Christmas Bomb! (Prairie Artisan Ales)

Style: Imperial Stout brewed with Spices 11.5% ABV From: Krebs, OK Brewery’s Note: “This beer is the amazing base beer we all know and love with the addition of Christmas spices. With the weather starting to cool off and the leaves changing colors, I can’t think of a better beer for the season.” Admittedly, I have never had Bomb!, so the obvious comparisons cannot be … Continue reading Christmas Bomb! (Prairie Artisan Ales)

Art #20: El Lechedor (Night Shift Brewing)

Style: Oak Aged Milk Stout with Poblano Peppers, Cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla bean 6.9% ABV Bottled On: 3/26/14 From: Everett, MA Brewery’s Note: “Mexican-style milk stout brewed with poblano peppers, aged with cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla beans in oak barrels. Sips like a fresh, creamy cinnamon roll!” The beer pours a deep and muddy brown, sitting in the glass as near-black. The beer forms a … Continue reading Art #20: El Lechedor (Night Shift Brewing)

Fallen Apple (Night Shift Brewing)

Style: Fruit Ale/ Golden Ale brewed with fresh MA apple cider, cinnamon, nutmeg, coriander, and allspice; aged in rum and brandy barrels 8.3% ABV Bottled on: 11/7/13 Batch #2 From: Everett, MA Brewer’s Notes: “A golden ale, warmed with holiday spices, fermented with the cider of autumn’s fresh apples. We poured it into oak barrels of rum and brandy, and aged it as the leaves … Continue reading Fallen Apple (Night Shift Brewing)

Mainer Weisse (Night Shift Brewing Company)

Style: American Weisse aged on Blueberries and Cinnamon Sticks 5.1% ABV Batch #4 Bottled on 10/10/13 From: Everett, MA Brewer’s Note: “With late-season access to some Maine wild blueberries (thanks Boston Organics!), we captured a bit of “The Way Life Should Be” in this rich, full-flavored winter sour. Mainer Weisse has a nose of ripe berry and cinnamon spice, warming hints of the holidays. It sips … Continue reading Mainer Weisse (Night Shift Brewing Company)