Origins (Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project)

Style: American Flanders Red Mixed Fermentation 6.5% ABV Batch #5 May 2015 From: Denver, CO Brewery’s Note: “Base Burgundy Sour aged in Oak Barrels. Our Hommage to the history of barrel-aging and those who have influenced us along the way.” “We like to call Origins our homage to the history of barrel aging and those who have influenced us along the way. This beer is … Continue reading Origins (Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project)

Neddles (Allagash Brewing Company)

Style: American Sour Brown aged in Rum Barrels 10.5 % ABV Brewery’s Note: “Sour Brown aged sour with Lactic acid bacteria in Stainless steel for 8 months. Then it was transferred to rum barrels for an additional 6-8 months./ Neddles is a sour brown aged in rum barrels from Ned’s new venture, New England Distilling. Dark amber in color with an aroma of green apple … Continue reading Neddles (Allagash Brewing Company)

Caractère Rouge (Brouwerij Rodenbach)

Caractère Rouge (Brouwerij Rodenbach) Style: Flanders Red aged w/macerated cherries, raspberries, and cranberries 7.0% ABV From: Roeselare, Belgium Brewery’s Note: “Rodenbach Caractère Rouge was developed in 2011 in collaboration with top chef Viki Geunes (2 Michelin stars). This exclusive beer is created by adding an extra six months’ fermenting maceration with cherries, raspberries and cranberries to beer that has already undergone two years’ maturation in oak casks. The … Continue reading Caractère Rouge (Brouwerij Rodenbach)

New England Red (Trillium Brewing Company)

Style: American Flanders-Style Red 7.2% ABV From: Boston, MA Brewer’s Note: “New England style Flemish Red aged in sherry casks.” The beer pours, like high grade maple syrup, a light, pale amber, and sits with a nice ruby tint to it. The beer forms a thin head of tiny, sand-dune white bubbles above the beer. The body is clean and clear, but with a nice … Continue reading New England Red (Trillium Brewing Company)

Valentino (Night Shift Brewing)

Style: Single-Barrel Wild Rye Ale 8.5% ABV From: Everett, MA Bottled On: 2/7/14 Brewer’s Note: “Valentino is the celebration of our love for beautiful beer. Aged in a single brandy barrel for 17 months, he won our hearts and palates as a favorite amongst the brewery’s large barrel collection. He sips dry and tart, with rich, lingering notes of sour cherry, rye spice, and sweet, … Continue reading Valentino (Night Shift Brewing)

Panil Barriquée Oak-aged Sour Red Ale (Panil Birra Artiginale – Birrificio Torrechiara)

Style: Flanders Red-Style Ale 8% ABV Batch #16 Bottle #1341 From: Parma, Italy Brewer’s Note: “The dark, sour, barrel aged beers native to the Netherlands and Belgian Flanders represent one of the oldest beer styles in the world. Barriquée is the only all-natural, traditionally-made example you will find today, and it comes from, of all places Italy. The deep earthy, sour character results from three … Continue reading Panil Barriquée Oak-aged Sour Red Ale (Panil Birra Artiginale – Birrificio Torrechiara)

2011 Vintage Oak Aged (Barrel No. 95) (Brouwerij Rodenbach)

Style: Single Vat Flanders Red 7.0% ABV Brewer’s Note: “RODENBACH the exceptional Flemish red-brown sour ale of mixed fermentation, takes on its unique character by maturing in handmade oak vats, some over 150 years old. This exclusive limited edition Vintage by RODENBACH is the result of a two-year aging process in Vat Number 95, resulting in our finest ale produced. Enjoy its unparalleled sweet and … Continue reading 2011 Vintage Oak Aged (Barrel No. 95) (Brouwerij Rodenbach)