Imperial Stout (Samuel Smith Brewery)

Style: Russian Imperial Stout 7% ABV Ingredients: Water, malted barley, roasted malt, cane sugar, yeast, hops. Brewery’s Note: “This distinctive type of beer was originally brewed to withstand the abuses of shipping in foul weather to Imperial Russia. It was a favourite of Russian nobility whose taste for the finest food and drink was world famous./ A rich flavourful brew; deep chocolate in colour with a … Continue reading Imperial Stout (Samuel Smith Brewery)

2014 Maiden (Siren Craft Brews)

Style: Barrel-Aged and Blended American Barleywine 11.1% ABV Barrels Mentioned: “Red Wine, Sauternes, Banyuls and Whisky” Barrels Assumed from 2013 Maiden: “Madeira, Bourbon, Armagnac & Tequila” Read More About the Maiden Program Here From: Wokingham, UK Brewery’s Note: “The goal for Maiden is to celebrate our love of experimentation and the impact of wood and time on a beer. A big barley wine is brewed … Continue reading 2014 Maiden (Siren Craft Brews)

When the Light Gose Out (Stillwater Artisnal Ales & Siren Craft Ales)

When the Light Gose Out (Stillwater Artisnal Brewers & Siren Craft Ales) Style: Brett Black Gose w/Hibiscus 4.5% ABV From: Finchampstead, England Brewery’s Note: “In collaboration with Stillwater Artisinal Ales, we wanted to approach a classic german brew sour beer with salt and add our own artistic flair. This beer is a black beer with no roasty notes extra sourness and fruity notes from hibiscus and pulled … Continue reading When the Light Gose Out (Stillwater Artisnal Ales & Siren Craft Ales)

Ratchet Saison (Siren Brewing Company and Prairie Artisan Ales)

Style: Blended Barrel Aged Saison 6.2% ABV From: Wokingham, UK Brewery’s Note: “Ratchet is the result of a collaboration with Chase Healey and the boys from Prairie Artisan Ales. We started with a simple saison based on Chase’s Prairie ale. During the brew day we sat down and did some blending, what stands before you is the culmination of our hard work. Blended with white … Continue reading Ratchet Saison (Siren Brewing Company and Prairie Artisan Ales)

Odyssey 001 (Siren Craft Brew)

Style: Blended Barrel Aged Imperial Stout 12.4% ABV   Brewery’s Note on Series: “Our Odyssey range is a collectionof beers that have been blended.  Sometimes a blend of the same beer in different barrels, sometimes very different beers that work together in a way that makes the sum greater than the individual parts.   Blending is a journey and also a challenge, and we felt … Continue reading Odyssey 001 (Siren Craft Brew)

Yorkshire Stingo (Samuel Smith Old Brewery)

Style: English Strong Ale 8.0% ABV Brewed in 2013 From: Tadcaster, UK Brewery: “Some of the oak casks at Samuel Smith’s date back more than a century with the individual oak staves being replaced by the Old Brewery coopers over the years. Gradually the casks soak in more & more of the character of the ale fermented in stone Yorkshire squares. Yorkshire Stingo is aged … Continue reading Yorkshire Stingo (Samuel Smith Old Brewery)