Thursday, January 10, 2013

Prohibition is Back in Tribeca!

Most of our favorite West coast breweries hail from San Francisco, and just like with sour dough bread, the air seems to produce some tasty brews. A particular favorite is Speakeasy Ales & Lagers, founded in 1997 in the Bayview District. This brewery has become well known for its balanced lagers, its Big Daddy I.P.A., and its Prohibition Ale. At the center of Speakeasy’s beer is the unique way it is produced. The beer is made in their original steam-fired brewhouse, which was designed with the intention of a less industrialized, hands-on operation. Speakeasy believes that this maximizes the consistency and shelf-life of the brews, and we agree! Almost all of their beers are dry-hopped (a West Coast tradition), and have been brightly filtered to not only improve the shelf-life but give the beer a more distinctive and focused flavor.
We are excited to say that we currently have seven Speakeasy beers on tap at Mudville9. Our head bartender has paired each of them with a bite or meal from our menu.
Big Daddy: Not lightweight, Big Daddy IPA tips the scales with huge hops flavor and a dry, clean taste that leaves the scene without a trace. 6.1%
Grilled Chicken Wrap
Prohibition: A boldly hopped amber ale that strikes a perfect balance between caramel maltines and its aggressive hopping. 6.1%
Jumbo Shrimp Platter
The Witness: A sessionable saison-inspired pale ale spiced with coriander and pink pepper corn. Brand new and available on draft only. 5.1%
Pulled Pork Sandwich
Scarlett: Speakeasy’s first ‘seasonal’ offering. A dark red ale brewed with rye, malt, subtly dry and very smooth. 5.5%
California Burger
Double Daddy: Doubling down on malts and hops, this imperial IPA raises the stakes. With its good looks and no-limit style, DD takes the pot every time. 9.5%
Butchertown Black: Named for the neighborhood in which the brewery resides, this beer is black as night but with a surprisingly lighter body than the color would indicate. It has a dry-hopping regiment more akin to an IPA than a stout or porter. 8.2%
Baby Back BBQ Ribs
Betrayal Ale: Deceiving, double-crossing and treacherous, Betrayal strikes a chord in the deepest shade of red. At first glance, she’s sweet and seductive, yet at the last sharp enough to curl your tongue. The allure of her dazzling caramel sweetness and scintillating aromatic hops is enchanting. 8.2%
A mixture of sides, the beer is the star in this choice.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Sixpoint Brewery Night Ot 3rd!

Sixpoint Brewery will be coming to Mudville next week for our event on Oct 3rd!

The Sixpoint Door

The name "Sixpoint" is by no means an insignificant nomenclature - it is connected to a symbol that has been synonymous with the craft of brewing going back centuries. Since at least the year 1300, brewers adorned their barrels and breweries with a six-pointed star. By the 1500s, the star became the official insignia of the Brewer's Guild, one of the first trade guilds of Europe. The star symbolized the purity of the craft, and folklore claims the six individual points each represent six different critical elements of the craft itself: grain, water, hops, yeast, malt, and the brewer.

Since 2004, Sixpoint has made hundreds of different beers, and there is no plan to stop this proliferation of styles. Their core brews are available year-round, but they also have rotating and seasonal varieties. In addition, they have several unique ongoing series of beers and super rare brews that are made one time only. Find out more about these wide range of styles and their availability and format under their Beer Menu.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Great Divide Beers on Tap!!

Starting Weds July 18th, we have special beers on tap from Great Divide Brewing Co!

