St. Louis Kriek Premium Lambic (Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck)

Style: Lambic – Kriek 4.0% ABV OG: 6° From: Ingelmunster, Belgium Brewer’s Note: “For 6 months the flesh of the fresh sour cherries slowly digests in the Lambic. The intense flavour of cherries and light nuances of almond from the pits determine the flavour of this fruity delicacy.” The beer’s label has a slight, mass produced look to it.  The St. Louis logo is cool … Continue reading  St. Louis Kriek Premium Lambic (Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck)

Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Märzen (Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla)

Style: Rauchbier/ Smoked Marzen 5.1% ABV 30 IBU’s OG: 13.5% From: Bamberg, Germany Brewer’s Note: “The original and Bamberg specialty for centuries. A dark, bottom fermented beer made exclusively with Schlenkerla smoked malt from our own malt house and the old tradition from the Schlenkerla Oak barrel tapped.” The beer’s label is nice and old timey looking.  I like the old scroll look of the label, … Continue reading Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Märzen (Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla)

Auerbach’s Rauchbier (Mystic Brewing Company)

Style: Rauchbier 5.3% ABV From: Chelsea The growler’s label is cool.  I love the Mystic Brewery label, it’s complex yet simple.  Elegant and medieval.  It is a brilliant shout-out to brewing’s past and an inviting possibility of things yet to come. The beer pours a dark, orangey brown with a browning white head.  The beer’s body is dark and hazy with a proper murk.  The … Continue reading Auerbach’s Rauchbier (Mystic Brewing Company)

Hotter Than Helles Lager (Cigar City Brewing Company)

Style: Munich-Style Helles Lager 5.0% ABV From: Tampa, FL Brewer’s Note: “Why so punny? ‘Helles’ is German for ‘light colored.’ Hotter Than Helles is more than just a (very) silly pun; it perfectly reflects the natures of this beer.  A lager meant to be consumed when it’s trulyhotter than helles outside./ So there are no peppers or spices in this beer!” The beer’s label is … Continue reading Hotter Than Helles Lager (Cigar City Brewing Company)

Florida Cracker Belgian-Style White Ale (Cigar City Brewing)

Style: Witbier 5.0% ABV 18 IBU’s OG: 12 SRM: 3 Brewed with: Curaco Peel and Coriander From: Tampa, FL Brewer’s Note: “Pours cloudy straw in color with moderate notes of orange peel, coriander and hints of vanilla. Flavor has upfront citrus with coriander notes that lead into lemon/lime like notes and finishes with citrus and flowers.” The can’s label is a neat old looking map … Continue reading Florida Cracker Belgian-Style White Ale (Cigar City Brewing)

Lindemans Faro Lambic (Brouwerij Lindmans)

Style: Faro 4.20% ABV Brewer’s Note: “A version of Belgium’s “wild-fermented” wheat beer, which is the result of blending Lambic of “one summer” with old Lambic and chaptalized with candy sugar./ Faro is an intriguing balance of wineyness and sweetness. This was probably the beer being served in Breugel’s paintings of Flemish Village Life.” I actually love the black and white coloring of this label, … Continue reading Lindemans Faro Lambic (Brouwerij Lindmans)

Florence Wheat Saison (Hill Farmstead Brewery)

Style: American Wheat Saison 5% ABV 12º P Malts: Pale Malt; Vermont Organic Wheat Hops: American and European Hops Yeast: Ale Yeast From:  Greensboro, VT Brewer’s Note: “Florence (1915-1967) was our grandfather’s sister, and Hill Farmstead Brewery rests upon the land that was once home to her and her 13 siblings. In her honor, this Belgian inspired Wheat ale is crafted from American malted barley, … Continue reading Florence Wheat Saison (Hill Farmstead Brewery)