Beers

Year Round Offerings
All our beers are unfiltered and unpasteurized. Our lagers are tank conditioned no less than six weeks after primary fermentation, and dry hopped and bottled conditioned versions of any beers may show an additional cloudy and hazy nature.

Trauger PilsnerTrauger Pilsner – Our Pilsner is assertively hopped with Hallertau and Tettnanger noble hops and has a cracker-like malt backbone that finishes crisp and dry coming in at 4.8% ABV, which makes this one highly drinkable (which is the point, duh). We named this beer in honor of the Trauger family of Bucks County who came to America in 1747 and were among some of the earliest German immigrants to the area.  In 1756, Johann Christian and Ludwig Wilhelm Trauger purchased two adjoining farmsteads in Nockamixon Township and have been a part of the fabric of this county, state, and country ever since.  Twelve generations and more than 15,000 family members later our Head Brewer somehow got lucky enough to be a small leaf of that family tree, and this is our way of looking back not only on that history here in this country, but also our family’s history dating back to Germany.  Ironically enough, the Trauger family’s German heritage predates the introduction and widespread popularity of the Pils style, but nonetheless, this beer is brewed and named in their honor.

County Line IPACounty Line IPAAvailable in draft and 22 ounce bottles. Our search for a location to start this brewery took us across much of Lower Bucks County, many times traveling down the well known divider between northern Philadelphia, southern Bucks, and Montgomery Counties….County Line Road.  One of the original names we thought of for the brewery was that of County Line Brewing Company.  I don’t know how or why we didn’t settle on that, but in recognition of our location so close to Philadelphia and that potential namesake, we decided to pass the name on to our flagship IPA that comes in at 6.6% ABV and is chock full of Warrior, Chinook, Simcoe, and Zythos, and Centennial hops.  It’s got a bready, slightly cracker-like malt backbone to counter some of that hop bitterness, but not so much that this five hop combination won’t put a smile on your face (or a giant pucker).  Our most current versions (thanks Hop contract) are dry hopped with Nugget and give it a huge piney note with a nice lingering hop bitterness showing a complexity of resinous pine notes,  and citrusy lemon that few hugely hop forward IPAs lack.

Tribute TripelTribute TripelAvailable in draft and 22 ounce bottles.  “This is the greatest and best song (beer) in the world… Tribute.”  Not only are we huge Tenacious D fans, but we’re also huge Belgian Tripel fans, so this is our “Tribute”.  Brewed with a whole lot of Pilsen malt, Hallertau and Saaz hops, as well a pinch of coriander and bitter orange peel, Tribute has a soft malt backbone that’s paired with a fruity, citrusy flavor, and spicy, yet not over done phenolic character imparted from our use of a genuine Belgian yeast strain.  At 9.3% ABV the alcohol is well hidden and very deceptive, and the dry finish will leave you eager for more.  Unlike the draft version, our bottled version is naturally carbonated and bottled conditioned.

Croydon Cream AleCroydon Cream Ale – Often called your typical American lawnmower beer, cream ales are not unlike their light lager cousin.  Brewed with two and six row continental barley, flaked maize, a touch of Munich malt, and of course, sugar, our Cream Ale is light, refreshing, and easy to drink.  We also use American Chinook and Liberty hops that give it a touch of hop bitterness and a hint of floral aromatics.  4.4% ABV.

Flood Water Seasonal Series

January through February

Mudbank Milk Stout – Our winter stout offering is brewed with a hefty amount of two row barley, as well as Victory, Munich, and Carapils malt.  We round it out with some lactose sugar and flaked oat for sweetness and body.  While the hops in this beer certainly don’t play a central role, we balance all that malt with a good dose of East Kent Goldings, Fuggles, and Wilamette hops.  6.5% ABV.

March through April

Leon Russian Imperial Stout – Leon is a big beer.  So big, it has twice as much malt as any other beer we brew, and also requires us to do a double mash just to reach such a high wort gravity.  On top of the copious amounts of two row barley, Munich, Victory, Chocolate, Black Patent, and Caramel 80 malt in this beer each 15 barrel brew has 45 pounds of freshly handmade marshmallow fluff made by our in house chef and Production Manager, Steve Capelli, as well as 16 and half pounds of bittersweet bakers chocolate, and 30 pounds of crumbled graham crackers. Leon clocks in at just over 80 IBUs and 11.6% ABV.  Does it taste like a Smore’s?  That’s for you to decide, but either way this is one fun beer to make, not to mention drink.

Hop Nut American Brown Ale – Small beers are low alcohol beers usually made from the extra wort of a large beer. This is a small beer from the high gravity mash from our Leon Russian Imperial Stout. Hop Nut Brown Ale comes in at 3.9% ABV and as an added twist, we brew it with 10 pounds of dried, pressed peanuts (which have 85% of the fat and cholesterol removed). When hydrated that makes 27 pounds of peanut ‘butter’. We also finish this beer off with a heap of Citra hops giving this beer a complex mixture of toasty bread, roasted, chunky peanut butter, hints of chocolate and coffee, and a firm resiny, citrus hop bitterness.

