Novare Res Bier Cafe

Novare Res Bier Café
4 Canal Plaza, Suite 1
Portland, ME 04101

207 761 2437

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Friday 3-1
Saturday & Sunday 12-1

Bottles

Updated: Nov 29, 2016 @ 3:08 pm

Special Bottle List

Lambic

One of the oldest, and most endangered styles of beer, these traditionally hail from the Senne River Valley in Brussels. A lambic (pronounced “lambeek”) is a beer brewed with a high percentage of wheat, aged hops (which help preserve the beer without imparting hop bitterness or flavor), and spontaneously fermented with wild yeasts found in the ambient air. After aging for a number of years in wooden barrels, lambic can then be served unblended as flat, pure, lambic, or more commonly, blended as a geuze (pro. “gooz”) from 1,2, & 3 year old lambic. Fruits are often added to the barrels to produce other variations such as the more common kriek (cherry) and framboise (raspberry).

(*note: because the world’s true lambic producers simply cannot make enough to meet the current demand world-wide, and there has recently been a significant increase in consumer demand for these types of beers, we can no longer carry a consitent stock of these beers.  The following is a list of what we should have in stock, though because of limited quantities (sometimes we get as few as 6 bottles) they may already be gone.)

  • boon kriek mariage parfait
  • boon gueuze mariage parfait
  • hannsens oude gueuze
  • hannsens oude kriek
  • hannsens oudbeitje
  • hannsens handeplukte schaerbeekse krieken
  • drie fonteinen intense red oude kriek
  • ducato beersel mattina
  • kerkom ruess
  • de ranke cuvee

Spontaneously fermented but not traditional Belgian Lambic

  • ducato chrysopolis
A Few Favs

Small Collections From Some of Our Favorite Brewers

  • allagash white
  • allagash black
  • allagash tripel
  • allagash curieux
  • allagash four
  • allagash golden brett
  • allagash midnight brett
  • allagash century ale
  • allagash cuvee d’industrial
  • allagash evora
  • allagash james & julia
  • allagash tiarna
  • allagash hive 56
  • allagash interlude
  • allagash confluence
  • allagash fluxus 2012
  • allagash st. klippenstein
  • allagash victor
  • de dolle arabier
  • de dolle oerbier
  • de dolle special extra export stout
  • de dolle stille nacht
  • de struise tsjeeses 2009
  • de struise tsjeeses reserva 2010
  • de struise tsjeeses reserva 2013 port barrel
  • de struise tsjeeses reserva 2013 bourbon barrel
  • de struise blue monk special reserve
  • de struise pannepot 2007
  • de struise pannepeut 2007
  • de struise pannepot reserva 2009
  • de struise pannepot reserva 2010
  • de struise pannepot reserva 2012
  • de struise pannepot grand reserva 2009
  • dogfish head 90 minute ipa
  • dogfish head indian brown ale
  • dogfish head midas touch
  • dogfish head palo santo
  • dogfish head raison d’extra
  • dogfish head 120 minute IPA
  • dogfish head burton baton
  • norrebro old odense – dogfish head, collaboration
Ciders & Gluten-free

This section is for the skrumpers & gluties!

  • dupont foret libre
  • eden rotating cider
  • fanjul sidra natural ecologica
  • glutenberg red ale
  • porterfield hard cider
  • riestra sidra natural
  • west county mcintosh cider
Geeks & Connoisseurs

An ever-changing list of beers that may interest those that take an interest in ever-changing lists of beers like this ever-changing list. Often limited availability/production, hard to find, small batch, and small breweries. Sometimes we can only get one case a year, sometimes only one case for life. These beers come and go, so when they’re gone they’re gone.

