Specialty Beer

Falmouth Wine & Spirits is a local favorite for specialty, craft and imported brews. Some of the best brews are made right here in New England from traditional Belgian-style ales to hand crafted ales and hard ciders. At Falmouth Wine & Spirits you can find Indian Pale Ales (IPA), Brown Ales, Amber Ales and Stouts, Hefewiezen, Porters and more. Below are  just a few of the many specialty beers you’ll find at Falmouth Wine & Spirits!


Harpoon Long Thaw White IPA

Harpoon Long Thaw White IPA

The Long Thaw White IPA style blends the spiciness of a Belgian Wit and the American hop character of an IPA.

Appearance: light colored, hazy, thick white head

Aroma: very citrusy, floral, and spicy from the ground coriander

Mouth feel: soft mouth feel with a clean finish. Light to medium bodied.

Taste: Medium bitterness, fruit and citrus flavors from the hops and orange peel, and spicy from the coriander. A little bready / biscuity malt and wheat character.

Finish: fruity, spicy, a little bitter, but clean and refreshing.
– See more at: http://www.harpoonbrewery.com/beer/525/the-long-thaw-white-ipa#sthash.e6kJVc7s.dpuf


Tsingtao Beer - from China Chinese New Year

Tsingtao Beer

Chinese New Year is around the corner.  Tsingtao is an American Adjunct Lager Style Beer, brewed in China since 1904.  “What makes Tsingtao Tsingtao is the fresh spring water from Laoshan Mountain, the same place China’s ancient religious belief Taoism originated.”  Get ready to celebrate the Year of the Fire Monkey, which starts on February 8.


baxter Brewing Loanely Goatherd

Lonely Goatherd, Baxter Brewing

This is a limited release beer from our friends in Maine.

“The Lonely Goatherd is a traditional German Maibock Lager with a hoppy American twist! You can expect a blend of German malts and yeast which create a clean, smooth, easily drinkable brew, while American hops balance with bitterness and a bold citrus and pine aroma.!”

7% ABV 45 IBU’s 1 pint cans


Cambridge Brewing Company

The brewer at CBC has been busy!  Just in – fresh batches of CBC Sgt. Pepper, CBC Flower Child IPA, and CBC Remain in Light Pilsner.  This Cambridge brewing company is a classic, and all of their beers are treats.  CBC is celebrating their 25th anniversary this year.

Ommegang Gnomegang
Gnomegang – Brewery OmmegangThe name drew me in but the style is what wowed me.  Yeasty aroma, cloudy color, every sip was perfect.  This Belgian strong pale ale lives up to its name.   “Gnomegang has a rich, translucent golden hue with a big, fluffy, white head. Distinctive clove aromas, combined with yeasty fruitiness typical of Chouffe beers. Flavors include ripe fruit, clove, light caramel, non-cloying candy sweetness, smooth maltiness, and well-balanced hopping. Dry, warming finish that lingers gracefully.”
Duvel Triple Hop- Duvel“Duvel Tripel Hop is brewed with three hop varieties and each year the third hop is changed to provide its own unique taste and aroma. For 2015 our brewers selected the aromatic hop EQUINOX from the USA.  Our 2015 selection is characterized with the aroma of grapefruit, lemon and a hint of fresh green pepper. Equinox hops are added again during ‘dry-hopping’, extracting additional hop aromas into the beer. The higher aromatic intensity rounds out the beer, backing the final alcohol content of 9.5%.
21st Amendment Brewery Sneak Attack
Sneak Attack Farmhouse Saison  – 21st Amendment BreweryWe’re sneaking up on winter with a boatload of bravado and this Belgian-style farmhouse ale. Dry hopped with whole organic cardamom pods, our Saison has an assertive spiciness. In your face, winter.
This is the perfect antidote to the big beers of winter. Sneak Attack is crisp, dry and palate cleansing. It pairs perfectly with the rich and warming foods of winter.
Samuel Adams Escape Route
Escape Route – Samuel AdamsEscaping from winter’s darkness, this hazy golden, unfiltered Kölsch style creates a fresh start. Our take on the classic hybrid style from Cologne Germany combines the subtle fruit notes of an ale with the smooth crispness of a lager for a bright, refreshing brew to help escape those lingering cold days. Available beginning in January.
Lagunitas Sucks brown Shugga' substitute ale
Lagunitas Sucks Brown Shugga’ Ale  – Lagunitas Brewing CompanyOriginally brewed in 2011 as a Brown Shugga’ substitute, due to construction-induced capacity issues. But we liked it so much it had to make a return trip.
ABV: 7.85%
Sold as: 32oz & Kegs (plus 32oz Quarts in select markets)
Net contents: Ounces and ounces of Malt, Hops, Yeast and water.
Cambridge Brewing CompanyCBC The Great Pumpkin Ale
The Great Pumpkin Ale  – Cambridge Brewing CompanyLocal beer, made with local ingredients.  We scored a case of 22 ounce bottles of the CBC’s Great Pumpkin Ale.  This is the CBC story of pumpkin beer:  “Beer brewed with pumpkins has been around since the days of colonial New England, when brewers often had to supplement the traditional barley and hops with other ingredients that were more readily available. CBC, the first New England craft brewery to produce pumpkin ale, revived the style in the Boston area in 1990 and continues to brew this beer according to Phil “Brewdaddy” Bannatyne’s original recipe.”




