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)