First Pitch (Idle Hands Craft Ales)

Style: Belgian Rye Pale Ale 6.3% ABV Bottled On: April 15th, 2015 From: Everett, MA Brewery’s Note: “First Pitch is the quintessential beer to enjoy while watching a game. Rye combines wonderfully with our house Belgian yeast to create a chewy, spicy malt backbone. However, hops are at the center of the lineup with Amarillo, Mosaic, and Cascade each taking swings creating flavors of candied … Continue reading First Pitch (Idle Hands Craft Ales)

Bourbon Barrel Aged 319 (Idle Hands Craft Ales)

Style: American Quad brewed with cherries and aged in bourbon barrels 10.7% ABV Aged for 6 Months From: Everett, MA Brewery’s Note: “Belgian style Quadruple brewed with Cherries.  Aged in a single barrel of Eagle Rare 10 year for Redstone Liquors. 20 cases produced.” The beer pours a dark, dark mahogany color with a head of sand colored bubbles that slowly recede to a nice … Continue reading Bourbon Barrel Aged 319 (Idle Hands Craft Ales)

Blanche de Grâce (Idle Hands Craft Ales)

Style: Witbier 5.2% ABV 18 IBU’s OG: 1.051 Malts: Pilsen, Aromatic, Unmalted Wheat, Oats Hops: Mt Hood, Tradition, Sterling Brewery’s Note: “Literally translated to “the white of Grace”, this beer has been a favorite of Grace’s from the time it was first homebrewed several years ago. Over the years, the spicing in the recipe has undergone constant refinement to the point where the spices now serve to … Continue reading Blanche de Grâce (Idle Hands Craft Ales)

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)

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)