Lizard of Koz (Founders Brewing Company)

Style: Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout brewed with Blueberries, Chocolate, and Vanilla 10.5% ABV From: Grand Rapids, MI Brewery’s Note; “This one is near and dear to our hearts. Brewmaster Jeremy Kosmicki wanted to make the birthday of his little sister, Liz, a special one. So he did what he does best and brewed a stout using a few of her favorite ingredients: fresh Michigan … Continue reading Lizard of Koz (Founders Brewing Company)

Halia (Goose Island Brewing Company/AB InBev)

Style: American Wild Ale Fermented with Peaches in Wine Barrels 7.5% ABV International Bitterness Units: 11 Color: Golden Hops: Amarillo Malts: Pilsner, 2-Row, Torrified Wheat Brewery’s Note: “Halia is a farmhouse ale aged in wine barrels with whole peaches, resulting in bright, effervescent fruit notes in a soft, hazy body that finishes slightly tart and sweet with the pleasant character of ripe, juicy peaches. Literally meaning “remembrance of a … Continue reading Halia (Goose Island Brewing Company/AB InBev)

Brett C (Prairie Artisan Ales)

Style: Wild Farmhouse Ale/Saison brewed with Sea Salt 8.1% ABV From: Krebs, OK Brewery Note: “A farmhouse ale brewed with cascade and citra hops, and a touch of sea salt. Conditioned with brettanomyces claussenii.” The beer pours a pale, fizzle-piss-water yellow (like a cloudy Budlight?) with a huge head of creamy white pebble-bubbles, which last nicely, and leave a patchy puffing of frothy lacing to cling … Continue reading Brett C (Prairie Artisan Ales)

Funky Gold Mosaic (Prairie Artisan Ales)

Style: Mixed Fermentation Dry-Hopped American Wild Ale 7.5% ABV 18 IBU’s From: Tulsa, OK Brewery’s Note: “Funky Gold Mosaic is a dry-hopped sour ale. We took Prairie Gold and dry-hopped it with a huge amount of Mosaic hops. The end results are tropical, sour, and an all-around new beer drinking experience! This beer is great fresh, but will continue to develop as the wild yeast … Continue reading Funky Gold Mosaic (Prairie Artisan Ales)

Bomb! (Prairie Artisan Ales)

Style: Imperial Stout aged on Coffee, Cacao Nibs, Vanilla Beans & Chili Peppers 13% ABV 65 IBU’s Coffee From: Nordaggios Coffee From: Tulsa, OK Brewery’s Note: “Bomb! is an imperial stout aged on espresso beans, chocolate, vanilla beans, and ancho chile peppers. All the flavors meld to create a truly unique beer. The peppers add just the right amount of heat to compliment the intense coffee … Continue reading Bomb! (Prairie Artisan Ales)

Christmas Bomb! (Prairie Artisan Ales)

Style: Imperial Stout brewed with Spices 11.5% ABV From: Krebs, OK Brewery’s Note: “This beer is the amazing base beer we all know and love with the addition of Christmas spices. With the weather starting to cool off and the leaves changing colors, I can’t think of a better beer for the season.” Admittedly, I have never had Bomb!, so the obvious comparisons cannot be … Continue reading Christmas Bomb! (Prairie Artisan Ales)