Brett Raspbeerience (Garrison City Beerworks)

Style: American Brett aged on Raspberries 6.7% ABV From: Dover, NH Brewery’s Note: “One of our summer favorites, this refreshingly crisp wild ale is brewed with Belgian Pale Ales [Malt?], wheat, and Sorachi Ace hops. It is 100% fermented with one of our favorite Brett strains, then aged on raspnerries. This brew is an experience not to be missed on a hot day or a … Continue reading Brett Raspbeerience (Garrison City Beerworks)

2015 Baltic Porter (Smuttynose Brewing Company)

Style: Baltic Porter 9.0% ABV Bottle Conditioned in January 2015 From: Hampton, NH Brewery’s Note: “Indigenous to northern Europe, Baltic Porters historically stem from the shipping of British porters to the Russian hinterland. Unlike their British cousins, Baltic Porters are often brewed with lager yeast, which is the tradition we follow. Big & bold, with flavors of coffee, dark fruit & raisins, this black beer … Continue reading 2015 Baltic Porter (Smuttynose Brewing Company)

Bride Maker (Jack’s Abby Brewing Company)

Style: Lager Wine 13% ABV From: Framingham, MA Brewery’s Note: “We aged this beer in bourbon barrelspreviously used for our Barrel-Aged Framinghammer Baltic Porter. Lengthy aging allows the 13% ABV beer to mellow and develop a deep vanilla, almost honey-like sweetness and plum-like dark fruit flavors. This beer is a sipper. You’ve been warned!” The beer pours out like thin maple syrup, auburn and clear, … Continue reading Bride Maker (Jack’s Abby Brewing Company)

Lager Ness Monster (Jack’s Abby Brewing Company)

Style: “Imperial” Baltic Porter aged in Bourbon Barrels 15% ABV From: Frammingham, MA Brewery’s Note: “This beer started with the same recipe as our Framinghammer Baltic Porter, but with a twist.  During the first stage of the brewing process we mix hot water with our malted grains in our Mash Tun to extract the sugars from the grain that will later be fermented into alcohol.  … Continue reading Lager Ness Monster (Jack’s Abby Brewing Company)

Reverend Potter’s Baltic Porter (Prodigal Brewery)

Style: Baltic Porter 6.8% ABV 40 IBU’s Hops: Perle, Spalt, Tettnang, Saaz OG: 1.074 SG From: Effingham, NH Brewery’s Note: “Reverend Potter’s Baltic Porter is a full flavored dark lager which owes itsheritage to the influence of the dark ales of England and cool fermented in thetradition of Eastern Europe. Generously hopped for balance, this beer hides its strength well, so watch out when imbibing near that … Continue reading Reverend Potter’s Baltic Porter (Prodigal Brewery)

Smuttlabs Finkelstein (Smuttynose Brewing Company)

Style: India Pale Lager 6.0% ABV From: Hampton, NH Bottled On: 11/11/14 Brewery’s Note: NA The beer pours a pale golden color, much like an American Premium Lager… A big, sudsy head of eggshell-white bubbles forms above the glass and then slowly sinks into a half-finger’s width of frothy suds. The beer leaves a lacing of thin, soapy bubbles that quickly slide away when they … Continue reading Smuttlabs Finkelstein (Smuttynose Brewing Company)

Dissenter Imperial IPL (Founders Brewing Company)

Style: Imperial India Pale Lager 8.7% ABV 70 IBU’s Brewery’s Note: “It’s been a dozen years since we’ve brewed a lager—and, true to form, we’re going big with Dissenter India Pale Lager, our argument in favor of the potential for complex lagers. Brewed with a wide variety of tropical, citrus-forward hops, Dissenter clocks in at 8.7% ABV and 70 IBUs. Our ales are fermented at … Continue reading Dissenter Imperial IPL (Founders Brewing Company)

Hell Yes! (Moat Mountain Brewing Company)

Style: Helles Lager 4.7% ABV   The beer pours a clean, crisp yellow, like dehydrated piss. A big, billowy head of eggshell white bubbles forms above the glass and mellows to a finger’s width above the glass. In body, the beer is crystal clear and translucent, giving a full image of the other side of the glass. On the nose, the beer smells of crisp, … Continue reading Hell Yes! (Moat Mountain Brewing Company)

Czech-Style Pilsner Lager (Moat Mountain Brewing Company)

Style: Czech Pilsner 4.9 % ABV Brewery’s Note: “A European-style pilsner. Dry hopping produces a bouquet of aromas from the addition of traditional noble hops. This beer has a bigger malt profile than the average American Pilsner. It has medium hop bitterness and a clean floral finish.” The beer pours a pale, regal yellow, as is proper for a pilsner. It forms a head of … Continue reading Czech-Style Pilsner Lager (Moat Mountain Brewing Company)

Tarnation California-Style Lager (Baxter Brewing Company)

Style: California Common/Steam Beer 5.3% ABV From: Lewiston, ME Brewery’s Note: “Brewed in a style born in 19th-century California, Tarnation is Baxter Brewing’s first lager. American crystal malts provide light toast and caramel notes along with the beer’s rich amber hue, while Munich malt supplies Tarnation’s malty body. The complex malt notes balance the ample bitterness of American Northern Brewer hops (the signature hop for this style) giving … Continue reading Tarnation California-Style Lager (Baxter Brewing Company)