Burial ‘The Crucifix’, 9.1% ABV, Abbey Tripel. Asheville, NC – A beer made from nothing more than 6-row Pilsner malt and a spattering of oats and refermented on cane sugar then finished with a small dose of European aromatic hops. This beer is sharp to the palate and deceivingly light despite its 9% strength. Expect herbal aromas and a sweet orchard fruit finish.
Hudson Valley ‘King Wavy’, 9% ABV, Double IPA. Beacon, NY – Brewed with Citra and Simcoe – more tropical with a nice mango hop and a piney dank finish. Smooth, malt balances the hops very well. A total well balanced juice bomb that makes us go OOH WEE.
Mikkeller San Diego ‘Hop Geek Breakfast (with Coffee)‘, 7.5% ABV, Black IPA. San Diego, CA – Another heavy hitter from Mikkeller’s San Diego brewery – super potent with tons of roasted malt, bold piney hops and dry espresso. Aggressive as hell, delicious as fuck.
Highway Manor ‘Mr. Blueberry’, 5.2% ABV, Sour Ale. Camp Hill, PA – Blueberries, funk and oak… oh my! Sour, big blueberry presence with a nice funky oaky barrel note. This is the most blueberry flavor in a sour, absolutely crusher from this new-ish brewery to the scene.