Exclusive Beers

Barcade has the privilege of collaborating with some great American craft breweries from time to time, working together to brew unique beers in very small batches. These beers are exclusively available at Barcade locations for a limited time. We started this in 2010 and below is information on all of the beers we’ve brewed:

Sly Fox Chest Bockwell Barcade® Exclusive Beer
Sly Fox Chest Bockwell
Sly Fox Brewing Company — Pottstown, PA
RELEASED: April 6, 2017

A traditional Dunkel Bock inspired brew with chestnut flour added to the mash. We used Vienna, Munich, caramel, and roasted malts from Bavaria. Das ist nicht reinheitsgebot! This beer was brewed on February 8th, 2017 at the Sly Fox Brewery in Pottstown, PA with assistance of Barcade staff. The beer finished at 16.4 Plato and 7.4% ABV. We originally started with the name “Chestnut Bock”, and the idea of a bock style beer brewed with whole chestnuts. On the day of the brew, we overheard someone mention the “evil forces” locked inside whole chestnuts. We called in a magician, and he performed a trick to turn the chestnuts into flour, releasing the evil forces and allowing the brew to proceed. Then, it turned out we heard wrong and it was “evil horses” they were worried about, so the whole trick was unnecessary. We laughed. Anyway, the point is that there is magic in this beer. And while you can own the beer, you can’t own the magic. | ABV: 7.4%

LOCATIONS SERVED: Brooklyn, New York, St. Mark’s Place, Jersey City, Philadelphia, New Haven

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Shmaltz Brewing Company Barcade® Exclusive Beer Launch —
Shmaltz Pastrami Pils
Shmaltz Brewing Company — Clifton Park, NY
RELEASED: December 8, 2016

Pastrami Pils is a Pilsner style Lager brewed with cherry smoked malt, ground caraway, and black pepper, then “dry hopped” with horseradish and rye. The collaborative beer is 5.5% ABV, and evokes the sharp, smoky flavors of the magical cured meat. It was brewed at the Shmaltz Brewery in Clifton Park, NY on October 14th 2016 with the assistance of Barcade staff. Although no actual pastrami was used in the brew, plenty was eaten throughout the brew day to keep everyone focused and “thinking like pastrami”. | ABV: 5.5%

LOCATIONS SERVED: Brooklyn, New York, St. Mark’s Place, Jersey City, Philadelphia, New Haven

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Captain Lawrence Pineapple IPA Barcade® Exclusive Beer Launch — June 9, 2016 available at all Barcade Locations
Captain Lawrence Simpsons Did It! IPA
Captain Lawrence Brewing Company — Elmsford, NY
RELEASED: June 9, 2016

This India Pale Ale with pineapple was brewed at the Captain Lawrence Brewery in Elmsford, New York on April 7th 2016 with assistance from Barcade staff. The beer was brewed with a generous amount of hops, then fermented with pineapple puree, and dry hopped. Just when everyone thought there was enough pineapple, we added some more into the bright tanks just to be sure. We had the idea for this beer some time ago but since we don’t have our own brewery, it took a while to find the right partner and make it happen. In the time it took for us to settle the brew date, brew the beer, and keg this one up approximately 947 “IPA + fruit” variations hit the market. So, you know what they say… Simpsons Did It! | ABV: 7.5%

LOCATIONS SERVED: Brooklyn, New York, St. Mark’s Place, Jersey City, Philadelphia, New Haven

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Smuttynose Coily Barcade® Exclusive Beer Launch — May 26, 2016 available at all Barcade Locations
Smuttynose Coily
Smuttynose Brewing Company — Hampton, NH
RELEASED: May 26, 2016

Coily is a Belgian style Saison brewed with Italian Plums, Cinnamon, and Vanilla Beans. It was brewed at the secret Smuttlabs Brewery after a collaborative test batch was brewed at Smuttynose’s Portsmouth Brewery on August 5th 2015 with assistance from Barcade staff. Coily is also a purple snake born from egg who pursues his nemesis Q*Bert relentlessly across the endless pyramids that they both exist on. Q*Bert can only elude Coily by leaping onto a transport disk. This confuses Coily, causing him to jump off the edge of the pyramid where he falls into oblivion. Don’t fall into oblivion. | ABV: 8.0%

LOCATIONS SERVED: Brooklyn, New York, St. Mark’s Place, Jersey City, Philadelphia, New Haven

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GREENPORT GOTH LOGGER - Barcade® Exclusive
Greenport Harbor Goth Logger
Greenport Harbor Brewing Co. — Greenport, NY
RELEASED: January 14, 2015

German style Schwarzbier brewed with cocoa nibs is black in color with a sweet malt aroma and flavors of dark roasted malts, molasses and dark chocolate. This beer was brewed at Greenport Harbor’s original brewery in Greenport, New York on October 28th 2014 with assistance from Barcade staff. We were going to call it Goth Lager but later that day, after consuming several beers and oysters, and firing gourds and pumpkins from the brewery’s trebuchet, we heard tales of the mythical figure known as the “Goth Logger”, also known in some regions as the “Lumbergoth”. Beware!! | ABV: 5.9%

LOCATIONS SERVED: Brooklyn, New York, St. Mark’s Place

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Climax Barcade Anniversary Abbey
Climax Barcade Anniversary Abbey
Climax Brewing Company — Roselle Park, NJ
RELEASED: October 23, 2014

Belgian style Dubbel is chestnut in color with aromas of toffee and figs and flavors of candi sugar, dark malt, dates and ripe plums. Climax has brewed almost zero Belgian style beers over their near 20 years of existence, so them concocting this one for Barcade’s 10th Anniversary was special. The beer made its debut at the Barcade 10th Anniversary party in Brooklyn. | ABV: 8.0%

