Smuttlabs Schmutzig (Smuttynose Brewing Company)

Style: American/Hoppy Hefeweizen 6.0% ABV 15 IBU’s Malts: North American 2-Row, Wheat Malt, Munich 10L Hops: Bittering- Magnum, Flavoring- Sterling, Dry Hop- Crystal Yeast: Hefeweizen From: Hampton, NH Brewery’s Note: “Schmutzig is a Bavarian IPA that showcases the interplay between hefeweizen yeast and Sterling and Crystal hops. It’s hoppy like an IPA, but firmly grounded in Bavaria, thanks to its hefeweizen roots.” First and foremost, … Continue reading Smuttlabs Schmutzig (Smuttynose Brewing Company)

On The Count of 3 (Baxter Brewing Company)

Style: Imperial American Hefeweizen 7.0% ABV 42 IBU’s Brewer’s Note: “A weisbier with an American twist, On the Count of Three commemorates Baxter’s third anniversary by combining the old and the new. Using traditional German yeast to ferment and uncommonly big but smooth wheat beer, then adding generous doses of West Coast hop varieties, we celebrate our past and anticipate a bright future.” The can’s … Continue reading On The Count of 3 (Baxter Brewing Company)

Bee Tea (Night Shift Brewing)

Style: American Wheat Herb/Spiced Ale brewed with sweet orange peel and orange blossom honey. Aged on organic, loose, gunpowder tea leaves (i.e. Style Unknown) 8.5% ABV Batch #9 Bottled On: 7/16/13 From: Everett, MA Brewer’s Note: “Bee Tea is our cross-pollination of two classic beverages – green tea with honey, and the Belgian-style wheat ale. Strong aromas of orange and honey lead into a flavor that’s … Continue reading Bee Tea (Night Shift Brewing)

Blackbeary Wheat (Longtrail Brewing Company)

Style: American Fruit Wheat Ale 4.0% ABV 10 IBU’s Malts: 2-Row and Wheat Hops: Nugget Brewer’s Note: “This brew combines 2-Row Pilsen malt, a hint of Crystal malt, and of course, plenty of malted wheat. A hint of blackberry at the finish makes this beer a real thirst quencher! For the health conscious, Blackbeary Wheat has less than 6 grams of carbs and only 110 calories per … Continue reading Blackbeary Wheat (Longtrail Brewing Company)

Summer Ale (Samuel Adams Brewery)

The bottle is a meh bottle.  It has the mass produced look and feel that has taken over most of Sam Adam’s beer designs, though I do like the coloring on the banner that declares “Summer Ale.”  Part of my dislike of the style might come from me growing up in New England with the rise of Samuel Adams brewery.  They’ve done great things for … Continue reading Summer Ale (Samuel Adams Brewery)