Sisyphus is back March 3!
Our 2nd Anniversary is Wednesday, March 3! We’re celebrating with a reboot of the first beer we brewed within our four walls—SISYPHUS! As the first ever beer brewed at Silver Branch, SISYPHUS has a special place in our hearts. Originally named to commemorate the Sisyphean task of turning our brewery dream into reality, we now see it as the perfect beer to help us celebrate another year as part of the vibrant DC-area craft beer community! This second-year edition is an update of the original recipe. It’s a bigger version with Mosaic Incognito, Strata, El Dorado, and Amarillo. Stay tuned to our social media for updates on all of our Anniversary week celebrations!
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.
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.
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
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.
ABV 8% | IBU All Late Hops
Charlemagne’s Nightmare is Silver Branch’s biggest IPA yet: a double IPA clocking in at 8 percent designed to conquer your taste buds, just as Charlemagne conquered Europe. Charlemagne’s seat of power was Cologne, home to subtle, stately Koelsch. Fermented with a traditional Koelsch yeast, Charlemagne’s Nightmare was conceived to be the antithesis of this laid back style. Copiously hopped with Columbus, Amarillo, Cryo-Cashmere, and Summit, and double dry-hopped with Meridian, Citra and Summit, there is nothing subtle about Charlemagne’s Nightmare. Expect a juicy melange of tropical fruit finishing with a firm, resinous grapefruit finish.
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 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.
ABV 5.6% | IBU 18
A classic reddish-amber Märzen long associated with celebrating the harvest season. Bready malt flavors with just enough spicy and floral hops for balance. Prost!
Rich, malty, and deeply roasty without tasting burnt, Endless Odyssey is worth an epic journey. Perfect for a long evening with a kindred spirit.
Lost in the Fog
ABV 5.1% | IBU 38
Conceived in the mists of San Francisco Bay during th gold rush, this warm-fermented lager is toasty, slightly fruity and refreshing
|Regular as clockwork, Metro Gnome catches his train to arrive in time for Beer-Thirty! Brewed with coriander and grains of paradise to compliment the natural peppery and fruity yeast character, Metro Gnome is perfect to enjoy with your favorite meal or by itself|
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
Dark bready malt with spicy and floral Saaz hop flavor throughout, finishing crisp and rich.
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
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
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: 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.
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?
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Classic American Pilsner
ABV 5% | IBU 45
Crisp and crushable, this pre-prohibition Pilsner uses 30% corn and six-row malt. A mild sweet corn flavor and grainy pilsner malt marry beautifully with floral and mildly spicy Sterling, Mt. Hood and Liberty hops grown in Oregon. Significantly more hoppy than today’s mass-produced pilsners, Gold Line is eminently drinkable but also interesting enough for a craft beer audience. Perfect for a summertime picnic!
Train to Midnight
In the dark of winter when days are short and nights are long, we thirst for something deep and satisfying. Our Baltic Porter delivers with a one-two punch of rich, mildly roasty malt and a warm, lingering finish. Grab some friends and climb aboard the Train to Midnight. It’s the most lovely of ways to while away the long, dark hours.
All My Gnomies
West Coast Saison
Widely known to be gregarious, Gnomes are constantly gathering with friends to enjoy a beer. Recently, they determined to create a new beer perfect for these occasions. Generous quantities of fruity American hops and fruity and spicy saison yeasts bring together two favorite styles: West Coast IPAs and Saisons. Go grab a can and some friends and raise a toast to “All your Gnomies!”
VESPUCCI CONNECTION 2
Dry Hopped Pilsner
In 1501 Amerigo Vespucci determined that South America was a separate continent—a fact far more important than most beer lovers realize. Unwittingly, explorers played matchmaker between a cold-tolerant yeast from Patagonia and a long-established Eurasian brewing yeast. The result of this liaison was the yeast used to ferment lager beer. We brewed Vespucci Connection as a classic German Pilsner with a small dry hop to celebrate this most positive of intercontinental connections!
