Stillwater Artisanal Ales run by Brian Stillwater could be described as a gypsy brewer, traveling and brewing his beer all over. However, don’t let that deter you from tasting some of their wonderful ales. Recently I grabbed a bottle of the Folklore Mythic Tradition Ale, dressed with an image of a devil on the label, perhaps implying it’s devilishly evil beer? Let’s find out.
Archive February 2012
Goose Island is famous in the craft beer community at least for their line of Bourbon County Brand Stout. Variations of the base stout have come in the form of Vanilla, Coffee and Rare in the past. The newest edition is their Bramble Rye, which is the base recipe aged in rye whiskey barrels with raspberries and blackberries added.
There is just something I enjoy about kicking back and enjoying a stout. The dark roasted flavors, the notes of chocolate, coffee and malt, it all just works so well with a relaxing evening. In this vein I have a new stout to try, the Black Hawk from Mendocino Brewing. You may remember I previously reviewed the White Hawk, so I’m expecting a solid brew with not too many surprises.
Recently I was at my local Whole Foods and picked up two 32 ounce flip-top growlers of one of my favorite go-to IPAs, Port Brewing’s Mongo Double IPA. I easily polished off the first growler during the “Big Game” and saved the second one for a review. The growler was filled three days ago so it is still quite fresh.
For Surly Brewing Company’s fifth anniversary they released a beer fittingly called, Five. This is a 100% brettanomyces-fermented Dark Ale, aged in red wine barrels. Mike joins Nick and Shane once again for this 7.5% “American Wild Ale.” If you’re intrigued or love sour beers with a wonderful balance, this is one to try!