Samuel Adams Boston Lager (The Boston Beer Company) *from a can

Style: Vienna/Amber Lager 4.9% ABV 30 IBU’s Cal. Per Serving: 175 Hops: Hallertau Mittelfrueh and Tettnang Tettnanger Noble hops Malts: Samuel Adams two-row pale malt blend and Caramel 60 Yeast: Samuel Adams lager From: Boston, MA Brewer’s Note: “Samuel Adams Boston Lager helped lead the American beer revolution, reviving a passion for full-bodied brews that are robust and rich with character.  Since 1984, Samuel Adams Boston Lager … Continue reading Samuel Adams Boston Lager (The Boston Beer Company) *from a can

Leisure Time Lager (Jack’s Abby Brewing Company)

Style: Witbier Lager 4.8% ABV 15 IBU’s OG: 11.8° Plato Brewed with: Lemongrass, Coriander, Orange Peel and Chamomile Brewer’s Note: “We honor our Pops with this beer. His vision built the Leisure Time ice brand decades ago and inspired us to build Jack’s Abby as a family business. Leisure Time Lager is brewed with wheat and a blend of spices including lemongrass, coriander, orange peel … Continue reading Leisure Time Lager (Jack’s Abby Brewing Company)

Barrel-Aged Framinghammer 2013 (Jack’s Abby Brewing Company)

Style: Bourbon Barrel-Aged Baltic Porter 10.0% ABV55 IBU’s OG: 23.5° Plato Aged in Old Weller 107 bourbon barrels March 2013 From: Framingham, MA Brewer’s Note: “Big, bold, black and barrel aged. A lengthy conditioning period in bourbon barrels creates a silky smooth chocolaty mouth feel enhanced by the use of oats and brown sugar. Noticeable sweetness gets balanced by roasted malt and hop bitterness. Additional … Continue reading Barrel-Aged Framinghammer 2013 (Jack’s Abby Brewing Company)

Plum Island Belgian White (Newburyport Brewing Company)

Style: Witbier 5.4% ABV Brewer’s Note: “An unfiltered witbier with hints of citrus & coriander. This “partly cloudy” ale features slight citrus and spicy aromas complemented by mild sweet pilsner and wheat malt tastes. Our friends in Belgium would be proud of us.” The beer’s can is funky and designed perfectly to take in other styles as well.  I like the big wave that is … Continue reading Plum Island Belgian White (Newburyport Brewing Company)

Salute (Backlash Brewing Company)

Style: Double/Imperial IPA 8.5% ABV 85 IBU’s From: Holyoke, MA Brewer’s Note: “People pay homage in many ways. Some build statues or create holidays to commemorate those who they respect greatly. We don’t have that sort of pull with the international calendar federation, plus we’re low on cement so we made a beer.  Salute is our way of tipping our caps to Samuel Adamsand their … Continue reading Salute (Backlash Brewing Company)

Notch Brewing at the Flying Saucer Pizza Company’s “Brew Ha-Ha”

Just got back from the “Brew Ha-Ha” over at the Flying Saucer Pizza Company and I figured I would give a little write up on it  (By the way, the Brew Ha Ha is run by the mustachioed owner of this blog). Notch Brewing’s brewer, Chris Lohring, was there showing off some of his awesome beers and chilling with his Salem peeps.  Those of you that … Continue reading Notch Brewing at the Flying Saucer Pizza Company’s “Brew Ha-Ha”