The famous, and relatively young, The Bruery in California make some of my favorite beers I’ve tried to date. Thanks to Scott, I’m able to try another recent release, Filmishmish – a 5.8% ABV American Wild Ale made with apricots and aged in oak barrels. Their Wild Ale/sour program has been nothing but impressive lately, so I’m hoping Filmishmish follows suit.
Since New Beligum made its way into my area I have been seeking out every beer I could find. Many of these beers have been from the Lips of Faith series, and they have been hit or miss so far. Today I have the Prickly Passion Saison, which is brewed using prickly pear and passion fruit. These two ingredients don’t make their way into beer often so I’m excited to see how it turns out.
As part of Philly Beer week, The Farmers’ Cabinet located in Center City featured an event called Belgian Beer Geek Brunch this past Sunday. With an intriguing draft list and for only being open a few months, I had to check it out. One of the more limited beers on tap was Fou’ Foune from Cantillon in Brussels, Belgium. This Fruit Lambic was served in a 7 oz miniature stemmed glass.
If you’re looking for the best (and most delicious) way to start the Spring season, look no further than Dogfish Head’s Spring seasonal, Aprihop. This is one of my favorite American IPAs to try every year, as Dogfish generally makes small adjustments to the batches from year to year. I picked up a 4-pack of this 7% ABV seasonal, on March 1st — the ‘first’ day it was released to the public, according to Dogfish Head.
With the premiere of Discovery’s Brew Masters Sunday night, I felt I needed to pay an homage to this season’s star, Sam Caligione, the owner and founder of Dogfish Head Brewery in Milton, Delaware. I picked up some of the more limited release beers and decided to begin with the Squall IPA, a labeled “Bottle unconditioned naturally fermented 90 Minute India Pale Ale.”