Gibsonia – Brewery

Surrounded by small family farms, woodlands, and a neighboring winery, our newest location is home to a simple 20 BBL brewing system and a weekend tasting room built from repurposed materials in a true manifestation of the Strange Roots vision.

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4399 Gibsonia Rd.
Gibsonia, PA

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Hours:

Mon Closed
Tue Closed
Wed Closed
Thu Closed
Fri 5-10:00pm
Sat 2-10:00pm
Sun Closed

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Bourbon La Peinture

8% ABV

A distinctively tart and complex American sour, reminiscent of a West Flanders style ale fermented with fresh cherry juice and local yeast. Aged in French oak red wine casks then matured in fresh Bourbon barrels. Notes of bright tart cherry, candied blue and purple fruit, cotton candy, brown sugar, oak, vanilla, tobacco, finishing with a subtle leathery funk

Brewers Tap – IPL

4.9% ABV

Indian Pale Lager brewed with Tettnang and Hallertau hops then dry hopped with Simcoe. Notes of lite malty undertones and soft cracker like finish accompanied with soft citrus, spice, and piney undertones.

Brewers Tap – Pale Ale

6.1% ABV

Pale ale brewed and fermented with Azacca, Loral and Citra hops. Notes of candied citrus, dragon fruit, lychee, and biscuit.

Brewers Tap: Ginger and Elderflower

7.9% ABV

Sour ale fermented with elderflower and ginger. Tasting notes: white tea, yellow apple, peach flesh, fresh cherry blossom, hay

Goedenacht

8.5% ABV

Farmhouse ale brewed with apples, orange blossom honey, coriander and fermented with Brettanomyces Claussenii. Notes of crisp yellow apple, pear, and vibrant undertones of honey.

Infinite Hibernation 2018

9.6% ABV

This year’s Infinite Hibernation was created using selected casks of spontaneously fermented beer from 2017 and refermented in bourbon casks with homemade molasses and locally sourced honey. Aromas of molasses, American Oak, brown sugar dominate, with subtle notes of fig, raisin, dates and very mild leather. Flavors of honey-bourbon sweetness, stone fruit and red grape (Malbec), are assertive, with characteristics reminiscent of Pedro Ximenez sherry. The soft acidity with a sweet/sour affect provides a finish that is attenuated and rich, but with a dry tannic residual.

Ragnarok

8.1% ABV

Equal parts Strong ale, Scottish ale and Viking metal concert. Ale fermented with elderberries, black currant, red raspberry, and black cherry juice. Notes of dark fruits, red fruit jam, accompanied by smokey undertones, earthiness, and peat.

Spontaneous Roots – Cherry

6.6% ABV

Spontaneously fermented sour ale, cask aged between one to three years and refermented on Montmorency cherries. Notes of tart cherries, strawberry, rose petal, funk, straw and hay.

Spontaneous Roots – Raspberry

7.9% ABV

Spontaneously fermented sour ale, cask aged between one to three years and refermented on raspberries. Notes of candied raspberry, violet, red and purple fruit jam, hay, and subtle funk.

The Behemoth

20% ABV

2 year aged wild cask beer refermented on Nebbiolo grapes and conditioned on single origin Ethiopian coffee beans. Notes of rich roasted malt, cocoa nibs, over ripe grape, plum, prune, green pepper, roasted coffee, finishing with soft acidic acid undertones.

The Koel – Aid Concord

8.4% ABV

Cask aged beer blended with fresh concord juice.

Thief Share

8.9% ABV

Hand selected old stock brown ale (aged 3-4 years) blended with young stock red ale (aged 1-2 years). Notes of soft acidity, dark chocolate, raisin, oak, black currant, cherry, and plum.

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Goedenacht

8.5% ABV

Farmhouse ale brewed with apples, orange blossom honey, coriander and fermented with Brettanomyces Claussenii. Notes of crisp yellow apple, pear, and vibrant undertones of honey.

Hive Alive

19.6% ABV

100% Still Honey Ale fermented with Pennsylvania wild yeast and matured in Woodford Reserve Bourbon Casks. Hive Alive expresses very rich aromas of sweet raw honey comb, light kiwi, honeysuckle and hay. The undertones are soft elements of warm baking spice, vanilla and caramel. Although it is a beer, the texture, taste and flavors combined are reminiscent of part sherry, mead and ice wine. Conversely, the finish is actually relatively dry in taste, reminiscent to viognier, but with a slightly higher viscosity.

Infinite Hibernation 2018

9.6% ABV

This year’s Infinite Hibernation was created using selected casks of spontaneously fermented beer from 2017 and refermented in bourbon casks with homemade molasses and locally sourced honey. Aromas of molasses, American Oak, brown sugar dominate, with subtle notes of fig, raisin, dates and very mild leather. Flavors of honey-bourbon sweetness, stone fruit and red grape (Malbec), are assertive, with characteristics reminiscent of Pedro Ximenez sherry. The soft acidity with a sweet/sour affect provides a finish that is attenuated and rich, but with a dry tannic residual.

Peaches and Dream

7% ABV

The second release from our Farm to Fermentation series featuring peaches form Soergel's orchard.

Queen of the Yellow Dolls

7% ABV

Mixed culture farmhouse ale fermented with Western Pennsylvania yellow watermelon from Shenot farms. Notes of must, straw, white tea and vibrant melon.

Ragnarok

8.1% ABV

Equal parts Strong ale, Scottish ale and Viking metal concert. Ale fermented with elderberries, black currant, red raspberry, and black cherry juice. Notes of dark fruits, red fruit jam, accompanied by smokey undertones, earthiness, and peat.

Rosé Sour

8% ABV

A blend of cask aged 2017 spontaneously fermented ale. Refermented on Pinot Noir and Zinfandel grape must to create a Rosé inspired integration of two artisan methodologies for the harvest celebration.

Spontaneous Roots – Cherry

6.6% ABV

Spontaneously fermented sour ale, cask aged between one to three years and refermented on Montmorency cherries. Notes of tart cherries, strawberry, rose petal, funk, straw and hay.

Spontaneous Roots – Raspberry

7.9% ABV

Spontaneously fermented sour ale, cask aged between one to three years and refermented on raspberries. Notes of candied raspberry, violet, red and purple fruit jam, hay, and subtle funk.

The Balloonist

7.9% ABV

Sour golden strong ale brewed with orange peel. Notes of fresh apple and pear accompanied by bright citrus and honey.

Thief Share

8.9% ABV

Hand selected old stock brown ale (aged 3-4 years) blended with young stock red ale (aged 1-2 years). Notes of soft acidity, dark chocolate, raisin, oak, black currant, cherry, and plum.

Trois

8.5% ABV

Spontaneously fermented sour ale aged in Pinot Noir casks for 1 year, aged in Cognac casks for 1 year and bottle conditioned for 1 year. Notes of currant, stone fruit, leather, oak, and earthy truffle.