Alexandros

Alexandros

India Pale Ale 7.1% ABV

Alexandros is one of our cross-continental IPAs. It is hopped generously with a blend of three hops: Nelson Sauvin™ from New Zealand, Vic Secret™ from Australia, and Simcoe® from the United States. Double dry hopped and crafted with American malted barley, specialty German and British malt, and our house ale yeast, this IPA is soft, juicy, and complex. We taste notes of mango sorbet, gummy bears, passion fruit, and pineapple. It is named after Alexander the Great (356 - 323 BCE), who was an ancient Greek king of Macedonia and known for his military genius. By the time he was thirty, he established one of the largest empires in history, stretching from Greece to India. He was also a student of the famous Greek philosopher, Aristotle!

Apicius I: Peach

Apicius I: Peach

Fruited Kettle Sour, 5.5% ABV

Apicius is our fruited kettle sour series. This iteration was conditioned on massive amounts of peach purée. Crafted with American malted barley and white wheat, British torrified wheat, American hops, and our favorite Lactobacillus culture, it is soft, tart, and refreshing. We taste notes of peach rings, peach cobbler, and peach skin with a soft wheat finish. It is named after the famous Roman epicure Marcus Gavius Apicius (1st century CE). The most famous Roman cookbook, known as On the Subject of Cooking (4th or 5th century CE), is attributed to him.

Apicius II: Raspberry / Cherry

Apicius II: Raspberry / Cherry

Kettle Sour 5.5 % ABV

Crafted with American malted barley and white wheat, British torrified wheat, American hops, and our favorite Lactobacillus culture. Conditioned on massive amounts of Raspberry and Sweet Cherry purée. Notes of raspberry jam, berry pie, and cherry ice cream with a soft wheat finish. Named after the famous Roman epicure Marcus Gavius Apicius (1st century CE). The most famous Roman cookbook, known as On the Subject of Cooking (4th or 5th century CE), is attributed to him.

Apicius III: POG

Apicius III: POG

Kettle Sour 5.5%ABV

Fruited kettle sour series. Conditioned on massive amounts of passion fruit, cara cara orange, and pink guava purée. Crafted with American malted barley and white wheat, British torrified wheat, American hops, and our favorite Lactobacillus culture. Notes of guava jam, passion fruit tart, and mimosas with a soft wheat finish. Named after the famous Roman epicure Marcus Gavius Apicius (1st century CE).

Apicius IV: Mango / Vanilla

Apicius IV: Mango / Vanilla

Fruited Kettle Sour 5.5% ABV

Apicius is our fruited kettle sour series. This iteration was conditioned on massive amounts of mango purée and organic Madagascar vanilla beans. Crafted with American malted barley and white wheat, British torrified wheat, American hops, and our favorite Lactobacillus culture. Notes of mango gelato, vanilla mango muffins, and mango crumb bars with a soft wheat finish. It is named after the famous Roman epicure Marcus Gavius Apicius (1st century CE).

Apicius VII: Blueberry & Cherry

Apicius VII: Blueberry & Cherry

Fruited Kettle Sour, 5.5% ABV

Apicius is our fruited kettle sour series. This iteration was conditioned on massive amounts of blueberry and sweet cherry purée. Crafted with American malted barley and white wheat, British torrified wheat, American hops, and our favorite Lactobacillus culture, it is soft, tart, and refreshing. We taste notes of berry jam, blueberry pie, and cherry ice cream with a soft wheat finish. It is named after the famous Roman epicure Marcus Gavius Apicius (1st century CE). The most famous Roman cookbook, known as On the Subject of Cooking (4th or 5th century CE), is attributed to him.

Apicius VIII: Black Raspberry

Apicius VIII: Black Raspberry

Fruited Kettle Sour, 5.5% ABV

Apicius is our fruited kettle sour series. This iteration was conditioned on massive amounts of black raspberry purée. Crafted with American malted barley and white wheat, British torrified wheat, American hops, and our favorite Lactobacillus culture, it is soft, tart, and refreshing. We taste notes of dark fruit, berry cobbler, and raspberry streusel with a soft wheat finish. It is named after the famous Roman epicure Marcus Gavius Apicius (1st century CE). The most famous Roman cookbook, known as On the Subject of Cooking (4th or 5th century CE), is attributed to him.

