The Englishman is one of our most popular beers and was released in March of 2014 in draft only, followed by 16 oz pint cans in early May of 2014.
Englishman is a Southern English Brown Ale, and is considered a traditional pub beer in the London and surrounding areas of the United Kingdom.
Southern English Brown Ale, or London Brown Ale as it is sometimes called, is a relatively recent style of English beer. Throughout the ages, all English beers were brown so there was no need to label the obvious. With the advent of coke as a fuel and the drum roaster as a tool, malts became lighter and more distinct in character. The maltster was able to dry and toast the malt without contact with the fuel. This allowed the flavor of the malt to come through in the finished beer. No longer were the beers harsh and smoky in character. The malsters were able to produce black malts such as black patent, and with the new control over the malt's color and character, many other malts such as caramel, brown, and pale malt were produced as well.
Today, most brown ales in England are similar to the original Newcastle recipe, although the beers from the south (Southern English Brown Ales or London Ales) are somewhat sweeter, darker, less hoppy and less alcoholic. Outside of our Englishman Southern Brown, very few commercial examples of Southern English Brown ale exist in the United States. London or Southern English Brown ales are malty beers with fairly low bitterness. They have a sweet caramel flavor, are usually dark in color and have some dark fruit (such as raisin or fig) flavors. It is often considered a smaller version of a sweet stout, or a sweet version of dark mild ale.
·Aroma: The aroma of a Southern English Brown is malty-sweet, often with a rich, caramel or toffee-like character. Its nose is moderately fruity, and often has notes of dark fruits such as plums and/or raisins. It will have very low to no hop aroma and no diacetyl.
·Appearance: The color should be light to dark brown, and can be almost black if a lot of dark specialty malts are used. It is almost opaque but should be relatively clear. The grain bill will leave a low to moderate off-white to tan head.
·Flavor: Southern English Brown ales have a discerning, caramel- or toffee-like malty sweetness that lasts into the finish. From the English base malt you should notice hints of biscuit and coffee and there may be a moderate dark fruit complexity from the specialty malts used. The hop bitterness should be low and hop flavor low to non-existent. There should be little or no perceivable roasty or bitter black malt flavor as in a stout. The beer should have a moderately sweet finish with a smooth, malty aftertaste. Low levels of diacetyl are acceptable.
·Mouthfeel: This beer usually has a medium body, although the residual sweetness may give the impression of a bigger beer. It will exhibit low to moderately-low carbonation with a texture that is very creamy and smooth, particularly for its low gravity.
·Overall Impression: This is a luscious, malt-oriented brown ale, with a caramel, dark fruit complexity of malt flavors.
The Englishman is brewed using Maris Otter malts and Belgium Special B malts with our proprietary water process to create a smooth and delicious beer that complements steaks, burgers, and BBQ.
Enlighten Kolsch-Style Ale
Enlighten was the third beer introduced by Chapman's in 2014, first released in July as draft only, followed by 16 oz pint cans in late August.
If transcendence is akin to refreshment, this Kolsch-Style Ale may just blow your mind.
Enlighten traces its roots to the Middle Ages, but our brewers bring the tradition forward with a delicately balanced version.
With just enough maltiness on the finish to appeal to the most sophisticated craft beer drinker, it's light bodied, crisp and sessionable. Enlighten delivers true craft refreshment.
Wry American Red Rye Ale
History: This beer was first introduced to Angola tap room drinkers as a Roulette series back in early 2015 as Red Ryeding Hood. As a draft only specialty beer, many in our home market had never tried a beer like this and the results were nothing short of amazing. While most Roulette's are meant to be produced once, this American Red has been in constant distribution since March of 2015. Given it's popularity and appeal, we have renamed it Wry American and began offering it in 16 oz pint cans in August 2016.
Hops: Centennial, Cascade, and Mt. Hood.
Aroma: Light spicy rye intermingled with a clean citrus aroma from the Centennial and Cascade hops, Spice and herbal notes from the Mt. Hood hops.
Appearance: Very dark reddish or coppery-brown color. Large creamy off-white to tan head, quite dense and persistent. Cloudy, hazy appearance.
Flavor: Malty, caramel, and moderately-low spicy rye flavor with high hop flavor and bitterness. Low and clean American yeast character. Medium-dry, malty finish with a solid hop flavor that persists into aftertaste.
Mouthfeel: Medium-full body. High carbonation. Light tartness.
Overall Impression: Caramel malt, citrusy, herbal, and spicy hops with a subtle rye complexity.
Valiant American Stout was first introduced in late fall of 2014 as a uniquely American Stout that finishes crisp instead of sticky sweet. Valiant was first released on draft in September of 2014, followed by 16oz pint cans in November 2014.
True to the spirit of the New World, this American Stout is bold and full of character.
Valiant pours a jet black with an enticing light tan head. Aromas of roasted malt, coffee and dark chocolate hint at the flavors to come.
On the palate, experience creamy malt, coffee bean, roasted coffee, dark chocolate and a pleasing hop finish.
Valiant brings tremendous aroma, flavor and character to the discerning Stout lover.
Chapman's Roulette Beers are limited release, extremely small batch (40 barrels) of unique beers created by Jerod and David.
Originally developed in mid 2014, Roulette beers have historically been available on draft only, though our Imperial Red Rye will like be offered in a special edition 16oz pint can in 2015.
"I love Roulette as it allows Dave and I complete freedom to try new approaches to traditional recipes and styles" says Jerod, Chapman's Head Brewer.
With Roulette, the only rule is No Gimmicks - these beers, like our everyday styles, reflect our respectful approach to craft beer.
Our list of previously offered Roulette beers:
Russian Imperial Oatmeal Stout American Imperial Red Rye Ale Baltic Porter Barrel Aged Baltic Porter Belgian Golden Strong Ale
Undaunted Single Hop IPA
Undaunted is one of our most popular beers and was released in early August 2015 in draft, followed by 16 oz pint cans in mid August.
Our single-hop IPA is impressively confident, wonderfully adventurous and remarkably forward-thinking. We call it “Undaunted.”
Chinook, the classic American hop, is the star of this perfectly balanced IPA. By focusing on one hop, our brewers bring forward the distinct spice and pine flavor that made it famous. With four additions and a dry hopped finish, Undaunted showcases how amazing a single-hop IPA can be.