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)

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)

Cuvee d’ Industrial (Allagash Brewing Company)

Style: Blended American Wild Ale 7.5% ABV From: Portland, ME Brewery’s Note: “Cuvee d’ Industrial is comprised of a blend of select barrels from our wild beer cellar. The barrels chosen for this blend were selected based on the specific unique characteristics that each brought to the blend. The various components range in age from 1-5 years and were aged in a mix of American … Continue reading Cuvee d’ Industrial (Allagash Brewing Company)

Fourthmeal (The Bruery & Maine Beer Company)

Style: Hoppy Belgian Pale Ale 6.9% ABV 60 IBU’s SRM: 7 From: Placentia, CA Brewery’s Note: “The Bruery and Maine Beer Company got together and cooked up something special for you: fourthmeal. It isn’t brunch; it isn’t “linner.” It’s a hoppy Belgian-style ale that brings aspects of both breweries to the table: fruity, Belgian yeast esters, a crisp, bready backbone, citrus and piney hop characteristics, … Continue reading Fourthmeal (The Bruery & Maine Beer Company)

Barrel Aged Roulette (Beer’d Brewing Company)

Style: Russian Imperial Stout aged in Port Wine Barrels 8.5% ABV Bottle #1489/1624 From: Stonington, CT Brewery Notes: “Roulette started as a full bodied, robust, Russian Imperial Stout. We then aged it in Jonathan Edwards Port Wine barrels for at least a year. The result is a velvety smooth incarnation still full of roast, but beautifully married with both the oak and the rich essence … Continue reading Barrel Aged Roulette (Beer’d Brewing Company)