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)

St. Botolph’s Town (Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project)

Style: English Yorkshire Dark Brown Ale 5.9% ABV 38 IBU’s Brewer’s Notes: Hop Variety: if you can taste any let us know Malt Variety: all of the primary malts for this beer come from Thomas Fawcett & Son, Yorkshire Color: deep reddish brown in the light, brown to black on the bar   I love everything that Pretty Things does, so naturally I love this bottle.  The red and blue … Continue reading St. Botolph’s Town (Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project)

2012 Tumbler Autumn Brown Ale (Sierra Nevada Brewing Company)

Style: American Brown Ale 5.5% ABV 37 IBU’s Malts: Two-row Pale, Crystal, Chocolate, and smoked Beginning Gravity: 13.6 Plato Ending Gravity 3.5 Plato Ale Yeast Bittering Hops: Challenger Finishing Hops: Challenger and Yakima Goldings A Tumbler beer for a Tumblr blog!  I felt the similarities were worthy of note.  I love Sierra Nevada’s bottles.  Something about their simple seasonal landscapes just looks lovely on a … Continue reading 2012 Tumbler Autumn Brown Ale (Sierra Nevada Brewing Company)

Collaboration No. 3 (Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project and Boulevard Brewing Company)

Style: Stingo English Style Sour Ale 8.5% ABV 35 IBU’s Color (EBC): 76   The bottle has old classy vibe emanating from it, which I love.  It reeks of the classic Kansas City style found on auction posters and handles of whiskey, and which Boulevard has wonderfully and appropriately adopted as their style.  I always love a good corked beer and the labeling on the … Continue reading Collaboration No. 3 (Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project and Boulevard Brewing Company)

Newcastle Brown Ale (The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited)

Style: English Brown Ale Serving Style: Minikeg 4.7% ABV   This is my first review of a minikeg, but I think it should hold up to be just about the same as a bottle. The Newcastle Brown label is a classic English label that has a certain classiness to it.  It is definitely mass produced, but the text isn’t too much, the font is simple … Continue reading Newcastle Brown Ale (The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited)