Crossfade (Oxbow Brewing Company)

Style: Blended Mixed Fermentation Hoppy Farmhouse Ale 5% ABV December 2015 From: Newcastle/Portland, ME Brewery’s Note: “Crossfade is a blend of hop-forward saisons. The presence of wild yeasts increase the complexity and longevity of this blonde farmhouse ale.” This bottle pours out a frothy, radiant yellow with chalky highlights. A head of sudsy, eggshell white that dwindles to a soapy cap. The beer’s body is … Continue reading Crossfade (Oxbow Brewing Company)

Beryl Program: Barrel Aged Tweiss (Gneiss Brewing Company)

Style: French Barrel Brettanomyces Aged Weizenbock 7.5% ABV 30 IBU’s Brewery’s Note: “Barrelaged Tweiss – our traditional weizenbock aged 6 months in French oak with Brett C. Brewery’s Note on Base Beer: “Tweiss is our take on a weizenbock. Essentially an imperial version of Weiss, Tweiss is a sweeter, bolder brew but still has the clean drinkability of its little brother. Sweet banana notes greet … Continue reading Beryl Program: Barrel Aged Tweiss (Gneiss Brewing Company)

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)

Neddles (Allagash Brewing Company)

Style: American Sour Brown aged in Rum Barrels 10.5 % ABV Brewery’s Note: “Sour Brown aged sour with Lactic acid bacteria in Stainless steel for 8 months. Then it was transferred to rum barrels for an additional 6-8 months./ Neddles is a sour brown aged in rum barrels from Ned’s new venture, New England Distilling. Dark amber in color with an aroma of green apple … Continue reading Neddles (Allagash Brewing Company)

Century Ale (Allagash Brewing Company)

Style: Mixed Fermentation Saison (Brettanomyces & Saccharomyces) 8.0% ABV Brewery’s Note: “Century Ale is golden in color and has aromas of toasted crackers, passion fruit and citrus. Complex flavors of biscuit and fruit are followed by a dry, slightly tart finish. We brew this beer with Pilsner, raw wheat and Biscuit malt. It is then fermented for 2 years in stainless steel with a blend of … Continue reading Century Ale (Allagash Brewing Company)

Nancy (Allagash Brewing Company)

Style: American Wild Ale fermented with Cherries 6.3% ABV Brewery’s Note: “Nancy is a sour red ale fermented with Maine cherries and Brettanomyces in 100% stainless, for just shy of a year. The cherries were a blend of Balaton and Montmorrency and added at a rate of 2lbs per gallon. Copper in color, Nancy has an aroma of cherries, bread crust and a touch of … Continue reading Nancy (Allagash Brewing Company)

Barrel Aged Farmhouse Pale Ale (Oxbow Brewing Company)

Style: Barrel Aged Wild Saison 6.5% ABV Batch #9 From: New Castle, ME Brewery’s Note: “Our flagship farmhouse ale fermented in stainless steel and aged in oak barrels.” When the cap popped, the bottle gushed, like an overly enthusiastic teenager… I was sad to see the nectar lost on the floor. The beer pours a pale, chalky yellow, sort of like a lemon burst. It’s … Continue reading Barrel Aged Farmhouse Pale Ale (Oxbow Brewing Company)