Red Wheelbarrow (Maine Beer Company)

Style: American Red Ale/India Red Ale 7.0% ABV OG: 1.070 Malt: Weyermann Munich 1, Briess 2-Row, Victory, Chateau Special B, Chateau Abbey, Briess C-80 Hops: Columbus, Amarillo, Falconer’s Flight Bottled On: 11/12/13 Brewer’s Note: “Like many of our beers, Red Wheelbarrow (which started out as a pilot batch brewed by Brewer Dan Roberts) doesn’t fit neatly into a style category — think of it as … Continue reading Red Wheelbarrow (Maine Beer Company)

Comparison: Zoe vs. Nugget Nectar (Battle of the Hoppy Reds)

Zoe (Maine Beer Company) Style: Imperial/Double Red/Amber Ale or India Red Ale 7% ABV Vs. Nugget Nectar (Troegs Brewing Company) Style: Imperial/Double Red/Amber Ale or India Red Ale 7.5% ABV So I’ve decided to do a side by side comparison of these two great hoppy amber ales/India Red Ales/ Whatever you want to call them…  Zoe is a personal favorite in my book, and possibly my favorite beer of … Continue reading Comparison: Zoe vs. Nugget Nectar (Battle of the Hoppy Reds)

Tröegs Nugget Nectar (Tröegs Brewing Company)

Style: Imperial/Double Amber/Red Ale or India Red Ale 7.5% ABV 93ish IBU’s Color (SRM): Straw / Orange Malts: Pilsner, Vienna, Munich Hops: Nugget, Warrior, Tomahawk, Simcoe, Palisade HopBack Hops: Nugget Yeast: Ale Brewer’s Note: “Squeeze those hops for all they’re worth and prepare to pucker up! Nugget Nectar Ale will take hopheads to nirvana with a heady collection of Nugget, Warrior and Tomahawk hops. Starting … Continue reading Tröegs Nugget Nectar (Tröegs Brewing Company)

Zoe (Maine Beer Company)

Style: American Amber/ Red Ale 7.2% ABV Bottled On: 05/31/2012 This bottle is minimalism at its most perfect.  From the thick recyclable paper of the label to the simple childish smiley face and the very plain font and black and purple letters, this bottle says a lot with very little.  I love how environmentally conscious this company is, as it makes me feel even better … Continue reading Zoe (Maine Beer Company)