Ryan and the Gosling (Evil Twin Brewing/Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project)

Style: Brett Pale Ale brewed with citrus peel and juice 4% ABV Brewed at: Westbrook Brewing Co Brewer’s Note: “Hey girl – just listening to you talk abouthow the 100% brettanomyces with CMY-1, CMY-5, CMY-7, along with the mash consisting of pale 2-row, Munich II, oats, wheat and honey, together with citrus peel and juice that is added at KO, followed by fresh zest with balanced … Continue reading Ryan and the Gosling (Evil Twin Brewing/Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project)

Stoneface APA (Stone Face Brewing Company)

Style: American Pale Ale 5.6% ABV From: Newington, NH Brewer’s Notes: [Not available… They don’t even have a beer section on their website? I know there are lots of important beer making things you guys are doing, but you should throw that up there so people can read lovely descriptions of your beer] The beer pours a pale orange with yellow and green hints. A … Continue reading Stoneface APA (Stone Face Brewing Company)

#9 (Magic Hat Brewing Company)

Style: Fruit Beer/Pale Ale w/apricot extract 5.1% ABV 20 IBU’s Yeast: English Ale Hops: Cascade, Apollo Malts: Pale, Crystal Gravity: 11.80 Plato SRM: 9.0 (Rated #1 Fruit/Vegetable Ale in New England by Boston Magazine)   This bottle and beer are the classic examples of Magic Hat Brewing Company, and so I begin my “Variety Pack Review Fest” with #9.  I love the squiggles around the 9, and I love Magic … Continue reading #9 (Magic Hat Brewing Company)

MO (Madeline and Oliver) (Maine Beer Company)

Style: American Pale Ale 6% ABV O.G. – 1.053 Malt – American 2-Row, CaraPils, Caramel 40L, Red Wheat Hops – Warrior, Falconer’s Flight, Simcoe Bottled On: 08/12/12   This bottle continues Maine Beer Company’s excellence in bottle labels.  The “MO” font color and the color squares below the name are alright, but they are not my favorite of the MBC’s labels because, in my opinion, … Continue reading MO (Madeline and Oliver) (Maine Beer Company)

Matilda (Goose Island Brewing Company)

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale 7.0% ABV Bottled on: 04/06/2012   This bottle is very minimal.  It reminds me of many wine bottles with their attempted minimalist pretention, though this beer has more reason to be pretensious…  I don’t absolutely hate it, and I think the font works very nicely with the manila-white background.  The brass coloring for the font is also nice and the … Continue reading Matilda (Goose Island Brewing Company)

Steel Rail Extra Pale Ale (Berkshire Brewing Company)

Style: American Pale Ale 5.3 % ABV (Rated #1 Pale Ale in New England by Boston Magazine)   The bottle of this beer is a classic beer bottle.  It is a very lovely oval with an old train in it.  It even has a copyright date from 1994…  It feels a little old and boring.  The text for the brewery name is awesome but the rest … Continue reading Steel Rail Extra Pale Ale (Berkshire Brewing Company)

Dale’s Pale Ale (Oskar Blues Brewery)

The can is a patriotic blue red and silver with the nice Rocky Mountain layout in the middle.  This is a similar design to the Deviant Dale’s India Pale Ale, just without the devilishness.  It’s a cool old school, simplistic design, and I am still very much a fan of both fonts, though I feel like white doesn’t work as well as the main color … Continue reading Dale’s Pale Ale (Oskar Blues Brewery)