Southport Brewing Company Brews up Winners!

SBC’s 27 home-brews are processed with the finest natural ingredients and will satisfy all patrons - from the casual taster to the sophisticated connoisseur. We invite you to come down on Sundays and sample their incredible selection of yummy beers. If your hungry, SBC Downtown has an amazing chef named Dave who serves up some of the best Pizza in town for our late night menu. We suggest coming in a bit early and trying the rest of the delicious menu.

American Amber / Red Ale (Big Head Red)

Primarily a catch all for any beer less than a Dark Ale in color, ranging from amber (duh) to deep red hues. This style of beer tends to focus on the malts, but hop character can range from low to high. Expect a balanced beer, with toasted malt characters and a light fruitiness in most examples. The range can run from a basic ale, to American brewers who brew faux-Oktoberfest style beers that are actually ales instead of lagers.

Average alcohol by volume (abv) range: 4.0-7.0%

American Blonde Ale (Big Head Blonde)

More or less a creation from the craft-brewery movement, and also reminiscent of the German style Kölsch. Pale straw to deep gold for color. Usually an all malt brew, well attenuated with a lightly malty palate. Most have a subdued fruitiness. Hop character is of the noble variety, or similar, leaving a light to medium bitterness. A balanced beer, light bodied and sometimes lager like.

Average alcohol by volume (abv) range: 4.0-7.0%

American IPA (Builders Arm IPA)

The American IPA is a different soul from the reincarnated IPA style. More flavorful than the withering English IPA, color can range from very pale golden to reddish amber. Hops are typically American with a big herbal and / or citric character, bitterness is high as well. Moderate to medium bodied with a balancing malt backbone.

Average alcohol by volume (abv) range: 5.5-7.5%

American Brown Ale (Big Head Brewnette)

Spawned from the English Brown Ale, the American version can simply use American ingredients. Many other versions may have additions of coffee or nuts. This style also encompasses "Dark Ales". The bitterness and hop flavor has a wide range and the alcohol is not limited to the average either.

Average alcohol by volume (abv) range: 4.0-8.0%

English Pale Ale (Sasco Hill EPA)

The English Pale Ale can be traced back to the city of Burton-upon-Trent, a city with an abundance of rich hard water. This hard water helps with the clarity as well as enhancing the hop bitterness. This ale can be from golden to reddish amber in color with generally a good head retention. A mix of fruity, hoppy, earthy, buttery and malty aromas and flavors can be found. Typically all ingredients are English.

Average alcohol by volume (abv) range: 3.8-6.0%