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Get your wheaties! Our American style Hefeweizen is refreshingly crisp, cloudy and slightly sour. Made with over 50% wheat, brewed in the America style and served with a slice of lemon – this lightly hopped beer is very enjoyable and easy to drink. Enjoy the thirst quenching quality of our lightest beer. 5.2% ABV, 19 IBU
Deep amber in color with big malt flavor. Utilizing Northwest hops for bitterness and aroma. This is our most popular beer. Delicious and very drinkable. Goes great with our bratwurst. 5.0% ABV, 28 IBU
A dark, full-flavored ale with a rich, roasted slightly sweet malt flavor and a mild hop finish. Balanced chocolate malt roastiness with crystal malt sweetness. “Don’t be afraid of the dark”. 4.4% ABV, 32 IBU
NEW VERSION! WE HAVE LISTENED TO OUR HOPHEADS AND HAVE INCREASED THE HOPS ACROSS THE BOARD, INCREASING FROM 49 TO 72 IBUs! This beer is the result of the anarchy that ensues when you let technical types run wild in the lab or brewhaus. Logistic limitations disappear as our collection of US hop varieties temporarily expand to include an International pot-pouri of hops from the United States, Europe, and Australia. These hops are scientifically chosen to provide an intense but clean bitterness and hop flavor appropriate for this style of IPA. Based on current understanding of hop chemistry and our desire to use the latest technology, we used pelletized hops to achieve the bitterness and hop flavor. The taste of this golden colored ale is dominated by hops, but contains an appropriate level of malt flavor as well. 4.8% ABV, 72 IBU
Stop on in for a Growler
of our Handcrafted Ales
Named for the river - not the reptile, this brown ale is spiced with fresh orange peel, cinnamon, nutmeg, all-spice and "eye of newt". This was our first seasonal beer when we opened in February of 1997 and has become an annual tradition due to popular demand. With a light brown color and a mild malt profile, this is a very smooth spice beer with lots of aroma. Try a pint of our special Holiday cheer! 5.0% ABV, 28 IBU
Oppenheimer Oatmeal Stout
Many of our favorite customers ask us often to brew our Oppenheimer Oatmeal Stout. Brewed with generous amounts of dark malts, flavorful hops and a dash of oatmeal, this crew favorite is full flavored with a dark rich color. And the oatmeal makes it surprisingly mellow and smooth. With all this and a 6.0% alcohol content, this beer will really blow you away! 6.0% ABV, 58 IBU
The words “mild” and “brown” are two of the oldest terms used to describe English beers. Brown ales used brown malts which were kilned over a hardwood fire and originally had a smoky flavor. Brown ales became the overall term used to distinguished the darker stouts and porters from beers made with pale malts. Often, a stout and then a porter was drawn from the same mash of brown malts. Our B-17 Brown Ale uses seven different grains and three different hops to give it a complex malt profile and body with medium hops. 4.6% ABV, 17 IBU
Get your wheaties! Our American style Hefeweizen is refreshingly crisp, cloudy and slightly sour. Made with over 50% wheat, brewed in the America style and served with a slice of lemon – this lightly hopped beer is very enjoyable and easy to drink. Enjoy the thirst quenching quality of our lightest beer.
ABV 5.2% IBU 19
Deep amber in color with big malt flavor. Utilizing Northwest hops for bitterness and aroma. This is our most popular beer. Delicious and very drinkable. Goes great with our bratwurst.
ABV 5.0% IBU 28
A dark, full-flavored ale with a rich, roasted slightly sweet malt flavor and a mild hop finish. Balanced chocolate malt roastiness with crystal malt sweetness. “Don’t be afraid of the dark”.
ABV 4.4% IBU 32
Our first brew is back by popular demand. This is a light, clean tasting beer with a medium hop finish. For those of you who like domestic beer, this ale is a good first step towards more full-flavored hand-crafted beers. A perfect quencher for lite fare and warm summer days.
ABV 4.4% IBU 21
Named for the river - not the reptile, this brown ale is spiced with fresh orange peel, cinnamon, nutmeg, all-spice and “eye of newt”. This was our first seasonal beer when we opened in February of 1997 and has become an annual tradition due to popular demand. With a light brown color and a mild malt profile, this is a very smooth spice beer with lots of aroma. Try a pint of our special Holiday cheer!
