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)

Elephant Heart de Brettaville (Almanac Brewing Company)

Style: Dry- Hopped Brett Saison Aged in Wine Barrels with Elephant Heart Plums 6.5% ABV From: San Francisco, CA Brewery’s Note on Beer: “Elephant Heart de Brettaville takes its name from Elephant Heart plums, a fruit prized for its ruby red flesh and berry-like tartness. We began with a brett-fermented ale and aged it in wine barrels with this succulent stone fruit, then generously dry-hopped with … Continue reading Elephant Heart de Brettaville (Almanac Brewing Company)

Barrel Aged Roulette (Beer’d Brewing Company)

Style: Russian Imperial Stout aged in Port Wine Barrels 8.5% ABV Bottle #1489/1624 From: Stonington, CT Brewery Notes: “Roulette started as a full bodied, robust, Russian Imperial Stout. We then aged it in Jonathan Edwards Port Wine barrels for at least a year. The result is a velvety smooth incarnation still full of roast, but beautifully married with both the oak and the rich essence … Continue reading Barrel Aged Roulette (Beer’d Brewing Company)

Assemblage No. 1 (Brasserie Dunham)

Style: Blended American Wild Ale 5.5% ABV From: Dunham, Quebec Brewery’s Note: “Propolis and our American Pale Ale both aged in Zinfandel barrels with Brettanomyces. Our first iconic assembly [blend?] where the effect of the barrels transcends the two base of beers used here. Fruity flavors, zesty, floral, rustic touches of brett. A big beer thirsty!” –According to Google Translate and me inferring… The beer … Continue reading Assemblage No. 1 (Brasserie Dunham)

Biere Sauvage Saison Reserve (Brasserie Dunham)

Style: Saison blended with an ale brewed with Tea and Guava aged in Pinot Noir Barrels 6.5% ABV From: Dunham, Quebec Brewery’s Note: “A blend of our Saison Rustique (82%) and Leo’s Early Breakfast IPA (18%) patiently aged in oak barrels with a single yeast flora . The result is a complex beer, dry, floral bouquet, fruity and rustic. Special brew 2nd Birthday.” The beer … Continue reading Biere Sauvage Saison Reserve (Brasserie Dunham)

Disco Pig #2.1:  BARREL AGED Brett Golden Sour

(Black Hog Brewing Company) Style: Red Wine Barrel Aged Kettle Soured Brett 6.5% ABV Barrels: Cabernet Franc From: Oxford, CT Brewery’s Note: “This beer had a long weekend in our brew kettle allowing beer bugs (Pediococcus and Latcobacillus) to get down get down and do their sour thang. While yeast strains eat sugar and produce alcohol beer bugs eat sugar and produce acids. This gives … Continue reading Disco Pig #2.1:  BARREL AGED Brett Golden Sour

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)