Mermaid’s Red (Coronado Brewing Company)

Style: American Amber Ale 5.70% ABV 50 IBU’s Malts: 2-Row, Cara, c-45, c-77, Chocolate, Cara Hell, Carafa III Hops: Northern Brewers, Cascade Yeast: California Ale From: Coronado, CA Brewer’s Note: “Mermaid’s Red™ bucks the shallow mid-range red ale stereotype. Loaded with Cascade hops, it delivers a fresh floral aroma and sharp bitter notes, all while delivering a solid kick of roasted malts that fades seamlessly … Continue reading Mermaid’s Red (Coronado Brewing Company)

Bozone Select Amber Ale (Bozeman Brewing Company)

Style: American Amber Ale 5.4% ABV 29 IBU’s OG: 12.5° Plato FG: 2° Plato From: Bozeman, MT Brewer’s Note: “The local favorite, this flagship light amber is all about balance, with medium body, a hint of hops, and a refreshing finish that leaves you beckoning for more. Bozone Select Amber Ale is the flagship offering from Bozeman Brewing Company, made with Montana Brown and malted … Continue reading Bozone Select Amber Ale (Bozeman Brewing Company)

Amber Road (Baxter Brewing Company)

Style: American Amber /Red Ale 5.5% ABV 35 IBU’s   I like the red, almost coca-cola-like color of this can, and the map of Russia on it is interesting and stylistically appeasing.  The fonts are all great, though the flowing script that describes the beer clashes slightly with the “Amber Road” font.  The can is a little cluttered with text, but overall fairly balanced, and … Continue reading Amber Road (Baxter Brewing Company)

Hex (Magic Hat Brewing Company)

Style: American Amber/ Red Ale 5.4% ABV 25 IBU’s Yeast: German Ale Hops: Apollo, Hallertaur Malts: Pale, Vienna, Crystal, Cherry Wood Smoked Malt, Malted Rye Gravity: 14.00 Plato SRM: 18.0 Cap Quote: “A mind is a terrible thing to baste”   I’m not sure what to say of this bottle’s label.  I love the text for “Hex” with the cloud/smoke hints, it really gives the beer an awesome spooky feel.  … Continue reading Hex (Magic Hat Brewing Company)