Civil Disobedience 12 (Hill Farmstead Brewery)

Style: Dark American Wild Ale Blend ???% ABV Brewery Notes: “Keeping with the theme of black beers landing on 4 in the series, this single French Oak barrel blend of black beers from the last 3 years includes Daybreak, Buckwheat Rye Porter, Everett, George and other minute, fragmented components. Inoculated in the barrel with various strains of yeast and souring bacteria.” The beer pours a … Continue reading Civil Disobedience 12 (Hill Farmstead Brewery)

Amais (Mystic Brewery)

Style: Dark Stock Ale aged in American Oak/Saison Porter aged in Sam Adams Utopias Barrels 7.2% ABV 32 IBU’s OG: 16° Plato Brewer’s Note: “Amais is a tavern ale aged in American oak barrels in the tradition of a brewery’s ‘keeping ale’ or stock ale. It is named after Amais Maverick, wife of the colonist who settled the land on which the beer was brewed./ … Continue reading Amais (Mystic Brewery)

Serge (Saint Somewhere Brewing Company)

Style: Black Saison/Farmhouse Ale 6.5% ABV Bottled On: 2012 From: Tarpon Springs, FL I love this beer bottle’s label.  It is simple, sleek, and sexy.  The image of the white flowerish thing is hauntingly sexual and simple, the board or the label is fancy and cool.  The brewery’s font also looks awesome, though the beer’s title font looks a little plain, and is actually small … Continue reading Serge (Saint Somewhere Brewing Company)

Apprentice Series: Mabon (White Birch Brewing)

Style: Black Saison 6.7% ABV Bottled On: September 2012 From: Hooksett, New Hampshire (I’m adding in the location of the brewery now) Brewer’s Note: “Mabon, the Wiccan name for the autumnal equinox is a time when day and night are equal, and the harvest is winding down. It’s a time of reflection and balance. For his release, Andy brewed a Black Saison that is as … Continue reading Apprentice Series: Mabon (White Birch Brewing)

Pepe Nero (Goose Island Beer Company)

Style: Black Saison/Farmhouse Ale 6% ABV 30 IBU’s Color: Mahogany Malt: Pilsner, Rye, Crystal Rye, Black Malt Hops: Pilgrim, Saaz Bottle On: 04/16/12   I like this bottle.  It is simple, Victorian Gothic/1800’s in feel, and very fancy and appeasing to the eye.  The sides of the glass are a little crowded with text that could have had its own label on the very back, but I like … Continue reading Pepe Nero (Goose Island Beer Company)