Celtic New Year (Blue Lobster Brewing Company)

Style: Wee Heavy Scotch Ale Aged in Port Barrels 10% ABV Brewer’s Note: “Celtic New Year is a Gaelic festival held at the beginning of November to celebrate Samhain, the end of the harvest season. To honor this event, we have taken our traditional Scotch wee Heavy and aged it in an Arrington Port Wine Oak Barrel. This is the first beer in our Barrel … Continue reading Celtic New Year (Blue Lobster Brewing Company)

Little Lobster on the Prairie (Blue Lobster Brewing Company and Prairie Artisan Ales)

Style: Brett Brux American Farmhouse Ale 7.3% ABV Hops: Galaxy Yeast: Brettanomyces Bruxellensis Brewer’s Note: “Little Lobster on the Prairie is a Farmhouse Saison that is lightly hopped with Galaxy hops and fermented with Brettanomyces Bruxellensis. This yeast brings notes of funky, musty, overripe fruits as well as light barnyard notes staying true to the farmhouse style. Refermented in the bottle with Blue Lobsters house … Continue reading Little Lobster on the Prairie (Blue Lobster Brewing Company and Prairie Artisan Ales)

Portsmouth, North Hampton, and the Seacoast Brewery Tour

So yesterday, for my sisters 21st birthday, my girlfriend, her brother, and I, took my sister on a tour of the seacoast breweries.  We started with Throwback Brewing (See Review Here) and then moved onto Blue Lobster to sample their new Berliner Weisse (See Review Here) and the Red Door (Paint it Black) Black IPA, which was succulent in smell and terrifically bitter in taste, … Continue reading Portsmouth, North Hampton, and the Seacoast Brewery Tour

Hampton Weisse (Blue Lobster Brewing Company)

Style: North American Fruited Berliner Weisse 2.9% ABV Fruit: Kiwi and Apricots Brewer’s Note: “What’s fresh this week? Hamptonweisse, our 2.9%abv Berlinerweisse ale brewed with Apricot and Kiwi. This brightly acidic, refreshingly effervescent fruit beer is very low alcohol by tradition; with a sourness reminiscent of unsweetened lemonade. We hope you enjoy this beer. In my personal opinion it is the quintessential summer beer. Cheers!  … Continue reading Hampton Weisse (Blue Lobster Brewing Company)

Gold Claw (Blue Lobster Brewing Company)

Style: American Pale Ale 4.5% ABV From: Hampton, NH Brewer’s Note: “Our interpretation of a “table” American Pale Ale. Hopped with Ahtanum and Falconer’s Flight.” The growler/company’s logo is of a lobster grabbing onto the oval that outlines the label.  It is clean and simple with very few lines.  The font is simple and straight forward, clearly displaying the brewery’s title.  I like the lobster … Continue reading Gold Claw (Blue Lobster Brewing Company)

New England Brewery Series: Blue Lobster Brewing Company (North Hampton, NH)

Today I visited Blue Lobster Brewing Company in Hampton, NH with my father and sister.  Blue Lobster opened its doors last November and has garnered quite a lot of acclaim since then.  Located on Lafayette Road (One of the main roads of Hampton) and about five minutes from the beaches, they are in a rather odd but excellent area as far breweries in New Hampshire … Continue reading New England Brewery Series: Blue Lobster Brewing Company (North Hampton, NH)