Albricot (Deciduous Brewing Company)

Style: pLambic with Apricots /Apricot American Wild Ale 4.9% ABV From: Newmarket, NH Brewery’s Note: “Our interpretation of a 4.9% abv pLambic (pure culture) aged on a heaping helping of apricots. This version is double fruited and unblended. ” This beer pours a murky yellow with brown and bronzing tinges, similar in overall look to Auranja (I’m assuming the base pLambic is fairly similar, if … Continue reading Albricot (Deciduous Brewing Company)

Apricot Love (Urban Family Brewing Company)

Style: American Fruited Mixed Fermentation Farmhouse Ale with Apricots 6.3% ABV From: Seattle. WA Brewery’s Note: “Farmhouse ale brewed with over 50 pounds per barrel of fresh apricots and fermented without indigenous cultures – Apricot Love is a natural manifestation of our love for beer and fruit.” The beer pours a hazy, sunburst yellow with a small, tightly packed head of pearly white bubbles. The … Continue reading Apricot Love (Urban Family Brewing Company)

Dogpatch Sour (Almanac Brewing Company)

Style: American Flanders Red Style Ale aged in Wine Barrels with Cherries 7.5% ABV Batch #4 From: San Francisco Brewery’s Note: “This barrel-aged wild ale is named for our San Francisco neighborhood and pays tribute to the Flanders Red style of beer. Aged in wine barrels, this lightly tart ale is brewed with California Rainier cherries using a house blend of wild yeasts, bacteria and … Continue reading Dogpatch Sour (Almanac Brewing Company)

Halia (Goose Island Brewing Company/AB InBev)

Style: American Wild Ale Fermented with Peaches in Wine Barrels 7.5% ABV International Bitterness Units: 11 Color: Golden Hops: Amarillo Malts: Pilsner, 2-Row, Torrified Wheat Brewery’s Note: “Halia is a farmhouse ale aged in wine barrels with whole peaches, resulting in bright, effervescent fruit notes in a soft, hazy body that finishes slightly tart and sweet with the pleasant character of ripe, juicy peaches. Literally meaning “remembrance of a … Continue reading Halia (Goose Island Brewing Company/AB InBev)

Bourbon Barrel Oblivion (Wicked Weed Brewing Company)

Style: Sour Red aged in Bourbon Barrels with Blackberries & Dates 10.5% ABV From: Asheville, NC Brewery’s Note: “This long-awaited iteration of Oblivion is a sour red ale aged with double the standard amount of blackberries and dates in bourbon barrels. These flavorful Kentucky barrels are then artfully blended to enhance the intense fruit and higher abv.” The beer pours a murky candied brown with … Continue reading Bourbon Barrel Oblivion (Wicked Weed Brewing Company)

Auranja (Deciduous Brewing Company)

Style: Fruited pLambic brewed with Sicilian Oranges 4.9% ABV From: Newmarket, NH Brewery’s Note: “Auranja is our interpretation of a turbid mashed, mixed culture pLambic aged on Sicilian oranges.” The cap pops with a mid-level hiss, but leaving the bottle alone for a moment leads to a mushroom cap of suds frothing from the bottle. She be gushing. The beer pours a chalky and lemony … Continue reading Auranja (Deciduous Brewing Company)

2015 Farmer’s Reserve Citrus (Almanac Brewing Company)

Style: American Wild Ale Brewed aged in Wine Barrels with Buddha’s Hand zest, Yuzu, and Blood Orange 7% ABV From: San Francisco, CA Brewery’s Note: “Citrus and beer have made a great pair ever since the first lemon wedge was added to a frosty wheat beer. Here we expand on that tradition, melding a sour blond ale with the intensely aromatic zest of Buddha’s Hand … Continue reading 2015 Farmer’s Reserve Citrus (Almanac Brewing Company)