Brett C (Prairie Artisan Ales)

Style: Wild Farmhouse Ale/Saison brewed with Sea Salt 8.1% ABV From: Krebs, OK Brewery Note: “A farmhouse ale brewed with cascade and citra hops, and a touch of sea salt. Conditioned with brettanomyces claussenii.” The beer pours a pale, fizzle-piss-water yellow (like a cloudy Budlight?) with a huge head of creamy white pebble-bubbles, which last nicely, and leave a patchy puffing of frothy lacing to cling … Continue reading Brett C (Prairie Artisan Ales)

Terra Locale Series: Horti-Glory (Wicked Weed Brewing Company)

Terra Locale Series: Horti-Glory (Wicked Weed Brewing Company) Style: Tart Farmhouse Ale with Flowers 6.0% ABV From: Asheville, NC Brewery’s Note: “Horti-Glory is a tart, farmhouse ale brewed with Riverbend Malt and fermented with our house culture of brettanomyces. The addition of seasonal elderflowers, hyssop, and honeysuckle transform the rustic house culture into a lovely floral brett saison.” The beer pours a chalky yellow, with … Continue reading Terra Locale Series: Horti-Glory (Wicked Weed Brewing Company)

Serenity (Wicked Weed Brewing Company)

Serenity (Wicked Weed Brewing Company) Style: American Brett/ Barrel-Aged Farmhouse Brett 5.5% ABV OG: 1.044 Gold Medal: American-Style Brett Beer, 2013 Great American Beer Festival From: Asheville, NC Bottled On: 5/29/15 Brewery Note: “Serenity is our aptly named 100% Brettanomyces fermented beer. We are one of only a handful of breweries in the US doing 100% Bretta fermentation. That said for our first one we … Continue reading Serenity (Wicked Weed Brewing Company)

Summer Saison (Blackberry Farm Brewery)

Summer Saison (Blackberry Farm Brewery) Style: American Saison 6.1% ABV 45 IBU’s Malts: Weyermann Floor Malted Pilsner, Floor Malted Dark, Cara-Foam and Abbey Malt Hops: Australian Summer, Citra Yeast: Classic Saison From: Walland, TN Brewery’s Note: “Welcoming the hot summer month, this Saison features notes of tropical fruit that complement its bready malt undertones. A soft bitterness, reminiscent of orange marmalade, balances the delicate spice notes that result … Continue reading Summer Saison (Blackberry Farm Brewery)

Nordic Saison (Hill Farmstead Brewing Company, Cambridge Brewing Company, Kissmeyer Beer & Brewing)

Style: American Saison brewed w/ honey, heather, rose hips, rhubarb and wheat. 6.0% ABV (?) From: Greensborough, VT Brewery’s Note: “This farmhouse ale was brewed at Hill Farmstead with our friend and mentor Anders Kissmeyer (Kissmeyer Beer & Brewing) and our longtime friend Will Meyers (Cambridge Brewing Co.). Inspired by our guests and their journeys, this beer was brewed with the resourcefulness and inventiveness of the Nordic tradition, … Continue reading Nordic Saison (Hill Farmstead Brewing Company, Cambridge Brewing Company, Kissmeyer Beer & Brewing)

Smuttlabs Biere de ‘Shire (Smuttynose Brewing Company)

Smuttlabs Biere de ‘Shire (Smuttynose Brewing Company) Style: Mixed Fermentation Saison (French Saison and Brettanomyces Drei) 9.1% ABV Bottled: May 2015 From: Portsmouth, NH Brewery’s Note: “Part of the Farmhouse Series – brewed with french saison yeast and Brettanomyces.” The cork pops with the best hiss I’ve heard from a Smuttlabs beer, and pours into the glass as a color somewhere between nuclear yellow and the … Continue reading Smuttlabs Biere de ‘Shire (Smuttynose Brewing Company)

Smuttlabs Smuttwater 1.0 (Smuttynose Brewing Company and Stillwater Artisinal)

Style: American Mixed Fermentation Farmhouse Ale/ Farmhouse IPA (Brettanomyces & Saccharomyces) 7.3% ABV Brewery’s Note: “Smuttlabs Smuttwater: A 7.3%, 45ish IBU golden, Belgian-influenced collaboration with Stillwater Artisanal Beer. It’s hoppy (Citra, Motueka, Simcoe, Amarillo). It’s fermented with two yeasts (saison and Brett Drei). It’s golden-colored and features collaborative art on the label.” The beer pours a pale, chalky yellow with a huge head of eggshell white … Continue reading Smuttlabs Smuttwater 1.0 (Smuttynose Brewing Company and Stillwater Artisinal)

Dorothy (Hill Farmstead Brewery)

Style: Hoppy Farmhouse Pale Ale 7.0% ABV Brewery’s Note: “Farmstead ale brewed with wheat, fermented with Brettanomyces, and hopped with Citra. Dry-hopped in the foudres.” The beer pours a cloudy, straw yellow with a huge, creamy, and smooth head of whipped white bubbles. When the head leaves, the glass is left with a proper spatter work of thin, frothy lacing. In body, the beer is cloudy, … Continue reading Dorothy (Hill Farmstead Brewery)

Civil Disobedience 12 (Hill Farmstead Brewery)

Style: Dark American Wild Ale Blend ???% ABV Brewery Notes: “Keeping with the theme of black beers landing on 4 in the series, this single French Oak barrel blend of black beers from the last 3 years includes Daybreak, Buckwheat Rye Porter, Everett, George and other minute, fragmented components. Inoculated in the barrel with various strains of yeast and souring bacteria.” The beer pours a … Continue reading Civil Disobedience 12 (Hill Farmstead Brewery)

Ratchet Saison (Siren Brewing Company and Prairie Artisan Ales)

Style: Blended Barrel Aged Saison 6.2% ABV From: Wokingham, UK Brewery’s Note: “Ratchet is the result of a collaboration with Chase Healey and the boys from Prairie Artisan Ales. We started with a simple saison based on Chase’s Prairie ale. During the brew day we sat down and did some blending, what stands before you is the culmination of our hard work. Blended with white … Continue reading Ratchet Saison (Siren Brewing Company and Prairie Artisan Ales)