Arminius

Arminius

Robust Porter, 6.5% ABV

Arminius is our robust porter. Crafted with British malted barley, a complex assortment of British and German specialty malts, classic American hops, and our ale yeast, it is bold, clean, and complex. We taste notes of dark chocolate fudge, chocolate covered espresso beans, caramel, and cacao powder. It is named after Arminius (18 BCE – 17 CE), who was a Germanic chieftain of the Cherusci tribe, and he is known for commanding the Germanic forces during the Massacre of Teutoburg Forest in 9 CE. This event was considered one of Rome’s greatest defeats, with three legions having been destroyed, and was the reason why Augustus exclaimed: “Varus, Varus, give me back my legions!”

Balbilla

Balbilla

German Kölsch-style Ale, 4.9% ABV

Balbilla is our German Kölsch-style Ale. Crafted with German malted barley and wheat, a blend of classic and new German hops, and our favorite kölsch yeast, it is crisp, dry, and refreshing. Lagered for many weeks and naturally carbonated, we taste notes of candied lemon, blackberry, freshly baked bread, and crackers. It is named after Julia Balbilla (72 – after 130 CE), who was a Greco-Roman noblewoman and famous poet. She accompanied the emperor Hadrian on his tour of Egypt and several of her epigrams, which survive today, were inscribed on the Colossi of Memnon.

Berenice I

Berenice I

Czech-style Amber Lager, 4.8% ABV

Berenice is our Czech-style Amber Lager. Crafted with Czech floor-malted barley, a select blend of specialty German malts, Czech hops, and our house lager yeast blend, it is balanced, clean, and soft. Lagered for many weeks and naturally carbonated, we taste notes of citrus, spice, bread crust, caramel, and crackers. It is named after Berenice I (340 – 279/268 BCE), who was the second Ptolemaic queen of Egypt. Her son, Ptolemy II, built a port on the Red Sea and named it after her.

Boadicea

Boadicea

Imperial Maple Stout, 9.4% ABV

Brewed with dark grade syrup from River’s Edge Sugar House in Ashford, CT and conditioned atop whole organic Honduras coffee beans roasted by our friends at Zero Prophet Coffee out of Washington, CT. Crafted with American malted barley, heaps of flaked oats, a complex assortment of German and British specialty malts, American hops, and our favorite American ale yeast. Conditioned in stainless steel for many weeks. Notes of chocolate covered maple candy, chocolate chip pancakes, dark chocolate covered espresso beans, cake batter, and dark roast coffee. Our staff also tastes maple covered dark cherry ice cream! Named after Boadicea (died around 61/60 CE), also known as Boudicca, who was queen of the Iceni in Britain and led an uprising against Rome. She most famously burned down the Roman city of Londinium (modern day London).

Boadicea: Maple / Coffee - Nitro

Boadicea: Maple / Coffee - Nitro

Imperial Maple/Coffee Stout 12%ABV

Brewed with dark grade syrup from River’s Edge Sugar House in Ashford, CT and conditioned atop whole organic Honduras coffee beans by our friends at Zero Prophet coffee in Washington, Ct. Crafted with American malted barley, heaps of flaked oats, a complex assortment of German and British specialty malts, American hops, and our favorite American ale yeast. Conditioned in stainless steel for many weeks. Notes of chocolate covered maple candy, chocolate chip pancakes,dark chocolate covered espresso beans, cake batter, and a hint of dark roast coffee. Our staff also tastes maple covered dark cherry ice cream! Named after Boadicea (died around 61/60 CE), also known as Boudicca, who was queen of the Iceni in Britain and led an uprising against Rome. She most famously burned down the Roman city of Londinium (modern day London).

Brutus

Brutus

India Pale Ale, 6.5% ABV

Brutus is our flagship India Pale Ale. Crafted with American malted barley, specialty German malts, a touch of flaked oats, and our house ale yeast, it is refreshing, juicy, and soft. Hopped generously with Citra®, Simcoe®, and Mosaic®, we taste notes of orange sorbet, bubblegum, apricot, overripe mango, and candied lemon. It is named after Lucius Junius Brutus (6th century BCE), who was a famous founder of the Roman Republic after the expulsion of the last Roman king, Tarquinius Superbus.

