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Optant Alsatian Pislner

Alsatian Pilsner

Optant is a Pilsner lovingly inspired from our brewer’s ancestral homeland, Metz in the heart of French Alsace.   The name references those who kept French citizenship following the Franco-Prussian war.   For this Pilsner, luckily we have a little from both sides of the divide:  Heirloom German malt, and glorious French Alsatian hops.   Bracingly crisp with delicate minerality and a touch of bitterness.  Lively exquisite herbal and citrus aromas linger in this classic and effervescent continental Pils.


IBU: 28

ABV: 4.8 %

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Halcyon Pale Ale

Anglo-Aerican Belgian Pale Ale ( if that's a thing)

Meltemi Lager

Halcyon Pale Ale began as an ode to our favorite modern Belgian pales reinterpreted through Dutchess’ own English-American lens.  Crisp, dry, and bursting with lively noble hops - all held together with a firm classic bitterness that stirs the palate and refreshes the senses.   Brewed with the finest Flemish summer barley, with generous Chinook, Styrian Golding, Saphir hops selected for their distinct subtle aromas of evergreen, white grapefruit, lemongrass, and orchard blossoms.   Fermented cold with Dutchess’ house Lager strain, Halcyon is a clean, dynamic old world Pale Ale that makes a bold new impression.


IBU: 40

ABV: 5.6 %

Seasonal 'Coastal' Lager

Pylon Pilsner

Meltemi is a coastal Mediterranean inspired lager that delivers sublime refreshment without compromising depth, nuance and quality.   Brewed with a base of German Pilsner malt combined with a subtle blend of maize and jasmine rice, a delicacy of mouthfeel is achieved that is both expressive and unique.  Perle and Alsatian Strisselspalt hops give Meltemi lovely aromas of lemon thyme and spicy spring blossoms.  Yamas! 


IBU: 19

ABV: 4.8 %

German-Sytle Pilsner

Vale Pale Ale

Pylon Pilsner lies comfortably between the Bavarian and Northern German expressions of this beloved style. A base of heirloom German Pilsner malt provides a lush, brioche-like malt character with Saphir, Saaz, and Spalt Select hops lending complex botanical and faintly resinous hop aromas of sage and pink peppercorn with delicate lime blossom and honey notes. Held in balance with with a classic firm Pilsner bitterness and a crystalline, snappy finish, Pylon is a loving addition to the noble Pils tradition.


IBU: 30

ABV: 5.0 %

Pale Ale

Telios IPA

Vale Pale Ale is a Fall seasonal Pale Ale with a rich golden hue and a spectrum of lush hop and malt expressions.  Brewed with a base of Marris Otter and Pilsner Malt and notable accents of Munich, Spelt, Wheat and Oats and generously hopped with Azacca, Ekuanot, and Galaxy - Complex layers of the whole fruit basket emerge from juicy Peach, Guava and Mango to ethereal Papaya and Passionfruit on the finish.  Married with clean woodsy notes of evergreens and a crisp backbone of bitterness.


IBU: 40

ABV: 5.0 %

India Pale Ale 

Telios is a lush and balanced, 'Trans-Atlantic' (a little UK, a little East Coast) IPA.  Brewed with UK Marris Otter and Pilsner Malt, Oats, & Spelt and hopped with Centennial, HBC-522 and El Dorado hops.  Lively aromas of peach, citrus zest, mango, and a touch of evergreen give way to generous yet refined finish of dried fruits and pleasing biscuity malt.  A modern take on classic British IPA.

IBU: 38

ABV: 5.6 %


Orakel Landbier

Pale German Lager

Orakel Landbier is a crisp, country style lager that finds inspiration in heirloom Bavarian malts and the history of brewing with ancient grains.  Made primarily with Isaria, the oldest native German barley variety, a malt reminiscent of flakey biscuits - small amounts of Bavarian spelt and buckwheat add a delicate nutty and pastoral charm.  Hopped with Northern Brewer, Perle and Hallertau Mittelfrüh, Orakel provides gentle notes of orange oils, pinewood and treacle on the way to lush and balanced mouthfeel that refreshes and restores.

IBU: 22

ABV: 5.2 %

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GB Pale Ale 

Pale Ale

G.B. (formerly Ghost Beer) is a 'hybrid' pale ale made to suit both our English and West Coast sensibilities.  Brewed with a variety of US and UK malts and hops. Ghost Beer also features a hybrid yeast that allows this bright, zesty pale ale to drink a bit like a refreshing Kölsch.  Feel free to reach out to us for more ingredient details ~ Dutchess Ales flagship Ale has a lot of secrets!  

