Panil Divina (Birrificio Torrechiara)

Style: Italian Spontaneous Fermentation Wild Ale 6.5% ABV From: Torrechiara, IT Brewery’s Notes: “Divina is spontaneously fermented by natural yeasts collected in the open air under the full moon and later in the cellar. After fermentation, the beer is aged in French oak barrels. A second fermentation in the bottle gives it an intense vinous aroma and hints of exotic fruit and sour delicate notes … Continue reading Panil Divina (Birrificio Torrechiara)

Oude Lambiek (Geuzestekerij De Cam)

Style: 3 Year Old Unblended Lambic 5.0% ABV Bottled In: 2012 From: Gooik, Belgium Distributor’s Note: “One of Belgium’s most sought after Lambics! Karel Goddeau is the Master Blender at the Geuzestekkerij De Cam in Gooik, the pearl of Payottenland in Flemish Brabant. De Cam occupies a barn on the grounds of a museum of folk life in Gooik in the heart of Lambic country. It … Continue reading Oude Lambiek (Geuzestekerij De Cam)

Duchessic (Birra Del Borgo)

Style:Wild Saison/ Saison blended with 20% one year old lambic 5.9% ABV From: Borgorose, Italy Brewery’s Note: “A sort of “collaboration brew” with the famous Belgian brewery Brasserie Cantillon: an interesting experiment about spontaneous fermentations. The traditional Duchessa – spelt beer – has been cut with a 20% of one year old lambic from Brasserie Cantillon. The result is a unique beer that extraordinarily merges … Continue reading Duchessic (Birra Del Borgo)

Zwanze Day 2012 at Lord Hobo

So Zwanze Day has come and gone, and what a day it was.  My brother, girlfriend, and I all attended Lord Hobo in Cambridge, MA for the day, and by golly am I glad we did.  Setting out, I had no idea what to expect for the event.  Every website was cryptic and very general, and no one was offering information on the individual events … Continue reading Zwanze Day 2012 at Lord Hobo