Weekend of 4/29

Tired Hands ‘Sunshine Green’, 6.4% ABV, IPA. Brewed with oats. Hopped singularly and intensely with a Experimental Hop #06297. Light mouthfeel, very aromatic, refreshing and crisp! Solid.

Greenpoint Beer & Ale ‘Mangoteka’, 4.5% ABV, American Wild Ale. An exploration of hops and fruit. Fermented with Lactobacillus and Brettanomyces Claussenii, hopped exclusively with limey, melony Motueka hops and conditioned with over 300 pounds of pureed mangoes. Sour, with crushed citrus, peach and pithy mango. Erik and Jeff are killin’ it.

De Ranke ‘Bitter XX’, 6.2% ABV, Belgian Ale. Brewed with pale pilsner malt and loads of Brewers Gold and Hallertau hop flowers. Beautiful balance of hops and malt; billed as “The Hoppiest Beer of Belgium”. Will convert you fo’ sho if you are afraid of those IBUs. Top pick!

Nøgne Ø ‘Gamle Rygene Brun’, 10% ABV, American Strong Ale. More of an Imperial Old Brown with dark malts, lots of dry fruits, wood, hints of chocolate and red wine with some acidity. Much flavor but no sharp edges, smooth. Alcohol is dangerously well hidden. Highly enjoyable. 

Way Beer ‘Amburana Lager’, 8.4% ABV, Doppelbock. The most Brazilian beer of Way Beer. Aged in Amburana Cearensis barrels and brewed with candi sugar; hints of vanilla and dry fruit. Semi-dry finish.

Way Beer ‘Farmhouse Ale’, 6.2% ABV, Farmhouse Ale. Native from the Atlantic rainforest, Gabiroba is a yellow, juicy and spicy fruit. It is not cultivated and was hand harvested just before being added to the kettle. They added this fruit to the farmhouse ale because it’s commonly found in the streets of Curitiba. When they were kids, they used to eat the fruit directly from the tree or throw it at their friends from the neighborhood.

Way Beer ‘Sour Me Not Acerola’, 4% ABV, Berliner Weisse. One of the most extreme beers from Way Beer. Sour fruit beer with wild fermentation of Acerola; a critical Brazilian fruit. Wonderful flavor; sour, lactic and fruitness. Light bodied, bad ass and refreshing!