Somer Weisse (Night Shift Brewing)

Style: American Weisse brewed with lemongrass and ginger 5.5% ABV Batch #12 Bottled on: 7/8/13 From: Everett, MA Brewer’s Note: “Its name honoring our Somerville homebrewing roots, Somer Weisse began as our answer to a hot July without air conditioning. A few twists on the classic Berliner Weisse style led us to this quencher of thirst. Refreshing and tart, it sprinkles the tongue with the zesty … Continue reading Somer Weisse (Night Shift Brewing)

Trillium Ale (Trillium Brewing Company)

Style: American Saison 6.6% ABV Malt: Pilsner, Wheat Hops: Columbus, US Goldings Yeast: Farmhouse Blend From: Boston, MA Brewer’s Note: “The simplicity of Trillium’s grist of barley and wheat delivers a wonderfully complex yet still approachable beer. The house blend of farmhouse yeasts and Columbus and US Goldings hops drive a distinctive character in this rustic, unfiltered ale. A beautiful nose of spice and pepper, … Continue reading Trillium Ale (Trillium Brewing Company)

Gold Claw (Blue Lobster Brewing Company)

Style: American Pale Ale 4.5% ABV From: Hampton, NH Brewer’s Note: “Our interpretation of a “table” American Pale Ale. Hopped with Ahtanum and Falconer’s Flight.” The growler/company’s logo is of a lobster grabbing onto the oval that outlines the label.  It is clean and simple with very few lines.  The font is simple and straight forward, clearly displaying the brewery’s title.  I like the lobster … Continue reading Gold Claw (Blue Lobster Brewing Company)

Nephenthe Ales Solo- Springer (lawn-mower ale) (Candia Road Brewing Company)

Style: American Pale Ale/ American Golden Ale 7.4% ABV OG: 1.070 From: Manchester, NH Brewer’s Note: “This hazy golden ale was originally brewed out on the back steps on the first day of summer 2012. We wanted a yellow beer with a giant flavor, this hop bomb is great for the backyard or a freshwater rod. Lots of grapefruit and strong citrus flavors. This beer … Continue reading Nephenthe Ales Solo- Springer (lawn-mower ale) (Candia Road Brewing Company)

New England Brewery Series: Blue Lobster Brewing Company (North Hampton, NH)

Today I visited Blue Lobster Brewing Company in Hampton, NH with my father and sister.  Blue Lobster opened its doors last November and has garnered quite a lot of acclaim since then.  Located on Lafayette Road (One of the main roads of Hampton) and about five minutes from the beaches, they are in a rather odd but excellent area as far breweries in New Hampshire … Continue reading New England Brewery Series: Blue Lobster Brewing Company (North Hampton, NH)

Darkness Prevails (Idle Hands Craft Ales)

Style: Bourbon-Barrel-Aged Wild Belgian Stout 8.0% ABV 36 IBU’s OG: 1.072 Malts: Pale, Munich, CaraMunich, Chocolate, Black, Roasted Barley, Unmalted Wheat & Oats, Candi Syrup Hops: Nugget, EKG, Aurora, Sterling Aged in Bourbon Barrels with Brettanomyces Batch 1 January 8, 2013 From: Everett, MA The beer’s label is little simple and boring, but it does have some nice elements.  I love the Idle Hands logo; it is awesome … Continue reading Darkness Prevails (Idle Hands Craft Ales)

Jack Wagon (Earth Eagle Brewings)

Style: Imperial/Double IPA 8.1% ABV Hops: Falconers Flight among others Note: This review is of a 2-week old growler, which I have now realized is too old for some of the amazing hop flavors that this DIPA has.  If you try this beer, have it fresh! Don’t let it sit like I did. The beer pours a deep candied orange with some brown hints.  The … Continue reading Jack Wagon (Earth Eagle Brewings)