Undercover Investigation Shut-down Ale (Lagunitas Brewing Company)

Style: American Strong Ale (Imperial Mild/ Uber ESB) 9.7% ABV From: Petaluma, CA Brewer’s Note: We brewed this especially bitter ale in remembrance of the 2005 St Patrick’s Day Massacre and in commemoration of our 20-day suspension that followed. The ABC conducted an undercover investigation of our brewery, finding us guilty of operating a “Disorderly House.” We did the crime. We did the time. We got … Continue reading Undercover Investigation Shut-down Ale (Lagunitas Brewing Company)

Lips of Faith Series: 2013 La Follie (New Belgium Brewing Company)

Style: American Oude Bruin (Colarado Oude Bruin) 7.0% ABV 18 IBU’s Calories: 200 Hops: Target Malts: Pale, Munich, Carpils, C-80, Chocolate Wood-Aged Vintage: 2013 From: Fort Collins, CO Brewer’s Note: “La Folie Wood-Aged Biere, is our original wood-conditioned beer, resting in French Oak barrels between one and three years before being bottled. Peter Bouckaert, came to us from Rodenbach home of the fabled sour red. Our La Folie … Continue reading Lips of Faith Series: 2013 La Follie (New Belgium Brewing Company)

beer table table beer (Stillwater Artisanal Ales)

Style: Belgian Session Pale Ale 4.7% ABV 2012 Vintage From: Gypsy Brewer (location unknown) Brewer’s Note: “So for designing my table beer I had to balance all my imbibing desires into a compilation of some of my favorite attributes; thus creating a product that would be pleasing on any day or time.  Crisp, dry finish highlighted by esters of Belgian yeast and the light funk … Continue reading beer table table beer (Stillwater Artisanal Ales)

Swing Session Saison (Victory Brewing Company)

Style: American Session Saison 4.5% ABV Malt: German malt, Rye, Oats, Wheat Hops: German and American Hops Spices: Peppercorns, Orange Peel, fresh Lemon Yeast: Belgian Saison Yeast From: Dowington, PA Brewer’s Note: “Swing. It’s a lively jazz rhythm, a vigorous sway, a change of view or even a roll in the proverbial hay. Now, it also means the welcome jolt of joy you’ll experience upon … Continue reading Swing Session Saison (Victory Brewing Company)

Cubano-style Espresso Brown Ale (Cigar City Brewing Company)

Style: English Brown Ale with Coffee 5.5% ABV 25 IBU’s OG: 14 SRM: 24 From: Tampa, FL Brewer’s Note: “This rich brown ale is redolent with Cuban-style roasted espresso beans, sweet caramel and toffee and hints of dry nuttiness. Cuban Espresso is a popular drink in the Cigar City of Tampa owing to its many Sicilian and Cuban immigrants. The beans for Cubano-Style Espresso Brown … Continue reading Cubano-style Espresso Brown Ale (Cigar City Brewing Company)

Boulevard Smokestack Series: Saison-Brett (Boulevard Brewing Company)

Style: American Saison Ale 8.5% ABV 38 IBU’s OG: 17º Plato FG: 2.5º Plato Color: 12 (EBC) Malt: Pale Malt, Malted Wheat Adjuncts: Corn Flakes Hops: Magnum, Amarillo Vintage: 2012 From: Kansas City, Missouri Brewer’s Note: “Saison-Brett, based on our very popular Tank 7, is assertively dry hopped, then bottle conditioned with various yeasts, including Brettanomyces, a wild strain that imparts a distinctive earthy quality. Though this farmhouse ale … Continue reading Boulevard Smokestack Series: Saison-Brett (Boulevard Brewing Company)

 St. Louis Kriek Premium Lambic (Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck)

Style: Lambic – Kriek 4.0% ABV OG: 6° From: Ingelmunster, Belgium Brewer’s Note: “For 6 months the flesh of the fresh sour cherries slowly digests in the Lambic. The intense flavour of cherries and light nuances of almond from the pits determine the flavour of this fruity delicacy.” The beer’s label has a slight, mass produced look to it.  The St. Louis logo is cool … Continue reading  St. Louis Kriek Premium Lambic (Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck)