Bottle-conditioned beers from the U.S.A.

in another thread Dave Tong mused that the Bridgeport IPA is the only readily-available bottle-conditioned beer that was made in the U.S.A. that he’s found. I thought this thread might be a good place to track the others.

Just today, while enjoying one, I found out that Bear Republic “Racer 5” IPA is bottle-conditioned.

Everything from Ommegang. Pretty much all the Bear Republic beers are bottle conditioned as well, at least the 22oz versions are. I ould wager most of the beers done in 750ml bottles with a cork finish are, otherwise why go through the trouble?

Ommegang is bottle conditioned and gets oh so good when aged.

Great thread. I have recently been really enjoying the Hennepin from Ommegang. I hadn’t realized that Bear Republic was bottle conditioned.

really? That’s surprising.

Also, everything from Allagash in the 750’s. I would also say that I don’t know why someone would use the cork finished 750’s if they weren’t bottle conditioning, so there are probably quite a few.

Russian River Brewing does bottle conditioning. They are my new favorite brewery. I want to go back to Cali just to get more.

from the website

The sediment evident in the bottom of a bottle of Sierra Nevada Pale Ale and other naturally conditioned beers is the yeast we use for bottle conditioning. Typically, the yeast lies tight and flat to the bottom of the bottle. When the beer is agitated or stored sideways, the yeast will resettle in what looks like a drop of pancake batter or vanilla ice cream. As the beer is poured, the yeast will re-suspend and appearance is cloudy, or slightly particulate. The yeast will not adversely affect the flavor of the beer.

Currently drinking a Victory Golden Monkey, which says “this is a bottle conditioned ale” from Downington, PA. My goodness, this is now in my top 10 favorite beers. A Tripel ale brewed with spices. I LOVE THIS BEER! The spices make me think it is a wheat beer - but then I back off that statement, and realize it is just the spices giving it that wheat-style mouthfeel. YUM!