LOCATIONS SERVED: Brooklyn, New York, St. Mark’s Place, Jersey City, Philadelphia

Cape Ann Brewing Company
Fisherman’s Pepper II
Cape Ann Brewing Company – Gloucester, MA
RELEASED: July 23, 2014

Belgian style Saison brewed with freshly ground peppercorns is hazy golden in color with a spicy aroma and flavors of light malt, banana and black pepper. This beer is named for the 1982 Exidy video game Pepper II, which was a rare sight in the arcade but very popular as a Coleco Vision cartridge. The beer was brewed at Cape Ann’s brewpub on the Gloucester harbor-front on June 20th 2014 with assistance from Barcade staff. We celebrated that night with what we think was the world’s first “reverse beer event” – where a bar took over a brewery! The event featured 10 of our classic video games, including our rare Pepper II cabinet. You devil, you, you’re an angel whippersnapper evil eye! | ABV: 7.0%

LOCATIONS SERVED: Brooklyn, Jersey City, New York

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Captain Lawrence Brewing Company
Captain Lawrence Black and White IPA
Captain Lawrence Brewing Company — Elmsford, NY
RELEASED: October 17, 2013

Enjoy Black IPA? Enjoy White IPA? For this very brief moment in time, you were able to enjoy BOTH! IN ONE GLASS!! India Pale Ale brewed with wheat and chocolate malt is murky chestnut in color with a dark chocolate aroma and flavors of wheat, caramel and pine. This beer was brewed at Captain Lawrence’s brewery in Elmsford, New York on September 17th 2013 with assistance from Barcade staff. Extremely limited! It was brewed on their pilot system so there were only 10 kegs made, served only at Barcade locations and the Captain Lawrence tap room. | ABV: 7.2%

LOCATIONS SERVED: Brooklyn, Jersey City

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Victory Fall Bockwards
Victory Fall Bockwards
Victory Brewing Company — Downingtown, PA
RELEASED: October 10, 2013

Strong Bock is golden amber in color with a crisp malt aroma and flavors of toasted bread, herbs and pine with a warm, boozy finish. This exclusive beer was brewed at Victory Brewing Company in summer 2013. The hybrid style of an Oktoberfest and Strong Bock was settled on after a long session of blending and drinking various beer styles in the Victory tap room. We couldn’t resist the name. Watch your step! Don’t fall BOCK-wards! Hahahahahahahahhahahahaha! | ABV: 7.5%

LOCATIONS SERVED: Brooklyn, Jersey City, Philadelphia

Harpoon Sriracha Blonde Label
Harpoon Sriracha Blonde
Harpoon Brewery — Boston, MA
RELEASED: July 28, 2013

Blonde Ale brewed with sriracha is hazy golden in color with a bread-y aroma and flavors of sweet malt, vinegar, garlic and red chili. The mash-up of beer and hot sauce is both spicy and refreshing. The beer was brewed at the Harpoon Brewery in Boston on April 10th 2013 on their pilot system with assistance from Barcade staff. After a long night of drinking beer, we also came up with another great mash-up idea… a combination bar and airport security line called Metal Detector Bar! Coming soon? Hmmm, maybe not. | ABV: 7.4%

LOCATIONS SERVED: Brooklyn, Jersey City, Philadelphia

Cape Ann Brewing Company
Fisherman’s Clam Porter
Cape Ann Brewing Company – Gloucester, MA
RELEASED: March 2, 2012

Robust Porter brewed with fresh surf clam shells is nearly black in color with a roasted malt aroma and flavors of dark chocolate, toffee and earth with a light, brine-y finish. Brewed at Cape Ann’s brewpub in Gloucester, Massachusetts on February 7th 2012 with assistance from Barcade staff. Fresh (and somewhat sandy) surf clam shells were mashed in and then after much debate where we worried it wasn’t going to be “clammy” enough, we decided to add clam broth to the boil as well! | ABV: 6.6%

LOCATIONS SERVED: Brooklyn, Jersey City

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Sixpoint-Barcade Beer Project
Sixpoint Brewery — Brooklyn, NY
RELEASED: 2011-2014

For two years, we were thrilled to be exclusively serving a series of re-releases of retired Sixpoint beers. These beers were originally brewed by Sixpoint and served at Barcade in Brooklyn during 2004 and 2005. Both companies opened in 2004 and these were some of the first Sixpoint beers ever on tap at Barcade. The series commenced with the re-release of East Coast Amber on November 1st 2011 and continued on with S.M.P., Rebellion, Abigale, Black Soul, Bolshoi and Encore. The release of Encore was commemorated with a grand finale beer event on March 6th 2014 with all of the taps at the (then only) 3 Barcade locations being taken over by Sixpoint. 75 Sixpoint beers were served including some of the final kegs we had stashed from the Beer Project.

LOCATIONS SERVED: Brooklyn, Jersey City, Philadelphia

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Climax Bavarian Dark
Climax Brewing Company — Roselle Park, NJ
RELEASED: December 17, 2011

Munich style Dunkel Lager is deep amber in color with a toffee aroma and flavors of toasted malts, brown sugar and caramel. This beer was a seasonal release of Climax Brewing for several years and was a favorite of Brooklyn’s Barcade staff back in “the old days”. Sadly, it was discontinued in 2007. It was a beer that we dearly missed and so Climax brewed a special batch of it just for us and for a limited time. There was much rejoicing! | ABV: 6.0%

LOCATIONS SERVED: Brooklyn, Jersey City, Philadelphia