Ithaca Beer Co.


Excelsior! White Gold

Rustic Pale Wheat Ale
Availability: In stock at brewery and in select markets.
A Belgo-American ale brewed with domestic barley and French wheat malts, the finest continental and US grown hops, and fermented with Belgian, English and Wild yeasts. Enjoy the glowing opaque appearance, fruity and herbal aromas, zesty mouthfeel and bone-dry finish.
ABV: 8.0 %
Malt: Pils, Wheat
Hops: Nelson Sauvin, Lublin
Other: Belgian yeast
White Gold bottle and glass

Excelsior! Anniversary Sixteen

Ale brewed with Honey
Availability: In stock at brewery and in select markets.
Dark as night but beaming with rich flavors, Anniversary Sixteen is a complex and mysterious Belgian influenced farmhouse ale brewed with local wildflower honey.
ABV: 8.7 %
Malt: Barley Pilsener Raw Wheat Spelt Black Wheat
Hops: Magnum, Citra, Galaxy
Other: Local Wildflower Honey

Excelsior! Anniversary Fifteen

Dark Rye Ale
Availability: May 16, 2013
Inspired by the rye beers of southern Germany, we created this mischievously potent brew using an intriguing combination of pale and rye malts, a traditional German  ale yeast, a New Zealand hops.The result is an assertive dark copper-brown ale with a full-bodied malt backbone and elegant notes of clove and spice. The finish is bracing with a sharp spiciness that parallels a gentle hint of tropical fruit.
ABV: 8.4 %
Malt: 2-Row Pale, Flaked Rye, Crystal Rye, Caramunich, Black Wheat
Hops: Chinook, Centennial, Motueka

Excelsior! Le Bleu

Blueberry Sour Ale
Availability: 2012 Release SOLD OUT
Brewed with New York State Blueberries and Brettanomyces, 2012 Le Bleu is a blend of barrels filled in 2010 and 2011. It’s finished in the bottle with Champagne yeast.Enjoy the dusty rose appearance, mouthwatering aroma of ripe berries, piquant flavor and quick finish.
ABV: 5 %
Malt: 2-Row, American Wheat
Hops: Acidulated, Northern Brewer
Other: Blueberries, Brettanomyces, and Champagne yeasts
Brute bottle and glass

Excelsior! Old Habit

Strong Rye Ale
Availability: May 16, 2013 in the Taproom only. (limit 3 per customer)
A robust American ale brewed with four different rye malts and fresh centennial and crystal hops. It is partly fermented in Kentucky Rye Whiskey barrels then carefully blended. Enjoy the gorgeous ruby color, strong aromas of vanilla and black cherry, earthy flavors of nuts and oak and the warm, spicy finish.
ABV: 9.0 %
Malt: Maris Otter, Rye, Crystal Rye, Chocolate Rye
Hops: Centennial, Crystal
Other: Aged in Rittenhouse Rye whiskey barrels from Heaven Hill.
Old Habit bottle and glass

Excelsior! AlpHalpHa

Double Honey Bitter
Availability: SOLD OUT
A hoppy upstate ale brewed with organic barley malt, nys grown cascade hops, local alfalfa honey, pure Cayuga lake water and American yeast.Enjoy the golden straw color, intensely sweet floral aroma, crisp grassy flavor and clean bitter finish.
ABV: 8.5 %
Malt: Organic Pilsner
Hops: NY Cascade
Other: Local Alfalfa Honey
AlpHalpHa bottle and glass

Retired Brands

Excelsior! FOURTEEN

Hoppy Black Ale
Availability: RETIRED
Fourteen Anniversary Ale is a hoppy black ale bursting with so much flavor you might think you’re tasting double. Made with ingredients gathered from seven parts of the world, Fourteen will seize hold your taste buds and never let go.Enjoy the intensely floral nose from dry-hopped Cascade and Galaxy hops, the surprisingly light body from 2-row barley, wheat malt, black wheat and Caramalt, and the strong bitter finish from Chinook and Cascade hops. Fourteen is like a fast-moving squall, dark and complex with a beautiful black rainbow finish.
ABV: 8.1 %
Malt: 2-row barley, wheat malt, black wheat, Caramalt
Hops: Chinook, Cascade
Dry-Hop: Cascade, Galaxy
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Excelsior! THIRTEEN

Double Hoppy Wheat Ale Brewed w/Citrus Peel
Availability: RETIRED
Our anniversary ale, THIRTEEN is carefully brewed with raw and malted wheat and flaked oats, assertively hopped with Citra and Sorachi Ace, spiked with an addition of orange and lemon peel and vigorously fermented with an American Ale yeast.Enjoy the incandescent appearance, immense citrus aromas and flavors, soft and fluffy mouthfeel and bitter zing.
ABV: 8.9 %
Malt: Raw & malted wheat, flaked oats
Hops: Citra, Sorachi Ace
Other: Orange & lemon peel

Excelsior! TWELVE

Monastery Style Quadrupel Ale
Availability: RETIRED
Our anniversary ale, TWELVE is reverently brewed with French malts and German hops then piously fermented with a special blend of Trappist yeast strains.Enjoy the burnished chestnut color, remarkable balance of fruity and spicy aromas, rich but dry flavor, and long, contemplative finish.
ABV: 10 %
Malt: French
Hops: German
Other: Trappist Yeast strains
Twelve bottle and glass

Excelsior! Brute

Golden Sour Ale
Availability: SOLD OUT
Brewed with vintage local hops, American Barley, Wheat and Corn, Brute is fermented on Oak for many months with Brettanomyces, then finished with a blend of three Champagne yeasts. Enjoy the turbid citron hue, mature aroma, brash tartness and dry, quenching sparkle.
ABV: 7 %
Malt: Pils, White Wheat, Acidulated, Red Wheat, Raw Wheat and Corn.
Hops: Aged NY Willamette, Aged NY Hallertau, Aged NY Cascade

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