Caesarion

Caesarion

Belgian Grisette-style Ale - 4.0% ABV

Crafted with European malted barley and spelt, a touch of specialty German malt, Czech Saaz hops, and our favorite farmhouse ale yeast. Step-mashed and naturally carbonated. Notes of candied lemon peel, white peppercorn, freshly baked bread, and a hint of grapefruit. It is named after Caesarion (47 - 30 BCE), who was the son of Cleopatra and Julius Caesar. He is known for being the last pharaoh of Ptolemaic Egypt and was executed by Octavian, who would later be known as Augustus, Rome's first emperor. Caesarion's name translates to "Little Caesar" in Greek!

Caligula

Caligula

Wheat Farmhouse Ale, 6.8% ABV

Caligula is one of our Wheat Cerealia™ Ales. Crafted with malted winter white wheat, Cascade hops from Smokedown Farm Hops in Sharon, CT, and our house mixed culture, it is soft, complex, and tart. Triple decocted and naturally carbonated, we taste notes of pear, blackberry, lemon/lime zest, sourdough bread, and cookie dough. It is named after Caligula (12 – 41 CE), who was Rome’s third emperor and known for his reign of tyranny. While hated by the senate, he was loved by the people of Rome due to the many public games he put on.

Caracalla

Caracalla

American India Pale Ale 6.7%

Crafted with American malted barley and white wheat, a touch of flaked oats, specialty German malts, and our house ale yeast, this IPA is soft, juicy, and balanced! It is hopped generously with a blend of American hops, including Citra® and Mosaic®. We taste notes of dank blueberry, candied orange peel, melon, and a hint of pine! It is named after Caracalla (188 - 217 CE), who was a member of the Severan dynasty, and is known for granting Roman citizenship to all people who lived within the Roman empire. His reign was also marked by domestic and foreign instability, which set the stage for the disastrous 3rd century in Roman history.

Caracalla: DDH

Caracalla: DDH

American IPA 6.7% ABV

Caracalla: DDH is an American India Pale Ale. For this version of Caracalla, we double dry hopped (DDH) it with a blend of American hops, including Citra® and Mosaic®. Crafted with American malted barley and white wheat, a touch of flaked oats, specialty German malts, and our house ale yeast, this ale is soft, juicy, and balanced. We taste notes of dank blueberry, candied orange peel, mango, passion fruit, and a hint of pine. It is named after Caracalla (188 - 217 CE), who was a member of the Severan dynasty, and is known for granting Roman citizenship to all people who lived within the Roman empire. His reign was also marked by domestic and foreign instability, which set the stage for the disastrous 3rd century in Roman history.

Catilina

Catilina

Imperial IPA, 8.0% ABV

Catilina is our flagship Imperial IPA. Crafted with American malted barley, specialty German malts, heaps of flaked oats, and our house ale yeast, it is soft, juicy, and complex. It was hopped generously with a select blend of Australian and American hops, primarily Galaxy™ and Citra®. We taste notes of juicy fruit, mango, bubblegum, pineapple, and orange sorbet. It is named after Lucius Sergius Catilina (108 – 62 BCE), who was a Roman senator and attempted to overthrow the Roman Republic

Catilina: Vanilla

Catilina: Vanilla

Imperial IPA, 8.0% ABV

Catilina: Vanilla is a specialty version of our flagship Imperial IPA, Catilina. Crafted with American malted barley, specialty German malts, heaps of flaked oats, and our house ale yeast, it is soft, juicy, and complex. It was hopped generously with a select blend of Australian and American hops, primarily Galaxy™ and Citra®, and it was conditioned on heaps of Madagascar bourbon vanilla beans. We taste notes of creamsicle, mango milkshake, pineapple, and orange sorbet. It is named after Lucius Sergius Catilina (108 – 62 BCE), who was a Roman senator and attempted to overthrow the Roman Republic.

Catullus - Citra

Catullus - Citra

India Pale Ale 7.2% ABV

Single hop series. Crafted with American and German malted barley, malted white wheat, specialty malt, and our house ale yeast. Hopped generously with Citra® hops. Notes of candied orange peel, orange sorbet, papaya, overripe mango, and mixed berries. Named after Catullus (84-53 BCE), who was a famous poet of the Roman Republic. He influenced other famous Roman poets such as Ovid and Virgil, and his collection of poems continue to influence writers, poets, and artists to this day.

