Fluxus 2016 (Allagash Brewing Company)

Style: Saison Ale Brewed with Ginger and Aged in Oak Gin Barrels 8.5% ABV Grains: Allagash 2-row Malted Barley Blend, Malted Rye, Malted Wheat Hops: Northern Brewer, Tettnang, and Perle Spices/Other: Ginger Brewery’s Note: “We brew Fluxus every year to commemorate the anniversary of our first beer sold in July 1995. The name Fluxus is Latin for continuous change. Every year, Fluxus is brewed with a different recipe./ … Continue reading Fluxus 2016 (Allagash Brewing Company)

Crossfade (Oxbow Brewing Company)

Style: Blended Mixed Fermentation Hoppy Farmhouse Ale 5% ABV December 2015 From: Newcastle/Portland, ME Brewery’s Note: “Crossfade is a blend of hop-forward saisons. The presence of wild yeasts increase the complexity and longevity of this blonde farmhouse ale.” This bottle pours out a frothy, radiant yellow with chalky highlights. A head of sudsy, eggshell white that dwindles to a soapy cap. The beer’s body is … Continue reading Crossfade (Oxbow Brewing Company)

Beryl Program: Barrel Aged Tweiss (Gneiss Brewing Company)

Style: French Barrel Brettanomyces Aged Weizenbock 7.5% ABV 30 IBU’s Brewery’s Note: “Barrelaged Tweiss – our traditional weizenbock aged 6 months in French oak with Brett C. Brewery’s Note on Base Beer: “Tweiss is our take on a weizenbock. Essentially an imperial version of Weiss, Tweiss is a sweeter, bolder brew but still has the clean drinkability of its little brother. Sweet banana notes greet … Continue reading Beryl Program: Barrel Aged Tweiss (Gneiss Brewing Company)

Helena (Allagash Brewing Company)

Style: American Flanders-Style Red Aged in Oak Foudre 7.1% ABV From: Portland, ME Grains: Allagash 2-row Malted Barley Blend, Munich Malt, Raw Wheat Hops: Hallertau Barrel: Finished in an oak foudre Yeast: House Bacteria: Lactobacillus and Pediococcus Brewery’s Note: “Helena is modeled after a traditional Flemish- Style Sour Red. It opens with aromas of apple and pear, imparts flavors of caramel and fruit, and is followed by a clean, … Continue reading Helena (Allagash Brewing Company)

Cuvee d’ Industrial (Allagash Brewing Company)

Style: Blended American Wild Ale 7.5% ABV From: Portland, ME Brewery’s Note: “Cuvee d’ Industrial is comprised of a blend of select barrels from our wild beer cellar. The barrels chosen for this blend were selected based on the specific unique characteristics that each brought to the blend. The various components range in age from 1-5 years and were aged in a mix of American … Continue reading Cuvee d’ Industrial (Allagash Brewing Company)

Fourthmeal (The Bruery & Maine Beer Company)

Style: Hoppy Belgian Pale Ale 6.9% ABV 60 IBU’s SRM: 7 From: Placentia, CA Brewery’s Note: “The Bruery and Maine Beer Company got together and cooked up something special for you: fourthmeal. It isn’t brunch; it isn’t “linner.” It’s a hoppy Belgian-style ale that brings aspects of both breweries to the table: fruity, Belgian yeast esters, a crisp, bready backbone, citrus and piney hop characteristics, … Continue reading Fourthmeal (The Bruery & Maine Beer Company)

Golden Brett (Allagash Brewing Company)

Style: Golden Brett Aged in Oak Foudre 7.7% ABV From: Portland, ME Grains:  Allagash 2-row Malted Barley Blend, Victory Malt, Malted Red Wheat, Flaked Oats Hops: Simcoe, Northern Brewer Yeast: Allagash House Brettanomyces Brewery’s Note: “Golden Brett is a dark golden colored beer, with a fruity aroma and flavors suggesting citrus, apricot and bread crust. The mild tartness of the beer gives way to a long, clean finish. We … Continue reading Golden Brett (Allagash Brewing Company)