Smuttlabs Durtáy (Smuttynose Brewing Company)

Style: India Brown Ale aged in Rum Barrels 12.7% ABV Barrel Type: Berkshire Distilling Rum From: Portsmouth, NH Brewery’s Note: “Durtay (12.7% abv), is a Berkshire Mountain Distilling rum barrel-aged variant of Durty… This beer is part of a Berkshire Mountain project that sent used spirit barrels out to breweries who would then age a beer in that barrel. When the beer was packaged, the barrel would go … Continue reading Smuttlabs Durtáy (Smuttynose Brewing Company)

George (Hill Farmstead Brewing Company)

Style: American Brown Ale 6% ABV 15.5º P From: Greensborough, VT Brewery’s Note: “George was our grandfather’s brother, and Hill Farmstead Brewery rests upon the land that was once home to him and his 13 siblings./ George is our American Brown Ale.  Hopped, rightfully so, with Centennial, Cascade, and a touch of Columbus…” The beer pours a deep, chocolatey brown, taking an almost reddish glow … Continue reading George (Hill Farmstead Brewing Company)

Smuttynose Short Batch #18: Durty (Smuttynose Brewing Company)

Style: India Brown Ale or India Black Ale 8.4% ABV 55 IBU’s Malts: North American 2-Row, Munich 10L, Chocolate, C-60, Brown Hops: Bittering- Polaris, Flavor- Nugget, Dry Hop- Simcoe Yeast: American Ale Yeast Batch Size: 106 logs, 69 cases Bottle 543 of 828 Brewer’s Notes: Get the story here. My local beer shop, the wonderful Bogie’s Beer and Wine of Beverly, happened to be one … Continue reading Smuttynose Short Batch #18: Durty (Smuttynose Brewing Company)

St. Botolph’s Town (Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project)

Style: English Yorkshire Dark Brown Ale 5.9% ABV 38 IBU’s Brewer’s Notes: Hop Variety: if you can taste any let us know Malt Variety: all of the primary malts for this beer come from Thomas Fawcett & Son, Yorkshire Color: deep reddish brown in the light, brown to black on the bar   I love everything that Pretty Things does, so naturally I love this bottle.  The red and blue … Continue reading St. Botolph’s Town (Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project)

Newcastle Brown Ale (The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited)

Style: English Brown Ale Serving Style: Minikeg 4.7% ABV   This is my first review of a minikeg, but I think it should hold up to be just about the same as a bottle. The Newcastle Brown label is a classic English label that has a certain classiness to it.  It is definitely mass produced, but the text isn’t too much, the font is simple … Continue reading Newcastle Brown Ale (The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited)