Block House Brewing Company

Introducing IPA

Block House Brewing India Pale Ale pours a light copper color with a cool frothy head. The boldness of the 6.2% ABV is balanced perfectly with a blend of Centennial, Cascade and Chinook hops. A strong malt backbone is combined with mineral rich water, giving a crisp and refreshing taste. With a subtle citrus aroma that enchants the nose, your senses will be stunned with this striking IPA.

Unlock the flavor of Block House Brewing IPA!

Introducing Oktoberfest

Block House Brewing’s newest brew: Oktoberfest

This full body ale pours a brilliant copper color with subtle golden hues. Crystal malts bring out the classic flavors of old munich in this traditional ale. Our grains and hops are picked fresh from the harvest season for an authentic festival experience; with notes of caramel and honey. Laggard over the summer to simulate the ice caverns of traditional Marzen-Oktoberfestbier and help enrich the malty taste.

Unlock the flavor of Autumn with Block House Oktoberfest.

#FallForPumpkin

It’s that time of year again and our Pumpkin Ale is back! We want to hear about how you first fell for our Pumpkin Ale. Did you find it in a bar? Around a campfire? Did your best friend introduce you to it? Whatever your story may be share it with us using the hashtag #FallForPumpkin

THE FALL LINE UP IS HERE!

It’s time for sweatshirts, bonfires, falling leaves and of course… fall beers. If you are looking for the perfect seasonal brew, we got you covered with our fall line up featuring our Pumpkin Ale and our brand new Oktoberfest!

How to Enjoy Your “Summer Break”

bhsummerbreak.pngWhether or not you are taking a vacation this summer you can always get a small taste of paradise with Block House Brewing’s Summer Break craft beer. This brew has layers of ruby-red grapefruit, seasonal fruits, and a splash of refreshing lemonade giving you that true summer flavor you crave. But a beer crafted for summer needs to enjoyed in the best possible ways.

You can drink it at a summer cookout with family and friends

Bring some Summer Break to the lakeside beaches

Kick it by the pool in your own backyard

Drink it on the step of your porch with mans best friend

Drink some under the night sky by a lake

Take some on a camping trip and enjoy around a campfire

Take some on a boat trip down the Allegheny

Whatever you do, be sure to grab a taste of Summer Break this summer. If you would like to share your Summer Break experience with us please use the #BHSummerBreak on Facebook Twitter or Instagram. We would love to see how you enjoy your blockhouse brews! We will be sure to share and feature our favorites.

Introducing Imperial Red Ale

Block House Brewing Imperial Red Ale pours a deep crimson color with a creamy white head. The boldness of the 6.2% ABV is hidden beneath a complex mix of specialty malts, including Munich, bohemian and crystal rye. Subtle notes of caramel an toffee combine with the robust malt flavor to create a smooth balanced finish. The addition of German Hallertau and Czech Saaz hops deliver a full mouthfeel without altering the sweet malt taste. Serve at a cool temperature of 46-52 degrees to unlock the true flavor of Block House Brewing Imperial Red Ale.

New Brew Coming Soon

Block House Brewing is excited to announce a new beer will be joining the line up. We want to hear from you, what do you think it is going to be?

Double Chocolate Bock Cocktails

Cocktails

#MyIPLadventure

Show us how you enjoy a Block House Brewing IPL by using the hashtag #MyIPLadventure! You could be the winner of a Block House Brewing hiking backpack.

Cooking with Pumpkin Ale

Block House Beer Bread

Ingredients

12 oz Block House Pumpkin Ale
3 cups flour
1/4 cup sugar
1 Tbsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 stick butter, melted and divided
3/4 cup canned pumpkin
1 Tbsp molasses
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/8 tsp ginger
1/8 tsp cloves
1/8 tsp allspice

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 and lightly grease a 9×5-inch loaf pan.
  2. Pour the pumpkin beer into a sauce pan and whisk vigorously for 1-2 minutes to flatten the beer.
  3. Heat over medium until boiling, whisking occasionally to help keep the foaming down.
  4. Reduce by half, to 3/4 cup (about 15 minutes) and set aside to cool slightly.
  5. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt; set aside.
  6. In a smaller bowl, whisk together the beer, 2 Tbsp melted butter, canned pumpkin, molasses, and ground spices.
  7. Add the pumpkin mixture to the dry ingredients, mixing with a spoon until no dry ingredients are left (if your canned pumpkin is very thick, you might need to add 2-4 Tbsp milk to help get things mixed together).
  8. Pour half of the remaining melted butter into the baking dish.
  9. Spoon the batter into the baking dish and drizzle the remaining melted butter over top.
  10. Bake 45-55 minutes, until the top is golden brown and a knife inserted into the center comes out clean.

 

Notes

Yields: 1 loaf, ~12 slices

Adapted from The Pastry Queen

Estimated time: 1 hour 30 minutes


 

Drunken Pumpkin Chili

Ingredients
1 pound 93% lean ground beef (optional)
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 medium onion, chopped
2 large carrots, diced
1 yellow bell pepper, diced
1 bay leaf
1 tablespoon cumin
1 tablespoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon allspice
1 tablespoon tomato paste
1 cup pumpkin ale
15-ounce container pure pumpkin puree
15-ounce container diced tomatoes
2 canned chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, seeds removed and minced
15-ounce container black beans, drained and thoroughly rinsed
15-ounce container cannellini beans, drained and thoroughly rinsed (optional)
Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Directions

  1. Add the ground beef to a dutch oven or large stock pot and adjust heat to medium-high.
  2. Break up the meat using a wooden spoon, and immediately add the minced garlic, diced onion, diced carrots, and diced bell pepper.
  3. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Cook for about 7 minutes, or until the meat is nicely browned and the veggies are softened.
  5. Reduce the heat to medium. Add the bay leaf, cumin, oregano, cinnamon, allspice, and tomato paste, and stir to combine.
  6. Add the Block House Brewing Pumpkin Ale and stir to deglaze the bottom of the pan.
  7. Allow the pumpkin ale to cook and reduce for about 5 minutes.
  8. Add the pumpkin purée and diced tomato. Season with salt and pepper. Add the minced chipotle peppers, and stir to combine.
  9. Partially cover the pot, reduce the heat to low, and allow the chili to cook for about 45 minutes.
  10. Add the black beans, stir, and allow the chili to cook another 10 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper, and serve.

Notes:

Yield: 6 servings

Total Time: 1 hour, 20 minutes
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 1 hour, 10 minutes

Adapted from The Scrumptious Pumpkin