2014 Really Old Brown Dog (Smuttynose Brewing Company)

Style: English Old Ale aged with Port Wine Chips 11.1% ABV 20 IBU’s Malt: North American 2-Row, Crisp Pale Ale, C-15, Aromatic, Carared, Carafa II DH Hops: Sterling Yeast: WLP-001 California Ale Other: Port-soaked Oak Chips OG: 22° Plato FG: 8.9° Plato From: Hampton, NH Bottle Conditioned: November 2014 Brewery’s Note: “Old Ale (also known as “Stock” Ale), is a full-bodied beer with high levels … Continue reading 2014 Really Old Brown Dog (Smuttynose Brewing Company)

Hoped Blueberry Maple (Sap House Meadery)

Style: Hopped Mead 14.6 % ABV   What? A mead review? Yes, it’s time that mead had its day among the fermentable drinks, and I am giving it one.  This mead was brewed in Ossipee New Hampshire by the folks at Sap House Meadery, who have won quite a few awards for their mead and seem to have the art of mead making down.  This is … Continue reading Hoped Blueberry Maple (Sap House Meadery)