Biergarten Re-opening

Gemütlichkeit returns to our biergarten this Friday! Montgomery County has entered phase one of re-opening therefore we are pleased to announce our biergarten will re-open for service on Friday, June 5 at 3pm. Our in-store pickup hours will remain the same from 12 – 8pm Monday through Sunday and we will continue to offer delivery. We are taking reservations for 1 hour, 1.5 hour, or 2 hour periods of time. All reservations will require a reservation deposit to be applied to your tab. We will be complying with national, state, and county safety regulations, and request that our guests help to ensure a safe and comfortable visit for everyone.

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Our Beer

We brew and serve excellent beer inspired by European and American beer traditions. These traditions — Belgium, the British Isles, Central Europe, and the Americas — provide the inspiration for our four flagship beers.

Glass Castle
Pilsener

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Quantum Shift
East Coast IPA

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Chronicle
Tropical Stout

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Paper Lantern
Witbier/Blanche

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Our seasonal and limited release beers celebrate unique offerings and rich cultural celebrations that pair so well with them. Join us in the taproom for our seasonal and limited release parties or enjoy them at home for a special occasion or every day enjoyment.

SQUEEGEE MASTER w/Passion Fruit & Tahitian Lime
Fruited Gose

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Cloud Nine
Hefeweizen

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VALKYRIE'S CHOICE
IPA

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ELECTRIC GOAT
Helles-Bock

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BarrelAgedChronicle
Barrel-Aged Chronicle
Barrel-Aged Stout

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Power Boots
Dry-Hopped Pilsner

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Coffee Chronicle
Coffee Stout

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WORLDS CONVERGE
Post-Modern IPL

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King's Ransom
Abbey Dubbel

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DEUS EX MACHINA
Hazy IPA

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Obsidian Castle
Tmavé Special

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THRICE LIGHTNING
Hazy IPA

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METRO GNOME
Saison

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ENDLESS ODYSSEY
Imperial Stout

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Silver Century
Abbey Quadruppel

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SQUEEGEE MASTER
Gose

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The Oracle Speaks
Weizenbock

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Sisyphus
Hazy IPA | RETURNS JANUARY 2020!

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We are independently certified by Cask Marque for our prized Real Ale. A rotating selection is always available in our taproom. Join us for a traditionally served pint from one of our four beer engines. We offer happy hour $5 Imperial Pints on every cask beer, Monday through Friday from 3pm to 7pm.

Magnificent Intent
Magnificent Intent
British Golden Ale

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Ruby Dragon
Ruby Dragon
Ruby Mild

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Magnificent Intent
Never Setting Sun
English IPA

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Magnificent Intent
Cheshire Grin
Extra Special Bitter

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Our beer list rotates regularly so that we can offer you variety every time you step into Silver Branch. This is what we have on tap now.

Sisyphus

Hazy IPA | RETURNS JANUARY 2020!

ABV 7.2% | IBU 88

Named as a tribute to the monumental task of opening Silver Branch, this tropical bomb puts forth huge aromas of pineapple, followed by peach and mango supported by a piney backbone throughout with a bitter structure reminiscent of grapefruit juice. Dry Hopped at a rate of almost 3lb/BBL, we dry hopped this during active fermentation to amplify the intense and distinctive tropical fruit aroma and flavor throughout.

The Oracle Speaks

Weizenbock

ABV 8.2% | IBU 22

The Oracle Speaks is a pale weizenbock with a deep orange hue and a rich, bready malt flavor from dark Munich and Vienna malts. Brewed with 50% pale wheat malt, this beer exudes huge banana and clove aroma and flavor backed up by rich malt flavor, with a mild alcohol warmth in the finish. Well-known commercial examples include Aventinus and Vitus. Fans of authentic German-style wheat beers will love this. The clove and banana flavors derive from the classic Weihenstephan 380 Hefeweizen yeast and precision temperature control. The hopping of the beer is very low–most of the balance for the malt comes from the slight bitterness and drying that comes from the high alcohol content. With very few readily available commercial examples this a truly unique beer.

SQUEEGEE MASTER

Gose

4.7%

Squeegee Master is light-bodied and refreshing. Inspired by traditional German Gose, Squeegee Master showcases balanced salinity and a characterful coriander flavor throughout. Bright brine and a lemony-tart flavor hit your pallet immediately and linger pleasantly. This is one beer that begs you to take another sip with a pretty awesome back story.

