Smuttlabs Durtáy (Smuttynose Brewing Company)

Style: India Brown Ale aged in Rum Barrels 12.7% ABV Barrel Type: Berkshire Distilling Rum From: Portsmouth, NH Brewery’s Note: “Durtay (12.7% abv), is a Berkshire Mountain Distilling rum barrel-aged variant of Durty… This beer is part of a Berkshire Mountain project that sent used spirit barrels out to breweries who would then age a beer in that barrel. When the beer was packaged, the barrel would go … Continue reading Smuttlabs Durtáy (Smuttynose Brewing Company)

George (Hill Farmstead Brewing Company)

Style: American Brown Ale 6% ABV 15.5º P From: Greensborough, VT Brewery’s Note: “George was our grandfather’s brother, and Hill Farmstead Brewery rests upon the land that was once home to him and his 13 siblings./ George is our American Brown Ale.  Hopped, rightfully so, with Centennial, Cascade, and a touch of Columbus…” The beer pours a deep, chocolatey brown, taking an almost reddish glow … Continue reading George (Hill Farmstead Brewing Company)

Yorkshire Stingo (Samuel Smith Old Brewery)

Style: English Strong Ale 8.0% ABV Brewed in 2013 From: Tadcaster, UK Brewery: “Some of the oak casks at Samuel Smith’s date back more than a century with the individual oak staves being replaced by the Old Brewery coopers over the years. Gradually the casks soak in more & more of the character of the ale fermented in stone Yorkshire squares. Yorkshire Stingo is aged … Continue reading Yorkshire Stingo (Samuel Smith Old Brewery)

Once Upon a Time 1955 Double Brown (Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project)

Style: English Brown Ale 5.1% ABV From: Somerville, MA Brewer’s Note: “Welcome to the 1950s! Whitbread brewery in London was once the biggest brewery in the world. However by the 1950s its decline had begun. Their Double Brown is a true post-war British beer: dark, with some roasted malt character, but low body due to the use of completely fermentable brewing caramels, a practice that … Continue reading Once Upon a Time 1955 Double Brown (Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project)

100 Barrel Series session 49: Brown IPA (Harpoon Brewing Company)

Style: American Brown Ale 5.6% ABV 60 IBU’s Color: 80 EBC Brewed On: January 2014 Brewer: John Cataldo – Quality Team, Boston, MA Brewer’s Note: “John wanted to take our ongoing exploration of IPAs in a completely new direction, layering classic American hops over the malty base of a rich brown ale. Sweet, roasted notes of chocolate and honey malts combine with the pine and … Continue reading 100 Barrel Series session 49: Brown IPA (Harpoon Brewing Company)

Koko Brown (Kona Brewing Company)

Style: American Brown Ale Brewed with Coconuts 5.5% ABV 26.7 IBU’s OG: 13.69° P Malts: Premium 2-Row Pale, Dark Chocolate, Aromatic, Victory Hops: Cascade, Willamette, Millennium Brewer’s Note: “Is there anything more iconic of the lush tropics than the coconut? The delicious heart of this island treasure has a nutty, toffee flavor and aroma that sends you straight to the beaches of Paradise. Kick back … Continue reading Koko Brown (Kona Brewing Company)

Cubano-style Espresso Brown Ale (Cigar City Brewing Company)

Style: English Brown Ale with Coffee 5.5% ABV 25 IBU’s OG: 14 SRM: 24 From: Tampa, FL Brewer’s Note: “This rich brown ale is redolent with Cuban-style roasted espresso beans, sweet caramel and toffee and hints of dry nuttiness. Cuban Espresso is a popular drink in the Cigar City of Tampa owing to its many Sicilian and Cuban immigrants. The beans for Cubano-Style Espresso Brown … Continue reading Cubano-style Espresso Brown Ale (Cigar City Brewing Company)

Hop Karma Brown IPA: Peace, Love, and Hopiness (Terrapin Beer Company)

Style: American Brown Ale 6.0% ABV 65 IBU’s O.G.: 15.1 Hops: Nugget, Chinook, Centennial, Willamette, Columbus (Dry Hop) Malt: Pale, Dark, Munich, Special Roast, Crystal 69, Crystal 77, Chocolate From: Athens, GA Brewer’s Note: “The Terrapin Hop Karma Brown IPA (formerly known as the India Style Brown Ale) is a head-on collision between a hoppy west coast IPA and a complex malty brown ale. Brewed … Continue reading Hop Karma Brown IPA: Peace, Love, and Hopiness (Terrapin Beer Company)

Old Brown Dog (Smuttynose Brewing Company)

Style: American Brown Ale 6.7% ABV 18 IBU’s Malt Bill: North American 2-Row, Munich 10L, C-120, Chocolate Hops: Bittering: Cascade and Galena Flavoring Hops: Willamette OG:  15° Plato FG:  3.26° Plato Brewer’s Notes: “Old Brown Dog has been cited as a classic example of the “American Brown Ale” style of beer. Compared to a typical English Brown Ale, Old Brown Dog is fuller-bodied and more strongly … Continue reading Old Brown Dog (Smuttynose Brewing Company)

Smuttynose Short Batch #18: Durty (Smuttynose Brewing Company)

Style: India Brown Ale or India Black Ale 8.4% ABV 55 IBU’s Malts: North American 2-Row, Munich 10L, Chocolate, C-60, Brown Hops: Bittering- Polaris, Flavor- Nugget, Dry Hop- Simcoe Yeast: American Ale Yeast Batch Size: 106 logs, 69 cases Bottle 543 of 828 Brewer’s Notes: Get the story here. My local beer shop, the wonderful Bogie’s Beer and Wine of Beverly, happened to be one … Continue reading Smuttynose Short Batch #18: Durty (Smuttynose Brewing Company)