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.)

Stop, Collaborate, and Glisten (Night Shift Brewing Company and NoDa Brewing Company)

Style: American Wild Ale aged in Wine Barrels with Sauvignon Blanc grape must 8.9% ABV Bottled on: 6/4/14 Brewery’s Note: “A sparkling golden ale fermented in wine barrels with sauvignon blanc grape must and a blend of wild yeast strains.” The beer pours a copperish orange with a soda-pop head of bubbles. A scrim fizzles thinly around the edges of the glass. In body, the … Continue reading Stop, Collaborate, and Glisten (Night Shift Brewing Company and NoDa Brewing Company)

Spontanwhitegrape (Mikkeller)

Style: Spontaneously Fermented Ale Aged on White Grapes 7.7% ABV Brewer’s Note: “Sour Ale Brewed with Riesling Grapes & Aged in Oak Barrels” The beer’s label is funky and bright.  Mikkeller just recently hired their artist, Keith Shore, full-time.  It definitely has a “European Cartooning” feel to it, which is funny since Shore is from Philly…  I’m not a huge fan of his style, but … Continue reading Spontanwhitegrape (Mikkeller)

Sixty-One (Dog Fish Head Craft Brewery)

Style: American Fruit IPA 6.5% ABV Brewed with: Syrah Grape Must From: Milton, DE Brewer’s Note: “Whenever Dogfish Head President Sam Calagione and his neighborhood friends gather for drinks, they give each other a big ol’ man-hug and order a round of 60 Minute IPA. A few years ago, Sam also ordered a glass of his favorite red wine and poured a little into each … Continue reading Sixty-One (Dog Fish Head Craft Brewery)