Silver Century

Abbey Quadruppel

11.2%

Silver Century Abbey Quadruple brings big, rich aromas of figs and dates candied with nutmeg and mace w/ a generous measure of rum. Deep flavors of dates, figs and raisins are backed by rich malt and a pleasing, lingering alcohol warmth. This 11.2% quad is perfect for any time, but may reach it’s pinnacle as a part of your holiday dinner dessert.

ENDLESS ODYSSEY

Imperial Stout

10.5

METRO GNOME

Saison

7.2

Regular as clockwork, Metro Gnome catches his train to deliver his favorite seasonal beer to you. A celebration-strength saison brewed with a touch of coriander and pepper, Metro Gnome is perfect to enjoy with your holiday gatherings with friends and family!

THRICE LIGHTNING

Hazy IPA

6.8%

Brewed for the now postponed Brewer’s Ball to support the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, our new hazy IPA is a real crowd pleaser! Brewed with Lemondrop, Amarillo and El Dorado hops, this hazy juice bomb features flavors of candied orange and lemon peel, mango and apricot with some pepper and spice in the finish

Obsidian Castle

Tmavé Special

6.0%

Dark bready malt with spicy and floral Saaz hop flavor throughout, finishing crisp and rich.

OBSIDIAN CASTLE

Tmavé Special

6.0%

This dark lager drinks smooth and malty with mild chocolate notes rather than burnt or roasted malt flavors. A generous dose of Czech-grown Saaz hops round out this stronger-than-average Tmavé Pivo

DEUS EX MACHINA

Hazy IPA

7.0%

DEUS EX MACHINA was brewed to celebrate Silver Branch’s first anniversary! DEUS EX showcases a soft mouthfeel blended with bitterness for structure. Aromas and flavors of ripe pineapple, tropical fruit cup, and faint pine with a sweet floral backdrop. Dry-hopped with Lorel, Azacca, Idaho Gem, El Dorado, and Cashmere

King’s Ransom

Abbey Dubbel

6.8%

This beguiling and fruity Belgian-style ale is replete with raisin, date, and caramelized sugar flavors. Approachable and super drinkable, it is worth every penny of a King’s Ransom

WORLDS CONVERGE

Post-Modern IPL

6.2%

Worlds Converge: Two breweries—one from the wilds of downtown Silver Spring and one from the bucolic fields of Howard County—came together to give you this delicious India Pale Lager. We converged old-world lager tradition with modern American IPA brewing techniques for a crisp, super-drinkable lager with big hop flavor and aroma.

Coffee Chronicle

Coffee Stout

ABV 6.5% | IBU 26

Take Chronicle and whole light-roasted Ceremony Coffee beans and get a roasty, rich stout with fruity coffee flavor throughout. What could be better?

Power Boots

Dry-Hopped Pilsner

5%

The women of Silver Branch are superhuman at creating amazing beer experiences! They brewed Power Boots Dry-Hopped Pilsner with the 2020 Pink Boots hop blend to celebrate the Pink Boots Society’s mission of inspiring and encouraging female beer professionals in the craft beer world!

The Pink Boots Hop blend features Azacca, El Dorado, Idaho Gem and Loral hops, lending tropical, citrus and piney aromatic qualities to this delicious Dry-Hopped Pilsner!

BarrelAgedChronicle

Barrel-Aged Chronicle

Barrel-Aged Stout

ABV 7.2%

Chronicle’s smooth and roasty malt. A heady aroma and flavor of vanilla-spice imparted from a long rest in Sagamore Spirit Rye barrels. Only available for an incredibly limited time, being released on November 27, 2019. Enough said.

ELECTRIC GOAT

Helles-Bock

6.5%

The pale bock beer will electrify your taste buds! Brewed with Pilsner, Vienna, and pale caramel malts and all Tettnang hops, this malty spring lager is brewed to celebrate the lengthening days and the emergence of all your favorite springtime flowers.

VALKYRIE’S CHOICE

IPA

7%

In Norse Mythology, Valkyries chose who died on the battlefield. Happily, the veterans behind this IPA were chosen instead to brew delicious beer. With copious amounts of Veteran’s Blend hops and honey, this Norse-inspired beer was brewed to toast the contribution of  our Veterans to this great nation.

Cloud Nine

Hefeweizen

5.0%

A traditional German Weizen yeast gives our Hefeweizen complex flavors of banana and clove, while finishing crisp and satisfying. Pour one today to help you reach your own personal Cloud Nine.

