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)

Sour Monkey (Victory Brewing Company)

Sour Monkey (Victory Brewing Company) Style: Mixed Fermentation American Tripel 9.5% ABV Malt: Pilsner Hops: Tettnang Tettnang Brewery’s Note: “This electrifying transformation of our famed Golden Monkey may just blow your mind. Tastefully twisted to offer nuances of sweet fruit and a sharp tang of tartness, this exhilarating combination of flavors makes this brew a Monkey all its own. Respect the Monkey and Taste Victory!/ Flavor: Aroma … Continue reading Sour Monkey (Victory Brewing Company)

The Wind (Lost Nation Brewing Company)

Style: Citra Dry-Hopped Gose w/Grapefruit 4.5% ABV From: Morristown, VT Brewery’s Note: “Introducing our latest bottled beer, The Wind. The Wind is our classic Gose dry hopped with Citra hops and grapefruit. Some of you may have had this beer in the past as a cask beer. Well we liked it so much that we figured out how to bottle it.” The beer pours a very pale and chalky … Continue reading The Wind (Lost Nation Brewing Company)

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)

Mainer Weisse (Night Shift Brewing Company)

Style: American Weisse aged on Blueberries and Cinnamon Sticks 5.1% ABV Batch #4 Bottled on 10/10/13 From: Everett, MA Brewer’s Note: “With late-season access to some Maine wild blueberries (thanks Boston Organics!), we captured a bit of “The Way Life Should Be” in this rich, full-flavored winter sour. Mainer Weisse has a nose of ripe berry and cinnamon spice, warming hints of the holidays. It sips … Continue reading Mainer Weisse (Night Shift Brewing Company)

Hampton Weisse (Blue Lobster Brewing Company)

Style: North American Fruited Berliner Weisse 2.9% ABV Fruit: Kiwi and Apricots Brewer’s Note: “What’s fresh this week? Hamptonweisse, our 2.9%abv Berlinerweisse ale brewed with Apricot and Kiwi. This brightly acidic, refreshingly effervescent fruit beer is very low alcohol by tradition; with a sourness reminiscent of unsweetened lemonade. We hope you enjoy this beer. In my personal opinion it is the quintessential summer beer. Cheers!  … Continue reading Hampton Weisse (Blue Lobster Brewing Company)

2012 Madame Rose (Goose Island Beer Company)

Style: Flanders Oud Bruin 6.5% ABV 25 IBU’s Color: Deep Crimson Hops: Fuggles Malt: 2-Row, Caramel, Wheat, Dark Chocolate, Victory Brewer’s Notes:  Ale is fermented with wild yeast and aged on cherries in wine barrels The bottle is classy and elegant, with a lovely light gray oval displaying a simple yet pretty branch with cherries on it.  I like how the bottle carries the year, as this is … Continue reading 2012 Madame Rose (Goose Island Beer Company)

Oude Tart (The Bruery)

Style: Flanders Red Ale 7.5% ABV 15 IBU’s SRM: 16 I’m so happy to have found a bottle of this beer.  As a note, it cost me over $20, which I am chalking up to the fact that I live on the east coast.  We don’t really see many beers by the Bruery here, but I am super excited to try this one.  I’ve only … Continue reading Oude Tart (The Bruery)

Purple Haze (Abita Brewing Company)

Style: Fruit/Vegetable Beer 4.2% ABV 13 IBU’s   The bottle has a nice text layout with minimal text except on the bottom where it crams too much into too little of a space.  The wheat grains and the font for the “Abita” name are really cool, but the font and text colors for “Purple Haze” were just not that exciting.  The purple and gold/brown is … Continue reading Purple Haze (Abita Brewing Company)