Downtown Double Shake
A collaboration with Idiom Brewing Co. (Frederick, MD)! Why see single when you can see double? Brewed with double the love by double the normal number of breweries, with double the hop, double the pineapple, and…well you get the picture! Downtown Double Shake will have you shaking your booty. Grab one and go!
Nitro Foreign Extra Stout
Nitro poured tableside! We’ve nitro-canned our delicious Foreign Extra Stout for an even more luscious and smooth finish! Unrefined Panela sugar adds a toffee note to the smooth roast and rich malt reminiscent of dark chocolate, caramel, and coffee!
Create your own reality! If you envision yourself surrounded by rainbows and sunshine, you too can become an eternal optimist! We’ve packed this triple IPA with Citra Incognito, Lorel Cryohops, El Dorado, and Columbus hops to carry you and your taste buds to ever-increasing heights of optimism!
Full Tweed Jacket
Wonderfully malty and deeply complex, FULL TWEED JACKET is Scottish-style beer turned up to 11! The strongest of the traditional Scottish Ales, Wee Heavy is a pure expression of malt. Characterized by restrained malt sweetness, toffee and caramelized sugar flavors, you’ll find this to be a beguiling brew for wintertime evenings. Take a sip and you’ll wish you were wearing a kilt and wandering the verdant Scottish countryside!
Delusional Optimist 2
What happens when the cold, hard reality of COVID winter goes up against Silver Branch’s very own delusional optimist? It’s a smackdown of epic proportions! But, when you put a hazy hop bomb in this man’s glass, there is no way you can conquer his optimism! Brewed with copious amounts of Strata, Sabro Incognito, Citra LupoMax, and Mosaic, this is one tropical hop bomb sure to renew your own sense of optimism!
Hazy Belgian Double IPA
A collaboration with Baltimore’s Oliver Brewing Co., this Belgian-style hazy double IPA brewed at Oliver features the most select Citra and Nelson hops with a new yeast strain, Gulo, a French saison hybrid. Gnome approved deliciousness.
Golden Strong Ale was Belgium’s answer to beer drinkers’ increasing preference for golden lagers in the early 20th century. Lore has it that the brewer deemed his creation a “devil of a beer.” We consider it devilish for its combination of easy drinkability yet substantial strength. Gilded Age is beautiful subtle—fruity apple and pear notes from the yeast and just a tad spicy from the Saaz hops with a bit of alcohol warmth in the finish.
A wallet was dropped, then grabbed by a would-be thief. Enter our hero: A Silver Spring brewery Über-fan on his trusty one-wheeled hoverboard. After recovering the dropped wallet, our unicycle-riding fan returned to his primary mission of personifying Gemütlichkeit and good cheer. Silver Branch and Astro Lab collaborated to celebrate this mutual friend with a traditional bockbier to welcome winter. Malty and smooth wit a subtle caramel sweetness in the finish, Unicycle Vigilante is the perfect beer to raise your spirits on a cold and dreary day, or to raise them even higher on a beautiful, sunny one! Raise a glass to good deeds and spreading warmth and happiness among people.
Triple Dry-Hopped Imperial IPA
It’s High Time you poured yourself another celebration of hops from Silver Branch! Brewed with Samba, Motueka, Mosaic Incognito, and Simcoe, this one’s a tropical hop bomb! Close your eyes and inhale the heady aromas and you’ll imagine yourself skiing through drifts of pure lupulin powder!
Gnome for the Holidays
The Gnomes LOVE the holidays and have long been frustrated that elves are seen as the official holiday “diminutive being”, but they don’t let it get them down! Instead, they celebrate with this strong holiday saison, brewed with dark Belgian candi sugar for a bit of caramel complexity alongside the classic Saison pepper and spice yeast character.
Endless Joy is the epitome of decadence! The layered malty roast and coconut sweetness, combined with almond and chocolate will make you eternally happy. Enjoy it as a dessert, as breakfast, or whenever you want to add a bit of joy to your life.
Squeegee Can Man
Imperial Fruited Sour—Key Lime Pie
Silver Branch SQUEEGEE MASTER and Oliver Brewing FRUIT CAN MAN have Collaborated to bring all the fruity sour goodness of the Washington-Baltimore corridor into a single can!
