Cascadian Schwarzbier (Jack’s Abby Brewing)

Style: Hoppy Schwarzbier 7.0% ABV 70 IBU’s OG: 16.5 Plato From: Framingham, MA The beer pours a deep, chocolaty brown with a massive head of creamy, sand colored bubbles. The head sits two finger’s widths above the glass with a nice lasting retention and a puzzle grid of thin lacing. On the nose, the beer smells delicately of roasted coffee beans and damp pine forests. … Continue reading Cascadian Schwarzbier (Jack’s Abby Brewing)

Fresh Cut (Peak Organic Brewing Company)

Style: American Pilsner 4.6% ABV From: Portland, ME Brewer’s Note: “Fresh Cut is a dry-hopped pilsner. Chinook, Citra and Centennial hops provide aromas of citrus, grass and spice. Though the front palate is loud with IPA qualities, the finish is distinctly pilsner- crisp, dry and extremely refreshing. Enjoy!” The beers label is crisp and eye catching. I like the burst of color for the font. … Continue reading Fresh Cut (Peak Organic Brewing Company)

Klara (Idle Hands Brewing Company)

Style: Dortmunder Export Lager 5.5% ABV From: Everett, MA Brewer’s Note: “A crisp, German style lager with malt depth and noble hop character.” The beer’s label is simple but pretty. I love ‘hand-filled-in’ font for the beer’s title, and the hand written take of the rest of the info is really nice. Unfortunately, the rest of the hand written fonts don’t quite match up with … Continue reading Klara (Idle Hands Brewing Company)

Pivo Pils (Firestone Walker Brewing Company)

Style: Hoppy Pilsner 5.3% ABV 40 IBU’s 4 SRM Hops: Magnum, Spalter, Saphir Brewer’s Note: “Everything we love about classic German Pilsner with a hoppy Bohemian twist.  Pils is a bright straw colored lager beer with playful carbonation topped with beautiful white foam lace.  Delicate lightly toasted malt flavors underscore noble German hop character.  Hallertau-grown Magnum hops deliver the lupulin foundation while generous amounts of Spalter … Continue reading Pivo Pils (Firestone Walker Brewing Company)

Jurata Baltic Porter (Coronado and Cigar City Brewing Companies)

Style: Baltic Porter 8.0% ABV From: Coronado, CA Brewer’s Note: “When naming this Baltic porter, a collaboration with Tampa’s famed Cigar Citry Brewing, we opted for Jurata as a nod to a mythological mermaid known to roam the depths of the Baltic Sea, just as the energetic yeast used to brew this deep dark beer navigated our fermentation tanks. Dive in and enjoy Jurata’s true-to-style … Continue reading Jurata Baltic Porter (Coronado and Cigar City Brewing Companies)

Berliner Braun (Jack’s Abby Brewing)

Style: Dark Sour Lager/ Dark Lager-style Berliner Weisse 5.5% ABV OG: 13 Plato From: Framingham, MA Brewer’s Note: “This is a spin on a traditional Berliner Weisse, which is usually low in ABV, light in color, brewed with wheat and quite tart. Our version is darker and stronger than normal.  The plan was to age all of this beer in bourbon barrels with tart cherries. … Continue reading Berliner Braun (Jack’s Abby Brewing)

Baby Maker (Jack’s Abby Brewing)

Style: Lagerwine/ Euro Strong Lager 14% ABV From: Framingham, MA Brewer’s Note: “This beer is a 14% abv golden lager that was aged for nine months in Framinghammer barrels.  It is named in honor of the recent births of Myles, son of head brewer Mike Gleason, and Molly, Jack and Abby’s daughter./ What precisely is a “Lager Wine”? I have no doubt that the Alcohol … Continue reading Baby Maker (Jack’s Abby Brewing)

Brünhilda (Idle Hands Brewing Company)

Style: Munich-Style Dunkel 5.7% ABV From: Everett, MA Brewer’s Note: “We’re thrilled to announce the release of Brunhilda, a Munich Dunkel and our first German lager! Brunhilda is filled with rich malty character (think bread crust and toast) with highlights of unsweetened chocolate AND a touch of cola nut” I’m doing something a little different with this review, and I hope to incorporate more and more … Continue reading Brünhilda (Idle Hands Brewing Company)

Framinghammer (Jack’s Abby Brewing Company)

Style: Baltic Porter 10% ABV 55 IBU’s OG: 23.5 Plato From: Framingham, MA Brewer’s Note: “Big, Bold, and Black. This unusual lager style has many similarities to Imperial Stouts. A lengthy conditioning period creates a silky smooth chocolaty mouth feel enhanced by the use of oats and brown sugar. Noticeable sweetness gets balanced by roasted malt and hop bitterness. At 10% alcohol by volume, this … Continue reading Framinghammer (Jack’s Abby Brewing Company)

Evil Brew (Jack’s Abby Brewing/Evil Twin Brewing)

Style: Schwarzbier 5.2% ABV From: Gypsies visiting Framingham, MA Brewer’s Note: “This beer was brewed as a collaboration between Jack’s Abby and Evil Twin Brewing. This black lager blends various roasted and dark crystal malts. Aromas of chocolate, coffee, and a subtle nuttiness dominate this sweet full bodied lager. Brown malt and chocolate wheat malt were specially sourced for this beer from Valley Malt. Enjoy!” … Continue reading Evil Brew (Jack’s Abby Brewing/Evil Twin Brewing)