May through August

Highwater Hefeweizen – Our version of an authentic Bavarian wheat beer.  Brewed with nearly 60% white wheat, Pilsen malt, and a touch of Munich for color and flavor we ferment this beer with an authentic German Hefeweizen yeast that gives it a distinctive fruity banana flavor matched with a light spicy clove finish. German Hallertau and Tettnanger hops are used exclusively in this brew as well making this beer as truly German and authentic as possible.  4.8% ABV.

September through November

Dunks Ferry Dunkelweizen – We stay with the German wheat beer theme for our Fall seasonal.  Much like it’s Summertime brother, Dunks Ferry Dunkelweizen has a unique banana and spicy clove character but this time paired with a chewy, bready (dare we say banana bread) malt backbone.  Again, we hop this German wheat beer with Hallertau and Tettnanger hops.  5.2% ABV.

December

The Neshaminator – This is our take on a German wheat bock, but with a small twist.  We brew this 8.5% holiday offering with orange blossom honey and keeping true to the style, over 50% wheat along with dark Munich malt, a hint of Chocolate malt, and German Hallertau and Tettnanger hops.  While most German bock beers named with the ‘-or’ ending are traditional double bock lagers, we decided to break from tradition a bit with not only the name of this beer, but the use of orange blossom honey as well.  Prost!

43 thoughts on “Beers

      1. I had your hefeweizen at Bloctober in Philly. Very nice. Is that one of your normals? Do you or anyone else sell growlers?

      2. Highwater Hefeweizen is our summer seasonal and won’t be available again until late spring/early summer of 2013. We just released our Dunks Ferry Dunkelweizen last week, which is our fall seasonal and you can grab a fresh growler of that at the brewery now!

  1. Hey had you’re County Line IPA and it was awesome. PS you’re missing a word in the first sentence of your Pilsner description. Lets see if you can find it… ; )

  2. wheres the bensalem beers? maybe bensalem bock, or bensalem brown ale .. lol … im hyped i came across this site I am gonna def give you guys a try this weekend hopefully :)

  3. I am in charge of the yearly raffle for the friends of high school park. Which takes place in June.this year we are doing local beer gift baskets. Our orginization maintains and beautifys high school park which lays on top of the remains of the old cheltenham high school. The park is 11acres in Elkins park pa. If you donate a gift basket we would put your name on tickets and flyers. There’s some good photos of the park on our website.

  4. Working on a growler of the pils I got today. Nicely balanced with malt and hops. Looking forward to trying your other beers,

    1. Jim. I live close by. If you want I can get you a glass and send it to you. Pint or tumbler? Hit me up on 3 Beers Gone/Facebook.
      Ken

  5. WAS AWAY OVER THE WEEKEND AND MISSED THE LEON GROWLERS. DO YOU HAVE ANY IDEA WHERE I CAN TRY THIS BEER? I HERD IT IS AWSOME.

  6. Do you guys sell kegs out of the brewery or do we have to get them from a distributor? If you do is it 1/2 or 1/6 barrels? Thanks

  7. I am the store manager at Bound beverages we sell your products and push your brews.I would like to be noticed on your site on where to purchase NCBC in the area. Please contact me. Thanks.

  8. Really enjoying you ales. Will be proud to wear the t-shirt I bought. What’s up next, may I suggest a drinkable English brown bitter, light on the cascade, heavy on the pheonix or challenger. Ready for fall.

  9. I just had a Leon at Houlihan’s in Hershey and it was outstanding! Where can I buy this in the Harrisburg area?

  10. Hi Jeremy;

    I am visiting San Diego in early November for SD Beer Week and also visiting with my brother-in-law, Richard Trauger. I would love to bring some Trauger Pils out to him. Are you bottling the Trauger Pils yet? My wife and I spoke with you at the AHA convention this year (she is a Trauger). By the way, we were in Station Taproom (Downingtown) last night and they had the Trauger Pils on tap, which I had with my dinner – great beer! Thanks.

    Prost!

  11. About a month ago I was in my local “Canals” in Egg Harbor Twp NJ…noticed your bottles and took a chance (I’m a NE Phila transplant down here and wanted to support a “home” brewery). WOW! Awesome beers! Couldn’t even tell you which brew I like BEST, but I can tell you that I’ve sampled everything they sell down here and they’ve ALL been excellent! Keep it up the good work. In the meantime I will continue to spread the word on your outstanding beers. Continued success! Cheers!

  12. Hey, I have been really excited to see your beers around Philly! I was wondering if you could tell me which, if any, use animal ingredients or finings such as isinglass, milk sugar, honey, etc. I’m guessing the milk stout is not vegan, but could you confirm whether the rest are? Interested to know about bottles, casks, and draught — all formats. Thanks!

    1. We use lactose in Mudbank Milk Stout, Imperial Chocolate Mudbank Milk Stout, and Coconut Mudbank Milk Stout. Leon, our Russian Imperial Stout, has handmade marshmallow fluff, and Neshaminator, our German wheat bock, has Orange Blossom honey in it. All our other beers contain no animal products.

  13. Just picked up a bottle of Tripel at Wegman’s in Collegeville. I really, really enjoyed it. A nice example of the style. I have friends near Hulmville and the next time I visit, we’ll have to make plans to stop by.
    Is your tasting room set up like a bar?

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