CLAYMORE SCOTCH ALE: Named for a medieval Scottish sword, Claymore Scotch Ale is Great Divide’s tribute to the legendary “Wee Heavy” beers of Scotland. This malty, deep-ruby beauty features lots of caramel sweetness, a reserved hop profile, and a subtle warming character. 7.7%

BELGIAN YETI: A delicious new blend of brewing traditions – all the malt-driven roastiness of Great Divide’s Yeti Imperial Stout with characteristic spice and fruit notes imparted by their special Belgian yeast strain. Belgian Style Yeti is a one-of-a-kind beer as mysterious as the mythical creature himself. Impossible? See for yourself; you’ll be a believer, too. 9.5%

HADES: A Belgian-Style golden ale brewed with a rare Belgian yeast strain that gives a complex spicy flavor and aroma. Noticeable hops and medium malt character make it a very well balanced, crisp ale. 7.8%

RUMBLE IPA: An American IPA with subtle nuance. Brewed with heavy handed additions of Pacific Northwest hops, this beer is gently aged on French and American oak resulting in a wonderful balance of bitterness, caramel sweetness, vanilla, and undertones of pine and citrus. Very inspiring. 7.1%

TITAN IPA: A big, aggressively hopped India Pale Ale brewed for hop disciples. It starts out with piney hop aromas and citrus hop flavors, and finishes with a nice rich, malty sweetness that is balanced with crisp hop bitterness. 7.1%

HERCULES DOUBLE IPA: Not for the faint of heart. It is, however, fit for the gods. HERCULES delivers a huge amount of hops from start to finish. Its hefty backbone of nutty, malty sweetness balances its aggressive hop profile. 10%

SAMURAI: This is an easy drinking, unfiltered ale that changes the status quo for unfiltered beers. The addition of rice gives Samurai a slightly fruity, crisp, refreshing and clean taste. This is definitely not your everyday unfiltered beer. 5.5%

Monday, July 16, 2012

Great Divide Brewery Night: 7/18

This Weds, 7/18, starting at 7pm, it's Great Divide Brewery night at Mudville 9!

Among others, we'll be offering a Belgian Oaked Aged Yeti Stout. The Yeti Stout is brewed with a Belgian yeast strain for a unique take on an already amazing stout! The Brewery has an extremely limited supply and this beer is coming to us for our special event. Stop in to enjoy!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Rogue's Oregasmic Ale

New this week in Mudville9 is the Rogue "Oregasmic" which is an American pale ale from Oregon (

This brew is made from 100% Oregon ingredients -- Rogue grows their own Dare and Risk malts and Willamette and Sterling hops which are unique to the brewery and coastal waters. Even the yeast is from Oregon! The beer pours a hazy red orange with spicy hop notes and caramel malt aromas. Pairs perfect with ribs - so come on in for a great meal!

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Jonas Bronck "Pelham Bay" IPA

Right now, Mudville has the Jonas Bronck "Pelham Bay" IPA on tap. This beer is brewed right here in the Bronx by a small, dedicated brew team. 

Jonas Bronck was a brewer in the early 1600's and owned 500 acres of land in the Bronx (when it was still called New Netherlands). The Jonas Bronck brewers name all of their beers after Bronx areas and landmarks… explaining the meaning behind "Pelham Bay." This beer is an American IPA with better balance and less bitterness than a typical American IPA, making it much easier to enjoy and more like an English IPA.

These brewers are incredibly small and local which makes this offering special and pretty hard to find outside of New York.  Stop in this week or weekend to enjoy a glass!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Oskar Blues Brewery at Mudville

This week, we have 6 new beers on tap from Oskar Blues Brewery:
  • Dale's pale ale (ABV 6.5%)
  • Mama's Little Yella Pilsner (ABV 5.3%)
  • Old Chub Scotch Ale (ABV 8%)
  • G'knight imperial Red (ABV 8.7%)
  • Gubna Imperial IPA (ABV 10)
  • Deviant Dale's IPA (ABV 8%)

Launched in April, Deviant Dale's is new to the NYC market and I would strongly recommend it! It's a hopped up version of the Pale Ale, with aromas of citrus, grapefruit rind and piney resins and a copper ball-of-fire color. Deviant Dale's was the 2011 GABF Silver Medal Winner (American IPA Category).

I also love the G'Knight Imperial Red. It was the 2010 World Beer Chapmionship Gold medal winner. G'Knight is a hefty, dry hopped double-red ale with a nose full of aroma, a sticky mouthfeel, a malty middle and unctuous hop flavors. G’Knight sports a surprisingly sensuous finish for a beer of its size.
Visit to find out more about all of the beers featured at Mudville this week!