Bourbon Barrel RIS (Stoneface Brewing Company)

Style: Bourbon Barrel Aged Russian Imperial Stout 9.5% ABV From: Newington, NH Brewery’s Note: Brewery’s Note: “Aged in American oak barrels from Heaven Hill, this Russian Imperial Stout (RIS) clocks in at 9.5% ABV. Perfect for long, cold nights. This is the type of beer you can enjoy now or set aside and age for years.” The beer pours chocolatey and thick, though not quite … Continue reading Bourbon Barrel RIS (Stoneface Brewing Company)

Sepal (Deciduous Brewing Company)

Sepal (Deciduous Brewing Company) Style: Dry-Hopped Mixed Fermentation Grisette 4.2% ABV From: Newmarket, NH Brewery’s Note: “Our interpretation of a 4.2%abv Australian dry hopped, table Brett Grisette. Primarily fermented with Brettanomyces Bruxellensis, heavily dry hopped for the style, then spiked at bottling with our house bacterial culture for a little tartness and bottle evolution./ “Sepals typically function as protection for the flowering bud, and often … Continue reading Sepal (Deciduous Brewing Company)

Smuttlabs Trucco (Smuttynose Brewing Company)

Smuttlabs Trucco (Smuttynose Brewing Company) Style: Brett-Conditioned American Saison aged in Oak Barrels 10% ABV From: Portsmouth, NH Brewery’s Note: “Named after head brewer Charlie Ireland’s loyal pooch, Trucco is the first release in our new Pet Project series. This insanely fruity Belgian-inspired saison has been sitting in oak with Brett for almost a year. It came out at a whopping 10% abv, but drinks … Continue reading Smuttlabs Trucco (Smuttynose Brewing Company)

King Misanthrope (Henniker Brewing Company)

King Misanthrope (Henniker Brewing Company) Style: Russian Imperial Stout aged on toasted Maple Wood cured with American whiskey 10% ABV From: Henniker, NH Part of the Off The Grid Series Brewery’s Note: “Misanthrope: A person who dislikes humankind and avoids human society./ Bold, dark, strong, and unapologetic.  King Misanthrope is a Russian Imperial Stout aged on house-toasted maple wood cured with American whiskey from Flag Hill … Continue reading King Misanthrope (Henniker Brewing Company)

Smuttlabs Apple Brandy Barrel Aged Gravitation

Style: American Quad aged in Apple Brandy Barrels for 6 Years 7.85% ABV (?) From: Portsmouth, NH Brewery’s Note: NA (Poured at Cellar Temps without Cooling) The beer, if we can call it that, pours out thick, syrupy, and full. The beer carries a dark, ruby coloring, but sits in the glass as blood black. Except for the faint ruby tinge, I would say this sucker … Continue reading Smuttlabs Apple Brandy Barrel Aged Gravitation

Epiphyte (Deciduous Brewing Company)

Style: Double India Pale Ale 8.0% ABV From: Newmarket, NH Brewery’s Notes: “Our 8.0%abv interpretation of a double IPA. Brewed with no Citra, no Mosaic, no Galaxy, no Azacca, and no Simcoe.” I like how I have to look up the definitions of Deciduous’ names. Learning and beer should go together more often. This lovely little ale pours out the color of oranging bronze. It is … Continue reading Epiphyte (Deciduous Brewing Company)

Brett Raspbeerience (Garrison City Beerworks)

Style: American Brett aged on Raspberries 6.7% ABV From: Dover, NH Brewery’s Note: “One of our summer favorites, this refreshingly crisp wild ale is brewed with Belgian Pale Ales [Malt?], wheat, and Sorachi Ace hops. It is 100% fermented with one of our favorite Brett strains, then aged on raspnerries. This brew is an experience not to be missed on a hot day or a … Continue reading Brett Raspbeerience (Garrison City Beerworks)

Aggregation (Deciduous Brewing Company)

Style: Table American Gose 2.4% ABV From: Newmarket, NH Brewery’s Note: “Our interpretation of an American Gose. Brewed with 60% white wheat, acidulated malts, sea salt from Salt Cellar in Portsmouth, and coriander from Stock and Spice in Portsmouth. Think a gentle lemonade.” The beer pours a pale, greenish chalk yellow with a small snappy head of pearly white bubbles that become a scrim. It’s hazy, and properly … Continue reading Aggregation (Deciduous Brewing Company)

Smuttlabs Ol’Grundy Humper (Smuttynose Brewing Company)

Style: Pale Barleywine aged on Oak Chips 10.8% ABV Bottled On: 1/13/15 From: Portsmouth, NH The beer pours a brilliant, pumpkin-orange color. It forms a nice, rockier head of off-white and tanning bubbles, which form sheets of frothy, slick lacing when splashed over the sides of the glass. In body, the beer is clear of particles, and fairly cloudy from oak and protein and such. … Continue reading Smuttlabs Ol’Grundy Humper (Smuttynose Brewing Company)

Smuttlabs Barrel Aged Tripel (Smuttynose Brewing Company)

Style: American Tripel Aged on Chardonnay Barrel Oak Chips 9.5% ABV 25 IBU’s Malts: North American 2-Row, Aromatic, Wheat, Carahell Hops: Sterling Yeast: Trappist Ale Bottled On: 8/18/14 Brewery’s Note: “Following the debut of our Belgian-style Tripel, comes a Heritage Avenue-brewed Smuttlabs tripel, aged on chardonnay oak. You’ll notice a few differences between this and the Big Beer Series version. Vanilla and pear highlight the … Continue reading Smuttlabs Barrel Aged Tripel (Smuttynose Brewing Company)