Letters After Z (Mystic Brewery)

Kettle Soured American Farmhouse Ale 3.6% ABV Hops: Ella From: Chelsea, MA The beer pours out like fizzy lemonade. It’s chalky-white and yellow, with a huge, crackling head of creamy, eggshell-white bubbles that froth and hiss and recede to rocky mountainscapes in the glass. These mountainscapes leave fluffy tendrils of swirling, smoke-like lacing on the sides of the glass. It is a frothy and beautiful … Continue reading Letters After Z (Mystic Brewery)

Flor Sauvage (Mystic Brewing Company)

Style: Mixed Fermentation Saison fermented w/11 strains of Brettanomyces 7.0% ABV 25 IBU’s O.G.: 13.5° Plato Brewery’s Note: “Ale barrel fermented and aged with a horde of Brettanomyces yeasts.” The beer pours out a pale, and creamy golden color with a small head of very dense, mousse-like, and perfectly white bubbles. The head leaves strands of fluffy, yet thin lacing along the sides of the glass, … Continue reading Flor Sauvage (Mystic Brewing Company)

Sauterneal Barrel Fermented Farmhouse Ale (Mystic Brewery)

Style: Farmhouse Ale Fermented in French Sauternes Barrels 7.0% ABV 25 IBU’s OG: 14.5 Plato Batch #001 From: Chelsea, MA Brewer’s Note: “Sauterneal is a farmhouse ale, brewed with a complex grist profile to give a full diversity of starches and sugars for our house yeast to ferment. The fermentation and aging took place in Sauternes barrels that were imported from the famous French wine … Continue reading Sauterneal Barrel Fermented Farmhouse Ale (Mystic Brewery)

Amais (Mystic Brewery)

Style: Dark Stock Ale aged in American Oak/Saison Porter aged in Sam Adams Utopias Barrels 7.2% ABV 32 IBU’s OG: 16° Plato Brewer’s Note: “Amais is a tavern ale aged in American oak barrels in the tradition of a brewery’s ‘keeping ale’ or stock ale. It is named after Amais Maverick, wife of the colonist who settled the land on which the beer was brewed./ … Continue reading Amais (Mystic Brewery)

Vinland Two (Mystic Brewery)

Style: Native Ale/ Farmhouse Ale Fermented with yeast cultivated off Maine low bush blueberries 7.3% ABV 19 IBU’s OG: 14.6° Plato Batch #001 2013 GABF Gold Medal: Indigenous Beer Brewer’s Note: “Vinland Two was fermented with an indigenous strain of yeast from a Maine lowbush blueberry. The Norridgewock yeast strain get its name from the small town of Norridgewock, Maine where the blueberry was picked. Vinland Two presents a … Continue reading Vinland Two (Mystic Brewery)

Wigglesworth Traditional Ale Series: India Wharf Pale Ale (Mystic Brewery)

Style: English India Pale Ale 5.1% ABV From: Chelsea, MA Brewer’s Note: “Ale brewed with English and American Hops.” The beer’s label is sleek and sophisticated.  It is also exactly the same as the other Wigglseworth beers (https://beerinmybellyblog.wordpress.com/2013/03/29/1115/) and as such I will just say that I like it, though it is a little cluttered and I would like some text on this unique beer … Continue reading Wigglesworth Traditional Ale Series: India Wharf Pale Ale (Mystic Brewery)

Chardonnay Barrel Fermented Saison (Mystic Brewery)

Style: Barrel Fermented Saison 7.0% ABV 25 IBU’s OG: 14.5 Plato Batch #001 From: Chelsea, MA Brewer’s Note: “Our Barrel Program beers are entirely fermented and aged in wood barrels. For millenia wood was an essential part of the brewing process – long before the advent of stainless steel. This beer was fermented in barrels formerly used for chardonnay wines. As such, it expresses and … Continue reading Chardonnay Barrel Fermented Saison (Mystic Brewery)