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)

2014 Maiden (Siren Craft Brews)

Style: Barrel-Aged and Blended American Barleywine 11.1% ABV Barrels Mentioned: “Red Wine, Sauternes, Banyuls and Whisky” Barrels Assumed from 2013 Maiden: “Madeira, Bourbon, Armagnac & Tequila” Read More About the Maiden Program Here From: Wokingham, UK Brewery’s Note: “The goal for Maiden is to celebrate our love of experimentation and the impact of wood and time on a beer. A big barley wine is brewed … Continue reading 2014 Maiden (Siren Craft Brews)

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)

Blimp (Clown Shoes Brewing Company)

Blimp (Clown Shoes Brewing Company) Style: Imperial Red Ale aged in Chardonnay Barrels 11% ABV From: Ipswich, MA Brewery’s Note: “Look there, floating over idyllic Belmont, that’s a non-rigid airship. it’s got metric tons of helium packed in an inflatable envelope, it’s the Clown Shoes Blimp! This Imperial Red Ale was aged in CA Chardonnay barrels for two of the best human beings: Kate and … Continue reading Blimp (Clown Shoes Brewing Company)

Bride Maker (Jack’s Abby Brewing Company)

Style: Lager Wine 13% ABV From: Framingham, MA Brewery’s Note: “We aged this beer in bourbon barrelspreviously used for our Barrel-Aged Framinghammer Baltic Porter. Lengthy aging allows the 13% ABV beer to mellow and develop a deep vanilla, almost honey-like sweetness and plum-like dark fruit flavors. This beer is a sipper. You’ve been warned!” The beer pours out like thin maple syrup, auburn and clear, … Continue reading Bride Maker (Jack’s Abby Brewing Company)

Raison d’Extra (Dogfish Head Brewing Company)

Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale with Brown Sugar and Raisins 15% ABV 40 IBU’s From: Milton, DE Brewery’s Note: “Our Raison D’Etre, with a little extra. This immodest brew, made with an obscene amount of malt, brown sugar and raisins, takes Belgian-style browns to new heights. Raison D’Extra’s little brother Raison D’Etre was brewed to be the ultimate beer partner for steak. Plump raisins and … Continue reading Raison d’Extra (Dogfish Head Brewing Company)

2014 Our Finest Regards (Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project)

Style: English Barleywine 12.1% ABV IBU’s: not important  Hops: there’s hops in here? Malt: Thomas Fawcett & Sons, Yorkshire OG: 29 Plato From: Somerville, MA Brewery’s Note: “From Pretty Things to you this winter season: “Our Finest Regards.” Four years into our project and we’re grateful and amazed that so many people love and support great beer these days. The fact that we’re still here is a credit to you … Continue reading 2014 Our Finest Regards (Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project)