  • almanac hoppy sour: azzaca
  • almanac farmer’s reserve blackberry
  • almanac farmer’s reserve citrus
  • almanac dogpatch sour
  • anchorage / jolly pumpkin calabaza boreal
  • anchorage love buzz
  • baladin xyauy’u gold 2006
  • brooklyn wild streak
  • cascade cranberries
  • cascade blueberry
  • cascade noyaux
  • cascade figaro
  • cascade sang royale
  • cascade sang noir
  • cisco lady of the woods
  • cisco cranberry woods
  • crooked stave vieille
  • crooked stave surette
  • de proef / hair of the dog flanders fred
  • ducato chrysopolis
  • ducato la luna rossa
  • humboldt black xantus
  • jolly pumpkin biere de mars
  • jolly pumpkin baudelaire IO
  • liquid riot bottling co. barrel aged ball & chain
  • liquid riot bottling co. burton on funk
  • liquid riot bottling co. hundo blonde
  • liquid riot bottling co. quad
  • liquid riot bottling co. cuvee de don
  • loverbeer beerbrugna
  • loverbeer beerbera
  • loverbeer madamin
  • nogne-o dark horizon
  • norrebro old odense
  • oxbow barrel aged farmhouse pale batch #10
  • oxbow crossfade
  • oxbow funkhaus 2015
  • oxbow liquid swords 2015
  • oxbow blended oxtoberfest 12/13/14
  • oxbow sasuga 2015
  • oxbow / ducato saison dell’aragosta
  • oxbow / naparbier la griseta
  • oxbow / lorenzo dabove saison de kuaska
  • panil divina batch #1
  • rodenbach vintage 2013
  • trois dames / jester king / crooked stave cerveza sin frontera
  • verzet oud bruin
From the Vault

These beers have been aged in a temperature controlled environment in the vault (yup, a real vault. this building was built in the mid-1800’s as Canal Bank). We choose beers that we feel will hold up to a little aging. This process may change the beers’ flavors and character, hopefully for the better.

  • allagash golden brett
  • allagash midnight brett
  • allagash century ale
  • allagash cuvee d’industrial
  • allagash evora
  • allagash james & julia
  • allagash tiarna
  • allagash hive 56
  • allagash fluxus 2012
  • allagash st. klippenstein
  • allagash victor
  • allagash interlude 2013
  • allagash interlude 2014
  • allagash confluence 2015
  • brooklyn black ops 2013
  • brooklyn black ops 2014
  • brooklyn black ops 2015
  • de struise tsjeeses 2009
  • de struise tsjeeses reserva 2010
  • de struise tsjeeses reserva 2013 port barrel
  • de struise tsjeeses reserva 2013 bourbon barrel
  • de struise blue monk special reserve
  • de struise pannepot 2007
  • de struise pannepeut 2007
  • de struise pannepot reserva 2009
  • de struise pannepot reserva 2010
  • de struise pannepot reserva 2012
  • de struise pannepot grand reserva 2009
  • het anker gouden carolus cuvee van de kaizer 2012
  • het anker gouden carolus cuvee van de kaizer 2014
  • northcoast old stock reserve 2013
  • northcoast old rasptuin XIV
  • northcoast old rasptuin XV
  • northcoast old rasptuin XVI
  • northcoast old rasptuin XVII
  • northcoast old rasptuin XVIII rye whiskey barrel
  • northcoast old rasptuin XVIII wheat whiskey barrel
  • smuttynose imperial stout 2009
  • smuttynose imperial stout 2010
  • unibroue quelque chose 2009
  • unibroue quatre-centieme

Core Bottle List

(coming soon)

Special Bottle List

Pale

Deep golden or amber in color, the pale ale originates in the UK and is typically medium-bodied and made pre-dominantly from pale malts, hence the name. American styles tend to have a fresh taste and some hoppy aromas, while more traditional British pales are noticeably maltier and softer on the palate.

  • smuttynose pale…NH
  • st peters golden ale…UK
  • st peters english ale – organic…UK
  • harviestoun bitter & twisted…UK
  • lakefront pale ale…WI
  • coniston blue bird bitter…UK
  • ridgeway bitter…UK
  • nogne-o pale…NOR
  • northcoast red seal pale…CA
  • anchor steam…CA
  • anchor small beer..CA
  • maine beer company peeper…ME
  • butternuts pork slap pale – canned ale…NY
IPA

India Pale Ale. A step up in strength and flavor, this British-born ale was created for export to India and is characterized by high quantities of hops and higher alcohol content, originally for preservation purposes to endure the long journey overseas. Today, the range of hop-intensity is extensive with the American variations bringing this style to a new extreme.

