Smuttlabs Durtáy (Smuttynose Brewing Company)

Style: India Brown Ale aged in Rum Barrels 12.7% ABV Barrel Type: Berkshire Distilling Rum From: Portsmouth, NH Brewery’s Note: “Durtay (12.7% abv), is a Berkshire Mountain Distilling rum barrel-aged variant of Durty… This beer is part of a Berkshire Mountain project that sent used spirit barrels out to breweries who would then age a beer in that barrel. When the beer was packaged, the barrel would go … Continue reading Smuttlabs Durtáy (Smuttynose Brewing Company)

George (Hill Farmstead Brewing Company)

Style: American Brown Ale 6% ABV 15.5º P From: Greensborough, VT Brewery’s Note: “George was our grandfather’s brother, and Hill Farmstead Brewery rests upon the land that was once home to him and his 13 siblings./ George is our American Brown Ale.  Hopped, rightfully so, with Centennial, Cascade, and a touch of Columbus…” The beer pours a deep, chocolatey brown, taking an almost reddish glow … Continue reading George (Hill Farmstead Brewing Company)

Hop Karma Brown IPA: Peace, Love, and Hopiness (Terrapin Beer Company)

Style: American Brown Ale 6.0% ABV 65 IBU’s O.G.: 15.1 Hops: Nugget, Chinook, Centennial, Willamette, Columbus (Dry Hop) Malt: Pale, Dark, Munich, Special Roast, Crystal 69, Crystal 77, Chocolate From: Athens, GA Brewer’s Note: “The Terrapin Hop Karma Brown IPA (formerly known as the India Style Brown Ale) is a head-on collision between a hoppy west coast IPA and a complex malty brown ale. Brewed … Continue reading Hop Karma Brown IPA: Peace, Love, and Hopiness (Terrapin Beer Company)

Old Brown Dog (Smuttynose Brewing Company)

Style: American Brown Ale 6.7% ABV 18 IBU’s Malt Bill: North American 2-Row, Munich 10L, C-120, Chocolate Hops: Bittering: Cascade and Galena Flavoring Hops: Willamette OG:  15° Plato FG:  3.26° Plato Brewer’s Notes: “Old Brown Dog has been cited as a classic example of the “American Brown Ale” style of beer. Compared to a typical English Brown Ale, Old Brown Dog is fuller-bodied and more strongly … Continue reading Old Brown Dog (Smuttynose Brewing Company)

Smuttynose Short Batch #18: Durty (Smuttynose Brewing Company)

Style: India Brown Ale or India Black Ale 8.4% ABV 55 IBU’s Malts: North American 2-Row, Munich 10L, Chocolate, C-60, Brown Hops: Bittering- Polaris, Flavor- Nugget, Dry Hop- Simcoe Yeast: American Ale Yeast Batch Size: 106 logs, 69 cases Bottle 543 of 828 Brewer’s Notes: Get the story here. My local beer shop, the wonderful Bogie’s Beer and Wine of Beverly, happened to be one … Continue reading Smuttynose Short Batch #18: Durty (Smuttynose Brewing Company)

2012 Tumbler Autumn Brown Ale (Sierra Nevada Brewing Company)

Style: American Brown Ale 5.5% ABV 37 IBU’s Malts: Two-row Pale, Crystal, Chocolate, and smoked Beginning Gravity: 13.6 Plato Ending Gravity 3.5 Plato Ale Yeast Bittering Hops: Challenger Finishing Hops: Challenger and Yakima Goldings A Tumbler beer for a Tumblr blog!  I felt the similarities were worthy of note.  I love Sierra Nevada’s bottles.  Something about their simple seasonal landscapes just looks lovely on a … Continue reading 2012 Tumbler Autumn Brown Ale (Sierra Nevada Brewing Company)