Smuttlabs Smoked Peach Short Weiss (Smuttynose Brewing Company)

Style: Smoked Peach American Weisse 6.9% ABV From: Portsmouth, NH Bottled: 12/18/14 Brewery’s Note: “Berliner-style wheat ale with peaches and smoked malt” The beer pours a pale, chalky yellow, with perhaps just a hint of red to its color. It forms little to no head, and is nearly opaque in body with a cloudy murk. Honestly, it’s not the prettiest. On the nose, the beer … Continue reading Smuttlabs Smoked Peach Short Weiss (Smuttynose Brewing Company)

Smuttlabs Strawberry Shortweisse (Smuttynose Brewing Company)

Style: American Weisse Brewed with Strawberries 3.5% ABV From: Hampton, NH Brewery’s Note: “What more is there to say? A short weisse brewed with strawberries. Strawberry Short Weisse is a recreation of the first berliner-style wheat beer we brewed back in 2008. The beer ninjas at Smuttlabs use two different microbes, lactobacillus and brewer’s yeast, to create a low-alcohol, tart wheat beer. In the German … Continue reading Smuttlabs Strawberry Shortweisse (Smuttynose Brewing Company)

The Myth of the Florida Weisse and Draft Magazine

Draft Magazine online is one of my favorite ways to keep up with the beer world. I check into the website at least once a day to see what new content they have, and usually there is always something new for me to read and find interest in. I say this because I’m a little disappointed with their beer journalism in regards to an article … Continue reading The Myth of the Florida Weisse and Draft Magazine

Cape Codder Weisse (Night Shift Brewing)

Style: American Weisse with Cape Cod Cranberries and Florida Oranges 4.8% ABV Batch #2 From: Everett, MA Brewer’s Note: “A lively, playful sour, Cape Codder Weisse sips like a tart beer cocktail.  With tangy flavors of berry, citrus, grassy wheat, and ripe cranberry, this is a great beer to brighten any dark winter evening. Over 150 pounds of fresh cranberries were boiled and poured into … Continue reading Cape Codder Weisse (Night Shift Brewing)

Straw-Barb Short Weisse (Smuttynose Brewing Company)

Style: American Weisse w/Strawberry 3.5% ABV 5 IBU OG: Plato FG: 1˚ Plato Malts: North American 2-Row, Wheat Hops: Saaz (for both First Wort and Whirlpool additions) Yeast: WLP-300 Hefeweizen Ale Other Ingredients: Natural Strawberry Puree, Lactobacillus Brewer’s Note: “Our first Berliner Weiss was brewed in the winter of 2008 just as the “ice storm of the century” glazed a very large portion of the … Continue reading Straw-Barb Short Weisse (Smuttynose Brewing Company)

Mainer Weisse (Night Shift Brewing Company)

Style: American Weisse aged on Blueberries and Cinnamon Sticks 5.1% ABV Batch #4 Bottled on 10/10/13 From: Everett, MA Brewer’s Note: “With late-season access to some Maine wild blueberries (thanks Boston Organics!), we captured a bit of “The Way Life Should Be” in this rich, full-flavored winter sour. Mainer Weisse has a nose of ripe berry and cinnamon spice, warming hints of the holidays. It sips … Continue reading Mainer Weisse (Night Shift Brewing Company)

Justin Blåbær (Evil Twin Brewing Company, Westbrook Brewing Company, The Charleston Beer Exchange)

Style: American Weisse/ Berliner Weisse brewed with Blueberries 4.5% ABV Brewer’s Note: “OMG! It’s JUSTIN BLABAER!!!! If you have “Blabaer fever,” then this is the only cure. We stuffed so many blueberries into this beer–it’s going to make you shout, “Oh Baby!” This is dedicated to AVSB. A&F YFFL – EW, MW, RWM, BE, SS, RC”   The beer’s label is ridiculous. It looks like … Continue reading Justin Blåbær (Evil Twin Brewing Company, Westbrook Brewing Company, The Charleston Beer Exchange)