4% ABV

    Part of our rotating IPA series. #1 is brewed with Citra, Cascade, Azacca, and Palisade hops.
  • Idle Hands Change Up #13

    NE/Hazy IPA · 6.4% ABV

    New England IPA brewed with the 2018 hop blend for Ales for ALS. Soft and rounded with notes of apple, lemon-lime, underripe peach and green pepper.
  • Idle Hands Change Up #14

    NE/Hazy IPA · 7.1% ABV

    The latest in Idle Hands' rotating series of IPAs, this iteration of Change Up showcases the Motueka hop.
  • Idle Hands Change Up #17

    American Pale Ale · 7.6% ABV

    Big and bold aromatics ranging from tangerines, berries and grapefruit zest. As it warms, juicy tropical fruits join the harvest. It finishes with a quenching lemongrass bite. 7.6% ABV.
  • Idle Hands Change Up #2

    IPA · 6.7% ABV

    Rotating IPA - Triple Dry-Hopped w/ Azacca, Centennial, Amarillo and Mosaic. Strong orange character with hints of guava and grapefruit.
  • Idle Hands Change Up #3

    IPA · 7.5% ABV

    A reckless amount of Citra hops supported by Centennial, Simcoe, and Palisade creates intense flavors of citrus with hints of tropical fruit.
  • Idle Hands Change Up #5

    IPA · 7.4% ABV

    Complex blend of citrus with notes of tropical fruit. Minimal bitterness (Citra, Mosaic, Centennial, Amarillo, Columbus).
  • Idle Hands Change Up #6

    IPA · 6.9% ABV

    West coast IPA with heavy pine & grapefruit notes and a touch of tropical fruit. Considerable bitterness.
  • Idle Hands Change Up #8

    NE/Hazy IPA · 5.1% ABV

    A lower ABV New England IPA hopped with Galaxy, Columbus, Centennial, El Dorado and Simcoe.
  • Idle Hands Charlton Rouge

    Flanders Red Ale · 5.5% ABV

    It is complex in both flavor and aroma with notes of vanilla, oak, plum, green apple and sour cherries.
  • Idle Hands Check Raise

    Stout · 6.4% ABV

    Flavors of coffee with hints of pine and citrus emerge from the bittersweet chocolate and roasted barley background.
  • Idle Hands Clay

    Altbier · 6.5% ABV

  • Idle Hands Cognition

    Belgian Ale · 4.2% ABV

    The soft, bready malt backbone mingles with hints of dark fruit raisin and date and combines with faint banana and cinnamon aromas to create this flavorful ale
  • Idle Hands Colored Up

    Pale Lager · 5.5% ABV

    Light gold with a clean malt character that showcases the lemony, citrus hop profile. Super Refreshing.
  • Idle Hands Croupier

    Saison · 5.9% ABV

    Finishes dry with a cracker-like malt character and notes of freshly squeezed lemon with a perceived tartness. Brewed w/ orange blossom honey.
  • Idle Hands Czech for Charles

    Czech Pilsner · 4.9% ABV

    Crisp, refreshing pils w/ a hoppy, spicy character. Brewed w/ water from the Charles River.
  • Idle Hands D'aison

    Saison · 6.7% ABV

    Unsweetened Chocolate and light coffee notes combine w/ the familiar saison yeast spiciness. Dark malt flavors round out the pallet and finish with a light but dry roast character.
  • Idle Hands Der Die Das


    Der, Die, Das is a dunkweiss w/ nice malty wheat character. Chocolate, banana, spice and touch of strawberry.
  • Idle Hands Dubbel Dimples

    Dubbel · 7.5% ABV

    Rich malt combines with hints of dried fruit reminiscent of cherry, apricot and raisins to produce a complex bouquet.
  • Idle Hands Edgeworth

    Pilsner · 4.8% ABV

    Floral and citrus nose yields to a crisp, cracker-like malt character supporting flavors of lemon, citrus rind and fresh cut grass.
  • Idle Hands Emelyn

    Kellerbier · 5.5% ABV

    Toasted bread crust with a soft malt sweetness and slightly fruity finish.
  • Idle Hands Farmhouse Pale Ale

    American Pale Ale · 5.0% ABV

    Dry Hopped. Notes of stone fruit, dry & peppery finish.
  • Idle Hands First Pitch

    Belgian Ale · 5.5% ABV

    First Pitch is a Belgian Rye Pale Ale you’ll find the earthy character of the rye pairs extremely well with the interesting orange marmalade-like flavors.
  • Idle Hands Four Horsemen

    Quadrupel · 11.8% ABV

    Plenty of dark fruit character (plums, prunes, raisins and figs) which creates the foundation for flavors of citrus, gingerbread and allspice to play on top
  • Idle Hands Gretel

    Pilsner · 4.6% ABV

    A snappy Pils with a light grassy character and touches of spice in the finish.
  • Idle Hands Hazy Gate

    Wheat Ale · 6.9% ABV

    Hoppy American Wheat w/ a light, bready malt character. Citrus, melon and white grape skin hop notes.
  • Idle Hands Heads Up Play: Germany II

    American Pale Ale · 6.6% ABV

    We used Saphir, Manderina Bavaria and Hull Melon as examples of the newer hop varieties that are now coming out of Germany.
  • Idle Hands Heads Up Play: N.Z/Aussie

    American Pale Ale · 6.6% ABV

    American Pale Ale beer by Idle Hands Craft Ales, brewed with Australian hops.
  • Idle Hands Heads Up Play: N.Z. / Aussie

    American Pale Ale · 6.6% ABV

    American Pale Ale beer by Idle Hands Craft Ales, brewed with Australian hops.
  • Idle Hands Heide

    Dortmunder · 4.6% ABV

  • Idle Hands Iron Garde

    Biere de Garde · 6.7% ABV

  • Idle Hands Kill You Idles: Crantastic

    Sour Ale · 5.6% ABV

    Cranberry & Blood Orange
  • Idle Hands Kill Your Idles

    Sour Ale · 5.6% ABV

    blood orange kettle sour
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About the brewery

Idle Hands Craft Ales is a 100% family-owned craft brewery producing a wide array of Belgian and German-inspired ales and lagers. Our focus is to provide the freshest beer possible for the metro Boston market in a range of styles that go beyond the usual hop-focused offerings. Originally launched in 2011 as a small nanobrewery in Everett, we have grown organically through the years and in 2016 relocated to Malden to open a larger, more inviting facility complete with a tap room for visitors to stop by and enjoy our beer.

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