Serenity (Wicked Weed Brewing Company)

Serenity (Wicked Weed Brewing Company) Style: American Brett/ Barrel-Aged Farmhouse Brett 5.5% ABV OG: 1.044 Gold Medal: American-Style Brett Beer, 2013 Great American Beer Festival From: Asheville, NC Bottled On: 5/29/15 Brewery Note: “Serenity is our aptly named 100% Brettanomyces fermented beer. We are one of only a handful of breweries in the US doing 100% Bretta fermentation. That said for our first one we … Continue reading Serenity (Wicked Weed Brewing Company)

Alvinne Undressed (Picobrouwerij Alvinne)

Style: Oud Bruin 6.9% ABV 0 IBU’s Ingredients: 5 Different Malts, Crystal Sugar, 1 Gram of Hops, Morpheus Yeast From: Zwevegem, Belgium Brewer’s Note on Yeast: “Almost unhoped brown ale, the base for Morpheus Wild and Kerasus, undressed. For the fans of the true ‘oud bruin’ style. Brewery Alvinne selected and cultivated their own houseyeast for the mixed fermentation (sour) beers: de Morpheusgist. If wanted, … Continue reading Alvinne Undressed (Picobrouwerij Alvinne)

Tart of Darkness (The Bruery)

Style: Sour Stout 7% ABV Brewer’s Note: “We brewed a stout – no, not Black Tuesday, this one is low in abv if you can believe it! But we then decided to put it into the barrels that previously housed Black Tuesday and various other strong ales and added our special blend of souring bacterias and wild yeasts.  The result is a perfectly tart yet … Continue reading Tart of Darkness (The Bruery)

Bee Tea (Night Shift Brewing)

Style: American Wheat Herb/Spiced Ale brewed with sweet orange peel and orange blossom honey. Aged on organic, loose, gunpowder tea leaves (i.e. Style Unknown) 8.5% ABV Batch #9 Bottled On: 7/16/13 From: Everett, MA Brewer’s Note: “Bee Tea is our cross-pollination of two classic beverages – green tea with honey, and the Belgian-style wheat ale. Strong aromas of orange and honey lead into a flavor that’s … Continue reading Bee Tea (Night Shift Brewing)

New England Brewery Series: Oxbow Brewing Company (Newcastle, ME)

Last Saturday my girlfriend and I had the pleasure of visiting Oxbow Brewing Company in New Castle, Maine with our friend.  The first thing you notice about Oxbow as you pull into their driveway is that they are kind of off the map, and tucked into a beautiful shady patch of woods.  The tasting room’s buidling greets you as you drive into the brewery’s parking … Continue reading New England Brewery Series: Oxbow Brewing Company (Newcastle, ME)

Boulevard Smokestack Series: Saison-Brett (Boulevard Brewing Company)

Style: American Saison Ale 8.5% ABV 38 IBU’s OG: 17º Plato FG: 2.5º Plato Color: 12 (EBC) Malt: Pale Malt, Malted Wheat Adjuncts: Corn Flakes Hops: Magnum, Amarillo Vintage: 2012 From: Kansas City, Missouri Brewer’s Note: “Saison-Brett, based on our very popular Tank 7, is assertively dry hopped, then bottle conditioned with various yeasts, including Brettanomyces, a wild strain that imparts a distinctive earthy quality. Though this farmhouse ale … Continue reading Boulevard Smokestack Series: Saison-Brett (Boulevard Brewing Company)