Catullus: Nectaron

Catullus: Nectaron

Imperial India Pale Ale 7.8% ABV

Single hop series. rafted with American and German malted barley, American white wheat, and our house ale yeast, this ale is soft, refreshing, and incredibly complex. We taste notes of rainbow stripe gum, pineapple, passionfruit, orange sorbet, and pine. It is named after Catullus (84 - 53 BCE), who was a famous poet of the Roman Republic. He influenced other famous Roman poets such as Ovid and Virgil, and his collection of poems continues to influence writers, poets, and artists to this day.

Cleopatra

Cleopatra

India Pale Ale, 7.0% ABV

Cleopatra is an India Pale Ale celebrating New Zealand hops. Crafted with American malted barley and white wheat, specialty German malts, and our house ale yeast, it is juicy, delicate, and soft. It was hopped generously with a blend of four New Zealand hops, including Nelson Sauvin™ and Riwaka™. We taste notes of gummy bears, papaya, peach, and pineapple. It is named after Cleopatra (69 – 30 BCE), who was the last queen of Ptolemaic Egypt and only Ptolemaic queen to learn Egyptian. She is also known for her relationships with Julius Caesar and Marcus Antonius.

Cleopatra: DDH

Cleopatra: DDH

DDH New Zealand IPA, 7.0% ABV

Cleopatra: DDH is a New Zealand India Pale Ale celebrating New Zealand hops. For this version of Cleopatra, we double dry hopped (DDH) it with a blend of four New Zealand hops: Nectaron®, Riwaka™, Nelson Sauvin™, and Rakau™. The Nectaron® hops used are from our hand-selected lot from New Zealand. Crafted with American malted barley and white wheat, specialty German malts, and our house ale yeast, it is juicy, complex, and soft. We taste notes of passionfruit, gummy bears, mango sorbet, peach, and pineapple. It is named after Cleopatra (69 – 30 BCE), who was the last queen of Ptolemaic Egypt and only Ptolemaic queen to learn Egyptian. She is also known for her relationships with Julius Caesar and Marcus Antonius.

Commodus

Commodus

Imperial Stout, 7.8% ABV

Commodus is our flagship imperial stout. Crafted with American malted barley, a complex assortment of British and German specialty malts, classic American hops, and our ale yeast, it is soft, decadent, and complex. We taste notes of chocolate chip cookies, dark roast coffee, brownies, and cake batter. It is named after Commodus (161 – 192 CE), who was a Roman emperor and son to Marcus Aurelius. His reign is known for marking the beginning of the downfall of the Roman Empire; he renamed Rome after himself, dressed as the god Hercules, and fought as a gladiator. Due to his behavior and misrule, he was assassinated, which led to many years of civil war.

Commodus: Vanilla

Commodus: Vanilla

Imperial Stout, 7.8% ABV

Commodus: Vanilla is a specialty version of our flagship imperial stout. Crafted with American malted barley, a complex assortment of British and German specialty malts, classic American hops, and our ale yeast, it is soft, decadent, and complex. Conditioned on heaps of Madagascar bourbon vanilla beans, we taste notes of chocolate and vanilla ice cream, white chocolate, brownies, fudge, and cake batter. It is named after Commodus (161 – 192 CE), who was a Roman emperor and son to Marcus Aurelius. His reign is known for marking the beginning of the downfall of the Roman Empire; he renamed Rome after himself, dressed as the god Hercules, and fought as a gladiator. Due to his behavior and misrule, he was assassinated, which led to many years of civil war.

Cynisca

Cynisca

German Oktoberfest-style Lager, 6.0% ABV

Cynisca is our take on a traditional German Oktoberfest lager. Crafted with German malted barley, a blend of classic and new German hops, and our house lager yeast blend, it is refreshing, crisp, and soft. Lagered for several months and naturally carbonated, we taste notes of spice, citrus, honey, breadcrust, and light caramel. It is named after Cynisca (born c. 442 BCE), who was a Spartan princess and was the first woman to enter the Olympic games and win twice for chariot racing (396 and 392 BCE).