Baxter & Harold
BAXTER & HAROLD harkens back to brewing traditions of yore, so slip on a tweed jacket and your best faux-British accent and pour yourself a pint! A mildly smoky and oaky Old Ale, BAXTER & HAROLD is brewed with pale and crystal malts, with a small addition of molasses and pear-smoked malt, then aged on oak. Best enjoyed in your favorite easy chair by a fire!
Nothing says fall to the craft beer drinker like a highly hopped Rye IPA! Brewed with rye, caramel, and pale malts, and triple dry hopped with Simcoe, Centennial, and LupoMax Mosaic, Cosmic Fall is a perfect way to welcome the crisp fall weather.
Dry Hopped Pilsner
In 1501 Amerigo Vespucci determined that South America was a separate continent—a fact far more important than most beer lovers realize. Unwittingly, explorers played matchmaker between a cold-tolerant yeast from Patagonia and a long-established Eurasian brewing yeast. The result of this liasion was the yeast used to ferment lager beer. We brewed Vespucci Connection as a classic German Pilsner with a small dry hop to celebrate this most positive of intercontinental connections
Double Oat IPA
While he is used to being mistaken as the front man for a 70s punk band, Squid Vicious is actually an aficionado of aggressively hopped IPAs. This, his namesake beer, is made with naked oats, oat malt, and flaked oats and generously hopped with Sabro, Citra, Galaxy, and Hallertau Blanc. Drinking Squid Vicious is like swimming in hops!
Lord Squeegee Tropical Cocktail
You won’t settle for just any ordinary sour. With Lord Squeegee at your service, you don’t have to. He stops at nothing to ensure you receive only the very best. Pineapple, tangerine, and a hint of orgeat give this refreshingly tart ale a flavor reminiscent of a tropical-inspired cocktail!
This beer is made with ingredients that contain tree nuts and wheat
Vanilla Latte Chronicle
We cold-infused our Chronicle stout for a brief 24 hours with light-roasted coffee beans from Nicaragua and Guatemala, lactose, and vanilla. Bright fruity and complex chocolate flavors from the coffee enhance Chronicle’s rich malt and mellow roast flavors.
We cold-infused our Chronicle stout for a brief 24 hours with light-roasted coffee beans from Nicaragua and Guatemala. Bright fruity and complex chocolate flavors from the coffee enhance Chronicle’s rich malt and mellow roast flavors.
Starting a business requires a high degree of optimism, and sometimes, a certain disconnectedness from reality. Early on, one of Silver Branch’s founders was fondly nicknamed “Delusional Optimist” by his colleagues for the accuracy of his time estimates. We named this hazy IPA in his honor—and it only took twice as long as it was predicted it would take! Made with Citra “incognito” hop concentrates, Sabro Cryohops and Grüngeist and Hallertau Blanc, this beer will make you feel eternally optimistic!
Squeegee Master w/Sweet Cherries & Tahitian Lime
Like drinking a fresh ocean breeze, this tart ale was brewed with sweet cherries and Tahitian lime alongside coriander, grains of paradise, and Himalayan pink salt.
Gnomenclature was designed by the most advanced Gnomic scienctists! They calculated that oat, spelt, wheat, and Pilsner malts, Hallertau Blanc hops, and a blend of two traditional Belgian yeasts would result in the epitome of deliciousness. Gnomic statisticians recently determined that the probability of you finding this beer tasty is 100%.
ncredibly flavorful abbey ale inspired by the everyday beers enjoyed by Trappist monks. Soft golden color and an intense, spicy Belgian yeast profile. All the character of a hop-forward, yeast-driven Belgian ale without the higher alcohol.
Heart of Gold
El Dorado Pale Ale
For centuries people have searched for the fabled riches of El Dorado. Now, at long last, the treasure is within your grasp. Made with El Dorado hops and Maris Otter malt, this is one treasure you will want to share with friends!
SQUEEGEE MASTER w/Pink Guava & Tahitian Lime
Like drinking a fresh ocean breeze, this sour ale is brewed with Guava and Tahitian Lime to bring fresh tropical notes that taste beautifully alongside coriander, grains of paradise, and Himalayan pink salt.
