Schwarzbier (“shvahrts-beer”), is simply German for black beer. It doesn’t mean that it’s necessarily heavy or light in body, although they tend to lean towards light. Unlike other dark beers, like porters or stouts, they are not overly bitter with burnt and roasted malt characteristics that the others tend to depend on. Instead, hops are used for a good portion of the bitterness. Very refreshing and soul lifting beers, they also make a great alternative for the winter. Especially when you are looking for a lighter beer, but one with depth of color and taste. This beer is 100% hand tossed. This means that our brewers had to lug around and lift 1300lbs of grain per brew. We feel the extra work is worth it for this extra special beer.