At Double Clutch our beers are inspired by the long traditions and passions of German brewing.  The Bavarians so believed in the purity of their ingredients that they passed a purity law in 1516, the Reinheitsgebot.  We too believe that quality beers require quality ingredients.  We use only the finest malts and noble hops from Europe combined with purified Lake Michigan water. 

Kölsch  4.5% abv

Our Kölsch is a crisp, light version of the best ales of Cologne.  A well-balanced blend of select German malts, noble hops and top fermenting yeast give this beer a light-golden color.  Its slightly fruity character is sometimes compared to the Riesling wines of Germany.

Helles Lager  5.1% abv

Our Helles Lager is inspired by the malt forward beers of Munich.  This well-balanced beer offers the subtle aroma of the Hallertau hops of Bavaria with a touch of sweetness from Munich’s finest malt.  Six weeks of cold conditioning gives this beer its bright, clean drinkability.  The result is a refreshing golden lager for a sunny afternoon Bier Garten.

Altbier  4.7% abv

Our medium-bodied, amber colored Altbier is inspired by the malty ales of Dusseldorf.  While the rest of Europe moved towards light Pilsners in the nineteenth century, the brewers of Dusseldorf focused on the traditional techniques of darker malts to make an “old beer” ale.

Pilsner  5.2% abv

Our northern German variation of this popular style showcases the noble hops of Germany and the Czech Republic.  Germany’s finest Pilsner malt gives a nice bready backbone to balance an abundant amount of hops.  With less body than its Czech cousin, this refreshing beer really lets the hops come forward.

Hefeweizen 5.4% abv

Our effervescent, hazy wheat beer is inspired by the finest examples in Munich.  With notes of banana and clove this tangy and refreshing beer will quench any thirst.

Rauchbier Helles Lager  5.1% abv

Our smoked Lager is inspired by the malt forward beers of Bamberg.  No single moment in Germany had more impact on me as a brewer than drinking beer straight from the barrel at Aecht Schlenkerla in Bamberg.  The malt is dried over Beechwood smoke, giving the beer its unique flavor.  Balanced with the noble hops of Franconia, this beer is a unique pleasure.

Märzen  5.9% abv

Our full-bodied, malty lager honors the traditional beers of Munich’s Oktoberfest.  The name comes from the German word for the month of March.  For centuries before refrigeration, these beers were brewed in spring, stored in cold cellars all summer and consumed in the fall.  Then and today, patience is required to make a great Märzen.