Weekend of 5/18

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Mikkeller San Diego ‘Say Hey Sally’, 4.6% ABV, Pilsner. San Diego, CA – Bursting with floral hops and a soft cracker-like malt structure, layers of sunflower and pineapple develop a delicate hop profile. A snappy finish awakens the palate with a medium hop bitterness and a dry backbone.

Mikkeller San Diego ‘Henry Hops’, 6.5% ABV, IPA. San Diego, CA – Bright aromatics boasting orange blosson honey, pine needles, and ripe mango. Wonderfully balanced biscuit and toasted notes pair with lightly resinous hop bitterness to leave a crisp finish.

Mikkeller San Diego ‘Beer Geek Brunch‘, 10,9% ABV, Imperial Stout. San Diego, CA – Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, dark fruits and slight liquorice. Taste is quite roasted with lots of rye, coffee, chocolate with a fair amount of hop bitterness. Long finish and well balanced with an alcohol level that is nicely disguised. 

Mikkeller San Diego ‘Beer Geek Breakfast (Dark Horse Coffee)’, 7.5% ABV, Stout. San Diego, CA – Aroma brings out loads of roasted malt, piney hops and coffee. Flavor is super rich, with loads of oats, coffee and robust hops. A bold but simultaneosly fairly drinkable stout. Excellent enough to drink for breakfast 😉

Mikkeller ‘Ich Bin Berliner Apricot’, 3.7% ABV, Berliner Weisse. Copenhagen, DK – The newest in the ‘Ich Bin Berliner’ series – Aroma and taste of apricot, funk, citrus and some sour yogurt. Light bodied, bready finish and fairly dry. Nice drinkability!

Mikkeller ‘Drink’in Berliner Blueberry’, 2.7% ABV, Berliner Weisse. Copenhagen, DK – A true summer crusher especially at the low ABV of 2.7%! Crisp, dry, tart, fresh, fruity – lots of berries, LOADS of blueberries with some lactic, mild acidity and musty action with a firmly dry finish. 

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Weekend of 5/12

Maine Beer Company ‘Lunch’, 7% ABV, IPA. Freeport, ME – The one…the only. This beer usually kicks within the same day tapped. Their “East Coast” version of a West Coast- style IPA. Intense hop flavors and aromas of tropical and citrus fruits and pine dominate. A subtle malt sweetness brings the beer into balance. Drink it.

Equilibrium ‘Perturbation Citra’, 6.5% ABV, IPA. Middletown, NY – Bright tropical passion fruit, mango, pineapple, lychee, and a touch of sweet that’s balanced by a smooth bitterness and round mouthfeel. This new-ish brewery is killin’ it!

Grimm ‘Rainbow Dome‘, 5% ABV, Dry Hopped Wild Ale brewed with Apricots. Brooklyn, NY –  Tart aromas of stone fruit and fruity hops (El Dorado, Columbus, Cascade). Intense apricot on the palate with soft, inviting acidity. Full, creamy mouthfeel with plesantly spicy tannins from both fruit skins and new oak. Crush, crush, crush.

Transmitter Brewing ‘SY1’, 7.2% ABV, Rye Saison. Long Island City, NY – Southeast N3 yeast cultured from necatarins and a saison malt profile drinks like a saison found a monk in a dark Abby 😉 think spicy yeast and clove meet a pile of necatarines with a hint of light pepper. Support local! 

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Weekend of 4/28

Stone/ Maine ‘Dayslayer’, 7.5% ABV, India Pale Lager. UK/ Escondido, CA/ Freeport, ME – Clean, zesty, biscuity and crisp imperial Pilsner with intense bready character before turning sharply bitter with hints of pink peppercorns. Slay your day with a pint of this.

Birrificio Del Ducato ‘Torrente’, 6% ABV, Italian Style Pale Ale. Roncole Verdi di Busseto PR, Italy –   Alluring aroma that draws you in with notes of ripe citrus, peach, tropical fruit and pine. Soft on the palate, plesantly dry and herbaceous bitterness.

Grimm ‘Idaho 7′, 8% ABV, Single-hop Double IPA. Brooklyn, NY –  Using 264 pounds of this new hop (Idaho 7) and nothing else, they brewed this amazing DIPA that will give you pronounced notes of orange and peach fruit, some pungent chive/cannabis elements, black tea and an earthy herbal character reminiscent of the bass tones of Nelson. Won’t last long, as every Grimm we’ve ever tapped 🙂   

Rockaway Brewing/ BeerMenus.com ‘Needle in a Hopstack’, 6.5% ABV, IPA. Long Island City, NY – A juicy, double dry-hopped IPA, brewed with the guys over at BeerMenus.com. Bright, juicy and fruity with bold mango and papaya notes; an all around knockout. 

