Black Lobstah Lager (Redhook Brewing Company)

Style: Schwarzbier 5.3% ABV 25 IBU’s Est. Cal: 159 Bottled On: March 22, 2013 From: Portsmouth, NH Brewer’s Notes: “’Wicked good beeah made wit lobstah.’ – Black Lobstah Lager is Redhook’s take on the old-world style oyster stout. This is a crisp, black lager made with local New Hampshire caught lobster.” The beer’s label is very funky in color.  I love the black, red, and gray … Continue reading Black Lobstah Lager (Redhook Brewing Company)

Chagaloc (Earth Eagle Brewings)

Style: American Gruit 4.8% ABV Brewed with: Chaga, Honey, Black Locust Blossoms Brewer’s Note: “CHAGALOC is a challenging gruit, with chaga and black locust blossoms. Tart, sour even, but “refreshing like an Arnold Palmer” sez Ryan. Dang tasty is all!” The beer pours a ruddy, caramelized yellow with orange tints.  The beer pours with a soapy head that immediately fades away to nothing, though the … Continue reading Chagaloc (Earth Eagle Brewings)

Smuttynose Short Batch #18: Durty (Smuttynose Brewing Company)

Style: India Brown Ale or India Black Ale 8.4% ABV 55 IBU’s Malts: North American 2-Row, Munich 10L, Chocolate, C-60, Brown Hops: Bittering- Polaris, Flavor- Nugget, Dry Hop- Simcoe Yeast: American Ale Yeast Batch Size: 106 logs, 69 cases Bottle 543 of 828 Brewer’s Notes: Get the story here. My local beer shop, the wonderful Bogie’s Beer and Wine of Beverly, happened to be one … Continue reading Smuttynose Short Batch #18: Durty (Smuttynose Brewing Company)

New England Brewery Series: Earth Eagle Brewings (Portsmouth, NH)

Earth Eagle Brewings is located in a small tasting room beside the A&G Homebrew Supply Store, which is owned by one of the brewers.  You can read their whole story over here but the short version, I will be happy to oblige you with.  They began brewing three years ago, and right off the bat they were interested in brewing beer without hops, and thinking outside of the … Continue reading New England Brewery Series: Earth Eagle Brewings (Portsmouth, NH)

A Visit to the Portsmouth Brewery

So I visited the Portsmouth Brewery (New Hampshire) for Craft Beer Week, but was unable to do any reviews because I was enjoying the brewery a bit too much…  What I can tell you is you should go check out the place.  Portsmouth is a great town, and the Brewery is simply amazing.  I went there for a cheese and beer tasting which went splendidly … Continue reading A Visit to the Portsmouth Brewery