Thursday, October 8, 2015

Cismontane from California

Cismontane Brewing Co. was started by two native southern Californians, Ross Stewart and Evan Weinberg. They chose the name Cismontane because the geographical area it represents, coastal Southern California from Santa Barbara to San Diego. As a brewery we are dedicated to creating the finest beers to represent the unique culture and diverse natural aspects of this region. Each beer is named after a local feature that is unique to the area.

The Brewery is located on the side of the largest mountain in Orange County in the city of Rancho Santa Margarita. The great views from Santiago peak and the trails through the canyons provide some of the natural inspiration for the beers and the company.

The brewery is small and accessible to all with a warm and comfortable tasting area. So don’t hesitate to come by when in the area.

(cis-mon-tane):  “This side of the mountains”, in reference to coastal Southern California. This was a common term used for Southern California while it was forming its identity during the gold rush and before prohibition.

Some are very limited and we got less than 12 bottles.

Cismontane Coulter IPA...$4.99 / pint

Named after the coulter big cone pine tree this is a well-balanced I.P.A. It brings the beer style back to its roots. Brewed with a hit of rye for head retention and a deeper malt character, this beer has the best of all worlds, great hop aroma, a strong body and deceiving strength. 7.2% ABV 60 IBU

Cismontane Hop Dumpster $8.49 / pint
Our first West Coast Double IPA ever!!!! About time.... 9% - 85 IBU - Citra, Amarillo, Chinook, Bravo. Hoppy, bitter, dry, boozy, citrusy, piny, eeeeeeeekkkkk

Cismontane Saint Peter Barrel Aged Belgian Style Pale...$15.99 / pint
50% Chardonnay barrel-aged Belgian pale 15 months 50% Belgian pale ale 5.5% ABV 19 IBU

Cismontane Temporada...$12.99 / pint
8%er Saison aged in Conundrum Chardonnay barrels 12 months. Fermented with DuPont saison yeast 8% ABV 20 IBU

Cismontane The Citizen...$4.99 / pint
The California Common almost disappeared after prohibition as did the term Cismontane. Our interpretation of this style is a golden warm fermented lager with sufficient hop aroma. As a brewer and citizen of Cismontane California it is our obligation to produce a fine Californian Common. 6% ABV 45 IBU

Cismontane The Mesa....$12.99 / pint
A new school testament to the tradition of brewing beer with grapes. It is a blend of 20% Chardonnay, 20% Grenache Blanc and 60% Pilsner from Cismontane. This beer is brewed entirely with Nelson Sauvin hops. Soured with Lactobacillus to enhance the natural grape acidity and fermented with a blend of wine and beer yeast. This process highlights the flavors that beer and wine have in common. The collaboration beer made by longtime friends Charlie Wagner and Evan Weinberg. 

Cismontane Whiting Wit....$4.99 pint
Belgian Style Witbier 
5% ABV 

Cismontane Black’s Nocturne...$18.99 pints SOLD OUT
 (First Time Ever distributed outside of California)
We took everyone’s favorite Imperial Stout (sans coffee) and aged it for nearly a year in fresh Heaven Hill Bourbon barrels, which we then blended in an attempt to tame the bourbon beastliness. Creamy vanilla and smooth oak on the nose complement and round out the roasted, bitter chocolate characteristics. A kiss of bourbon booziness on the palate provides the perfect finish for this rich and decadent tribute to the dark months ahead. Be prepared…winter is coming. 12% ABV 50 IBU

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