2015 Baltic Porter (Smuttynose Brewing Company)

Style: Baltic Porter 9.0% ABV Bottle Conditioned in January 2015 From: Hampton, NH Brewery’s Note: “Indigenous to northern Europe, Baltic Porters historically stem from the shipping of British porters to the Russian hinterland. Unlike their British cousins, Baltic Porters are often brewed with lager yeast, which is the tradition we follow. Big & bold, with flavors of coffee, dark fruit & raisins, this black beer … Continue reading 2015 Baltic Porter (Smuttynose Brewing Company)

Bride Maker (Jack’s Abby Brewing Company)

Style: Lager Wine 13% ABV From: Framingham, MA Brewery’s Note: “We aged this beer in bourbon barrelspreviously used for our Barrel-Aged Framinghammer Baltic Porter. Lengthy aging allows the 13% ABV beer to mellow and develop a deep vanilla, almost honey-like sweetness and plum-like dark fruit flavors. This beer is a sipper. You’ve been warned!” The beer pours out like thin maple syrup, auburn and clear, … Continue reading Bride Maker (Jack’s Abby Brewing Company)

Reverend Potter’s Baltic Porter (Prodigal Brewery)

Style: Baltic Porter 6.8% ABV 40 IBU’s Hops: Perle, Spalt, Tettnang, Saaz OG: 1.074 SG From: Effingham, NH Brewery’s Note: “Reverend Potter’s Baltic Porter is a full flavored dark lager which owes itsheritage to the influence of the dark ales of England and cool fermented in thetradition of Eastern Europe. Generously hopped for balance, this beer hides its strength well, so watch out when imbibing near that … Continue reading Reverend Potter’s Baltic Porter (Prodigal Brewery)

Hell Yes! (Moat Mountain Brewing Company)

Style: Helles Lager 4.7% ABV   The beer pours a clean, crisp yellow, like dehydrated piss. A big, billowy head of eggshell white bubbles forms above the glass and mellows to a finger’s width above the glass. In body, the beer is crystal clear and translucent, giving a full image of the other side of the glass. On the nose, the beer smells of crisp, … Continue reading Hell Yes! (Moat Mountain Brewing Company)

Cascadian Schwarzbier (Jack’s Abby Brewing)

Style: Hoppy Schwarzbier 7.0% ABV 70 IBU’s OG: 16.5 Plato From: Framingham, MA The beer pours a deep, chocolaty brown with a massive head of creamy, sand colored bubbles. The head sits two finger’s widths above the glass with a nice lasting retention and a puzzle grid of thin lacing. On the nose, the beer smells delicately of roasted coffee beans and damp pine forests. … Continue reading Cascadian Schwarzbier (Jack’s Abby Brewing)

Hotter Than Helles Lager (Cigar City Brewing Company)

Style: Munich-Style Helles Lager 5.0% ABV From: Tampa, FL Brewer’s Note: “Why so punny? ‘Helles’ is German for ‘light colored.’ Hotter Than Helles is more than just a (very) silly pun; it perfectly reflects the natures of this beer.  A lager meant to be consumed when it’s trulyhotter than helles outside./ So there are no peppers or spices in this beer!” The beer’s label is … Continue reading Hotter Than Helles Lager (Cigar City Brewing Company)

The ABCs (Jack’s Abby Brewing Company)

Style: Double India Pale Lager (DIPL) 7.5% ABV 100 IBU’s OG: 17 Plato Hops: Apollo, Bravo, Calypso, Simcoe From: Framingham, MA Brewer’s Note: “We’ve made learning your ABCS easy by adding copious amounts of Apollo, Bravo, Calypso, and Simcoe. Intense hoppy aromas of stone fruit, citrus flavors, and piney spiciness. Deep golden in color with a resinous haze. A true celebration of hops.” The beer’s … Continue reading The ABCs (Jack’s Abby Brewing Company)

Private Rye Bière De Garde (Jack’s Abby Brewing)

Style: Bière De Garde  6.0% ABV 30 IBU’S OG 14.5º Plato Brewer’s Note: “Brewed in the French farmhouse style as a warm fermented lager. The grist contains 30% Rye Malt local sourced and malted in MA as well as Belgian candy sugar. We leave this beer slightly hazy to accentuate the mild fruity yeasty character. Copper in color, a spicy Rye flavor emerges in a … Continue reading Private Rye Bière De Garde (Jack’s Abby Brewing)

R.I.P.L. Effect (Jack’s Abby Brewing)

Style: Rye India Pale Lager 5.75% ABV 65 IBU’s O.G.: 13.75 Hops: Sorachi Ace, Columbus, Cascade, and Amarillo Malt: 35% Rye Malt from Triticale, MA Brewer’s Note: “What do you get when you combine the dry malt backbone of a Pilsner, the aromatic hops of an IPA and the spiciness of a Rye Lager? You get a special blend of flavors that’s sure to send … Continue reading R.I.P.L. Effect (Jack’s Abby Brewing)

Notch Černé Pivo (Notch Brewing)

Style: Euro/Czech Dark Lager 4.0% ABV Malt: Munich, Crystal, Carafa Hops: Northern Brewer, Mt. Hood Yeast: Lager Brewer’s Note: “Inspired by the black session lagers of the Czech Republic, Notch Černe Pivo is malty, toasty, and infinitely drinkable. While Černe pours black, it trades the high intensity roast and bitterness of a porter or stout for the mellow malty profile of a lager. Think roasty, but think subtle … Continue reading Notch Černé Pivo (Notch Brewing)