IBU: 24

ABV: 4.8 %


Avalon  IPA

Inda Pale Ale

Avalon takes inspiration from our favorite approaches to the modern IPA from both sides of the Atlantic, to the west coast.  Brewed with Golden Promise & Pilsner malts with a dash of wheat and oat malt & hopped with a lovely array of expressions from Motueka, Denali, Centennial, Palisade, and Magnum - Avalon shows nectarine, apricot, juicy citrus, lime zest, meadow flowers and cedar wood…with a hint of something tropical. 


IBU: 44

ABV: 5.8 %


Mizmaze ESB

Extra Special Bitter 

Focused on balancing a purity of malt expression with a zesty, refined fresh hop finish; Mizmaze is glowing pale amber ale offering woodsy notes of cedar, tangerine, and bakers spice. A return to where we started; brewing this exceptional yet under-appreciated style: the Extra Special Bitter.   

IBU: 34

ABV: 4.4 %


Augur Porter


Augur is our classic English Porter with a touch of East Coast nuance.   Brewed with the finest Maris Otter, a variety of roasted barley and wheat malts as well a varied spectrum of crystal malts.  A dry, crisp and satisfying mouthful of proper ale with a dash of toasty biscuit and cacao.  Very lightly dry hopped with Willamette and Crystal hops for woodsy, fresh presence.  

IBU: 29

ABV: 4.6 %


Arcadia Pale Ale

Spring Pale Ale 

Arcadia is the beer for a Spring utopia - the perfect ale to meet the new sun of the Equinox.  Brewed with floor malted US and UK malts, oats, wheat & dry hopped with fresh Sultana & Falconer's Flight.  A straw yellow and lightly hazy Ale with juicy fresh aromas of pineapple, lemon curd, and mango.  Refreshingly dry and easy for effortless consumption!

IBU: 25

ABV: 5.2 %

Parallax Ale

Seasonal Pale Ale 

Parallax is a ​seasonal Summer ale with a refreshing and brilliantly crisp profile.  An all day, all night ale to drink and drink and drink. Brewed with British pilsner malt, Spring malt, wheat, and spelt malts & hopped with an array of juicy citrus expressions from Horizon, Loral, & Wai-Iti.  The aromatics blend of crisp citrus with fresh peaches and apricot with a nice centering herbal zest. 

IBU: 28

ABV: 4.6 %


Ketzer Lager

German Style Helles Lager

Ketzer Lager is a Franconian inspired Helles, a style that has long been close to our hearts. Striving to reflect the pure balance, nuance, and quality found in this traditional style, Ketzer is brewed with German Pilsner malt, just a kiss of Vienna and Light Munich and hopped with selected Perle, Hallertau Mittelfrüh, and Saphir hops.  A gentle biscuit malt character and a noble floral, spicy hop aroma prevails with notes of wildflower honey, citrus zest, alpine herbs and a hint of peppercorn.  To ensure that classic mouthfeel and expressive mineralty, Ketzer is unfiltered and naturally carbonated, leaving nothing but joy.  

IBU: 20

ABV: 4.8 %

Walser Lager

Alpine Lager

Walser Alpine Lager owes its inspiration to the crisp mountain Lagers of the Swiss Appenzell.  Rich golden in color with a delicately balanced profile of German Pilsner malt, two varieties of Munich malt, and Spelt.  Hopped with choice Hersbrucker, Tettnanger & Hallertau Tradition - meadow herbs and subtle spicy floral elements marry fait notes of juniper and candied citrus.​

IBU: 22

ABV: 4.8 %


Zenit 11° Czech Lager

Pale Czech Lager

Zenit is a pale 11 plato Czech Lager (Světlý Ležák) inspired by smaller Moravian breweries in the East of the Czech Republic that carry on the pristine Czech brewing tradition with a little more independence and rustic charm. Brewed with floor-malted Bohemian Pilsner malt and a dash of Munich malt - hopped with choice Saaz and Hallertau Mittelfrüh. Layers of straw and cereal malt goodness are matched by a spicy and lively floral hop snap and a clean, citrus peel bitterness.

IBU: 26

ABV: 5.2 %



Dutchess Ales began as a project to recreate the delicious, balanced traditional cask ales we know from the UK here in the US.  We are now crafting Ales by combining the tradition of British brewing with American innovation and Lagers with the aim of Old World purity and balance. We hope you find them refreshing, a joy to drink, and of the highest quality.

Mike Messenie - Owner / Brewer

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