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

Beryl Program: Barrel Aged Tweiss (Gneiss Brewing Company)

Style: French Barrel Brettanomyces Aged Weizenbock 7.5% ABV 30 IBU’s Brewery’s Note: “Barrelaged Tweiss – our traditional weizenbock aged 6 months in French oak with Brett C. Brewery’s Note on Base Beer: “Tweiss is our take on a weizenbock. Essentially an imperial version of Weiss, Tweiss is a sweeter, bolder brew but still has the clean drinkability of its little brother. Sweet banana notes greet … Continue reading Beryl Program: Barrel Aged Tweiss (Gneiss Brewing Company)

Dogpatch Sour (Almanac Brewing Company)

Style: American Flanders Red Style Ale aged in Wine Barrels with Cherries 7.5% ABV Batch #4 From: San Francisco Brewery’s Note: “This barrel-aged wild ale is named for our San Francisco neighborhood and pays tribute to the Flanders Red style of beer. Aged in wine barrels, this lightly tart ale is brewed with California Rainier cherries using a house blend of wild yeasts, bacteria and … Continue reading Dogpatch Sour (Almanac Brewing Company)

Brett Conspiracy (Cambridge Brewing Company)

Style: Barrel Fermented American Wild Ale 5.75% ABV OG: 1.050 | FG: 1.006 From: Cambridge, MA Brewery’s Note: “First brewed in honor of our 26th Anniversary! It features barrel fermentation and a bit of mystery from three unique yeast strains: Saccharomyces cerevisiae, Brettanomyces custercianus, and Brettanomyces bruxellensis trois. The S. cerevisiae is a well-known saison strain from Wallonia offering a spicy and dry palate. The … Continue reading Brett Conspiracy (Cambridge Brewing Company)

Bright w/Nelson (Tree House Brewing Company)

Style: [New England] Double IPA 7.8% ABV From: Monson, MA Brewery’s Note: “This batch of Bright was crafted to be a clean and elegant showcase for the notoriously awesome hop from New Zealand, Nelson Sauvin!  It is crafted with a simple malt bill and fermented with clean American Ale yeast to create a flavor profile that is more a function of its vibrant fresh ingredients … Continue reading Bright w/Nelson (Tree House Brewing Company)

Halia (Goose Island Brewing Company/AB InBev)

Style: American Wild Ale Fermented with Peaches in Wine Barrels 7.5% ABV International Bitterness Units: 11 Color: Golden Hops: Amarillo Malts: Pilsner, 2-Row, Torrified Wheat Brewery’s Note: “Halia is a farmhouse ale aged in wine barrels with whole peaches, resulting in bright, effervescent fruit notes in a soft, hazy body that finishes slightly tart and sweet with the pleasant character of ripe, juicy peaches. Literally meaning “remembrance of a … Continue reading Halia (Goose Island Brewing Company/AB InBev)