ABV 5.0% IBU 21
In the tradition of Britain’s India Pale Ale which utilized a lot of hops to preserve the beer for the long journey to India, our pale ale is heavily hopped with a light maltiness and body.
ABV 5.0% IBU 49
Many of our favorite customers ask us often to brew our Oppenheimer Oatmeal Stout. Brewed with generous amounts of dark malts, flavorful hops and a dash of oatmeal, this crew favorite is full flavored with a dark rich color. And the oatmeal makes it surprisingly mellow and smooth. With all this and a 6.0% alcohol content, this beer will really blow you away!
ABV 6.0% IBU 58
Dunkel is German for dark and Weisen is German for wheat. Yes, you guessed it - this is a dark wheat beer. It is medium brown in color and is a mild, full-flavored brew. The rich, unfiltered body holds a dark wheat flavor while a medium dose of hops follows with a slightly bitter bite.
ABV 5.2% IBU 15
The words “mild” and “brown” are two of the oldest terms used to describe English beers. Brown ales used brown malts which were kilned over a hardwood fire and originally had a smoky flavor. Brown ales became the overall term used to distinguished the darker stouts and porters from beers made with pale malts. Often, a stout and then a porter was drawn from the same mash of brown malts. Our B-17 Brown Ale uses seven different grains and three different hops to give it a complex malt profile and body with medium hops.
ABV 4.6% IBU 17
From the recipe of our first annual home-brew contest winner, this is a true India Pale Ale with plenty of hop bitterness and aroma.
Released for the fall of our first year, this brew displays a hearty unfiltered brown color and is pleasantly dry with a slightly roasty finish. An excellent brew to savor during our cold and windy fall days.
ABV 3.9% IBU 81
A crisp medium bodied brown ale, lightly hopped for a smooth finish. A lighter beer for the coming of springtime.
ABV 4.4% IBU 11
This fine ale starts with 18% Rye to make a medium bodied beer. Fuggles hops are added after the boil during the whirlpool to impart plenty of hop aroma. This is a nice summertime ale for those who enjoy hops but not a heavy beer.
ABV 4.1% IBU 21
No extracts please! We used twenty-five pounds of real blackberries per barrel of beer, to give our first berry beer a fresh and natural blackberry taste. Using a light wheat ale base, our Backscatter Blackberry Wheat beer has a light bready undertone with a hint of blackberries. With a bright berry color, this beer is a fun diversion from our typical ales. A great summer brew!
ABV 5.2% IBU 19
A “new world” wheat ale leaning slightly toward the classic German style. Brewed as a Hefeweisen with a little extra crystal barley malt for a richer color - and a small dose of coriander for an incredible aroma, our newest brew is a flavorful departure from our lighter Half-life Hefeweisen. What are you waiting for?! Try a Weapons Grade Wheat – right now!
ABV 3.9% IBU 13
Some people think that in the beginning of time, the universe was a deep dark black abyss – much like our black Big Bang Russian Imperial Stout. BANG! An explosion changed it all into a fascinating and complex universe – much like the many flavors in our Big Bang Russian Imperial Stout, which delivers a multitude of roasted malty and mildly hoppy aromas & flavors. What remains is an observational and enjoyable confirmation that will blow your socks off.
ABV 6.6% IBU 46
Inspired by our appreciation for all things Irish, our Ionizing Irish Red Ale is a rich red color like an Irish lasses locks. With six unique grains, the flavor brings a balance of malt and subtle caramel tones, with a medium hop character, and a slightly dry finish.
ABV 4.1% IBU 37
Try saying the name of this beer 3 times in a row. It may be hard to say, but it is enjoyable to drink. Try one today! In the English tradition, this beer is brewed with pale malted barley, a small amount of wheat & crystal malt and lots and lots of hops. The flavor is dominated by UK Kent Gouldings hops which are used in the brewing process. This beer is bitter by design and fairly light in body. To allow the hop character to come through, we serve this beer on our nitrogen tap.
