Calusa - American Pale Ale
BJCP Category 10A
This style is a step down from an IPA (India Pale Ale) with regard to hops. We "dry hop" Calusa with a charge of
fresh hops while still fermenting. Not boiling this hop addition allows volatile aroma properties normally boiled
off quickly to remain and infuse without adding bitterness. The result is a wonderful hop aroma and flavor.
We modestly bitter the brew with classic citrusy American hop varieties appropriate for the style without the
bitterness cloying your palate.
Black Hole - Oatmeal Stout
BJCP Category 13C
A smooth, light-to-medium bodied beer brewed with pale, caramel & chocolate malts from England and roasted malt
from Germany. We selected the roasted German malt because the barleycorns are de-husked, thereby reducing astringent
flavor notes commonly found in black beers. Aided by low carbonation, this surprisingly quaffable beer is also brewed
with oatmeal and flaked barley which lends to it's smooth and silky mouthfeel. The roasted, chocolate and caramel
blend of flavors is subtle, not assertive with just enough hops to balance yet allow the mallt sweetness to shine.
Even for that "first beer of the day." Black Hole is surprisingly thirst-quenching. If you otherwise balk at
choosing a dark beer at all, this one will open your eyes to what you could be missing!
Benediction - Belgian Tripel
BJCP Category 18A
A Belgian abbey ale originated and brewed by Trappist monks. This high alcohol beer is bursting with flavor and fermented
with the same unique yeast strain as the classic Belgian examples. Five hop strains are used and added to the
boil kettle every 20 minutes. This brew is bursting with flavor yet surprisingly quaffable despite the high ABV
but be careful! Imbibe too quickly and your session will be quite short! Brewed with Belgian pilsner malt and
the finest pale Marris Otter malt from England, authentic Belgian candi sugar is added to the boil to increase
the fermentable sugars to achieve the high alcohol content.
Hefe El Jefe - German Hefeweizen
BJCP Category 15A
Translated across two languages (German & Spanish), Hefe El Jefe means "yeast (is) the boss."
The classic banana and subtle clove notes are derived from esters (flavor compounds) derived from the yeast.
We ferment this beer with the same yeast strain as the famous Weihenstephan Brewery in Germany, the oldest
brewery in the world (continuously operating since the year 1040!) and owned by the state of Bavaria.
This beer is made from 50% German white wheat and 50% German pale malts with classic noble hops from Bavaria.
This is a highly effervescent beer is light and refreshing, sure to satisfy.
Come sample our beer
Though the alcohol content of our Benediction Tripel should be respected and enjoyed slowly, we understand the island
lifestyle and the need to quickly satisfy that parched palate. At Bone Island, we invite you to quaff a pint, let out a
healthy burp and grin from ear to ear!
Come visit The Restaurant Store and our Key West brewery, featuring 4 Bone Island craft beers (please call to see what's currently on tap), as well
as a wide range of hard-to-find commercial craft beers from around the world.
Making Maple Beer
Sometimes we like to open up the delivery door to the "Garagemahal" and bring out our home brewing
system and brew some beer right in the parking lot. In this case we were using our
to help us make
Brewmaster Jim Brady was awarded high honors at a Florida Brewers Guild Festival in Ybor City.