Péché Mortel (Brasserie Dieu du Ciel)

Style: Imperial Coffee Stout 9.5% ABV From: Montréal, QC, Canada Brewery’s Note: “Péché Mortel (French for “Mortal Sin”) is an intensely black and dense beer with very pronounced roasted flavours. Fair trade coffee is infused during the brewing process, intensifying the bitterness of the beer and giving it a powerful coffee taste. Péché mortel is brewed to be savored; we invite you to drink it in … Continue reading Péché Mortel (Brasserie Dieu du Ciel)

XV [√225 Saison] (BFM {Brasserie Des Franches-Montagnes})

Style: Wild Saison 5.0% ABV From: Saignelégier, Switzerland Brewery’s Note: “Brewed for the 15th anniversary of the brewery – hence the square root of 225 – a bit like a sort of gag for our domestic market not ready at all to accept sour beers, I decided to try. Couroussé by those nasty attitudes of American brewers make 22 different saisons in the same brewery, a … Continue reading XV [√225 Saison] (BFM {Brasserie Des Franches-Montagnes})

2014 Parabola (Firestone Walker Brewing Company)

Style: Barrel Aged Russian Imperial Stout 14% ABV 82 IBU’s 167 SRM Malts: Crisp Maris Otter Pale, Munich, Cara-hell, Carafa, Dark & Light Crystal, Chocolate, Oats, Roasted Barley Hops: Bittering—Zeus; Late Kettle—Hallertau From: Paso Robles, CA Brewery’s Note: “One of our most aggressive and sought-after offerings. Bold bourbon, tobacco and espresso aromas and a hint of American oak greet the nose. Rich, chewy roasted malts, … Continue reading 2014 Parabola (Firestone Walker Brewing Company)

Remedy (From the Barrel Brewing Company)

Style:Imperial Porter 8.5% ABV From: Londonderry, NH The beer pours a milky dark brown with a light tan head of smaller bubbles. As it sits, it kind of reminds me of a good root beer in the glass. In body, the beer is opaque with milky cloudiness. It’s not gorgeous, but it has a muddy intrigue to its appearance. On the nose the beer is … Continue reading Remedy (From the Barrel Brewing Company)

2014 Stickee Monkee (Firestone Walker Brewing Company)

Style: American Quad aged in Oak Barrels 13.4% ABV 20 IBU’s OG: 30.17 67.5 SRM Fermentation: Lucha Libre From: Paso Robles, CA Brewery’s Note; “A Belgian Quad by recipe, but aging it in spirits barrels garners its own category: Central Coast Quad.  A beer formulated to sit on the sweeter and malty side so that we could utilize it for blending.  Turbinado brown sugar from … Continue reading 2014 Stickee Monkee (Firestone Walker Brewing Company)

Ride The Lion (Clown Shoes)

Style: Wee Heavy/Scotch Ale aged in Bourbon Barrels 11% ABV From: Ipswich, MA Brewery Description: “Descended from a notorious clan of Scottish lore, head brewer Dan Lipke channeled the Tartan tapestry encoded in his DNA to create a formidable Wee Heavy. The beer has been aged 100% in fresh bourbon barrels. Ask yourself, ‘Who needs to ride the lion?’” The beer pours a dark mahogany … Continue reading Ride The Lion (Clown Shoes)

Étoile Du Maine (Oxbow Brewing Company)

Style: American Saison/Farmhouse Ale aged in Oak Barrels 6.0% ABV From: Newcastle, ME Brewery’s Note: “Etoile du Maine was brewed with our friend and fellow farmhouse brewer, Daniel Thiriez of Brasserie Thiriez. This rustic blonde saison has been aged in oak and gently dry-hopped in the barrel prior to bottle-conditioning.” The beer pours from the bottle, and then sits in my glass the color of … Continue reading Étoile Du Maine (Oxbow Brewing Company)