Flipside Red IPA  - Sierra Nevada

From the Sierra Nevada site:  “A hop-forward fix for the first days of fall.  Just when it feels like the dog days will never end, suddenly, the switch is flipped, the air gets cooler and it’s clear that autumn is on the way. Featuring a ruby-red hue and abundant tropical fruit and citrus hop flavors, Flipside Red IPA is the perfect beer for the final flash of summer.”


Downeast Cider  - Leominster, MA
Born and raised in MAINE, downeast cider house is crafted with FRESHLY pressed apples as an HOMAGE to the hard work and dedication of LOCAL farmers. concentrate may be cheap, european may be traditional, but downeast is HOME



Peak Organic Brewing

Peak Organic Brewing Company - Peak is a craft brewing company, dedicated to making delicious beer using local, artisan and organic ingredients.  Peak is located in Maine and well-known for collaborating with other local purveyors, organic farmers, creative chefs, and like-minded organizations to create a tasty beer in the best way possible. 



Spencer Trappist Ale

Spencer Ale, Brewed by the Monks of St. Joseph’s Abbey - Inspired by traditional refectory ales known as patersbier (“fathers’ beer”) in Flemish. A full-bodied, golden-hued ale with fruity accents, a dry finish and light hop bitterness.  Pair with Family and Friends.  Spencer Ale is the first and only Trappist beer made in the United States.

 Cisco Brewers Mixed 12 Pack

Cisco Brewers, Nantucket - This island brewery supplies us with the classics.  Can’t decide which to enjoy?  The 12-pack boxes, printed with Nantucket’s signature cedar and white trim decor, house Cisco’s four most popular beers.  Sankaty Light Lager, Whale’s Tale Pale Ale, Grey Lady, and a reformulated Indie I.P.A..

 Cape Cod Summer Seasonal Beer


Cape Cod Beer in Hyannis, Cape Cod - Our local brewery supplies us with standards like Red, IPA, and Blonde.  Their Summer seasonal beer is an unfiltered wheat beer with refreshing flavors of banana and clove from a special yeast ”This traditional Bavarian Hefe-Weizen (wheat beer) is popular in Bavaria during the spring and summer months. Pronounced Hay-fa-VI-tsen, this beer style is unfiltered and known for its unique banana and clove flavors, which come from the special German yeasts used in fermentation. It is light and wonderfully refreshing during the hot days of summer.”Read about Cape Cod Beer’s brewing history here.


Gray Sail Brewery Flagship Cream Ale





Gray Sail Brewery in Rhode Island Flagship Cream Ale - Their golden-colored cream ale, brewed in a similar manner to the crisp lagers of continental Europe, offers great balance between malty sweetness and noble hop bitterness. This gold-medal winning cream ale is the perfect session beer for any occasion. Available on draft and in 12-ounce cans. 4.9% ABV • 22 IBU.  Meet more of the Gray Sail beers here.


Blue Hills Brewery Wampatuck Wheat





Wampatuck Wheat from Blue Hills Brewery  This wheat beer is a traditional German Heffeweizen. Made with more than 60% wheat, noble German hops and fermented using a Bavarian yeast strain. Note the banana and clove flavors imparted by the yeast. This is a very refreshing beverage, at about 4.8% abv, perfect for any hot summer day.


Offshore Ale Co. Abel's IDA





Offshore Ale Co. Abel’s Hill India Dark Ale I.D. A. 6.3% ABV  |  55 IBU
Named after the highest point on Martha’s Vineyard, rich dark roasted malt flavors, balanced with crisp hop notes and aroma. es.


Wachusett Beer






Wachusett Brewery brews some wonderful beer, including IPA, Blueberry, Summer Ales, and Light ales.



Cambridge Brewing Company
Sgt. Pepper has been brewed with Pilsner, CaraVienne, and Rye malts, plus Magnum and Spalter hops.

But the driving force behind this beer is the contribution from whole Black, Green, White, and Pink peppercorns. Added to the brewkettle, these four fab peppercorns harmonize with spicy hops while the malted rye and our Belgian yeast hold down the backbeat.


Naukabout Beer Company
Naukabout Beer Company  American Pale Ale.  The Conley brothers return to CAPE COD…The home of a world class American Pale Ale.  More than thirty years after they grew up here, they’ve combined their passion to naukabout with their friends’ passion for craft brewing in the continual pursuit to find the balance between what you have to do and what you want to do.


