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)

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)

Notch Tafelbier (Notch Brewing Company)

Style: Belgian Pale Table Beer Malt: Special Aromatic, Pils, Oats Hopes: Styrian Goldings, Saaz Yeast: Belgian From: Ipswich, MA Brewer’s Note: “Tafelbier is a Belgian beer of lower strength – and for good reason. Tafelbier was, (and still is) enjoyed by Belgian families at meal time. This is the ultimate summer session beer at 2.8% ABV. Dry hopped with Styrian Goldings and Saaz hops, it … Continue reading Notch Tafelbier (Notch Brewing Company)

Winter Oatmeal Stout (May-flower Brewing Company)

Style: Oatmeal Stout 6% ABV From: Plymouth, Massachusetts Brewer’s Note: “Embrace the season with Mayflower Winter Oatmeal Stout. Brewed with three types of oats and several varieties of dark barley malts, this beer adds a little sweetness to the roasted flavor of traditional stouts. The result is a rich and smooth brew that will help sustain you through the short days and long nights of … Continue reading Winter Oatmeal Stout (May-flower Brewing Company)

Notch Session Ale (Notch Brewing)

Style: American Session Pale Ale 4.5% ABV Malt: Pale, Crystal, Munich, Rye Hops: Falconers, Mt. Hood, Cascade Yeast: British Ale Bottled on 10/21/12 From: Ipswich, Massachusetts Brewer’s Note: “The American Session Ale. Pale copper color, firm malt body and a dry, hoppy finish. Notch Session Ale is well balanced, but in true American fashion the hop flavor is up front, and finishes dry, which begs … Continue reading Notch Session Ale (Notch Brewing)

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)

Fire in the Ham (Jack’s Abby Brewing Company)

Style: Rauchbier 5.4% ABV 20 IBU’s OG: 13º Plato Brewer’s Note: “Caution! This is an intensely smokey lager similar to those found in Bamberg, Germany. Most of this brew’s malt was dried over flaming beechwood, which ingrains unique smokey flavors. Aromas of campfires, smoked ham, and bacon dominate a soft malt and hop backbone. Although hard to believe, this beer is vegan friendly. “ This beer’s … Continue reading Fire in the Ham (Jack’s Abby Brewing Company)

Third Beer of the Apocalypse Series: Famine (Backlash Beer Company)

Style: Single Malt and Single Hop American Tripel 7.5% ABV 22 IBU’s Malt: Pilsner Malt Hops: Styrian Goldings Adjuncts: Indian Coriander and Orange Peel Brewer’s Note:  “I wanted to brew a SMASH beer.  Homebrewers will know the term, it stands for: Single Malt and Single Hop.  Pretty much as bare-bones as you can get when brewing.  It makes sense right?  If a famine were to … Continue reading Third Beer of the Apocalypse Series: Famine (Backlash Beer Company)

A Cheers to the Beers of Backlash!

This is a little side note about Backlash Beer Company which I came across while researching Famine, their third beer of the Apocalypse.  The blog post is from the brewer at Backlash and really helps to highlight a brewery that is trying to just brew good beer, and actually cares about the taste of their beer.  In the post he mentions that the Russian imperial … Continue reading A Cheers to the Beers of Backlash!

Jabby Brau (Jack’s Abby Brewing Company)

Style: American Pale Session Lager 4.5% ABV 20 IBU’s 11.5º Plato Brewer’s Notes: “Deep golden in color, this low ABV lager balances Pilsner and Munich malt with an aromatic American hop aroma. This beer starts hoppy but finishes unexpectedly malty with very low bitterness. Impressively flavorful and drinkable for the lightest beer we brew. We dub this beer a “Session Lager,” as we once again … Continue reading Jabby Brau (Jack’s Abby Brewing Company)