Lizard of Koz (Founders Brewing Company)

Style: Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout brewed with Blueberries, Chocolate, and Vanilla 10.5% ABV From: Grand Rapids, MI Brewery’s Note; “This one is near and dear to our hearts. Brewmaster Jeremy Kosmicki wanted to make the birthday of his little sister, Liz, a special one. So he did what he does best and brewed a stout using a few of her favorite ingredients: fresh Michigan … Continue reading Lizard of Koz (Founders Brewing Company)

Ellen’s Coffee Stout (Atlantic Brewing Company)

ABV: 5.4% Hops: Pilgrim, Goldings Malts: Black Patten, Crystal, Roasted Barley, Malted Barley, Chocolate Yeast: Nottigham From: Bar Harbor, ME Brewer’s Note: “This limited edition stout is brewed using fresh roasted coffee from our local roaster, Crooked Porch Coffee of Bar Harbor, Maine, and milk sugar in addition to barley malts. Adding a touch of natural Madagascar vanilla yields a touch of gentle sweetness and creaminess to the brew.” … Continue reading Ellen’s Coffee Stout (Atlantic Brewing Company)

Mean Old Tom (Maine Beer Company)

Style: American Stout aged on natural vanilla bean 6.5% ABV O.G.: 1.067 Malt: American 2-Row, Chocolate, Roasted Barley, Midnight Wheat, Caramel 40L, Flaked Oats Hops:  US Magnum, Centennial Beer Bottled On: 08/10/2012 (Rated #1 Stout in New England by Boston Magazine)   As with Zoe, Maine Beer Company has designed perfection in simplicity on a bottle in regards to Mean Old Tom’s label.  The flashy … Continue reading Mean Old Tom (Maine Beer Company)

Vanilla Porter (Breckenridge Brewery)

The bottle looks like a cross between a Woodstock look and the 1950’s homemaker/June Cleaver design.  The lightning bolt company logo is awesome and the vanilla flower seems like it’s out of a naturalist’s book, but the bottle is a little boring overall.  If I had a collection of bottles similarly designed to this one I might display them on a shelf, but as an … Continue reading Vanilla Porter (Breckenridge Brewery)