Baxter Brewing Pamola XTRA Pale Ale
Baxter Brewing Pamola Xtra Pale Ale Brilliant clarity, bright golden in color. Pamola Pours with a nice creamy head and subtle malt and hop aroma. Crisp, clean, effervescent start with a touch of malt character and a balanced bitterness. Hop flavors linger nicely. Finishes clean, crisp and dry with a light body. Pamola is brewed with pure, soft Maine water from Lake Auburn; three different hop varieties, plus domestic and imported “Character” malts provide complexity, color and body while making use of a clean, well attenuating, top-fermenting American ale yeast. The beer is then cold conditioned for a smooth, clean and crisp flavor. This one is extremely drinkable!

Dogfish Head Noble Rot

Noble Rot

Noble Rot (Dogfish Head Craft Brewed Ales) Hmmm.  We wonder if anyone will buy a beer with “rot” in the name?  This saison-esque science project gets complexity and fermentable sugars from two unique wine grapes sourced with our friends at Alexandira Nicole Cellars in Prosser, Washington.  Watch this video about how beer and wine worlds collide in this video about Noble Rot.


Old Guardian Barley Wine Style Ale

Old Guardian Barley Wine Style Ale This beer is rated 92 by Beer Advocate.  It pairs well with blue cheese.  Taste:  the flavor is rich and malty, with a pronounced yeasty ester profile and tropical fruit hop flavors.  Palate: rich and smooth up front, at mid-palate the beer transitions to a pleasant dryness and lingering hop bitterness to the finish.

Allagash – Allagash brews a unique variety of traditional and experimental Belgian-style beers made with a dedication to craftsmanship and quality. All of the bottled beers at Allagash are bottle conditioned. This means that just prior to bottling; a fresh dose of yeast is added, along with a measured amount of candi sugar. www.allagash.com

Ass Kisser – Ass Kisser Ales is a small family owned Craft Beer/Ale brand that is being made in San Jose, California. Double IPA, Vanilla Pale Ale, Smoked Porter and more!  www.asskisserales.com


Curious Traveler Shandy a Fruit Beer beer by The House Of Shandy Beer Company, a brewery in Burlington, Vermont. A fresh, bold year-round, craft-brewed, all malt wheat ale infused with real lemons and limes. This shandy has a lively fruity flavor and a powerful “throw your head back” fresh lemon aroma. houseofshandy.com

Hop Notch is brewed by Uinta Brewing.  Bold and refreshing, this IPA combines an abundance of hops with a smooth malt profile. www.uintabrewing.com

Harpoon Brewery, started in Boston, MA, has many brews available. From Harpoon IPA, Oktoberfest, Ginger Wheat, Hefeweizen and more.  www.harpoonbrewery.com


Ipswich, from Ipswich, MA, From the Ipswich Original Ale, to the Oatmeal Stout, to a range of seasonal ales, there is an Ipswich Ale for all tastes.  www.ipswichalebrewery.com

Cape Cod Beer –  Cape Cod’s only micro brewery, producing hand crafted beers. It offers several year-round beers – a pale ale, an IPA, a golden ale – and several seasonal ones – a hefeweizen, a German ale, a brown porter, a dark wheat beer and winter and holiday ales. www.capecodbeer.com

Leinenkugel - Founded in Chippewa Falls, WI, in May 1867 by Jacob Leinenkugel. leinie.com

Green Flash Brewing Co -  Located in San Diego, CA, we specialize in brewing assertive and distinctive beers, such as our West Coast I.P.A.: an award-winning beer whose wide acceptance has helped define a category. We also brew seasonal, collaborative and barrel-aged beers. GreenFlashBrew.com

Dogfish Head -  Off-centered ales for off-centered people. That’s what we do here at Dogfish Head! Whether it’s odd ingredients, super-strong extreme beers, or crazy, made-up styles, you can be sure that a beer from Dogfish will challenge your perceptions of what beer is supposed to be!. DogFish.com

Offshore Ale Co -  Brewed on Martha’s Vineyard, handcrafted seasonal beers. OffShoreAle.com

McKenzie’s Hard Cider –  Sip, smell and savor the rich, mulled spicy goodness of McKenzie’s Seasonal Reserve. Aromatic fall flavors warm you from the inside out, and chase away the chill on those cold nights. Serve warm or cold, but only for a limited time!


Farnum Hill Ciders are dry and complex. Here on the hill grow true cider apples of English, French, and American origin. Cider apples, though nasty eaten fresh, produce gorgeous aromas, flavors and sensations after respectful fermentation and blending.  New Hampshire weather seems to concentrate the flavors of certain English, European, and New World cider apples growing in our rocky clay soils.