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Our Beer Selection
Beer has so many options today it might be hard to figure out which style is for you. At Roberts, we’ve decided to carry not only the popular labels, but also ones you may not be as familiar with that we think you’ll really enjoy!
Beer We Carry
India Pale Ale
Indian Pale Ales, or IPA’s, get their characteristics largely from hops and herbal, citrus, or fruity flavors. Their flavor depends on the type of hops used. They can be bitter and contain high levels of alcohol. New England IPAs are typically low in bitterness and offer a more fruity flavor, while British IPA’s are more bitter and maltier. Then there are West Coast IPA’s, which fall somewhere between the two. Let us help you define your taste and find an Indian Pale Ale you’ll love!
A lager is a standard place to start for new drinkers. Made with bottom fermenting yeast that has a lower tolerance to alcohol, lagers can taste light and a bit malty. Lagers are usually consistent, refreshing and the flavor is not too challenging. When you think of classic lagers, think Miller High Life, Coors, Budweiser, and Yuengling.
Sweet, full-bodied, a bit roasty in flavor, Stout is a dark beer. Don’t let the dark color give you the impression it’s hard to drink though, because where it comes from really determines the flavor. Stout made in Ireland and England is known for low bitterness. Most people recognize Guinness from Ireland. American Stouts often combine the dark color and creamy notes with the hoppy bitter flavors of American beers. Ask us about Stouts… you’ll enjoy them!
This beer style is so misunderstood that we believe you need to try it! Originating in Bavaria, Dunkle is simply a German term for dark. With malty flavors of coffee, toffee and chocolate, Dunkle beer is smooth, lower in alcohol, and meant to be refreshing! Try pairing Dunkle beer with grilled meats, like pork chops, to bring out the best of its flavor!
Falling under the category of a pale lager, Pilsner beer originated in the Czech Republic. A German Pilsner will give off a pale gold color and crisp flavor while a Czech Pilsner is usually a little darker with a high degree of bitterness. Classic pilsners are refreshing and best served fresh. Our customers love Pilsners and we can help you choose a brand you’ll really like.
Because they are easy to drink, Pale Ale feature a hoppy flavor but have a lower alcohol content. English pale ale, American pale ale, and blonde ale are easy to drink, malty, and medium-bodied.
What makes a Wheat beer? The significant quantity of the mash is wheat… 30 to 70% is wheat malt, and the rest is regular barley malt. Wheat beers are very effervescent and typically light in flavor, making them a refreshing option in the summertime. Wheat beer is a great option with a salad, shellfish or fresh cheese! Cheers!
Brown ale is named for its color, but it can range anywhere from dark copper or amber to deep brown or even ruby. Basically, there are two types of Brown Ales–British and American. British Browns can be dark, rich and nutty, with strong malt characteristics and most are brewed from 100% brown malt. American Browns share the British caramel tones and rich malt backbone, but tend to be markedly hoppier. You’ll find Brown ale to be lower in alcohol and quite drinkable.