Amorous (Wicked Weed Brewing Company)

Style: Dry-Hopped American Wild Ale 7.0%ABV Hops: Amarillo, Centennial, and Mosaic Bottle On: From: Asheville, NC Brewery’s Note: “Amorous is defined as being in love or enamored, and no one can doubt that Wicked Weed is in love with sour and hoppy ales. This bottle is a blend of both Brett and Sour barrels, dry hopped with a bouquet of American hops to accentuate the … Continue reading Amorous (Wicked Weed Brewing Company)

Civil Disobedience 12 (Hill Farmstead Brewery)

Style: Dark American Wild Ale Blend ???% ABV Brewery Notes: “Keeping with the theme of black beers landing on 4 in the series, this single French Oak barrel blend of black beers from the last 3 years includes Daybreak, Buckwheat Rye Porter, Everett, George and other minute, fragmented components. Inoculated in the barrel with various strains of yeast and souring bacteria.” The beer pours a … Continue reading Civil Disobedience 12 (Hill Farmstead Brewery)

Harborside Gose (Night Shift Brewing Company)

Style: Gose brewed with Oysters 5.1% ABV From: Everett, MA Brewery’s Note: “Teaming up with Duxbury’s renowned Island Creek Oysters, we brewed Harborside, a tart, salty oyster gose. During the beer’s brew, we add hundreds of fresh oysters to the boiling wort, opening the shells and exposing all their briny goodness. With notes of lemony citrus, coriander spice, and sweet, savory oysters, this maritime ale … Continue reading Harborside Gose (Night Shift Brewing Company)

XV [√225 Saison] (BFM {Brasserie Des Franches-Montagnes})

Style: Wild Saison 5.0% ABV From: Saignelégier, Switzerland Brewery’s Note: “Brewed for the 15th anniversary of the brewery – hence the square root of 225 – a bit like a sort of gag for our domestic market not ready at all to accept sour beers, I decided to try. Couroussé by those nasty attitudes of American brewers make 22 different saisons in the same brewery, a … Continue reading XV [√225 Saison] (BFM {Brasserie Des Franches-Montagnes})

Duchessic (Birra Del Borgo)

Style:Wild Saison/ Saison blended with 20% one year old lambic 5.9% ABV From: Borgorose, Italy Brewery’s Note: “A sort of “collaboration brew” with the famous Belgian brewery Brasserie Cantillon: an interesting experiment about spontaneous fermentations. The traditional Duchessa – spelt beer – has been cut with a 20% of one year old lambic from Brasserie Cantillon. The result is a unique beer that extraordinarily merges … Continue reading Duchessic (Birra Del Borgo)

Coolship Resurgam (Allagash Brewing Company)

Style: Blended Spontaneous Fermented Beer/ American Gueuze 6.0% ABV From: Portland, ME Brewer’s Note: “In the summer of 2008, we decided to build a coolship at our brewery. A coolship is a large shallow pan used to cool wort overnight using outside air temperature. During the cooling process, naturally occurring yeast from the air inoculates the wort. In the morning, the cooled wort is transferred … Continue reading Coolship Resurgam (Allagash Brewing Company)

Midnight Brett (Allagash Brewing Company)

Style: Dark Brett/Brett Stout 7.3% ABV From: Portland, ME Brewery’s Note: “Midnight Brett is chocolate brown in color, brewed with 2-Row, Midnight wheat, raw wheat and rye malt. It was hopped with a blend of Perle, Glacier and Simcoe hops. The beer was fermented with our house strain of Brettanomyces in stainless tanks. The finished beer has the aroma and flavor of fresh berries, sour … Continue reading Midnight Brett (Allagash Brewing Company)

Smuttlabs Hugs N’ Rainbows (Smuttynose Brewing Company)

Style: Red Brett Aged in Oak Whiskey Barrels 6.5% ABV 8 IBU’s Malt: North American 2-Row, Aromatic, Caramunich 2, Brown Malt Hops: Willamette Yeast: Brettanomyces Other Ingredients: Dark Candi Syrup, Oak Barrels Bottle #703 of 848 Brewery’s Note: “Hugs ‘n Rainbows joins Brett & I and our two Short Weiss beers in the ‘non-traditionally fermented” category. This red beer began in stainless steel tanks where it … Continue reading Smuttlabs Hugs N’ Rainbows (Smuttynose Brewing Company)

Valentino (Night Shift Brewing)

Style: Single-Barrel Wild Rye Ale 8.5% ABV From: Everett, MA Bottled On: 2/7/14 Brewer’s Note: “Valentino is the celebration of our love for beautiful beer. Aged in a single brandy barrel for 17 months, he won our hearts and palates as a favorite amongst the brewery’s large barrel collection. He sips dry and tart, with rich, lingering notes of sour cherry, rye spice, and sweet, … Continue reading Valentino (Night Shift Brewing)

2011 Vintage Oak Aged (Barrel No. 95) (Brouwerij Rodenbach)

Style: Single Vat Flanders Red 7.0% ABV Brewer’s Note: “RODENBACH the exceptional Flemish red-brown sour ale of mixed fermentation, takes on its unique character by maturing in handmade oak vats, some over 150 years old. This exclusive limited edition Vintage by RODENBACH is the result of a two-year aging process in Vat Number 95, resulting in our finest ale produced. Enjoy its unparalleled sweet and … Continue reading 2011 Vintage Oak Aged (Barrel No. 95) (Brouwerij Rodenbach)