Fourthmeal (The Bruery & Maine Beer Company)

Style: Hoppy Belgian Pale Ale 6.9% ABV 60 IBU’s SRM: 7 From: Placentia, CA Brewery’s Note: “The Bruery and Maine Beer Company got together and cooked up something special for you: fourthmeal. It isn’t brunch; it isn’t “linner.” It’s a hoppy Belgian-style ale that brings aspects of both breweries to the table: fruity, Belgian yeast esters, a crisp, bready backbone, citrus and piney hop characteristics, … Continue reading Fourthmeal (The Bruery & Maine Beer Company)

Fleur Sauvage (Brouwerij De Dochter van de Korenaar)

Style: Barrel-Aged Belgian IPA/Barrel-Aged Farmhouse Ale 6.0% ABV Imported by 12% Importer From: Baarle-Hertog, Belgium Brewery’s Note: “Barrel-aged Belle Fleur I.P.A. (13 months) impossible combination of sour, sweet and bitter.” Information on this beer is scant. The brewer’s website doesn’t even note that it exists, and all anyone really knows is that it’s their Belle Fleur IPA aged in barrels. Do we know what kind … Continue reading Fleur Sauvage (Brouwerij De Dochter van de Korenaar)

Le Freak (Green Flash Brewing Company)

Style: Belgian Double IPA/ American Tripel 9.2% ABV 101 IBU’s Brewery’s Note: “Le Freak is the first-ever hybrid ale of its kind: the convergence of a Belgian-Style Trippel with an American Imperial IPA. Spawned over barstool pontifications between Publican and Brewmaster, this zesty Amarillo dry-hopped, bottle-conditioned marvel entices with fruity Belgian yeast aromatics and a firm, dry finish. Experience a legendary beer phenomenon.” The beer … Continue reading Le Freak (Green Flash Brewing Company)

Smuttlabs White IPA (Smuttynose Brewing Company)

Style: White IPA (Hybrid: Belgian Wit with IPA level hops) 4.5% ABV Price: $$ From: Seacoast, NH Availability: Limited (Mostly in NH and select accounts in the North East) Brewery’s Note: “A White IPA brewed with witbier yeast, coriander, two types of orange peel and lots of Citra hops.” The beer pours a pale and oranging yellow, sort of like dehydrated piss. The beer pours … Continue reading Smuttlabs White IPA (Smuttynose Brewing Company)

The Audacity of Hops (Cambridge Brewing Company)

Bottle:  I like the illustration on the front.  While the depiction of a hop is not original, the style in which it is drawn and the Atlas-like figure holding it up give the bottle a nice feel.  The color scheme of Purple stripes and the green hop also go together nicely.  I especially enjoy the font type on this beer.  It has a nice hand-drawn … Continue reading The Audacity of Hops (Cambridge Brewing Company)