2014 Maiden (Siren Craft Brews)

Style: Barrel-Aged and Blended American Barleywine 11.1% ABV Barrels Mentioned: “Red Wine, Sauternes, Banyuls and Whisky” Barrels Assumed from 2013 Maiden: “Madeira, Bourbon, Armagnac & Tequila” Read More About the Maiden Program Here From: Wokingham, UK Brewery’s Note: “The goal for Maiden is to celebrate our love of experimentation and the impact of wood and time on a beer. A big barley wine is brewed … Continue reading 2014 Maiden (Siren Craft Brews)

Smuttlabs Trucco (Smuttynose Brewing Company)

Smuttlabs Trucco (Smuttynose Brewing Company) Style: Brett-Conditioned American Saison aged in Oak Barrels 10% ABV From: Portsmouth, NH Brewery’s Note: “Named after head brewer Charlie Ireland’s loyal pooch, Trucco is the first release in our new Pet Project series. This insanely fruity Belgian-inspired saison has been sitting in oak with Brett for almost a year. It came out at a whopping 10% abv, but drinks … Continue reading Smuttlabs Trucco (Smuttynose Brewing Company)

My Blueberry Nightmare (Birrificio Del Ducato)

Style: Sour Stout aged in Whiskey barrels with blueberries and hot chili 9.4% ABV Batch #3 Brewery’s Note: “A special one time creation that truly lives up to its name. The base is a Stout brewed with hot chili peppers that has been aged for almost 2 years with blueberries & pediococcus./It is opaque black in color with just a touch of carbonation. Quite acidic … Continue reading My Blueberry Nightmare (Birrificio Del Ducato)

2012 Eclipse aged in Mellow Corn (FiftyFifty Brewing Company)

Style: Whiskey Barrel Aged Imperial Stout brewed with honey 9.5% ABV Malt: Rahr 2 Row, Simpsons Golden Promise, Gambrinus Munich Light, Dark and Honey Malt, Rahr Red Wheat, Crips Pale Chocolate, Simpsons Brown, Chocolate, Black, Roasted Barley Adjuncts: Dry Malt Extract, Rice Syrup Solids, Exotic Sugars Hops: German Magnum, German Perle, Mt. Hood From: Truckee, CA Brewer’s Note for Eclipse variants in general: “One of … Continue reading 2012 Eclipse aged in Mellow Corn (FiftyFifty Brewing Company)