SQUEEGEE MASTER Dazed & Confused
The Master couldn’t decide which fruits to use for this iteration of Squeegee Master, so he just kept adding! Mango, Guava, Tangerine, and Tahitian Lime bring fresh tropical notes that taste beautifully alongside coriander, grains of paradise, and Himalayan pink salt.
Traditionally a treat available only to brewers, Kellerbier comes straight from the tank without filtration or fining. It’s a bit more brash and hop-forward than the fully conditioned version version of the beer. Killer Castle delivers a burst of classic Saaz hop spice and meadow grass aromas balanced alongside pillowy malt
American Wheat Ale
Nothing says summer like our American Wheat Ale! Citrus-y and floral flavors from Cascade, Liberty, and Eukanot hops and bready wheat malt provide a thirst-quenching beer perfect for hot summer weather. Kick back and enjoy summertime Lazy Dayz!
West Coast IPA
At the dawn of the Craft Beer Revolution brewers shocked drinkers with highly hopped and bitter West Coast IPA. Triple dry-hopped with Centennial, Comet, and Columbus, Cosmic Spring is hoppy and bitter, with a dry-yet-malty finish to keep you coming back for more.
Black Is Beautiful
Black is Beautiful is collaborative effort to raise awareness for the injustices people of color face daily and raise funds for police brutality reform and legal defenses for those who have been wronged.
Proceeds from our Black is Beautiful beer benefit The Sentencing Project, a 501(c)(3) organization focused on addressing racial disparities within the United States criminal justice system. You can read more about them here: https://www.sentencingproject.org/
IPA - New England
A massively dry-hopped hazy—triple dry-hopped with 5lbs of Galaxy hops per barrel, Urban Migration is plenty of reason for you to migrate to Silver Spring!
Beyond the Gnome World
Silver Branch will stop at nothing as we sail to new horizons in search of beer excellence! Beyond the Gnome World is a classical saison, brewed with pilsner malt, Saaz hops, and a blend of Saison yeasts from two Belgian breweries!
Delicate fruity aromatics sit atop our nuanced and eminently drinkable summertime seasonal.
Mexican Hot Chocolate Chipotle Stout
If ever there was a beer to drink on the day the world ends—and each day leading up to it—Doomsday Chronicle is that beer! Inspired by the flavors in Mexican hot chocolate the creamy body and toffee finish are a perfect foil for the cocoa, cinnamon, and the touch of heat from the chipotles!
SQUEEGEE MASTER w/Raspberry Tahitian Lime
This tart ale was brewed with raspberry, grains of paradise, Tahitian lime, coriander, and Himalayan pink salt. Squeegee Master is like drinking in a fresh ocean breeze!
SQUEEGEE MASTER w/Passion Fruit & Tahitian Lime
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!
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
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 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.
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.
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.
SISYPHUS Release + 2 Year Anniversary Kickoff
Our 2nd Anniversary is Wednesday, March 3! We’re celebrating with a reboot of the first beer we brewed within our four walls—SISYPHUS! As the first ever beer brewed at Silver Branch, SISYPHUS has a special place in our hearts. Originally named to commemorate the Sisyphean task of turning our brewery dream into reality, we now see it as the perfect beer to help us celebrate another year as part of the vibrant DC-area craft beer community! This second-year edition is an update of the original recipe. It’s a bigger version with Mosaic Incognito, Strata, El Dorado, and Amarillo. Stay tuned for updates on all of our Anniversary week celebrations!
We are committed to celebrating safely—we will be enforcing the COVID-19 guidelines on this and all events!
Gravity Cask Thursday—Anniversary Edition
A special anniversary edition of our GRAVITY CASK THURSDAY, featuring fan favorite and Silver Branch flagship, GLASS CASTLE Pilsener!
(Socially Distanced) Biergarten Party
The Silver Branch biergarten has been the site of many great parties and events! Join us to celebrate old memories and create new ones!
Taproom & Biergarten Now Open Every Day
We recently reopened our biergarten! We’re accepting walk-in seats. 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.