  • dogfish head 90 minute ipa…DE
  • smuttynose ipa…NH
  • st peters ipa…UK
  • meantime ipa…UK
  • ridgeway ipa…UK
  • northcoast acme ipa…CA
  • anchor liberty…CA
  • dieu du ciel corne du diable…CAN
  • victory hop devil ipa…PA
  • rogue brutal ipa…OR
  • southern tier ipa…NY
  • cervesera del montseny +lupulus iberian ale…ESP
  • emelisse double ipa…NDL
  • butternuts snapperhead ipa – it’s in a can…NY
  • central city red racer ipa – it’s in a canadian can…CAN

 

Core Bottles

American / UK Style

This is a generalization categorizing this “style” by more traditional ales. As brewing traditions go, European immigrants brought their techniques with them to the New World. Most American ales followed the roots of classic British ales. True to the American way, these beers today tend to deviate from tradition with that “bigger, faster, more” mentality. You will find higher levels of alcohol, more hops, and different flavorings including fruits, herbs, and spices. Though some UK brewers are becoming more experimental, most still adhere to traditional style guidelines. As for American breweries, they are producing such a vast array of styles that it is impossible to squeeze them into one category, but the majority do produce a line of more classic styles such as pale, IPA, brown, porter and stout.

Pale

Deep golden or amber in color, the pale ale originates in the UK and is typically medium-bodied and made pre-dominantly from pale malts, hence the name. American styles tend to have a fresh taste and some hoppy aromas, while more traditional British pales are noticeably maltier and softer on the palate.

  • smuttynose pale…NH
  • st peters golden ale…UK
  • st peters english ale – organic…UK
  • harviestoun bitter & twisted…UK
  • lakefront pale ale…WI
  • coniston blue bird bitter…UK
  • ridgeway bitter…UK
  • nogne-o pale…NOR
  • northcoast red seal pale…CA
  • anchor steam…CA
  • anchor small beer..CA
  • maine beer company peeper…ME
  • butternuts pork slap pale – canned ale…NY
IPA

India Pale Ale. A step up in strength and flavor, this British-born ale was created for export to India and is characterized by high quantities of hops and higher alcohol content, originally for preservation purposes to endure the long journey overseas. Today, the range of hop-intensity is extensive with the American variations bringing this style to a new extreme.

  • dogfish head 90 minute ipa…DE
  • smuttynose ipa…NH
  • st peters ipa…UK
  • meantime ipa…UK
  • ridgeway ipa…UK
  • northcoast acme ipa…CA
  • anchor liberty…CA
  • dieu du ciel corne du diable…CAN
  • victory hop devil ipa…PA
  • rogue brutal ipa…OR
  • southern tier ipa…NY
  • cervesera del montseny +lupulus iberian ale…ESP
  • emelisse double ipa…NDL
  • butternuts snapperhead ipa – it’s in a can…NY
  • central city red racer ipa – it’s in a canadian can…CAN

 

Belgian Style

With over 100 breweries producing 1000’s of different beers, Belgium is highly regarded in the beer world for producing a vast array of colors, aromas and flavors in their brews. High, well masked alcohol levels have also helped this style to gain notoriety. Belgian brewmasters have long used numerous ingredients such as herbs and spices, and fruits of all kind, but the key ingredient that sets Belgian style beers apart is the yeast strain used for fermentation. Belgian ale yeasts often produce fruity, spicy, complex flavors. Though most of the beers in this category are from Belgium, thus making them “Belgian style” by default, those from elsewhere certainly use Belgian yeast.

Blonde

This tends to be a sweet golden-yellow ale with healthy carbonation. Much of its aroma, like many Belgian beers, develops from the character of the yeast. More recently some breweries are creating more hoppy blondes, which results in a clean, refreshing taste.

  • brugse zot…BEL
  • dupont moinette blonde…BEL
  • de ranke guldenberg…BEL
  • ellezelloise quintine blonde…BEL
  • kerkom bink blonde…BEL
  • caracole saxo…BEL
  • de la senne zinnebier…BEL
  • st druon blonde…FRA
  • jenlain blonde…FRA
  • thiriez blonde…FRA
  • cazeau tournay…BEL
  • hof ten dormaal blonde…BEL
  • de dochter van de korenaar noblesse…BEL
  • scheldebrouwerij lamme goedzak…BEL
IPA / Hoppy

A new style emerging from Belgian brewers traveling to the States and finding a love for the intense hoppiness of American IPAs. These beers tend to carry the classic characteristics of Belgian blondes and trippels with all the hop intensity of big, American IPAs.

  • de ranke xx bitter…BEL
  • de la senne taras boulba…BEL
  • la rulles estivale…BEL
  • thiriez xtra…FRA
  • picobrouwerij alvinne extra…BEL
  • het anker gouden carolus hopsinjoor…BEL
  • urthel hop-it…NDL
  • de dolle arabier…BEL
  • scheldebrouwerij hop ruiter…BEL