Cab Barrel Aged Albricot (Deciduous Brewing Company)

Style: Fruited pLambic Aged In Cabernet Sauvignon Barrels 4.9% ABV From: Newmarket, NH Brewery’s Note: “Our interpretation of a 4.9% abv pLamic (pure culture) aged on apricots. This version was fruited heaviest of all, then aged in Estate Cabernet (American oak) barrels from Korbin Kameron wines before undertaking even more apricots before bottling.” [So… apparently, my glass wasn’t clean. Went through the same cleansing process … Continue reading Cab Barrel Aged Albricot (Deciduous Brewing Company)

Transition (Tree House Brewing Company)

Style: Autumn Country Beer 6.5% ABV From: Monson, MA Brewery Note: “Brewed with rye, dark malts, raw wheat, and oats, Transition is the first in a series of seasonally inspired country beers. Fermented with our unique Belgian yeast strain and seasoned for 3 months in oak. Transition has notes of sweet caramel tempered by judicious earthy spice. Naturally conditioned and further developed in the bottle, … Continue reading Transition (Tree House Brewing Company)

Nelson Sylph (Deciduous Brewing Company)

Style: Dry-Hopped Mixed Fermentation Farmhouse Ale From: Newmarket, NH Brewery’s Facebook Note: “Sylph is on its third batch now and we feel the mixed culture has really performed as we had hoped she would. Showcasing a vivid, fruit forward profile with zero fruit additions. We’ve also started denoting the labels of Sylph on our back logo with batch numbers. This, batch #3, is the first … Continue reading Nelson Sylph (Deciduous Brewing Company)

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)

Dogpatch Sour (Almanac Brewing Company)

Style: American Flanders Red Style Ale aged in Wine Barrels with Cherries 7.5% ABV Batch #4 From: San Francisco Brewery’s Note: “This barrel-aged wild ale is named for our San Francisco neighborhood and pays tribute to the Flanders Red style of beer. Aged in wine barrels, this lightly tart ale is brewed with California Rainier cherries using a house blend of wild yeasts, bacteria and … Continue reading Dogpatch Sour (Almanac Brewing Company)

Brett Conspiracy (Cambridge Brewing Company)

Style: Barrel Fermented American Wild Ale 5.75% ABV OG: 1.050 | FG: 1.006 From: Cambridge, MA Brewery’s Note: “First brewed in honor of our 26th Anniversary! It features barrel fermentation and a bit of mystery from three unique yeast strains: Saccharomyces cerevisiae, Brettanomyces custercianus, and Brettanomyces bruxellensis trois. The S. cerevisiae is a well-known saison strain from Wallonia offering a spicy and dry palate. The … Continue reading Brett Conspiracy (Cambridge Brewing Company)

Halia (Goose Island Brewing Company/AB InBev)

Style: American Wild Ale Fermented with Peaches in Wine Barrels 7.5% ABV International Bitterness Units: 11 Color: Golden Hops: Amarillo Malts: Pilsner, 2-Row, Torrified Wheat Brewery’s Note: “Halia is a farmhouse ale aged in wine barrels with whole peaches, resulting in bright, effervescent fruit notes in a soft, hazy body that finishes slightly tart and sweet with the pleasant character of ripe, juicy peaches. Literally meaning “remembrance of a … Continue reading Halia (Goose Island Brewing Company/AB InBev)