Venice Brewery Manager Sam Tierney and the team at our Propagator R&D Brewhouse are brewing up a storm this year, and you won’t want to miss out on these beers. We’ll update this page weekly to keep track of all the limited-release beers coming out of the Propagator, so check in regularly to see what’s new.
PivOwl Czech Pilsner — 4.1% — available now on tap
The Czech-style vycepni svelte pivo (session pale lager) is brewed with floor-malted Czech pilsner malt and a blend of Czech Saaz hops and Michigan-grown zuper saazer hops which provide a spicy and honeysuckle profile to balance the crisp baguette-like malty flavors brought out by traditional decoction mashing.
Hot Girl Food Italian-American Pils—5.6% — available now on tap
This dry-hopped pils features the new Anchovy hop variety from Segal Ranch in the Yakima Valley of Washington. Subtle notes of Watermelon and cherry hard candy mix with lemongrass, spicy, and herbal noble hop accents, while a base of Italian-grown pilsner malt lends a crisp body and dry, refreshing drinkability.
I’m Sorry Pete Jackson XPA—5.6% ABV — available now on tap
This Extra Pale Ale (extra pale, extra hoppy, extra awesome!?) is brewed with pale malts, our house ale yeast, and healthy doses of Nelson Sauvin, Mosaic, Mosaic Cryo, and Citra for a refreshing hit of orange pulp, guava, mango, and nectarine flavors with a balanced finish.
Ales For ALS California IPA—6.3% ABV — available now on tap
Brewed with a blend of German and American pilsner malts and the 2023 Ales For ALS hop blend from Yakima Chief. Mango, orange blossom, and passion fruit notes mingle with tangerine, pine, and red berries. Proceeds from this beer will be donated to the ALS Therapy Development Institute.
Hops For California Hazy Imperial IPA, 9.3% ABV — sold out
Brewed to support the California Craft Brewers Association and its work to promote craft beer in California. This massive juice bomb features Strata, Galaxy, and Simcoe hops over a base of pale malt, wheat malt, and honey oats.
The Juice Remains Juicy West Coast IPA, 6.6% ABV — sold out
The haze is gone, but the juice remains! Brewed with Citra, Mosaic, Strata, and El Dorado hops and our hazy yeast strain but with a couple of tricks to lead to a clear beer with a profile that is both juicy and refreshing.
I’m Ron Beatson? New Zealand Keller Pils, 5.6% ABV — sold out
This unfiltered pilsner features Riwaka Cryo and Motueka Cryo fresh from the 2023 hop harvest in New Zealand and was brewed with the godfather of New Zealand hops, Dr. Ron Beatson! Of course, we also had to blend in some of his namesake Nectaron hops in his honor. The result is a crushable, lightly hazy pils oozing with NZ hop terroir and flavors of blue raspberry, lime zest, white grape, and white gummy bears.
Suspicious Satchel New Zealand Pilsner, 5% ABV — available now on tap
Brewed with our friends Jos and Pete from Garage Project in New Zealand, this crushable hoppy pils features their specially selected lots of Riwaka and Nelson Sauvin hops from Freestyle Farms in NZ, and the experimental new Liquid Phantasm, an extract derived from the other New Zealand sauvignon blanc grapes. We get flavors of guava, passion fruit, and sauvignon blanc over a crisp pilsner base.
No Vacancy West Coast IPA, 6.5% ABV — sold out
Brewed in collaboration with Alvarado Street Brewery, this pale west coast IPA fuses old and new school. A heavy, Cascade-derived bitterness harks back to the good old days while a pale malt bill and Mosaic dry hop deliver the new-age pineapple darkness. The tropical aromatics are boosted by Mosaic Incognito, Mosaic Cryo, and Aromazyme.
Like, Really, Really Dead DIPA, 8.1% ABV — sold out
Brewed with our friends at North Park Beer Co. An absolute tropical fruit dankness bomb propelled by Citra Invognite, Simcoe, Simcoe Cryo, Strata, Strata CGX, and Nectaron.
Hennepin Goes West Saison, 6.7% ABV — sold out
We teamed up with our colleagues at Brewery Ommegang to brew this spin on their classic Hennepin Saison, one of the OGs of the American Saison game. Its complex profile and hops balance a refreshingly light malt profile and balanced fruitiness from their house Belgian yeast strain.
