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)

Smuttlabs Trucco (Smuttynose Brewing Company)

Smuttlabs Trucco (Smuttynose Brewing Company) Style: Brett-Conditioned American Saison aged in Oak Barrels 10% ABV From: Portsmouth, NH Brewery’s Note: “Named after head brewer Charlie Ireland’s loyal pooch, Trucco is the first release in our new Pet Project series. This insanely fruity Belgian-inspired saison has been sitting in oak with Brett for almost a year. It came out at a whopping 10% abv, but drinks … Continue reading Smuttlabs Trucco (Smuttynose Brewing Company)

Brett C (Prairie Artisan Ales)

Style: Wild Farmhouse Ale/Saison brewed with Sea Salt 8.1% ABV From: Krebs, OK Brewery Note: “A farmhouse ale brewed with cascade and citra hops, and a touch of sea salt. Conditioned with brettanomyces claussenii.” The beer pours a pale, fizzle-piss-water yellow (like a cloudy Budlight?) with a huge head of creamy white pebble-bubbles, which last nicely, and leave a patchy puffing of frothy lacing to cling … Continue reading Brett C (Prairie Artisan Ales)