2015 September Beers

Posted by on Sep 10, 2015 in Beer Blog, Newsletters | 0 comments

Dead Ringer Ballast Point Brewing Company San Diego, CA Jack Young found his taste for beer when he was in college. He developed a talent for home brewing in his back yard and soon realized it wasn’t easy to get access to the various supplies and ingredients he wanted—nor did he have anyone with whom to trade ideas about brewing. In 1992, Jack opened Home Brew Mart, which he filled with the supplies, ingredients, and conversation every brewer needed to make better beer at home. Soon after, he found a...

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2015 August Beers

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100 Barrel Series – Nordic Saison Harpoon Brewing Company Boston, MA Harpoon Brewing was founded in 1986, making it the first commercial brewery in Boston for over 25 years. The first beer, Harpoon Ale, was released in 1987. In 1988, Winter Warmer became the first New England seasonal brew. Octoberfest followed in 1990 and IPA was introduced as a summer seasonal in 1993. Over the years the brewery has outgrown its “craft” status. In an effort to maintain its small brewer appeal, the 100 Barrel Series was...

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2015 July Beers

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Seizoen Bretta Logsdon Farmhouse Ales Hood River, Oregon Since it first opened in 2011, Logsdon Farmhouse Ales has been earning impressive accolades. The brewery released its very first beer at Portland’s Cheers to Belgian Beers Festival in April 2011 and took home the Peoples’ Choice Award. Since then, Logsdon Farmhouse Ales picked up a gold medal at the Great American Beer Festival for its Seizoen Bretta and a gold medal at the World Beer Cup for its Peche ‘n’ Brett. Rest assured, there will be...

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2015 June Beer

Posted by on Jun 20, 2015 in Beer Blog | 0 comments

Homunculus Smuttynose Brewing Company Hampton, NH Founded in 1994, the company is named for Smuttynose Island, the third largest of the nine islands that form the Isles of Shoals, a small, rugged archipelago that lies seven miles off the craggy New Hampshire coast. The name Smuttynose appears on nautical charts from the seventeenth century, but its origins have been lost to time. Over the centuries the Isles of Shoals have been home to pirates and poets, ghosts and fishermen. In the 1870’s, Smuttynose Island...

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2015 May Beers

Posted by on May 11, 2015 in Beer Blog, Newsletters | 0 comments

Honey Queen Samuel Adams Brewing Company Jamaica Plain, MA In April 1985, when Samuel Adams Boston Lager made its debut in about 25 bars and restaurants in Boston, the company had no office, no computers, and no distributors. While this is no longer a craft brewery, they have reinvented themselves making small production beers like this from the limited series collection. The harmonious blend of mead and beer, known as a Braggot, takes us back to medieval times, dating back as far as the 12th century. To capture...

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2015 April Beers

Posted by on Apr 13, 2015 in Beer Blog, Newsletters | 0 comments

Son of Ned Ale White Birch Brewing Company Hooksett, NH Opened in 2009, White Birch is the natural evolution of Bill Herlicka’s love for home brewing. Together with his wife, Ellen, they brew a few year round brews and many experimental “one off” brews like this wild ale. Flanders Reds are commonly referred to as the “red” beers of West Flanders. Belgian Red Beers are typically light-bodied brews with reddish-brown colors. They are infamous for their distinct sharp, fruity, sour and tart...

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