Crossfade (Oxbow Brewing Company)

Style: Blended Mixed Fermentation Hoppy Farmhouse Ale 5% ABV December 2015 From: Newcastle/Portland, ME Brewery’s Note: “Crossfade is a blend of hop-forward saisons. The presence of wild yeasts increase the complexity and longevity of this blonde farmhouse ale.” This bottle pours out a frothy, radiant yellow with chalky highlights. A head of sudsy, eggshell white that dwindles to a soapy cap. The beer’s body is … Continue reading Crossfade (Oxbow Brewing Company)

Elephant Heart de Brettaville (Almanac Brewing Company)

Style: Dry- Hopped Brett Saison Aged in Wine Barrels with Elephant Heart Plums 6.5% ABV From: San Francisco, CA Brewery’s Note on Beer: “Elephant Heart de Brettaville takes its name from Elephant Heart plums, a fruit prized for its ruby red flesh and berry-like tartness. We began with a brett-fermented ale and aged it in wine barrels with this succulent stone fruit, then generously dry-hopped with … Continue reading Elephant Heart de Brettaville (Almanac Brewing Company)

Letters After Z (Mystic Brewery)

Kettle Soured American Farmhouse Ale 3.6% ABV Hops: Ella From: Chelsea, MA The beer pours out like fizzy lemonade. It’s chalky-white and yellow, with a huge, crackling head of creamy, eggshell-white bubbles that froth and hiss and recede to rocky mountainscapes in the glass. These mountainscapes leave fluffy tendrils of swirling, smoke-like lacing on the sides of the glass. It is a frothy and beautiful … Continue reading Letters After Z (Mystic Brewery)

Assemblage No. 1 (Brasserie Dunham)

Style: Blended American Wild Ale 5.5% ABV From: Dunham, Quebec Brewery’s Note: “Propolis and our American Pale Ale both aged in Zinfandel barrels with Brettanomyces. Our first iconic assembly [blend?] where the effect of the barrels transcends the two base of beers used here. Fruity flavors, zesty, floral, rustic touches of brett. A big beer thirsty!” –According to Google Translate and me inferring… The beer … Continue reading Assemblage No. 1 (Brasserie Dunham)

Biere Sauvage Saison Reserve (Brasserie Dunham)

Style: Saison blended with an ale brewed with Tea and Guava aged in Pinot Noir Barrels 6.5% ABV From: Dunham, Quebec Brewery’s Note: “A blend of our Saison Rustique (82%) and Leo’s Early Breakfast IPA (18%) patiently aged in oak barrels with a single yeast flora . The result is a complex beer, dry, floral bouquet, fruity and rustic. Special brew 2nd Birthday.” The beer … Continue reading Biere Sauvage Saison Reserve (Brasserie Dunham)

Disco Pig #4: Lime Maguey (Black Hog Brewing Company)

Style: Brett Lime Saison 6.5% ABV Hops: Lemon Drop Other: Lime Bottled On 07/06/15 Bottle#717 of744 From: Oxford, CT Brewery’s Note: “Lime Maguey – Saison made with Brett, Lime Peel, Lime Juice, and Lemon Drop Hops” The beer pours a murky orange, like pulpy orange juice blended with water. It forms a good sized head of pebble-like, white bubbles that form a mountain scape of … Continue reading Disco Pig #4: Lime Maguey (Black Hog Brewing Company)

Sepal (Deciduous Brewing Company)

Sepal (Deciduous Brewing Company) Style: Dry-Hopped Mixed Fermentation Grisette 4.2% ABV From: Newmarket, NH Brewery’s Note: “Our interpretation of a 4.2%abv Australian dry hopped, table Brett Grisette. Primarily fermented with Brettanomyces Bruxellensis, heavily dry hopped for the style, then spiked at bottling with our house bacterial culture for a little tartness and bottle evolution./ “Sepals typically function as protection for the flowering bud, and often … Continue reading Sepal (Deciduous Brewing Company)