Donkey-Hote (Throwback Brewery)

Style: Double/Imperial IPA 8.2% ABV 106 IBU’s OG: 1.077 Brewer’s Note: “Donkey-Hote (prob.: Don Quixote) is our ass-kicking double IPA.  Golden in color and just slightly malty to balance the abundance of hops (106 IBUs), Donkey-Hote gallantly adheres to our local mission by using ‘old school’   citrusy hops grown on the East Coast, including Cascade and Centennial.  Pair this bold beer with bold falvors, such … Continue reading Donkey-Hote (Throwback Brewery)

Portsmouth, North Hampton, and the Seacoast Brewery Tour

So yesterday, for my sisters 21st birthday, my girlfriend, her brother, and I, took my sister on a tour of the seacoast breweries.  We started with Throwback Brewing (See Review Here) and then moved onto Blue Lobster to sample their new Berliner Weisse (See Review Here) and the Red Door (Paint it Black) Black IPA, which was succulent in smell and terrifically bitter in taste, … Continue reading Portsmouth, North Hampton, and the Seacoast Brewery Tour

Hampton Weisse (Blue Lobster Brewing Company)

Style: North American Fruited Berliner Weisse 2.9% ABV Fruit: Kiwi and Apricots Brewer’s Note: “What’s fresh this week? Hamptonweisse, our 2.9%abv Berlinerweisse ale brewed with Apricot and Kiwi. This brightly acidic, refreshingly effervescent fruit beer is very low alcohol by tradition; with a sourness reminiscent of unsweetened lemonade. We hope you enjoy this beer. In my personal opinion it is the quintessential summer beer. Cheers!  … Continue reading Hampton Weisse (Blue Lobster 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)