Domitianus

Domitianus

Barleywine-style Ale, 14.2% ABV

Domitianus is our Barleywine-style ale. Crafted with British pale malt, a touch of British crystal malt, British hops, and our ale yeast, it is bold, malty, and complex. Due to the many hours of boiling, there are complex flavors of raisin, prune, fig, dates, and dark brown sugar. It is named after Domitianus (51 – 96 CE), who was the last member of the Flavian dynasty. He is known for strengthening Rome’s borders, revaluing Rome’s coinage, and massive building projects in Rome. He was loved by the people and hated by the senate, leading to his assassination in 96 CE.

Elagabalus

Elagabalus

Imperial Stout – Bourbon Barrel Aged, 16.2% ABV

Elagabalus is our Bourbon Barrel Aged stout. We crafted this stout with American malted barley, a complex assortment of German and British roasted malts, heaps of flaked oats, classic American hops, and our ale yeast. After many weeks of conditioning in stainless, we let it rest in select bourbon barrels from our favorite distilleries. We taste notes of chocolate chip cookies, bourbon-soaked vanilla beans, cacao nibs, dark roast coffee, and brownies. It is named after Elagabalus (204 – 222 CE), who was a member of the Severan dynasty and was known for religious and sex scandals during his reign; he replaced Zeus with Elagabal, who was an Arab-Roman sun god, and married four women. He was also one of the first transgender people documented in history.

Eumachia

Eumachia

Vienna-Style Lager – 4.5% ABV

Crafted with 100% Vienna malt, a blend of noble hops, and our house lager yeast blend. Triple-decocted, naturally carbonated, and lagered for over eight weeks. Notes of bread crust, lemon peel, honey, and caramel. Named after Eumachia (lived around 1st century BCE), who was a priestess in Pompeii and well known for her funding of public buildings, such as temples. She used her wealth and notoriety to enter socio-political life in ancient Pompeii and is an extremely important figure in the history of women in Ancient Rome.

Faustina the Younger

Faustina the Younger

Oak-Conditioned German-style Helles Lager 4.7% ABV

Faustina the Younger began as a normal batch of Sappho, our flagship German-style Helles Lager. In order to elevate the experience of our flagship single-decocted lager, we dry hopped it with our hand-selected Nectaron® hops from New Zealand. After a month of cold conditioning post dry hop, we transferred it to freshly emptied Sauvignon Blanc French Oak barrels. After lagering at 2°C for just over two months in our cooler, it was transferred into one of our lagering tanks where it was slowly and gently carbonated via kraüsen*. Following several more weeks of conditioning in stainless, the lager emerged softer and brighter than its original version. This lager is named after Faustina the Younger (130 – 175/6 CE), who was a Roman empress and wife to Marcus Aurelius. The senate awarded her the highest title for a woman in Rome, “Augusta”, due to her virtue as a wife. She also later received the title “Mater Castrorum” or “Mother of the Camp” because she travelled with her husband during his Germanic military campaigns. She was also the mother of the later Roman emperor, Commodus!

Gorgo

Gorgo

Imperial IPA, 8.5% ABV

Gorgo is an Imperial India Pale Ale. Crafted with American malted barley and wheat, flaked oats, specialty German malts, and our house ale yeast, it is bold, complex, and decadent. Hopped generously with Citra® and Idaho 7®, we taste notes of rainbow stripe gum, overripe mango, papaya, and grapefruit. It is named after Gorgo (born 518 or 508 BCE), who was the queen of Sparta and wife of Leonidas. She is one of the few women mentioned by the ancient Greek writer Herodotus and is known for her wisdom and intelligence.

Hortensia

Hortensia

Southern German-style Pilsner 5.1% ABV

Crafted with German malted barley, classic noble hops, and our house lager yeast blend. Single-decocted and naturally carbonated. Notes of lemon peel, spice, honey, pine, and freshly baked bread. Named after Hortensia (1st century BCE), who was a famous orator during the end of the Roman Republic. She is known for defending women’s rights in front of the senate of Rome.

