Dampf Punk is our take on the California Common, a uniquely American style lager. This beer is fermented with our house lager yeast at a higher temperature more common to ales, yet showcases the best attributes of both lagers and ales. It holds the crisp clean flavors of a lager but the mouthfeel and complexity of an ale. The dry-hopping of this brew in the fermenter provides soft tropical and herbal notes which serve to accentuate the clean profile of the beer while simultaneously complementing the fruitier notes contributed by the warmer fermentation.
All Switchback beers are brewed in Burlington, Vermont and are carbonated during fermentation by the yeast itself resulting in a 100% naturally conditioned beer. After aging, we simply move the beer to the keg or bottle, leaving it unfiltered for the freshest, fullest, most natural flavor possible.