Transcendence (Enlightenment Ales)

Style: Blended American Farmhouse Ale 6.2% ABV Batch #2 From: Everett, MA Brewery’s Note: “While watching the colors of an autumn sunset bleed into the ripples of a quiet pond, have you ever experienced the feeling of complete oneness between yourself and the universe around you? This is a beer brewed for such moments. After a warm fermentation and double dry hopping, two batches of … Continue reading Transcendence (Enlightenment Ales)

Valentino (Night Shift Brewing)

Style: Single-Barrel Wild Rye Ale 8.5% ABV From: Everett, MA Bottled On: 2/7/14 Brewer’s Note: “Valentino is the celebration of our love for beautiful beer. Aged in a single brandy barrel for 17 months, he won our hearts and palates as a favorite amongst the brewery’s large barrel collection. He sips dry and tart, with rich, lingering notes of sour cherry, rye spice, and sweet, … Continue reading Valentino (Night Shift Brewing)

Funk’d Citra (Night Shift Brewing)

Style: Brett-Fermented Ale Dry-Hopped with Citra 6.2% ABV Bottled On: 3/11/20 14 From: Everett, MA Brewer’s Note: The Night Shift Funk’d Series is our exploration of fermentation with 100% Brettanomyces yeast. These beers offer funky, unothorthodox, unique flavors that will continue to evolve in the bottle over time. Drink this bottle fresh or let it get nicely funk’d up in your beer cellar.” The beer’s … Continue reading Funk’d Citra (Night Shift Brewing)

Klara (Idle Hands Brewing Company)

Style: Dortmunder Export Lager 5.5% ABV From: Everett, MA Brewer’s Note: “A crisp, German style lager with malt depth and noble hop character.” The beer’s label is simple but pretty. I love ‘hand-filled-in’ font for the beer’s title, and the hand written take of the rest of the info is really nice. Unfortunately, the rest of the hand written fonts don’t quite match up with … Continue reading Klara (Idle Hands Brewing Company)

Cape Codder Weisse (Night Shift Brewing)

Style: American Weisse with Cape Cod Cranberries and Florida Oranges 4.8% ABV Batch #2 From: Everett, MA Brewer’s Note: “A lively, playful sour, Cape Codder Weisse sips like a tart beer cocktail.  With tangy flavors of berry, citrus, grassy wheat, and ripe cranberry, this is a great beer to brighten any dark winter evening. Over 150 pounds of fresh cranberries were boiled and poured into … Continue reading Cape Codder Weisse (Night Shift Brewing)

Brünhilda (Idle Hands Brewing Company)

Style: Munich-Style Dunkel 5.7% ABV From: Everett, MA Brewer’s Note: “We’re thrilled to announce the release of Brunhilda, a Munich Dunkel and our first German lager! Brunhilda is filled with rich malty character (think bread crust and toast) with highlights of unsweetened chocolate AND a touch of cola nut” I’m doing something a little different with this review, and I hope to incorporate more and more … Continue reading Brünhilda (Idle Hands Brewing Company)

Darkness Prevails (Idle Hands Craft Ales)

Style: Bourbon-Barrel-Aged Wild Belgian Stout 8.0% ABV 36 IBU’s OG: 1.072 Malts: Pale, Munich, CaraMunich, Chocolate, Black, Roasted Barley, Unmalted Wheat & Oats, Candi Syrup Hops: Nugget, EKG, Aurora, Sterling Aged in Bourbon Barrels with Brettanomyces Batch 1 January 8, 2013 From: Everett, MA The beer’s label is little simple and boring, but it does have some nice elements.  I love the Idle Hands logo; it is awesome … Continue reading Darkness Prevails (Idle Hands Craft Ales)