After a recent visit to the Victory brewpub in Downington, PA – I picked up a growler one of their brewpub exclusive beers, the Biere De Garden. This is a Saison/Farmhouse style beer that clocks in around 4.6% ABV. I’m hoping for a lighter, crisp and easy drinking beer, even during these cold winter days.
Archive January 2013
After changing my kegerator from a single tap system to a dual tap tower, I had to get a new keg. In the spirit of supporting a local brewery that I thoroughly enjoy, I made the trip out towards Lancaster, PA to get a keg of the Spring House Pecan Sandie Porter. This review is based off this sixtel that I brought home with me.
The Bruery just keeps churning out new beers. Some hitting the mark, some not, but always interesting. The next one on my “gotta try” list from them is the Smoking Wood, a Smoked Imperial Rye Porter aged in rye whiskey barrels. The malt is beachwood and cherrywood smoked, and the 2012 variety that I have clocks in at 13% ABV.
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For those who don’t know, Tired Hands Brewing Company in Ardmore, PA has to be one of the best local up and coming breweries in the Philadelphia area. Their focus on Saison/Farmhouse style beers, and the quality and craftsmanship of them set them apart from others. HandFarm is their first bottle release, a wine barrel aged Saison, coming in a waxed 500 ml bottle.
Goose Island’s Bourbon County Brand Stout (BCBS) could very well be the first American beer ever put into bourbon barrels. Their one-off variants of their base BCBS range from a 23 year old Pappy Van Winkle barrel aged variant, to their newest release, Cherry Rye. The Cherry Rye was aged in Rye Whiskey barrels with fresh whole Michigan cherries.