Mikkeller/ Three Floyds ‘Bla Spøgelse’, 7.7% ABV, Blueberry Bluebic. Copenhagen, DK/ Muenster, Indiana – Very well-balanced with loads of blueberries, with just enough tartness and a slight hint of dry barrel quality. The right amount of fruit, tartness and funk. Think a blueberry smoothie with alcohol. Yum.
Dark Horse ‘Scotty Karate’, 9.75% ABV, Scotch Ale. Marshall, MI – Tons of flavor, lots of caramel, roasted malts and a subtle but nice dark fruit quality. It goes down smooth and leaves you with a dry mouthfeel. Fantastic scotch ale from the always awesome Dark Horse.
Crooked Stave ‘Nightmare on Brett’, 9.666% ABV, Dark Sour. Denver, CO – Oh boy this beer will give you good nightmares about Brett(anyomces). It’ll get ya! Roastiness, sour cherry, oak and a hint of whiskey with a crisp dry lingering tart finish.
Two Roads/Evil Twin ‘Two Evil Pachamama’, 6.5% ABV, Porter. Stratford, CT / Brooklyn, NY – The second collaboration with these two! This time inspired by a recent trip to Peru, they brewed this porter with sweet potatoes, purple main, aji panca chili peppers. Fear not, the heat doesn’t come through that intense. Light pepper heat with plenty of pepper flavor, lots of earthy roasted coffee and chocolate notes. Very tasty and smooth.