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Weekend of 4/14

Siren/Casita Cerveceria/Beavertown ‘Amigos Britanicos’, 7.8% ABV, Farmhouse Ale. UK/ Greensboro Bend, VT/ UK – A farmhouse ale brewed with lime, honey and chili. Light fruits, honey, gentle chili and earthy. Mega tasty and def interesting!

Grimm ‘BFF’, 9% ABV, Triple IPA. Brooklyn, NY –   Grimm’s first proper hop bomb. Spicy citrus, lemon, medium bodied, incredibly bright and the alcohol is dangerously well hidden. A few of these and everyone will be BFF’s by the end of the night.

Swiftwater ‘Blueberry Sour’, 5.3% ABV, Sour Ale. Rochester, NY – New to the NYC area – lush, fruity and dry with loads of blueberries up front. Perfect sipper for sunny days.

Hudson Valley ‘Re-Up’, 8% ABV, Double IPA. Beacon, NY – Hopped up with El Dorado, Azacca, and Citra. Notes of marmalade, fruity pebbles, sugar cookies and orange flower water. Extremely juicy. 

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Weekend of 4/7

Zero Gravity ‘Madonna’, 8% ABV, Double IPA. Burlington, VT – Heaps of hops! Tropical and grapefruit flavor from Citra hops meld beautifully with the lemon lime and nectar fruit from NZ’s Motueka hops. Wheat and Pilsner malt keep the body light and refreshing letting the hops express themselves.

Greenpoint Beer and Ale ‘Buoyancy’, 4.4% ABV, Berliner Weisse. Brooklyn, NY –  A lime berliner weisse, oh my! Pucker up, there’s mojito lime notes, alongside with some melon and tropical tones, conditioned on fresh lime zest to continue the theme. Newest sour by our beloved sister brewpub. 

Flying Dog ‘Barrel Aged Gonzo‘, 9.2% ABV, Imperial Porter. Frederick, MD – Aged in oak whiskey barrels for at least 180 days! Well balanced and abundance of character. It’ll remind you of sweet chocolate, dry oak, and smooth whiskey with a memorable, velvety mouthfeel.

Fantome ‘Saison’, 8% ABV, Saison. Soy-Erezee, Belgium – Tremendously delicious, textural fizzy country ale, reminiscent of a good champagne but in a class of its own. A solid Belgian saison with an unusual overlay of fruitness. A true OG. Respect.

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Weekend of 3/31

Jolly Pumpkin/ Monkish ‘Cucurbitophobia’, 6.1% ABV, Sour Ale. Dexter, MI/ Torrance, CA – Dare you to try and say the name three times in a row, it’s means the fear of gourds. These two epic breweries got together and brewed this sour ale with blood oranges and spices. Citric, tropical, mango and nuts, with some lactic edges and a bit off dry. Beautiful beer and i’m extremely stoked for you guys to try this. 

Oxbow ‘Farmhouse Pale Ale’, 6% ABV, Saison. Newcastle, ME –  A hoppy saison with a healthy portion of American hops that uplifts the solid Belgian pilsner malt backbone. Nice and dry, slightly floral, very refreshing. Perfect beer for Sunday’s 60 degree weather!

Other Half ‘DDH Small Green Everything‘, 4.9% ABV, Session IPA. Brooklyn, NY – They took their already amazing ‘Small Green Everything’ (smaller version of its big brother ‘All Green Everything’ hopped with Amarillo, Citra, Mosaic and Motueka) and packed it with DOUBLE the DRY HOPS. So fresh, juicy, clean and drinkable, and with that low ABV, you could drink this all day and night!

Suarez Family ‘Look No Further’, 4.8% ABV, American Pale Ale. Livingston, NY – Newest beer by the always awesone Suarez Family! An American Pale ale brewed with wheat. Crazy amount of flavor for the size of the beer, incredibly smooth and delicious. Another Winner. 

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Weekend of 3/23

Rushing Duck ‘Rudy Juice’, 15.9% ABV, Barleywine. Chester, NY – An all New York State barley wine with malt from Hudson Valley Malt. Deep, rich flavors of caramel and burnt sugar; big and malty with a nice sweetness that’s not cloying.

Urban Family ‘Twilight Stone’, 6.5% ABV, Porter. Seattle, WA –  A porter with 30 pounds of plums added to each barrel! A little tart and a tad chocolatey, malty and complex. Interesting indeed!

Bunker ‘Salad Daze, 4.7% ABV, Premium Lager. Portland, ME – Little bit of dank, passion fruit and mango. Orange rind and some wheaty doughy grains; Juicy, super citrusy and crushable fo’ sho’.

Breakside ‘Salted Caramel’, 6.7% ABV, Stout. Portland, OR – A dessert stout brewed with lactose caramel and fleur de sel, inspired by their friends from Salt & Straw (a must visit Ice Cream shop in Portland, OR) Light bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of roasted malt, cocoa, coffee, salt and light caramel with a smooth dry lingering salty cocoa finish. Addicting!

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