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)

Letters After Z (Mystic Brewery)

Kettle Soured American Farmhouse Ale 3.6% ABV Hops: Ella From: Chelsea, MA The beer pours out like fizzy lemonade. It’s chalky-white and yellow, with a huge, crackling head of creamy, eggshell-white bubbles that froth and hiss and recede to rocky mountainscapes in the glass. These mountainscapes leave fluffy tendrils of swirling, smoke-like lacing on the sides of the glass. It is a frothy and beautiful … Continue reading Letters After Z (Mystic Brewery)

Assemblage No. 1 (Brasserie Dunham)

Style: Blended American Wild Ale 5.5% ABV From: Dunham, Quebec Brewery’s Note: “Propolis and our American Pale Ale both aged in Zinfandel barrels with Brettanomyces. Our first iconic assembly [blend?] where the effect of the barrels transcends the two base of beers used here. Fruity flavors, zesty, floral, rustic touches of brett. A big beer thirsty!” –According to Google Translate and me inferring… The beer … Continue reading Assemblage No. 1 (Brasserie Dunham)

Biere Sauvage Saison Reserve (Brasserie Dunham)

Style: Saison blended with an ale brewed with Tea and Guava aged in Pinot Noir Barrels 6.5% ABV From: Dunham, Quebec Brewery’s Note: “A blend of our Saison Rustique (82%) and Leo’s Early Breakfast IPA (18%) patiently aged in oak barrels with a single yeast flora . The result is a complex beer, dry, floral bouquet, fruity and rustic. Special brew 2nd Birthday.” The beer … Continue reading Biere Sauvage Saison Reserve (Brasserie Dunham)

Sauvage Blanc (Green Bench Brewing Company & Trinity Brewing Co.)

Style: Mixed Fermentation Wild Ale 5.5% ABV 50 IBU’s OG: 12.2P 30% Fermentables: Chardonnay Grape Must Single Hop Selection: Nelson Sauvin Primary Yeast: House Mixed Culture Conditioning Yeast: Brettanomyces Dre Brux Brewery’s Note: “100% Brettanomyces fermented farmhouse ale with 30% fermentables coming from Chardonnay Grape Must and 100% Nelson Hops. Bottle conditioned on Brett./ The Sauvage Club is a limited membership program centered around an … Continue reading Sauvage Blanc (Green Bench Brewing Company & Trinity Brewing Co.)

Flor d’Lees (Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project)

Style: American Wild Ale 5.0% ABV From: Denver, CO Brewery’s Note: “A play on both the micro flora that sits atop our barrels and the yeast lees, which rouses the distinctive characteristics. Flor d’Lees is a classic golden sour, reminiscent of the great spontaneous Belgian beers traditionally brewed in the Senne Valley.” The beer pours a pale golden color with greenish tints. It forms a … Continue reading Flor d’Lees (Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project)

Sepal (Deciduous Brewing Company)

Sepal (Deciduous Brewing Company) Style: Dry-Hopped Mixed Fermentation Grisette 4.2% ABV From: Newmarket, NH Brewery’s Note: “Our interpretation of a 4.2%abv Australian dry hopped, table Brett Grisette. Primarily fermented with Brettanomyces Bruxellensis, heavily dry hopped for the style, then spiked at bottling with our house bacterial culture for a little tartness and bottle evolution./ “Sepals typically function as protection for the flowering bud, and often … Continue reading Sepal (Deciduous Brewing Company)

Funky Gold Amarillo (Prairie Artisan Ales)

Style: Dry-Hopped Wild Ale 7.5% ABVs 18 IBU’s Brewery’s Notes: “Funky Gold Amarillo is the second beer in our dry-hopped sour ale series. We took our sour golden ale, Gold, and gave it a heavy dosing of Amarillo hops. The result is a beer that is a mix of tropical fruit and Prairie funk. Notes of peach, orange, white wine, and citrusy brett can be … Continue reading Funky Gold Amarillo (Prairie Artisan Ales)

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)

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)