Curiosity Twenty Nine (Tree House Brewing Company)

Style: American Double IPA 7.9% ABV From: Monson, MA Brewery Note: “Our curiosity continues with an intensely kettle and dry hopped Double IPA featuring a combination of Simcoe & Amarillo! The base of Twenty Nine is straightforward to allow the unique and intriguing characteristics of our house yeast to play with a big punch of Simcoe & Amarillo. We experience flavors and aromas of apricot, … Continue reading Curiosity Twenty Nine (Tree House Brewing Company)

Transition (Tree House Brewing Company)

Style: Autumn Country Beer 6.5% ABV From: Monson, MA Brewery Note: “Brewed with rye, dark malts, raw wheat, and oats, Transition is the first in a series of seasonally inspired country beers. Fermented with our unique Belgian yeast strain and seasoned for 3 months in oak. Transition has notes of sweet caramel tempered by judicious earthy spice. Naturally conditioned and further developed in the bottle, … Continue reading Transition (Tree House Brewing Company)

2016 Arquebus (Cambridge Brewing Company)

Style: French Oak Barrel Aged American Barleywine w/honey and Semillon grapes 12.0% ABV OG: 1.130/32.5*P FG: 1.130/32.5*P From: Cambridge, MA Brewery’s Note: “Well, in our continuing quest to change the way people think about enjoying beer and beer styles, we have created a barleymalt-based interpretation of a dessert wine, meant to be sipped on those sultry summer evenings on our patio. It is also brewed … Continue reading 2016 Arquebus (Cambridge Brewing Company)

Brett Conspiracy (Cambridge Brewing Company)

Style: Barrel Fermented American Wild Ale 5.75% ABV OG: 1.050 | FG: 1.006 From: Cambridge, MA Brewery’s Note: “First brewed in honor of our 26th Anniversary! It features barrel fermentation and a bit of mystery from three unique yeast strains: Saccharomyces cerevisiae, Brettanomyces custercianus, and Brettanomyces bruxellensis trois. The S. cerevisiae is a well-known saison strain from Wallonia offering a spicy and dry palate. The … Continue reading Brett Conspiracy (Cambridge Brewing Company)

Bright w/Nelson (Tree House Brewing Company)

Style: [New England] Double IPA 7.8% ABV From: Monson, MA Brewery’s Note: “This batch of Bright was crafted to be a clean and elegant showcase for the notoriously awesome hop from New Zealand, Nelson Sauvin!  It is crafted with a simple malt bill and fermented with clean American Ale yeast to create a flavor profile that is more a function of its vibrant fresh ingredients … Continue reading Bright w/Nelson (Tree House Brewing Company)

Trappist Imperial Stout (Spencer Brewery)

Style: Imperial Stout 8.7% ABV From: Spencer, MA Brewery’s Note: “A massive, roasted, malt-forward American Trappist take on the Anglo-Russo Imperial Stout tradition.  Luxuriantly frothy foam, waves of coffee, chocolate and caramel sensations, a generous blend of dark fruit flavors.  Intense and robust.” The beer pours out a thick mahogany color, not oozing like girthier examples in the style, but flowing with a definite weight. … Continue reading Trappist Imperial Stout (Spencer Brewery)

Entropy (Mystic Brewery)

Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale/Super Ale 14% ABV From: Chelsea, MA Brewery’s Note: “Uncarbonated “still” ale, fermented with three strains of yeast and aged in American oak./ A Mystic Brewery original, Mystic Entropy defies categorization. A true high-gravity creation… Whatever you may call it, a barley port, imperial Belgian, a triplequadruple, or a “Boston Cognac”, Entropy is a rare epicurean experience that pairs beautifully with … Continue reading Entropy (Mystic Brewery)

Letters After Z (Mystic Brewery)

Kettle Soured American Farmhouse Ale 3.6% ABV Hops: Ella From: Chelsea, MA The beer pours out like fizzy lemonade. It’s chalky-white and yellow, with a huge, crackling head of creamy, eggshell-white bubbles that froth and hiss and recede to rocky mountainscapes in the glass. These mountainscapes leave fluffy tendrils of swirling, smoke-like lacing on the sides of the glass. It is a frothy and beautiful … Continue reading Letters After Z (Mystic Brewery)

The IPA (Building 8 Brewing)

Style: American India Pale Ale 6.5% ABV 70 IBU’s From: North Hampton, MA Note on the Beer from an Interview with Draft Magazine: “They say a writer should write about what they know. So really, we’re brewing what we like to drink and we really wanted to get something that was tropical and citrusy up front with a piney, dank baseline to it and a … Continue reading The IPA (Building 8 Brewing)

2014 Slumbrew Yankee Swap (Somerville Brewing Company)

Style: Imperial Stout aged in Turkey Shore Rum Barrels 12% ABV 68 IBU’s *Beer Aged for One Year in my cellar* From: Brewer based in Somerville, MA but beer brewed in Ipswich, MA Brewery’s Note: “This 2014 imperial stout is the SECOND EDITION in our Yankee Swap series. It’s aged in Turkey Shore Distilleries rum barrels to create a unique flavor profile that continues to … Continue reading 2014 Slumbrew Yankee Swap (Somerville Brewing Company)