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)

Disco Pig #4: Lime Maguey (Black Hog Brewing Company)

Style: Brett Lime Saison 6.5% ABV Hops: Lemon Drop Other: Lime Bottled On 07/06/15 Bottle#717 of744 From: Oxford, CT Brewery’s Note: “Lime Maguey – Saison made with Brett, Lime Peel, Lime Juice, and Lemon Drop Hops” The beer pours a murky orange, like pulpy orange juice blended with water. It forms a good sized head of pebble-like, white bubbles that form a mountain scape of … Continue reading Disco Pig #4: Lime Maguey (Black Hog Brewing Company)

Dormancy with Coconut and Tayberry (Deciduous Brewing Company)

Style: Imperial Porter Brewed with Tayberry & Coconut 9.4% ABV From: Newmarket, NH Brewery’s Note: “Dormancy is our interpretation of an imperialized American Porter. This beer is brewed with 2-row, roasted malts, rye malts, Tayberry, & fresh organic coconut./ This beer is 100% bottle conditioned, 100% unpasteurized and like all our beers, 100% unfiltered. There is a naturally occurring sediment in the bottle: it is … Continue reading Dormancy with Coconut and Tayberry (Deciduous Brewing Company)

2014-2015 Quetsche Tilquin À L’ancienne (Guezerie Tilquin)

6.4% ABV Style: Lambic aged on Plums From: Rebecq-Rognon, Belgium Technical Features: “Beer made from 60% malted barley and 40% wheat; When boiling, only aged hops are used; Natural contamination by the air during cooling; The day after brewing, contaminated wort is brought to blendery and pumpt into oak barrels; Spontaneous fermentation in oak barrels for a period of 1 to 2 years; Fermentation of … Continue reading 2014-2015 Quetsche Tilquin À L’ancienne (Guezerie Tilquin)

Supplication (Russian River Brewing Company)

Style: Sour Brown Ale aged in Pinot Noir Barrels with Sour Cherries 7.0% ABV OG: 1.060 From: Santa Rosa, CA Brewery’s Note: “Brown Ale aged in used Pinot Noir barrels from local Sonoma County wineries. It is aged for about 12 months with sour cherries, brettanomyces, lactobacillus, and pediococcus added to each barrel. Flavors from the cherries, Pinot Noir and oak balance each other nicely with … Continue reading Supplication (Russian River Brewing Company)

Smuttlabs Apple Brandy Barrel Aged Gravitation

Style: American Quad aged in Apple Brandy Barrels for 6 Years 7.85% ABV (?) From: Portsmouth, NH Brewery’s Note: NA (Poured at Cellar Temps without Cooling) The beer, if we can call it that, pours out thick, syrupy, and full. The beer carries a dark, ruby coloring, but sits in the glass as blood black. Except for the faint ruby tinge, I would say this sucker … Continue reading Smuttlabs Apple Brandy Barrel Aged Gravitation

Black Angel (Wicked Weed Brewing Company)

Style: Bourbon Barrel Aged American Dark Wild Ale aged on Tart Cherries 7.2% ABV OG: 1.056 Bottled On: 7.31.15 From: Asheville, NC Brewery’s Note: “Black Angel Cherry Sour is our flagship sour. This sour black ale is brewed with over one pound of sweet and tart cherries per barrel. It is then aged with souring bacteria in bourbon barrels. This sour is always a blend … Continue reading Black Angel (Wicked Weed Brewing Company)