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)

Sylph (Deciduous Brewing Company)

Style: Mixed Fermentation Farmhouse Brett (*Interpretation) 7.4% ABV From: Newmarket, NH Brewery’s Note: “Sylph is our interpretation of a tart farmhouse style ale. It is our representation of minimalistic elegance./ Our 7.4%abv interpretation of a mixed culture, farmhouse style ale. Brewed entirely without adjunct ingredients. 100% Brettanomyces primary fermentation. ” 21 The beer pours an elegant straw yellow color with a light nuclear green hue … Continue reading Sylph (Deciduous Brewing Company)

Elephant Heart de Brettaville (Almanac Brewing Company)

Style: Dry- Hopped Brett Saison Aged in Wine Barrels with Elephant Heart Plums 6.5% ABV From: San Francisco, CA Brewery’s Note on Beer: “Elephant Heart de Brettaville takes its name from Elephant Heart plums, a fruit prized for its ruby red flesh and berry-like tartness. We began with a brett-fermented ale and aged it in wine barrels with this succulent stone fruit, then generously dry-hopped with … Continue reading Elephant Heart de Brettaville (Almanac Brewing Company)

Biere Sauvage Saison Reserve (Brasserie Dunham)

Style: Saison blended with an ale brewed with Tea and Guava aged in Pinot Noir Barrels 6.5% ABV From: Dunham, Quebec Brewery’s Note: “A blend of our Saison Rustique (82%) and Leo’s Early Breakfast IPA (18%) patiently aged in oak barrels with a single yeast flora . The result is a complex beer, dry, floral bouquet, fruity and rustic. Special brew 2nd Birthday.” The beer … Continue reading Biere Sauvage Saison Reserve (Brasserie Dunham)

Smuttlabs Trucco (Smuttynose Brewing Company)

Smuttlabs Trucco (Smuttynose Brewing Company) Style: Brett-Conditioned American Saison aged in Oak Barrels 10% ABV From: Portsmouth, NH Brewery’s Note: “Named after head brewer Charlie Ireland’s loyal pooch, Trucco is the first release in our new Pet Project series. This insanely fruity Belgian-inspired saison has been sitting in oak with Brett for almost a year. It came out at a whopping 10% abv, but drinks … Continue reading Smuttlabs Trucco (Smuttynose Brewing Company)

Love Buzz Saison (Anchorage Brewing Company)

Style: Brett Saison brewed with spices and aged in French Oak Pinot Noir Barrels 8.0% ABV 40 IBU’s From: Anchorage, AK Brewery’s Note: “A feeling overcomes, deriving of a most curious perplexity. A rich desire awakens to explore the contents of such delicate loveliness. Upon a deep connection with rounded lips, a bitter sweet complexity enters the soul…and so begins an amorous affair. Heightened awareness envelopes … Continue reading Love Buzz Saison (Anchorage Brewing Company)

2015 Brother Soigne (Grassroots Brewing Company)

Style: Mixed Fermentation American Farmhouse Ale brewed with Lime, Hibiscus, and Blood Orange 5% ABV Brewed On: 05/28/2015 From: Greensborough, VT Brewery’s Note: “A tart, refreshing farmstead™ ale brewed with our dear friend Luc Bim Lafontaine, formerly of Dieu du Ciel! Lime, hibiscus and blood orange in a mixed fermentation.” The beer pours a pale, peach-orange, with pine board nuances. It’s clean, yet entirely cloudy, and opaque in color. … Continue reading 2015 Brother Soigne (Grassroots Brewing Company)

Summer Saison (Blackberry Farm Brewery)

Summer Saison (Blackberry Farm Brewery) Style: American Saison 6.1% ABV 45 IBU’s Malts: Weyermann Floor Malted Pilsner, Floor Malted Dark, Cara-Foam and Abbey Malt Hops: Australian Summer, Citra Yeast: Classic Saison From: Walland, TN Brewery’s Note: “Welcoming the hot summer month, this Saison features notes of tropical fruit that complement its bready malt undertones. A soft bitterness, reminiscent of orange marmalade, balances the delicate spice notes that result … Continue reading Summer Saison (Blackberry Farm Brewery)

Works of Love 2013: Sante Adairius Rustic Ales (Hill Farmstead & Sante Adairius Rustic Ales)

Works of Love 2013: Sante Adairius Rustic Ales (Hill Farmstead & Sante Adairius Rustic Ales) Style: Blended Wild (Mixed Fermentation) Saison ? % ABV Ingredients: American Malted barley, Wheat, Hops, Culture, and our Well Water Brewed: August 2013 Bottled: September 2014 From: Greensborough, VT Brewery’s Note: “Brewed at Hill Farmstead in August of 2013 when Tim and Adair came to Vermont for our Festival of Farmhouse … Continue reading Works of Love 2013: Sante Adairius Rustic Ales (Hill Farmstead & Sante Adairius Rustic Ales)

2015 Sankt Hans (Grassroots Brewing Company, Beer Here, Flying Couch)

Style: American Amber Saison 5.4% ABV (?) From: Greensborough, VT Bottled On: 06/25/15 Brewery’s Note: “An amber farmstead™ ale brewed on the Summer Solstice. Our great friends Peter (Flying Couch) and Christian (Beer Here) joined us from Denmark in celebrating the solstice and brewing this summer saison.” The beer pops with a barely audible hiss, and pours into the glass nearly flat and lifeless. It pours … Continue reading 2015 Sankt Hans (Grassroots Brewing Company, Beer Here, Flying Couch)