About Our Beer
Once upon a time in a basement far, far away, an aspiring brewer toiled away at beer recipes and brewing processes. Brewing into the wee hours of the night while still holding down a day job, Bryce Schaffter created amazing craft beers. The art of beer creation fueled his passion. Bryce and his right-hand man, John Baikie, spent numerous weekends throughout the year battling the elements for beer glory.
Fast forward to 2013 after a nudge (or swift kick in the ass from his wife), Bryce left the garage to start a professional brewery. In a serendipitous twist, Bryce met Bryan "Bucky" Buckingham at a brewery event. Bryce and Bryan forged a friendship that would take Cinder Block Brewery from humble beginnings to new heights with Bryan’s long history of professional brewing. Later down the road, Bryce's interest and passion in experimenting led to the inception of hard ciders and meads at Cinder Block! The rest, as they say, is history.
The Block IPA is a true Hop Monster with 6 different hop varieties slammed in every inch of this beer. The malt bill is simple and straight forward so not to get in the way of the true hop flavor. The initial aroma is citrus and passion fruit followed by a burst of green hop and pine flavors.. The bitterness comes through in the middle allowing for a pure hop goodness in the finish.
Northtown Native is a light, refreshing, full bodied ale that is brewed and fermented as if it were a lager. Up front the taste is light and crisp with a malt backbone and American Sterling hops finish, to create a great session beer.
Smooth as a newly paved road, the Pavers Porter brings together roasted and chocolate malt flavors with a mild bitterness to balance everything out. It may have a simple name, but this is a complex beer with a silky finish and lots of character.
Prime Extra Pale Ale
We hopped this beer 6 different times. The late addition hops add huge bursts of tropical and citrus flavors without all the bitterness of a traditional IPA. We finish with a massive dose of hops to give it a great aroma and extra kick.
Weathered Wit is true to style with a light tart flavor, great yeast character, and finishing with strong citrus notes. Our wit yeast does the heavy lifting on this beer producing a complex Belgian flavor resulting in a simple yet refined taste.