Fourthmeal (The Bruery & Maine Beer Company)

Style: Hoppy Belgian Pale Ale 6.9% ABV 60 IBU’s SRM: 7 From: Placentia, CA Brewery’s Note: “The Bruery and Maine Beer Company got together and cooked up something special for you: fourthmeal. It isn’t brunch; it isn’t “linner.” It’s a hoppy Belgian-style ale that brings aspects of both breweries to the table: fruity, Belgian yeast esters, a crisp, bready backbone, citrus and piney hop characteristics, … Continue reading Fourthmeal (The Bruery & Maine Beer Company)

Golden Brett (Allagash Brewing Company)

Style: Golden Brett Aged in Oak Foudre 7.7% ABV From: Portland, ME Grains:  Allagash 2-row Malted Barley Blend, Victory Malt, Malted Red Wheat, Flaked Oats Hops: Simcoe, Northern Brewer Yeast: Allagash House Brettanomyces Brewery’s Note: “Golden Brett is a dark golden colored beer, with a fruity aroma and flavors suggesting citrus, apricot and bread crust. The mild tartness of the beer gives way to a long, clean finish. We … Continue reading Golden Brett (Allagash Brewing Company)

Hop Savant: Galaxy (Crooked Stave Artisanal Beer Project)

Style India Pale Brett 7.0% ABV October 2015 From: Denver, Co Brewery’s Note: “Primary fermented with Crooked Stave’s mixed culture of Brettanomyces yeast and then received over three pounds per barrel of Galaxy hops, a varietal known for its distinct citrus aroma and stone fruit characters.” The beer pours a pale, greenish yellow-orange. It pours with a smooth, creamy head of off-white bubbles that dwindle … Continue reading Hop Savant: Galaxy (Crooked Stave Artisanal Beer Project)

Brett C (Prairie Artisan Ales)

Style: Wild Farmhouse Ale/Saison brewed with Sea Salt 8.1% ABV From: Krebs, OK Brewery Note: “A farmhouse ale brewed with cascade and citra hops, and a touch of sea salt. Conditioned with brettanomyces claussenii.” The beer pours a pale, fizzle-piss-water yellow (like a cloudy Budlight?) with a huge head of creamy white pebble-bubbles, which last nicely, and leave a patchy puffing of frothy lacing to cling … Continue reading Brett C (Prairie Artisan Ales)

Epiphyte (Deciduous Brewing Company)

Style: Double India Pale Ale 8.0% ABV From: Newmarket, NH Brewery’s Notes: “Our 8.0%abv interpretation of a double IPA. Brewed with no Citra, no Mosaic, no Galaxy, no Azacca, and no Simcoe.” I like how I have to look up the definitions of Deciduous’ names. Learning and beer should go together more often. This lovely little ale pours out the color of oranging bronze. It is … Continue reading Epiphyte (Deciduous Brewing Company)

Funky Gold Mosaic (Prairie Artisan Ales)

Style: Mixed Fermentation Dry-Hopped American Wild Ale 7.5% ABV 18 IBU’s From: Tulsa, OK Brewery’s Note: “Funky Gold Mosaic is a dry-hopped sour ale. We took Prairie Gold and dry-hopped it with a huge amount of Mosaic hops. The end results are tropical, sour, and an all-around new beer drinking experience! This beer is great fresh, but will continue to develop as the wild yeast … Continue reading Funky Gold Mosaic (Prairie Artisan Ales)

Freak of Nature (Wicked Weed Brewing Company)

Style: West Coast Double India Pale Ale 8.5% ABV 100 IBU’s (?) Bottled on: 8/13/15 From: Asheville, NC Brewery’s Note: “n. An unusual unexpected natural phenomenon. 2. An Outlying, west coast-style double India Pale Ale brewed with an abnormally large quantity of hops. 3. A delicately crafted and crushable ale designed for fresh and immediate consumption. 4. A hophead’s vice or downfall. Ex: Though warned … Continue reading Freak of Nature (Wicked Weed Brewing Company)