ABV 3.8% IBU 37
Our Hanford Harvest Ale is made in the finest of German brewing traditions. We brew it from a generous amount of imported German Munich malt which gives this ale it’s unique malty flavor. For balance, we use a healthy dose of imported German Hallertau hops which imparts a slightly fruity flavor. This ale is fermented at relatively cool temperatures and is aged for over a month to ensure quality. Enjoy Hanford Harvest Ale for what we designed it to be – a wonderful malty festival ale for our cool autumn nights.
ABV 4.2% IBU 36
This ale is made in a rather unique way compared to our regular brews. We use 50% more malt, including imported pale malt from the UK, mash the malt at higher temperatures using traditional Scottish methods, and ferment it slowly at cooler temperatures. These brewing methods require great care, but result in a full-bodied and deliciously malty Scottish style ale. The large amount of malt used for this brew makes it unusually strong, so we serve it to you in smaller portions. Element 106 has recently been named Seaborgium in honor of the life-long efforts of the late G.T. Seabor – nuclear chemist and discoverer of plutonium. We thought it would be similarly fitting to name this beer Seaborgium 106 Strong Scottish Ale.
ABV 5.1% IBU 14
This ale is made in a rather unique way compared to our regular brews. We use more malt, mash at higher temperatures using traditional Scottish methods, and ferment slowly at cooler temperatures. These brewing methods require great care, but result in a full-bodied and deliciously malty Scottish style ale. Element 106 was named Seaborgium in honor of the life-long efforts of the late G.T. Seabor – nuclear chemist and discoverer of plutonium.
This beer is the result of the anarchy that ensues when you let technical types run wild in the lab – er, brewhaus. Logistic limitations disappear as our collection of US hop varieties temporarily expand to include an International pot-pouri of hops from the United States, Europe, and the South Pacific. These hops are scientifically chosen to provide an intense but clean bitterness and hop flavor appropriate for this style of Pale Ale. Based on current understanding of hop chemistry and our desire to use the latest technology, we used pelletized hops to achieve the bitterness and liquid CO2 hop extracts for hop flavor. The taste of this golden colored ale is dominated by hops, but contains an appropriate level of malt flavor as well.
ABV 4.8% IBU 49
The hops are scientifically chosen to provide an intense but clean bitterness and hop flavor appropriate for this IPA. Based on hop chemistry and our desire to use the latest technology, we used pelletized hops to achieve the bitterness and hop flavor. The taste of this golden colored ale is dominated by hops, but is complemented with an appropriate level of malt flavor as well.
The brewmasters at Atomic Ale labored intensely New Year’s eve 1999 on a special project designed to bring you the most massive beer ever produced at this establishment…
The Einstein Project
Over 400 pounds of pale malted barley were utilized in two separate mashes and two separate boils over the course of 12 hours. First, during the collection of the sweet solution (or wort) from the mash-tun, the initial most concentrated wort from each mash was separated from the remaining, weaker wort. Next, each of these worts were brewed separatedly to produce two different beers…
The Einstein Project’s main goal was to produce a “barley wine” style product. Using only the most concentrated, or enriched part of the wort, this beer was brewed with UK Challanger kettle hops and domestic Centennial and Fuggles finishing hops. Einstein’s Enriched Barely Wine is a pale colored, malty, well-balanced ale that contains 8% alcohol by volume. Hence, the official, although sometimes misunderstood, designation of barley wine.
Not wanting to waste the potential to make perfectly good beer, the weaker, or depleted wort was boiled with domestic Northern Brewer kettle hops and imported German Hallertauer finishing hops, then fermented to yield a lighter-bodied, refreshing, blonde-colored ale. For those of you familiar with the beers at Atomic – Einstein’s Depleted Blonde Ale is similar in strength and taste to our Burks’ Blonde.
This beer is the result of the anarchy that ensues when you let technical types run amuk in the lab/brewhaus. Logistical limitations disappear as we include an International pot-pouri of hops from the United States, Europe and the South Pacific. These hops are scientifically chosen to provide an intense but clean bitterness and hop flavor appropriate for this style of Pale Ale. The taste of this golden colored ale is dominated by hops, but contains an appropriate level of malt flavor as well.
ABV 5.5% IBU 74
In honor of our friends at The Eagle 106.5 we’ve brewed a special brew. It’s medium bittered, full-bodied Bohemian-styled lager, with a just hint of citrus.
An annual favorite, our Berkelium Blackberry Porter is brewed with a robust blend of chocolate, caramel and pale malts as well as 35 pounds of flavorful marionberries. It is a full-bodied porter with flavors of chocolate, coffee and blackberries. A bittersweet dark chocolate cordial in a glass!
Rad Dog is handcrafted from the finest radioactive wastes and aged underground for years in traditional leaky tanks. Following recipes so secret that even they don’t know what ends up in the tanks, our brewmasters have created the only ale “hot” enough to glow in the dark.
Rad Dog – Double mashed for that extra bite
A medium hopped ale with overtones of citrus from local Chinook hops for bitterness with a nice floral finish from Cascade hops. A refreshing way to end a busy day.
This light, easy drinking summer beer is brewed with real strawberries for a fun and refreshing taste. We start with our popular Burks Blonde and add 120 pounds of strawberries to give this bombshell a little more sass! It is sure to please with it’s refreshing yet subtle aromas and flavors of Strawberries. Do you know what S.C.R.A.M. stands for?
ABV 4.4% IBU 24
Lieutenant General Leslie Richard Groves, Jr. was a United States Army Corps of Engineers officer who oversaw the construction of the Pentagon and directed the Manhattan Project that developed the atomic bomb during World War II. He was involved in most aspects of the atomic bomb development. He participated in the selection of sites for research and production at Oak Ridge, Tennessee, Los Alamos, New Mexico and Hanford, Washington. Groves had a reputation as a strong and bitter leader, so we found it appropriate to name our IPA after this great man.
General Groves is a big American IPA; bold, assertive, and full of flavor highlighting the complex citrus and herbal character of our Northwest hops. The brewer of this IPA takes hops pretty seriously, which is why he added more hops to this IPA than any other IPAs we have produced. He spent a lot of time tinkering, tasting, and tweaking this recipe to get the biggest and best hop flavors and aromas into this beer. His diligence has paid off. His obsession with huge hop flavor led to this beautiful hoppy beverage.
ABV 7.0% IBU 72
A mild, well-balanced red ale with light toasted malt characteristics, a hint of caramel and a pleasant touch of refreshing hops on the finish.
Atomic Ale will soon be sharing with you one of the newest beer genres. Brewed with wheat and pale malt, this White IPA exhibits beautiful citrus aromas from its Northwest hops that blend well with the esters of the yeast. The beer pours with a cloudy pale yellow color. Imagine a “Hopped-Up Belgian White” that is so well balanced that it is both thirst quenching and complex.
Holmium is a rare earth element that is a relatively soft and malleable silvery-white metal. It has the highest magnetic strength of any element, and because holmium strongly absorbs neutrons, it is also used in nuclear control rods. We thought it a fitting name for our newest brew which is a light white Bavarian style Hefeweizen with subtle notes of coriander and orange. We hope it attracts you like a magnet!
A Spring Wheat Ale brewed with a 54% wheat grain bill, and hint of Caramel Malt giving it a pleasant light red hue.
Our newest brew is named after the Mighty Columbia River. Enjoy the rich amber color and a light honey malt undertone that helps to balance the powerful hops in this bold beer. Boasting 100 IBU's, our Mighty Columbia Imperial IPA is sure to please and is a Hop Head's dream!
ABV 7.5% IBU 100
Our newest addition, the Oatmeal Fission ESB is a full bodied Copper Ale with a hint of chocolate malt and Oatmeal. It derives its name from the Nuclear reaction with which the nucleus of an Atom splits into smaller parts often producing free neutrons and protons (in the form of Gamma rays) and releasing a very large amount of energy! After a pint it is sure to produce a large amount of energy within you!
Transmutation is the conversion of one element into another, which is how we turned these mutant pumpkins into an excellent Ale. This mutation has 29 pounds of pumpkin giving it a light color and a subtle nose of pumpkin pie. It is balanced with 10% biscuit grain giving it the finish of home-made crust with a touch of fall spice. Cheers!
ABV 6.2% IBU 12
Our Cherenkov Cascadian Dark Ale will catch your eye with its nearly black color. Next, enjoy the nose with previews of dark chocolate, coffee, smoky notes, and subtle hints of hops. On the tongue, the generous amounts of Northwest hops are balanced with a variety of dark malts. Don't let the color fool you, this is not an overly heavy beer. 85 IBU - 7.1% ABV. Bottoms Up!
