Skunkwerks Experimental Program is a rotating collection of beers from our innovation team. Most beers will be offered as one-offs however some are being developed for a permanent addition to the year-round family and this is your chance to check them out during their development stage. Skunkwerks Experimental beers are primarily released as draft only, but occasionally we can’t resist putting these beers in cans or bottles.

Drifting through the Hopyard Triple IPA

Drifting through the hop yards in the Yakima Valley during harvest is a magically odiferous experience. We try to shove and cram as much of that magnificent smell into all our hoppy beers. With love of course, because we want as much aroma to hit your olfactory receptors from a glass of our beer as from hops on the vine. Fruit-driven hops like Citra, El Dorado and Amarillo are tempered by Warrior and Simcoe in this tasty flight of fancy.

ABV: 11%
IBUs: 105

Chains Required
White Double IPA

The Sacramento Beer Enthusiasts is a group of beer-loving freakazoids; so of course we get along great. We’ve brewed together before and this time around we brewed a White Double India Pale Ale. The fruit forward hops compare and contrast very nicely with the slightly spicy Belgian yeast character, a welcome winter treat for all to enjoy.

ABV: 8.5%
IBUs: 60

Island Waves
Hoppy Ale

Beach day. Warm sun, blue ocean, swaying palm trees, gently crashing waves. All you want now is a crisp, refreshing hoppy beer. With a round, full body to support the hops, this beer satisfies the hop craving with notes and aromas reminiscent of a tropical fruit basket. Enjoy a chilled one while you bathe in the sun.

ABV: 4%
IBUs: 35

Legion of Boom!
Middle Coast-Style 2x IPA

Everybody starts somewhere. For most professional brewers, that somewhere was a kitchen, garage or backyard. Home brewing gave birth to thousands of professional brewers, like Pete from Bike Dog, Brian and Mike from Claimstake, and Jeremy and Jeb from Revision. Yep, back in the day when boiler BTU’s were measured in propane burner flame height or kitchen stove dials, when chilling capacity was measured in ice cubes. The combination of art and science, the satisfaction of making something by hand, and the thought of a tasty beverage sparked a flame that still burns. This beer helps bridge the divide between East and West Coasts; a very hoppily flavorful Double IPA with a smooth malt base while still clear. Brewed with Citra, Amarillo, El Dorado and Mosaic hops and Golden Promise malt. Still tinkering after all these years!

ABV: 8%
IBUs: 60



2019 Ales for ALS DIPA

release coming soon! Each year a different blend of hops is concocted and given to breweries for free, with $1 per pint going towards ALS research.

ABV: 0%
IBUs: 0