Mosaic Sylph (Deciduous Brewing Company)

Style: Mixed Fermentation American Farmhouse Brett Dry-Hopped with Mosaic 7.4% ABV From: Newmarket, NH Brewery’s Note: “Our 7.4%abv interpretation of a mixed culture, farmhouse style ale. Dry hopped extensively and exclusively with Mosaic hops. 100% Brettanomyces primary fermentation.” The beer pours a cloudy, straw yellow with some golden hints. It pours with a huge and lovely cap of egg shell white and crackling bubbles which … Continue reading Mosaic Sylph (Deciduous Brewing Company)

Bourbon Barrel Oblivion (Wicked Weed Brewing Company)

Style: Sour Red aged in Bourbon Barrels with Blackberries & Dates 10.5% ABV From: Asheville, NC Brewery’s Note: “This long-awaited iteration of Oblivion is a sour red ale aged with double the standard amount of blackberries and dates in bourbon barrels. These flavorful Kentucky barrels are then artfully blended to enhance the intense fruit and higher abv.” The beer pours a murky candied brown with … Continue reading Bourbon Barrel Oblivion (Wicked Weed Brewing Company)

Helena (Allagash Brewing Company)

Style: American Flanders-Style Red Aged in Oak Foudre 7.1% ABV From: Portland, ME Grains: Allagash 2-row Malted Barley Blend, Munich Malt, Raw Wheat Hops: Hallertau Barrel: Finished in an oak foudre Yeast: House Bacteria: Lactobacillus and Pediococcus Brewery’s Note: “Helena is modeled after a traditional Flemish- Style Sour Red. It opens with aromas of apple and pear, imparts flavors of caramel and fruit, and is followed by a clean, … Continue reading Helena (Allagash Brewing Company)

Trappist Imperial Stout (Spencer Brewery)

Style: Imperial Stout 8.7% ABV From: Spencer, MA Brewery’s Note: “A massive, roasted, malt-forward American Trappist take on the Anglo-Russo Imperial Stout tradition.  Luxuriantly frothy foam, waves of coffee, chocolate and caramel sensations, a generous blend of dark fruit flavors.  Intense and robust.” The beer pours out a thick mahogany color, not oozing like girthier examples in the style, but flowing with a definite weight. … Continue reading Trappist Imperial Stout (Spencer Brewery)

BeerBrugna (LoverBeer)

Style: Italian Mixed Fermentation Plum Beer 6.2% ABV Brewed in 2014 Ingredients: Barley malt, Damaschine plums, hops, sugarFrom: Torino, Italy Importer’s Note: “This beer is inocculated by wild yeasts (Brettanomyces included) and lactic bacteria. Small, dark and very sweet Damaschine variety plums, also called Ramassin in Piemontese dialect, are added in steeping to restart a new fermentation to characterize the product. BeerBrugna is matured in … Continue reading BeerBrugna (LoverBeer)

2015 Farmer’s Reserve Citrus (Almanac Brewing Company)

Style: American Wild Ale Brewed aged in Wine Barrels with Buddha’s Hand zest, Yuzu, and Blood Orange 7% ABV From: San Francisco, CA Brewery’s Note: “Citrus and beer have made a great pair ever since the first lemon wedge was added to a frosty wheat beer. Here we expand on that tradition, melding a sour blond ale with the intensely aromatic zest of Buddha’s Hand … Continue reading 2015 Farmer’s Reserve Citrus (Almanac Brewing Company)

Entropy (Mystic Brewery)

Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale/Super Ale 14% ABV From: Chelsea, MA Brewery’s Note: “Uncarbonated “still” ale, fermented with three strains of yeast and aged in American oak./ A Mystic Brewery original, Mystic Entropy defies categorization. A true high-gravity creation… Whatever you may call it, a barley port, imperial Belgian, a triplequadruple, or a “Boston Cognac”, Entropy is a rare epicurean experience that pairs beautifully with … Continue reading Entropy (Mystic Brewery)