A solution to a serious thirst! Our newest Stout recipe is a classic Stout with a pleasing combination of chocolate and barley. It is supplemented with real vanilla beans providing a hint of vanilla on the nose and a touch of vanilla on the finish to round it out! 7.1%ABV - 39 IBU
On "D-day", June 6th, 1944, during World War II - 51,000 Hanford workers donated a full day's pay, collecting nearly $300,000.00 to buy a B-17 Bomber to give to the Army Air Force.
We found it fitting to name our newest seasonal ale after this historic event. On the nose you will detect an earthy floral note that is followed by a faint smell of hops. Once you have had a sip, the toasted malt character fades into a strong hop bitterness. This Ale is similar to our Atomic Amber but with a more powerful kick, and will fly you into another dimension!
The complex aroma of the Oatmeal IPA is a symphony of hops and malt. This IPA will tickle your palate with assertively spicy hops and subtle hints of citrus. The finish is luscious and long, with lingering hop bitterness. A full bodied IPA from your historic Lee Boulevard. Pairs well with the Reactor Core Pizza and the Nuclear Fettuccine.
This Stout combines cold brewed coffee from Roasters Coffee, located here in Richland, and a grain combination that makes for a rich and dark full bodied flavor along with real vanilla beans added and soaked for five days. This is then finished off with a mild and earthy hop presence to make a complex combination of flavors that equally pleases all of the senses. Named in honor of Leo Szilard, who conceived and patented nuclear chain reaction and the nuclear reactor in 1933.
SMaSH stands for Single Malt and Single Hop. With little to distract the taste buds from the grain, you can focus on the flavor, texture and mouthfeel that it brings to the brew. In this case we used Marris Otter grain which has been described as having both a “bready” and “nutty” flavor and delivers a medium body. The hops showcased in this brew are Cascade hops, with a citrusy flavor and slightly floral scent that brings a pleasant odor to the nose, a bite to the taste buds and a slightly lingering finish.
ABV 4.9% IBU 52
With a roasted, nutty flavor and a silky texture, the first beer in our Session Series is a brown ale that proves a lower alcohol content doesn't mean less flavor. A perfect brew for the warm days that are quickly approaching – it will satisfy your cravings without weighing you down.
With a light bready flavor, floral bouquet, slight citrus bite and a clean finish, this beer is sure to delight those looking for a well-rounded pale ale to enjoy on a hot summer day. The second installment in our session series delivers 43 IBU, 4.0% ABV and a coloring of 8.3SRM.
ABV 3.9% IBU 38
Balancing between a chocolate and coffee like flavor comes this mildly creamy yet slightly bitter dry stout. With a prominent chocolate aroma and smooth drinkability the last installment of our session series ends with a clean finish. For something different try it over ice cream for a beer float.
This single hop IPA is named rightly after the Alpha Particle. Alpha particles have the strong ability to ionize materials and convert them into partial ions, the same way the Chinook hops are brewed continuously throughout the boil to create distinct flavors and aromas. The Alpha particle has a mass of four units that relate to our IPA’s main characteristics: spicy, fruity, piney, and a light to medium body. So try our newest beer…at your own risk; ingested alpha nuclides are a considerable internal radiation hazard.
ABV 5.9% IBU 52
Are you looking to discover an Ale packed with flavor and body? Well look no further. The Geiger Counter Golden Ale will allow your mouth to detect the faint flavor of caramel malt balanced with a dry sensation of hop bitterness. What you will find is an Ale that can stand the test of time!
No Extracts Please! Our newest seasonal Ale is packed with 20 pounds of real blackberries per barrel of beer. The finish is a clean tasting Ale with a medium hop presence and a fresh and natural fruit flavor. Bottoms Up!
ABV 4.4% IBU 24
Our newest addition to the pale ale family is a light bodied ale that was formulated to have an upfront citrusy hop presence, balanced with a malt background. The hops in this ale will make you stand up and take notice!
ABV 5.5% IBU 49
Our newest beer is dark in color, but lighter in body and more thirst quenching than most dark beers. Why Triple B? Good question! Our newest beer is a collaboration between our original brewer and owner Aaron Burks; one of our former brewers and Mad Scientist, John Darab; and our current brewer and cycling enthusiast, John Kerley – Triple Brewer Bohrium Black Beer.
