Halia (Goose Island Brewing Company/AB InBev)

Style: American Wild Ale Fermented with Peaches in Wine Barrels 7.5% ABV International Bitterness Units: 11 Color: Golden Hops: Amarillo Malts: Pilsner, 2-Row, Torrified Wheat Brewery’s Note: “Halia is a farmhouse ale aged in wine barrels with whole peaches, resulting in bright, effervescent fruit notes in a soft, hazy body that finishes slightly tart and sweet with the pleasant character of ripe, juicy peaches. Literally meaning “remembrance of a … Continue reading Halia (Goose Island Brewing Company/AB InBev)

Auranja (Deciduous Brewing Company)

Style: Fruited pLambic brewed with Sicilian Oranges 4.9% ABV From: Newmarket, NH Brewery’s Note: “Auranja is our interpretation of a turbid mashed, mixed culture pLambic aged on Sicilian oranges.” The cap pops with a mid-level hiss, but leaving the bottle alone for a moment leads to a mushroom cap of suds frothing from the bottle. She be gushing. The beer pours a chalky and lemony … Continue reading Auranja (Deciduous Brewing Company)

2015 Farmer’s Reserve Citrus (Almanac Brewing Company)

Style: American Wild Ale Brewed aged in Wine Barrels with Buddha’s Hand zest, Yuzu, and Blood Orange 7% ABV From: San Francisco, CA Brewery’s Note: “Citrus and beer have made a great pair ever since the first lemon wedge was added to a frosty wheat beer. Here we expand on that tradition, melding a sour blond ale with the intensely aromatic zest of Buddha’s Hand … Continue reading 2015 Farmer’s Reserve Citrus (Almanac 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)

Origins (Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project)

Style: American Flanders Red Mixed Fermentation 6.5% ABV Batch #5 May 2015 From: Denver, CO Brewery’s Note: “Base Burgundy Sour aged in Oak Barrels. Our Hommage to the history of barrel-aging and those who have influenced us along the way.” “We like to call Origins our homage to the history of barrel aging and those who have influenced us along the way. This beer is … Continue reading Origins (Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project)

Flor d’Lees (Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project)

Style: American Wild Ale 5.0% ABV From: Denver, CO Brewery’s Note: “A play on both the micro flora that sits atop our barrels and the yeast lees, which rouses the distinctive characteristics. Flor d’Lees is a classic golden sour, reminiscent of the great spontaneous Belgian beers traditionally brewed in the Senne Valley.” The beer pours a pale golden color with greenish tints. It forms a … Continue reading Flor d’Lees (Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project)

Brunneis Blend #2 (OEC Brewing (Ordinem Ecentrici Coctores))

Style: Blended American Oud Bruin 8.5% ABV From: Oxford, CT Brewery’s Note: “Brunneis is our interpretation of a Flemish Oud Bruin. Blend #2 was matured in 5 different barrels that used to house bourbon, whiskey, syrah wine & sherry. It is deep brown in color with a touch of carbonation. Reminiscent of dark fruits, raisins & plums, it has a balance between acidity & maltoness … Continue reading Brunneis Blend #2 (OEC Brewing (Ordinem Ecentrici Coctores))