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)

Barrel Aged Farmhouse Pale Ale (Oxbow Brewing Company)

Style: Barrel Aged Wild Saison 6.5% ABV Batch #9 From: New Castle, ME Brewery’s Note: “Our flagship farmhouse ale fermented in stainless steel and aged in oak barrels.” When the cap popped, the bottle gushed, like an overly enthusiastic teenager… I was sad to see the nectar lost on the floor. The beer pours a pale, chalky yellow, sort of like a lemon burst. It’s … Continue reading Barrel Aged Farmhouse Pale Ale (Oxbow Brewing Company)

Étoile Du Maine (Oxbow Brewing Company)

Style: American Saison/Farmhouse Ale aged in Oak Barrels 6.0% ABV From: Newcastle, ME Brewery’s Note: “Etoile du Maine was brewed with our friend and fellow farmhouse brewer, Daniel Thiriez of Brasserie Thiriez. This rustic blonde saison has been aged in oak and gently dry-hopped in the barrel prior to bottle-conditioning.” The beer pours from the bottle, and then sits in my glass the color of … Continue reading Étoile Du Maine (Oxbow Brewing Company)

Sasuga (Oxbow Brewing)

Style: American Brett Saison w/rice 5% ABV From: New Castle, ME Brewer’s Notes: “A rice ale fermented with Brettanomyces and saison yeast.” The beer’s label is funky an awesome, displaying a nice Japanese –flair with the red sun, Japanese characters, and calligraphic lettering for the beer’s title.  In fact, I love the font for the title.  It’s funky and has a hand-brushed feel to it, … Continue reading Sasuga (Oxbow Brewing)

New England Brewery Series: Oxbow Brewing Company (Newcastle, ME)

Last Saturday my girlfriend and I had the pleasure of visiting Oxbow Brewing Company in New Castle, Maine with our friend.  The first thing you notice about Oxbow as you pull into their driveway is that they are kind of off the map, and tucked into a beautiful shady patch of woods.  The tasting room’s buidling greets you as you drive into the brewery’s parking … Continue reading New England Brewery Series: Oxbow Brewing Company (Newcastle, ME)