And before you ask the next obvious question, Bohrium is the name of element 107, in honor of the Danish physicist Niels Bohr. Bohr contributed to the rudimentary understanding of the structure of the atom – receiving the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1922 for this work. After the Germans occupied Denmark during WWII, Bohr fled, eventually arriving in England where he joined the British nuclear weapons project, part of the British mission to the Manhattan Project.
We pay tribute to Niels Bohr and his role in the Manhattan Project with Triple B Bohrium Black Beer. A bready nose transfers into the palate and introduces you to subtle touches of chocolate and smoke. If you have been afraid to try a dark beer, this is a good place to start. Our Triple B Bohrium Black Beer is a dark beer that you don’t have to chew.
ABV 4.1% IBU 18
Don’t let the subtle toasted caramel aroma fool you – this brew comes in at 61 IBU’s. If hoppy makes you happy – this is a beer for you. Pale red in color, this medium bodied ale hits your tongue with fresh grassy bitterness and lingers long with a hint of sweetness and a dry finish.
ABV 5.7% IBU 61
Cerium is a rare earth element named after the dwarf planet Ceres which is named after the Roman goddess of agriculture. We thought this is a fitting name since Saison originated from ales brewed in farmhouses during the winter in the French speaking region of Belgium to be consumed by the seasonal agricultural workers ("les saisonniers") during the summer. Cerium Saison is brewed with Pilsner and Vienna malt, making it a slightly cloudy golden yellow ale with citrus and spicy aromas and flavors. Light in body, but complex – with hints of fresh grapefruit, earthy yeast tones and mild spice, with a semi-dry finish and a touch of bitter-sweet. We love our newest brew and hope you do too!
ABV 5.4% IBU 22
The Electric Lemon Rosemary Saison is the second in our summer saison series. This new ale is named in honor of our local nuclear power generator. We turned up the voltage by adding fresh lemon and a slight touch of rosemary to our original Cerium Saison recipe. This beer is perfect to enjoy on our patio!
ABV 5.4% IBU 22
A farm house-style ale with a mellow body but a bold flavor. Brewed with a bier de garde in mind, we added 10 lbs of raisins to give it a dash of sweetness to counteract the subtle sour profile that develops in the fermentation process. Light enough to enjoy during the last of our hot summer days, but perfect to warm you on the quickly approaching cool nights. Who said grapes were only for wine?
ABV 4.9% IBU 16
Gose is a German style beer named after the town of Goslar, Germany. Goslar was known for its salty water, so the masterful brewers concocted a brew to take advantage of this touch of salt. We used San Juan Islands Sea Salt which is dried in the sun, and added a touch of coriander. This is a refreshing, slightly sour ale with hints of lemon, wheat, coriander and salt. Prost!
ABV 4.4% IBU 12
Named after the beloved mother of radiation, Madame Marie Curie, this beer is sure to stand the test of time. Brewed with 30 pounds of fresh cranberries and a hint of fresh orange peel, our new ale is a beautiful balancing act of sweet and tart, perfect for the patio on a warm summer’s eve. We are pioneering our way in the science of beer with this brand new recipe created by our brewmaster John Kerley and we truly believe it will win the “Nobel prize” in taste! So have a pint (or two, we won’t tell) and raise your glass to toast the historical icon, the first woman to earn a Nobel prize (which she followed with a second), Madame Curie, to whom we dedicate this beer.
ABV 6.2% IBU 12
A dry dark ale with aromas of chocolate and coffee progressing to flavors of black malt, coffee, and a prevalent lingering dry hop finish. Full flavor with a lighter body than many dark ales.
4.4% ABV 32 IBU
This pale ale has it all – a nice golden color, hints of mango from 13 pounds of fresh mangos per barrel of beer, pale malt flavors, and a refreshing, subtle bitterness from Cascade & Challenger hops – all reminiscent of a beautiful summertime breeze.
ABV 4.8% IBU 52
Earthy and complex malted rye on the front end, flowing to floral and citrus hop characteristics from a healthy dose of Columbus, Willamette, and Tettnang hops. Celebrate your local pride with a pint of our Richland RyePA!
ABV 4.5% IBU 73