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)

Terra Locale Series: Horti-Glory (Wicked Weed Brewing Company)

Terra Locale Series: Horti-Glory (Wicked Weed Brewing Company) Style: Tart Farmhouse Ale with Flowers 6.0% ABV From: Asheville, NC Brewery’s Note: “Horti-Glory is a tart, farmhouse ale brewed with Riverbend Malt and fermented with our house culture of brettanomyces. The addition of seasonal elderflowers, hyssop, and honeysuckle transform the rustic house culture into a lovely floral brett saison.” The beer pours a chalky yellow, with … Continue reading Terra Locale Series: Horti-Glory (Wicked Weed Brewing Company)

Serenity (Wicked Weed Brewing Company)

Serenity (Wicked Weed Brewing Company) Style: American Brett/ Barrel-Aged Farmhouse Brett 5.5% ABV OG: 1.044 Gold Medal: American-Style Brett Beer, 2013 Great American Beer Festival From: Asheville, NC Bottled On: 5/29/15 Brewery Note: “Serenity is our aptly named 100% Brettanomyces fermented beer. We are one of only a handful of breweries in the US doing 100% Bretta fermentation. That said for our first one we … Continue reading Serenity (Wicked Weed Brewing Company)

Summer Saison (Blackberry Farm Brewery)

Summer Saison (Blackberry Farm Brewery) Style: American Saison 6.1% ABV 45 IBU’s Malts: Weyermann Floor Malted Pilsner, Floor Malted Dark, Cara-Foam and Abbey Malt Hops: Australian Summer, Citra Yeast: Classic Saison From: Walland, TN Brewery’s Note: “Welcoming the hot summer month, this Saison features notes of tropical fruit that complement its bready malt undertones. A soft bitterness, reminiscent of orange marmalade, balances the delicate spice notes that result … Continue reading Summer Saison (Blackberry Farm Brewery)

Nordic Saison (Hill Farmstead Brewing Company, Cambridge Brewing Company, Kissmeyer Beer & Brewing)

Style: American Saison brewed w/ honey, heather, rose hips, rhubarb and wheat. 6.0% ABV (?) From: Greensborough, VT Brewery’s Note: “This farmhouse ale was brewed at Hill Farmstead with our friend and mentor Anders Kissmeyer (Kissmeyer Beer & Brewing) and our longtime friend Will Meyers (Cambridge Brewing Co.). Inspired by our guests and their journeys, this beer was brewed with the resourcefulness and inventiveness of the Nordic tradition, … Continue reading Nordic Saison (Hill Farmstead Brewing Company, Cambridge Brewing Company, Kissmeyer Beer & Brewing)

Smuttlabs Biere de ‘Shire (Smuttynose Brewing Company)

Smuttlabs Biere de ‘Shire (Smuttynose Brewing Company) Style: Mixed Fermentation Saison (French Saison and Brettanomyces Drei) 9.1% ABV Bottled: May 2015 From: Portsmouth, NH Brewery’s Note: “Part of the Farmhouse Series – brewed with french saison yeast and Brettanomyces.” The cork pops with the best hiss I’ve heard from a Smuttlabs beer, and pours into the glass as a color somewhere between nuclear yellow and the … Continue reading Smuttlabs Biere de ‘Shire (Smuttynose Brewing Company)

Smuttlabs Smuttwater 1.0 (Smuttynose Brewing Company and Stillwater Artisinal)

Style: American Mixed Fermentation Farmhouse Ale/ Farmhouse IPA (Brettanomyces & Saccharomyces) 7.3% ABV Brewery’s Note: “Smuttlabs Smuttwater: A 7.3%, 45ish IBU golden, Belgian-influenced collaboration with Stillwater Artisanal Beer. It’s hoppy (Citra, Motueka, Simcoe, Amarillo). It’s fermented with two yeasts (saison and Brett Drei). It’s golden-colored and features collaborative art on the label.” The beer pours a pale, chalky yellow with a huge head of eggshell white … Continue reading Smuttlabs Smuttwater 1.0 (Smuttynose Brewing Company and Stillwater Artisinal)