Hydna

Hydna

Czech-style Pilsner 4.7% ABV

Crafted with 100% Bohemian floor-malted pilsner malt, a blend of classic noble hops, and our house lager yeast blend. Double-decocted, naturally carbonated, and lagered for over eight weeks. Notes of candied lemon, honey, freshly baked bread, and crackers. Named after Hydna (lived around 480 BCE), who was an Ancient Greek swimmer. She is known for swimming over ten miles in order to sabotage the Persian fleet during the Persian invasion of Greece.

Livia

Livia

American Pale Ale, 5.2%

Crafted with American malted barley and white wheat, flaked wheat, a touch of German specialty malt, and our house ale yeast. Hopped with Simcoe®, Mosaic®, and Cashmere. Notes of apricot, orange peel, cantaloupe, and juicy fruit gum. Named after Livia Drusilla (59 BCE – 29 CE), who was the wife of the first Roman emperor, Augustus, and was extremely influential in Roman politics. She was also known as Julia Augusta.

Marcus

Marcus

Farmhouse Ale, 6.6% ABV

Marcus is one of our flagship Cerealia™ Ales. Crafted with European malted barley and wheat, European noble hops, and our house mixed culture, it is tart, refreshing, and delicate. Conditioned for many months and naturally carbonated, we taste notes of apricot, peach, white wine, and raspberry. It is named after Marcus Aurelius (121-180 CE), who was the last of the “Five Good Emperors" during the Roman Empire. He is known for his Stoic philosophical text “Meditations”, which still influences and inspires people to this day.

Pericles

Pericles

Imperial India Pale Ale 9.1 %ABV

Imperial India Pale Ale inspired by our love of west coast hops and the mouthfeel of east coast IPAs. Crafted with American malted barley, specialty German malts. and our house ale yeast. Hopped generously with Chinook & Cascade from our friends at Smokedown Farm Hops in Sharon, CT, Simcoe®, and a touch of Columbus. Notes of pineapple, juicy fruit, papaya, mango, and pine. It is named after Pericles (495 - 429 BCE), who was an ancient Greek statesman, general, and orator. He is primarily responsible for the growth of Athenian democracy and establishment of the Athenian Empire.

Plotina: Nelson

Plotina: Nelson

American Blonde Ale ALC 4.6%

Plotina is our rotating single-hop American Blonde Ale. For this version, we hopped it with Nelson Sauvin™ hops from Freestyle Hops in New Zealand. Crafted with German malted barley, American malted wheat, specialty British malt, and our house ale yeast, this ale is soft, complex, and incredibly drinkable. We taste notes of white wine, gummy bears, guava, passionfruit, and a light pine finish. It is named after Pompeia Plotina (died around 121/22 CE), who was the wife of the Roman emperor Trajan. She was awarded the highest title for a woman in Rome, "Augusta", due to her virtue, morality, and dignity. She was also interested in philosophy, particularly Epicureanism.

Sappho

Sappho

German-style Helles 4.5% ABV

Crafted with German pilsner malt, a blend of classic and new German hops, and our house lager yeast blend. Single-decocted and naturally carbonated. Notes of bread, crackers, candied lemon, and melon. Named after Sappho (~615 – 570 BCE), who was one of the most renowned ancient poets. She was even regarded as the tenth muse!

Vitellius

Vitellius

Dusseldorf-style Altbier 5.1% ABV

Crafted with German malted barley, specialty German malt, Hallertau Mittelfrüh hops, and our house kölsch yeast blend. Step-mashed, naturally carbonated, and lagered for six weeks. Notes of honey, spice, candied lemon peel, breadcrust, and caramel. It is named after Vitellius (15 – 69 CE), who was a Roman emperor during the year of the four emperors, which was a period of civil war during the Roman empire. During his short reign, Vitellius was known for his gluttony, and a recipe for stewed peas, known as Vitellian peas, has survived to this day!

Zenobia

Zenobia

Bavarian-style Hefeweizen 5.4% ABV

Crafted with German malted wheat and barley, Hallertau Mittelfrüh hops, and our favorite Hefeweizen yeast strain. Double decocted and naturally carbonated. Notes of clove, banana, lemon, candied orange, and freshly baked bread. Named after Zenobia (240 - after 274 CE), who was queen of Palmyra in modern day Syria and known for her political ambition. She conquered several Roman provinces in the Roman east but was ultimately defeated by the Roman emperor Aurelian.

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