Letters After Z (Mystic Brewery)

Kettle Soured American Farmhouse Ale 3.6% ABV Hops: Ella From: Chelsea, MA The beer pours out like fizzy lemonade. It’s chalky-white and yellow, with a huge, crackling head of creamy, eggshell-white bubbles that froth and hiss and recede to rocky mountainscapes in the glass. These mountainscapes leave fluffy tendrils of swirling, smoke-like lacing on the sides of the glass. It is a frothy and beautiful … Continue reading Letters After Z (Mystic Brewery)

Exilior Batch #1 (OEC Brewing (Ordinem Ecentrici Coctores))

Style: Semi-Spontaneous Berliner Weisse aged in Wine Barrels 3.8% ABV From: Oxford, CT Brewery’s Note: “Exilior is a Berliner Style Weisse brewed using a traditional 3 part decoction using the thin part of the mash in each decoction. The hops are added and boiled during the decoction process. Unboiled, the beer then sits in the coolship overnight./ The next day it is transferred to the … Continue reading Exilior Batch #1 (OEC Brewing (Ordinem Ecentrici Coctores))

Smuttlabs Smoked Peach Short Weiss (Smuttynose Brewing Company)

Style: Smoked Peach American Weisse 6.9% ABV From: Portsmouth, NH Bottled: 12/18/14 Brewery’s Note: “Berliner-style wheat ale with peaches and smoked malt” The beer pours a pale, chalky yellow, with perhaps just a hint of red to its color. It forms little to no head, and is nearly opaque in body with a cloudy murk. Honestly, it’s not the prettiest. On the nose, the beer … Continue reading Smuttlabs Smoked Peach Short Weiss (Smuttynose Brewing Company)

Smuttlabs Shortweisse (Smuttynose Brewing Company)

Style: Berliner Weisse 3.5% ABV From: Hampton, NH Brewery’s Note: [Could not find any] The beer pours like chalky piss, and sits in the glass a pale yellow with green highlights. A soda pop head of eggshell-white bubbles briefly fizzes into existence and then out of existence. When beer splashes against the glass, a brief set of lacing is seen clawing at the sides of … Continue reading Smuttlabs Shortweisse (Smuttynose Brewing Company)

Smuttlabs Strawberry Shortweisse (Smuttynose Brewing Company)

Style: American Weisse Brewed with Strawberries 3.5% ABV From: Hampton, NH Brewery’s Note: “What more is there to say? A short weisse brewed with strawberries. Strawberry Short Weisse is a recreation of the first berliner-style wheat beer we brewed back in 2008. The beer ninjas at Smuttlabs use two different microbes, lactobacillus and brewer’s yeast, to create a low-alcohol, tart wheat beer. In the German … Continue reading Smuttlabs Strawberry Shortweisse (Smuttynose Brewing Company)

Cayuga Cruiser (Ithaca Brewing Company)

Style: Berliner Weisse 4.2% ABV Brewery’s Note: “Cayuga Cruiser is our slightly tart and exceptionally refreshing Berliner-Weisse style ale. Slightly hazy in appearance and light in body, this beer delivers the perfect combination of elements resulting in supreme and satisfying drinkability. Whether you’re on a boat or in your back yard, this beer is the quintessential summer refresher.” The beer’s label is clean and simple, … Continue reading Cayuga Cruiser (Ithaca Brewing Company)

Intergalactic Acid (The Tap Brewing Company)

Style: Berliner Weisse 3.0% ABV From: Haverhill, MA Brewery’s Note: “Super sessionable, low bitterness with lots of bright and funky tartness. The malt is mashed for 36 hours until it literally becomes sour by breaking down the glucose in the malt, producing lactic acid. Often times in Germany this beer is flavored with raspberry or Woodruff (sour apple) syrup which we special order and are … Continue reading Intergalactic Acid (The Tap Brewing Company)

The Myth of the Florida Weisse and Draft Magazine

Draft Magazine online is one of my favorite ways to keep up with the beer world. I check into the website at least once a day to see what new content they have, and usually there is always something new for me to read and find interest in. I say this because I’m a little disappointed with their beer journalism in regards to an article … Continue reading The Myth of the Florida Weisse and Draft Magazine

Berliner Braun (Jack’s Abby Brewing)

Style: Dark Sour Lager/ Dark Lager-style Berliner Weisse 5.5% ABV OG: 13 Plato From: Framingham, MA Brewer’s Note: “This is a spin on a traditional Berliner Weisse, which is usually low in ABV, light in color, brewed with wheat and quite tart. Our version is darker and stronger than normal.  The plan was to age all of this beer in bourbon barrels with tart cherries. … Continue reading Berliner Braun (Jack’s Abby Brewing)

Cape Codder Weisse (Night Shift Brewing)

Style: American Weisse with Cape Cod Cranberries and Florida Oranges 4.8% ABV Batch #2 From: Everett, MA Brewer’s Note: “A lively, playful sour, Cape Codder Weisse sips like a tart beer cocktail.  With tangy flavors of berry, citrus, grassy wheat, and ripe cranberry, this is a great beer to brighten any dark winter evening. Over 150 pounds of fresh cranberries were boiled and poured into … Continue reading Cape Codder Weisse (Night Shift Brewing)