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)

2014 Stickee Monkee (Firestone Walker Brewing Company)

Style: American Quad aged in Oak Barrels 13.4% ABV 20 IBU’s OG: 30.17 67.5 SRM Fermentation: Lucha Libre From: Paso Robles, CA Brewery’s Note; “A Belgian Quad by recipe, but aging it in spirits barrels garners its own category: Central Coast Quad.  A beer formulated to sit on the sweeter and malty side so that we could utilize it for blending.  Turbinado brown sugar from … Continue reading 2014 Stickee Monkee (Firestone Walker Brewing Company)

Baby Maker (Jack’s Abby Brewing)

Style: Lagerwine/ Euro Strong Lager 14% ABV From: Framingham, MA Brewer’s Note: “This beer is a 14% abv golden lager that was aged for nine months in Framinghammer barrels.  It is named in honor of the recent births of Myles, son of head brewer Mike Gleason, and Molly, Jack and Abby’s daughter./ What precisely is a “Lager Wine”? I have no doubt that the Alcohol … Continue reading Baby Maker (Jack’s Abby Brewing)

2013 Bourbon County Brand Barleywine (Goose Island Brewing Company)

Style: English-Style Barleywine Aged in Bourbon Barrels 12.1% ABV 60 IBU’s Color: Deep Crimson Hops: Pilgrim, Styrian Malt: Pale, Crystal, Caramel, Dark Chocolate From: Chicago, IL Brewer’s Notes: “Aged in the third-use barrels that were once home to Kentucky bourbon and then our renowned Bourbon County Stout, this traditional English-style barleywine possesses the subtlety of flavor that only comes from a barrel that’s gone through many seasons of ritual … Continue reading 2013 Bourbon County Brand Barleywine (Goose Island Brewing Company)

Proprie-tor’s Reserve Series: No. 003 §ucaba/Abacus (Firestone Walker)

Style: Barrel Aged English Barleywine 12.5% ABV 42 IBU’s OG: 27º Plato FG: 4.7º Plato Yeast: House British Ale Malts: Munton’s Pale, Crisp Maris Otter Pale, Munich, Dark & Light Crystal, Chocolate Hops: Bittering—Bravo; Late Kettle—East Kent Golding From: Paso Robles, CA 2013 Vintage Brewer’s Note: “Big boozy bourbon and American oak aromas combined with soft chocolate malty undertones. Complex malt flavors framed in oak, … Continue reading Proprie-tor’s Reserve Series: No. 003 §ucaba/Abacus (Firestone Walker)