Westside Mall Belgian Tripel, 9.0% ABV — available now on tap
You probably wouldn’t find a Belgian Trappist monk shopping at a local mall, but hey would certainly approach this strong Tripel with its fruity and spicy yeast and hop character. Brewed with Belgian pilsner malt, Czech Saaz, German Tettnang hops, and a special Belgian American yeast straight.
Good Decisions Non-Alcoholic Blond, <0.5% ABV — sold out
Feel like a beer but want to skip the alcohol? This refreshing blond has notes of graham cracker, toasted wheat, and a delicate noble hop character with none of the alcohol and only 70 calories per 12oz serving.
The New What Next West Coast IPA, 6.5% ABV — sold out
In collaboration with Trademark Brewing, this golden west coast IPA is brewed with cutting-edge concentrated hop products (Citra and Ekuanot Incognito, Citra and Mosaic Spectrum, and Strata CGX) for a punchy hop flavor reminiscent of fruity pebbles, fruit cocktail, and citrus peel, while a light pilsner malt profile rounds things out.
Gen-7 Double Cold IPA, 8.7% ABV — sold out
Celebrating 7 years of brewing at The Propagator, Gen-7 is massively hopped with Citra, Mosaic, Cryo, Mosaic Incognito, Strata CGX, and Rakau Hops. A base of Admiral and Proximity pilsner malts and flaked rice keeps the profile light, while a clean fermentation and spicy rye offer a full and complex texture with a refined bittered finish.
Another Life Cold IPA, 6.8% ABV –sold out
Greet the sun with this bright blond IPA featuring a blend of Citra, El Dorado, Centennial, and Chinook hops. Part classic citrus and pine, part ripe pineapple and watermelon candy, all crispy. It’s called a cold IPA because it tastes cold.
Mystic Shadows New Zealand IPA, 6.3% ABV — sold out
Nelson Sauvin, Rakau, Moutere, and Motueka hops from New Zealand lend expressive notes of white gummy bear, blue raspberry and that ethereal kiwi dankness while a clean and dry pale malt base keeps things balanced.
12 Degrees Of Pale Lager Czech Pilsner, 5% ABV — available now on tap
Brewed in the classic Czech style with Floor-Malted Bohemian Pilsner malt and Czech Saaz Hops, just like the original Pilsener beer from 1842.
Must Be Luck Irish Stout, 5% ABV — available now on tap
Must Be Luck is a stout brewed in the classic Dublin style made famous by Guinness, which means it is relatively dry for a stout, lacking the sweeter caramel and milk chocolate notes found in other stout sub-styles; instead, it veers into black iced coffee and dark chocolate territory, with a dry, refreshingly bitter finish. Alcohol is moderate at 5%, keeping this one drinkable by the proper pint. Mount Hood hops from Oregon provide a firm balancing bitterness with a subtle woody and spicy flavor, while pale Irish malt and flaked barley mingle with roasted barley for an assertive roast profile.
Translating The Name Saison, 6.3% ABV — sold out
A classic Belgian-style farmhouse ale brewed with Belgian pilsner malt and the finest Saaz hops from Czechia and Styrian Holdings hops from Slovenia, then fermented with a blend of expressive farmhouse yeast strains of pineapple, banana, pear, white pepper, lemongrass, and cloves.
Diphopopotamus Double IPA, 9.1% ABV — sold out
Diphopopotamus features bottomless layers of orange and white gummy bears, pine, and dank tropical fruit flavors from Simcoe and Simcoe Cryo, Columbus and Columbus Cryo, Strata, and Mosaic hops with a crisp base of pilsner malt.
Objects In Space Triple IPA, 10.4% ABV — sold out
A decadent IPA layering on multiple dry hop additions of Mosaic, Citra, Galaxy, and Columbus giving notes of mango, guava, orange, and dank fresh hop cones.
Welcome To Venice West Coast Pilsner, 5.8% ABV — sold out
We mashed up the profiles of two of our favorite beers, Gen 1 and Pico Pils, and the result is a captivating mix of dank blueberry, peach, and citrus zest hop flavors with the crisp drinkability of a pils.
Phluffhead Powerful Pils, 5.4% ABV — sold out
Brewed with our friends at Urban Roots, this German-inspired pils features Weyermann Premium Pilsner malt and Tettnanger and Hersbrucker hops.