Orval (Brasserie D’Orval)

Style: Brett-Spiked Belgian Pale Ale 6.9% ABV Bottled On: 09/25/2014 Brewery Notes: “Orval beer is a high fermentation beer. The ageing process adds a fruity note, which strikes a subtle balance between the beer’s full-bodied yet complex flavour and bitterness./ The beer was first brewed in 1931 and owes its unparalleled taste to the quality of the water, the hops and the yeast used. The … Continue reading Orval (Brasserie D’Orval)

Fluxus 2016 (Allagash Brewing Company)

Style: Saison Ale Brewed with Ginger and Aged in Oak Gin Barrels 8.5% ABV Grains: Allagash 2-row Malted Barley Blend, Malted Rye, Malted Wheat Hops: Northern Brewer, Tettnang, and Perle Spices/Other: Ginger Brewery’s Note: “We brew Fluxus every year to commemorate the anniversary of our first beer sold in July 1995. The name Fluxus is Latin for continuous change. Every year, Fluxus is brewed with a different recipe./ … Continue reading Fluxus 2016 (Allagash Brewing Company)

2016 Arquebus (Cambridge Brewing Company)

Style: French Oak Barrel Aged American Barleywine w/honey and Semillon grapes 12.0% ABV OG: 1.130/32.5*P FG: 1.130/32.5*P From: Cambridge, MA Brewery’s Note: “Well, in our continuing quest to change the way people think about enjoying beer and beer styles, we have created a barleymalt-based interpretation of a dessert wine, meant to be sipped on those sultry summer evenings on our patio. It is also brewed … Continue reading 2016 Arquebus (Cambridge Brewing Company)

Pollination (North Country Hard Cider)

Style: Semi-Dry Cyser 7.8% ABV Cidery’s Note: “Pollination is an heirloom cider fermented with orchard blossom honey from Cooper Farms in West Paris, Maine. It’s 7.8% abv, semi-dry, complex and delicious, with the perfect amount of rich honey flavor.” The cider pours out clear, clean, and brightly colored, somewhere between straw yellow and gold. A slight fizzle of scrim forms as a ring around the … Continue reading Pollination (North Country Hard Cider)

Apricot Love (Urban Family Brewing Company)

Style: American Fruited Mixed Fermentation Farmhouse Ale with Apricots 6.3% ABV From: Seattle. WA Brewery’s Note: “Farmhouse ale brewed with over 50 pounds per barrel of fresh apricots and fermented without indigenous cultures – Apricot Love is a natural manifestation of our love for beer and fruit.” The beer pours a hazy, sunburst yellow with a small, tightly packed head of pearly white bubbles. The … Continue reading Apricot Love (Urban Family Brewing Company)

Crossfade (Oxbow Brewing Company)

Style: Blended Mixed Fermentation Hoppy Farmhouse Ale 5% ABV December 2015 From: Newcastle/Portland, ME Brewery’s Note: “Crossfade is a blend of hop-forward saisons. The presence of wild yeasts increase the complexity and longevity of this blonde farmhouse ale.” This bottle pours out a frothy, radiant yellow with chalky highlights. A head of sudsy, eggshell white that dwindles to a soapy cap. The beer’s body is … Continue reading Crossfade (Oxbow Brewing Company)

Drew Curtis/Wil Wheaton/ Greg Koch Stone Farking Wheaton W00tstout 2016 Release

(Stone Brewing Company/Drew Curits, Fark.com Creator & Patent Troll Killer/Will Wheaton, Actor & Web Celeb/Greg Koch, CEO & Co-Founder, Stone Brewing) Style: Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout w/Pecans 13% ABV 65 IBU’s (Known)Hops: English Target From: Escondido, CA Brewery’s Note: “This barrel-aged palate-saver has been a favorite among our fans—and us—since its inception in 2013. Pecans, wheat, flaked rye and bourbon-soaked barrels provide this whopping, complex superhero … Continue reading Drew Curtis/Wil Wheaton/ Greg Koch Stone Farking Wheaton W00tstout 2016 Release