Original Ritterguts Gose (Ritterguts Gose Gmbh)

Style: Gose 4.2% ABV Brewer’s Note (translated): “It is a light beer with Developing at the top. Most of the other beers do it on the bottom. But essentially we use lactic acid, with makes the Gose very refreshing. Some spices give the special character. Of course it tastes completely different and clients should expect somewhat very new. They have to get accustomed, may be not with the first … Continue reading Original Ritterguts Gose (Ritterguts Gose Gmbh)

First Sparrow (White Birch Brewing Company)

Style: Grodziskie (Smoked Wheat Ale) 3.8% ABV Bottle in Spring 2013 From: Hooksett, NH Brewer’s Note: From the weird and wild world of nearly forgotten beer styles, we bring you First Sparrow, a Grodziskie of mild but notable stature.  The Grodziskie, or Gratzer, was one of those wonderfully peculiar beers that seemed bound for extinction, wacky dodo bird that somehow managed to survive on the … Continue reading First Sparrow (White Birch Brewing Company)

Professor Fritz Briem 1809 Berliner Weisse (Professor Fritz Briem)

Style: Berliner Weissebier 5.0% ABV Brewed By Weihenstephan & Doemens Brewer’s Note: “Already in the 1600s the Berliner Weisse Style Beer was mentioned in  documents by the French reformers  “Huguenots” as they crossed Berlin on their way to Flanders.  In 1809, the Emperor Napoleon and his troops celebrated their Prussian victory with it.  This Berliner Weisse Style Beer is brewed with traditional mash hoping and … Continue reading Professor Fritz Briem 1809 Berliner Weisse (Professor Fritz Briem)

Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Märzen (Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla)

Style: Rauchbier/ Smoked Marzen 5.1% ABV 30 IBU’s OG: 13.5% From: Bamberg, Germany Brewer’s Note: “The original and Bamberg specialty for centuries. A dark, bottom fermented beer made exclusively with Schlenkerla smoked malt from our own malt house and the old tradition from the Schlenkerla Oak barrel tapped.” The beer’s label is nice and old timey looking.  I like the old scroll look of the label, … Continue reading Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Märzen (Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla)

Triple Bag (Long Trail Brewing Company)

Style: German Strong Ale/Imperial Altbier 53 IBU’s 9.2% ABV Color: Dark Amber Malts: 2-Row, Wheat, Caramel 80L & Chocolate Hops: Nugget & Mt. Hood Brewer’s Note: “Triple Bag is brewed in a small batch from single infusion that uses only the first runnings of the mash. The result is a brew made from only the purest part of the grains, providing a uniquely rich and dense flavor, with an … Continue reading Triple Bag (Long Trail Brewing Company)

Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier Dunkel (Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan)

Style: Dunkelweizen 5.3% ABV 14 IBU’s Calories: 220 kcal/0.5l Original wort: 12.7% by weight Brewer’s Note: “Soft, malty and full-bodied.  The well-balanced taste is our dark weiss beer’s great strength. Not only a good accompaniment to hearty meals. This bottle’s label is, again, very similar to all the other Weihenstephaner labels, with a medieval sigil and a certain austere, monastic feeling to it.  This bottle … Continue reading Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier Dunkel (Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan)

Weihenstephaner Original (Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan)

Style: Munich Helles Lager 5.1% ABV 24 IBU’s Calories: 215 kcal/0.5l Original wort: 11.8% by weight Brewer’s Note: “A good beer takes time. The long lager time makes our pale beer a matter of mild, flavorful beer enjoyment.  Brewed in accordance with a centuries-old beer tradition on Weihenstephan Hill.” The bottle is quite old in design-feel, much like the brewery, but it carries some terrific … Continue reading Weihenstephaner Original (Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan)