Weekend of 6/30

LIC Beer Project/Other Half Brewing ‘Drop A Gem’, 8.5% ABV, Imperial IPA. Queens/Brooklyn, New York – Collaboration brew with Other Half Brewing. Imperial IPA double-dry hopped with Galaxy, Motueka, and El Dorado. Smooth, juicy, candied mango – mighty fine.

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Rest in Peace Prodigy from Mobb Deep. 

Mystic ‘Double Gravity’, 9.3% ABV, Imperial IPA. Chelsea, Massachusetts – Fruity with bright pineapple, mango and sweet citrus notes. Well hidden alcohol, very easy drinkin’ at a 9% brew so be careful 😉

Oxbow Brewing Company ‘Bowie’, 5% ABV, Blonde Farmhouse Ale. Newcastle, ME – Subtly smoked blonde farmhouse ale. Hints of pepper along with a subtle yet apparent smokey veil. Well constructed, easy to drink yet complex and begging to be sipped by a campfire in the woods after a long day.

Buxton Brewery/ Stillwater Artisanal ‘Superluminal‘, 7% ABV, Sour Farmhouse IPA. Derbyshire, England/ Baltimore, MD – An incredibly tasty and fruity sour with explosive fruit flavors, drinkable, extremely complex. Notes of lemon juice, sour lactic, pineapple, red berries and berry stable. Excellent collab for a holiday summer weekend!

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West Kill Brewing 6/27 at BL

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Weekend of June 21

Greenpoint Beer and Ale ‘Yellow Cake’, 5.4% ABV, IPA. Brooklyn, New York – You crave the HAZE? You get the HAZE. Brewed exclusively with the elusive Mosaic LUPULIN powder pellets and El Dorado HOP HASH. DRY HOPPED with Citra LUPULIN powder. Tons of Pineapple juice character, floral forward, oily. Not recommended for hoarding in your closet/fridge so drink fresh 😉

Perennial ‘Suburban Beverage’, 4.2% ABV, Gose. St. Louis, Missouri – Brewed with salt, orange peel, lemon peel and key lime juice. Ideal drink after a long summer day, tart and refreshing. 

Finback/ J. Wakefield ‘Smooth Beats Miami’, 6.2% ABV, IPA. Queens, New York – Coconut IPA dry hopped with Equinox, El Dorado and Zythos. Up front coconut with an underlying flavor of light citrus. Lingering dry finish, distinctive, and very juicy.

Carton Brewing/ Other Half ‘All Orange Everything‘, 10.5% ABV, Triple IPA. Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey/ Brooklyn, New York – Highly anticipated collaboration between two neighboring states. Deep orange hue, thick hop resin and juicy notes. Intense hops, sweet toasted biscuit notes, well hidden ABV for a 10 percenter. 

Hudson Valley Brewery ‘Orbital Mirror‘, 8% ABV, Double IPA. Beacon, New York – Double dry-hopped Oat DIPA with Simcoe and Azacca. These guys may be a new brewery but they’re straight killin’ it. Lots of citrus, pineapple and pear notes. Another gold hit from the Hudson Valley.  

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Weekend of 6/16

Hill Farmstead ‘What Is Enlightment?’, 5.4% ABV, American Pale Ale. Greensboro Bend, VT – Hopped with Simcoe and Amarillo. Tons of juicy, wet citrus, touches of dry orange peel, faint fresh grass, lightly resinous with nips of pine and lasting pithy citrus. Superb. 

Evil Twin Brewing ‘How You Do Anything Is How You Do Everything’, 7% ABV, IPA. Brooklyn, NY – Featuring Mandarina Bavaria, Mosaic, Kohatu and Pacific Jade hops. NE style IPA that looks and tastes like a glass of OJ. Extremely juicy and crushable. GET YOUR HAZE ON.

De Proef/ New Glarus ‘Abtsolution’, 9% ABV, Dubbel. Hijfte, Belgium / New Glarus, Wisconsin – Luscious and full bodied, aged on both American and French oak and brewed with Wisconsin and Belgian ingredients. Think raisins, sweet grains, bready, some caramel. Malty with some sweetness and a dry finish. 

Hudson Valley Brewery ‘Isosceles‘, 6% ABV, Sour Farmhouse. Beacon, NY – Conditioned in oak with pineapple, orange flowers and vanilla beans and dry-hopped with Azacca. Simply beautiful nectar that you’ll want to drink frequently, it drinks like an orange creamsicle with is highly dangerous. Won’t last too long. 

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Weekend of 6/9

Pipeworks/ 18th Street Brewery ‘Attack of the Devil’s Lettuce’, 9% ABV, Imperial IPA . Chicago, IL/ Gary, IN – These mellow chilled out dudes and ladies brewed this Double IPA with lemony Sorachi Ave hops and fresh Devil’s lettuce from Dark Matter (coffee company in Chicago). Extreme coffee, pine, sweet caramel, hop oils and dank citrus. Scrumptious and tasty treat; would make a perfect breakfast beer!

Other Half/ Bunker Brewing ‘Boogie Board StuntZ’, 4.7% ABV, Kolsch. Brooklyn, NY/ Portland, ME – Brewed with Maine oats, and Mandarina Bavaria and Mosaic hops. Light and pleasant with some tangerines, bread, a little dank and spice with a bread crust-like maltiness in the background. Luscious, pleasant and CRUSHABLE AF. It’s gonna be 90 on Sunday y’all…

Grimm ‘DDH Tesseract’, 8% ABV, Imperial IPA. Brooklyn, NY – Double Dry-Hopped version of Tesseract. Juicy, aromatic with tropical fruit for days; undertones of resinous, dank spruce, firm bitterness, yet soft around the edges with a creamy and luscious mouthfeel. You think you’ve died and went to hop heaven. 

Crux Fermentation Project ‘Banished: In The Pocket‘, 9.9% ABV, Barrel-Aged Rustic Saison. Bend, OR – Aged in NorthWest red wine barrels. One of the best brett beers i’ve put up – new to the NYC city area but these folks def know what they’re doing. Stone fruit, tart, light funk, wine, oak, peppery spice and brett-brett-brett. Very beautiful, elegant and delicious.

St. Bernardus ‘Abt 12’, 10% ABV, Quadrupel. Watou, Belgium – A classic ‘Quadrupel’ style of Belgium’s best Abbey Ales. Fruity, full of complex flavors, caramel and chocolate with roasted malts. A balanced beer with plenty of body and a light hop bite. Respect the OG brews. 

Cloudwater/ Dugges ‘Vic Secret Sour’, 7.3% ABV, IPA. Manchester, England/ Landvetter, Sweden – A soured IPA featuring Vic Secret, brewed in collaboration with the always awesome Dugges. Tart, tropical fruit, lemon rind, funk, toasted grains and white grape must. Solid hoppy sour affair.

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Weekend of 6/2

Greenpoint Beer and Ale ‘Dance Around the 2 Pole’, 6.9% ABV, Maibock. Brooklyn, NY – A celebration of spring and the synthesizer. Longtime friend of GB&A/Brouwerij Lane, Jim ‘Bocky’ Barnes from Shelton Brothers worked with Greenpoint Beer and Ale to brew this hearty lager using rye malts and Saphir hops to give it the bright synth-like sparkle. 

Stillwater Artisanal ‘Shoegaze’, 6% ABV, Distorted Farmhouse Ale. Baltimore, MD/ Brooklyn, NY – Inspired by the shoegaze movement in the music industry and the often distorted wall of sound many of those bands deliver. This beer combines the elements of a soft and hazy IPA with a farmhouse ale back drop. Brewed with oats, spelt, lactose and hopped with Simcoe, Citra, Centennial and Pacific Gem.

Allagash ‘Hoppy Table Beer‘, 4.8% ABV, Belgian Ale. Portland, ME – Low ABV, easily drinkable but still occupies a hop-forward spot on its own. A mildly hoppy aroma full of grapefruit springs from this straw colored, light-bodied ale. Flavors of pine and stone fruit balance the beers’ clean, slightly bitter finish. 

Keg and Lantern ‘Learn How to Learn’, 5.2% ABV, IPA. Brooklyn, NY – Black pepper, orange, melon, grassy. Dank, dry and resinous. Brewed with Pilsner malt, flaked Barley, triple Pearl, Columbus hops, and Kolsch yeast. 

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Weekend of 5/26

Verhaeghe ‘Duchesse De Bourgogne’, 6.2% ABV, Sour Red/Flanders. Vichte, West-Vlaanderen Belgium – A classic. It’s vinegary, sour nose will make you think it’ll be a super tart beer but actually the sweetness is more predominant with the sourness levelling things out – a “sweet and sour” beer indeed. Very vinous and refined – a delicious and quite different Flemish sour ale. 

Maine Beer Company ‘Zoe’, 7.2% ABV, Amber Ale. Freeport, ME – I love this wholesome brewery and everything they do and if you’ve had their stuff before you know the deal. Starts off with a very fresh and citrusy hop aroma. Solid body, sweet caramel, heavy fruit and massive citrusy hops all through the finish. Mouthfeel is velvety while the finish is surprisingly downplayed. Elegant and nicely drinkable.

Pipeworks ‘X-O Manowar Galactic‘, 6.8% ABV, Golden Ale. Chicago, IL – The Pipeworks crew do no wrong ❤ this is their collaboration with the bad ass comic creators over at Valiant Comics. Through space and time, this was brewed using Galaxy hops and a yeast that lends incredible tropical notes. Nice juicy hop bite, some lemon notes, medium bodied. I thought at first this was named after the metal band Manowar (Hail and Kill!) \m/ but hey, it still rules that it’s after a comic book!

Cloudwater Brew Co. ‘Chinook Vic Secret’, 6.5% ABV, IPA. Manchester, England – Chinook takes the lead in this juicy, hoppy IPA, backed up by Vic Secret and fruity esters from WLP095 yeast. Low bitterness, juicy citrus fruits, some tangerine, melon, peach. Medium bodied with a very well balanced finish, balancing pale bready malts, supremely drinkable.

(Sidenote: Heartbreaking news about what happened at a concert in Manchester this past Monday. All our thoughts are with the victims and families of those who have been affected. )

Westbrook Brewing Co ‘Gose’, 4% ABV, Gose. Mount Pleasant, South Carolina – A traditional German-style sour wheat beer brewed with coriander and salt. Super clean, light sweet flavor with biting tart lemon, salty kick and faint sour wheat. Cleansing finish, crisp, with citric tang, mild jammy lemon and other citrus fruits, hints of sour funk. Very refreshing and a classic! Extremely stoked to have this on draft. 

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