SQUEEGEE MASTER w/Passion Fruit & Tahitian Lime

Fruited Gose

4.7%

This tart ale was brewed with passion fruit, grains of paradise, Tahitian lime, coriander, and Himalayan pink salt. Squeegee Master is like drinking in a fresh ocean breeze!

Magnificent Intent

Cheshire Grin

Extra Special Bitter

ABV 5.3%

Nutty & mildly sweet caramel malt flavor is balanced by floral & earthy English hops

Magnificent Intent

Never Setting Sun

English IPA

ABV 6.4%

English IPA showcasing floral East Kent Golding hops with a balanced, toffee-driven malt backbone and a lasting finish

Ruby Dragon

Ruby Dragon

Ruby Mild

ABV 4.6%

Malt reminiscent of light coffee & candied apple with a balanced, toasty finish

Magnificent Intent

Magnificent Intent

British Golden Ale

ABV 4.5%

English bitter brewed with American hops lending a mild citrus aroma and biscuit malt flavor throughout

Paper Lantern

Witbier/Blanche

ABV 4.8% | IBU 8

Paper Lantern is our version of the “white” beer style hailing from the fields of Flanders and the hills of Wallonia. Light and effervescent, Paper Lantern is perfect for any occasion! Indian coriander, Caribbean Curaçao orange peel, and a few secret spices make Paper Lantern citrusy and refreshing.

Xtra, Xtra, Xtra

6.5% ABV

This collaboration is the first of an annual tradition celebrating the growth of American craft brewing in Silver Spring. Denizens opened their doors in the summer of 2014, Astrolab soon to be in summer 2018, and Silver Branch Brewing in late 2018. We used one of the palest base malts and unmalted grains to achieve a straw in color and light in body ale that is heavily hopped in the whirlpool and fermenter. Notes of pine and resin hit you up front followed by tropical notes of orange citrus, guava, and pineapple.

Convergent Worlds Vol. 1

ABV 7.5%

The first in our Convergent Worlds series which highlights the distinct world views of various brewer’s coming together. Pours an orange haze crowned by a fluffy white head. Generously hopped with Motueka, Palisade and Citra. Tropical aromatics are complimented by a pillowy mouthfeel that displays a surge of lime zest, berry and peach rings with every sip.

Chronicle

Tropical Stout

ABV 6.5% | IBU 26

Tropical stout has evolved as it has migrated from its Irish birthplace to being brewed in the American, African and Asian tropics. Silver Branch’s Chronicle continues that ongoing story. We’ve married smooth roast with luscious malt to give you a beer reminiscent of dark chocolate, rich caramel, and coffee. The addition of unrefined Colombian panela sugar gives Chronicle a distinct rummy toffee finish.

Quantum Shift

East Coast IPA

ABV 6.2% | IBU 65

Quantum Shift will shake your sense of reality and shift your expectations of a flagship IPA. With so many hops—and new ones being bred all the time—who wants to drink the same IPA every day? Not us! We brew every batch with a different hop recipe. Expect an ever-shifting array of flavors to feed your fresh hop addiction. Check which hops you are drinking with this batch at quantumshiftIPA.com.

Quantum Shift celebrates an East-Coast approach to IPA in which malt flavor and sweetness accompanies intense hop flavor and aroma. Copious additions of late kettle hops combine with bready pale malt and flavorful crystal and biscuit malts. A classic English ale yeast contributes its own fruity profile for an IPA with a rich malt backbone and an incredibly juicy hop profile.

Glass Castle

Pilsener

ABV 5.0% | IBU 40

Flavorful, yet eminently drinkable. The delicate balance between bready malt and spicy and grassy Czech hops make it obvious why this beer inspired the lager revolution. Glass Castle is Silver Branch’s holy grail—getting this elusive style right reflects the passion we bring to the craft and science of brewing.

We use reverse osmosis-soft water, imported Bohemian barley and Saaz hops, and a traditional decoction mash to give you a classic Bohemian Pilsener that is smooth and satisfying.

Taproom & Biergarten

Located in beautiful downtown Silver Spring, MD, our taproom and biergarten feature a little something for everyone. Following our beer’s focus on the world’s four main brewing cultures–the Americas, Belgium, the British Isles, and Central Europe–our space simultaneously evokes a classic American taproom, a bustling Flemish cafe, a cozy British pub, and a raucous German beer hall, allowing you to experience gemütlichkeit in whatever setting pleases you.

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