Fourthmeal (The Bruery & Maine Beer Company)

Style: Hoppy Belgian Pale Ale 6.9% ABV 60 IBU’s SRM: 7 From: Placentia, CA Brewery’s Note: “The Bruery and Maine Beer Company got together and cooked up something special for you: fourthmeal. It isn’t brunch; it isn’t “linner.” It’s a hoppy Belgian-style ale that brings aspects of both breweries to the table: fruity, Belgian yeast esters, a crisp, bready backbone, citrus and piney hop characteristics, … Continue reading Fourthmeal (The Bruery & Maine Beer Company)

Tart of Darkness (The Bruery)

Style: Sour Stout 7% ABV Brewer’s Note: “We brewed a stout – no, not Black Tuesday, this one is low in abv if you can believe it! But we then decided to put it into the barrels that previously housed Black Tuesday and various other strong ales and added our special blend of souring bacterias and wild yeasts.  The result is a perfectly tart yet … Continue reading Tart of Darkness (The Bruery)

Sour in the Rye (The Bruery)

Style: American Wild Ale Base Beer: Rye Ale 7.8% ABV From: Orange County, CA Brewer’s Note: “We brewed this ale with around 40% rye as a base malt and let our sour yeast and bacteria eat away at it in oak barrels for over a year creating a sour ale with a complex character of rye spice, oak and a subtle funk.” The beer’s label … Continue reading Sour in the Rye (The Bruery)

Saison De Lente (The Bruery)

Style: American Brett Saison/Farmhouse Ale 6.5% ABV 35 IBU’s SRM: 4 From: Placentia, California Brewer’s Note:  “Our Spring Saison is light blonde in color with a fresh hoppiness and a wild and rustic Brettanomyces character. Lighter in color and alcohol than our Saison Rue, yet equally complex in its own way. Perfect for warmer weather and Spring celebrations.” The beer’s label is similar to most … Continue reading Saison De Lente (The Bruery)

Saison Rue (The Bruery)

Style: American Brett Saison/Farmhouse Ale 8.5% ABV 30 IBU’s SRM: 9 From: Placentia, California Brewer’s Note:  “Saison Rue is an unfiltered, bottle conditioned, Belgian/French-style farmhouse ale.  This is a beer of subtlety and complexity, with malted rye, spicy, fruity yeast notes, biscuit-like malt backbone, and a slight citrus hop character.  With age, this beer will dry out and will become more complex with rustic notes … Continue reading Saison Rue (The Bruery)

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)