Every now and then a beer crosses my path from a brewery that I have never heard of, as was the case with the Hop on Top from Chameleon Brewing Company. Feeling that every brewery deserves a shot, well know or not, I decided the 4.2% APA from Glendale, Wisconsin was worthy of a review.
The craft beer scene in Washington, DC has some great beer bars such as The Brickskeller (now closed), Churchkey, and Rustico. There is an appreciation for craft beer in and around DC, the only thing they needed was a full fledged brewery. Not only did they got one, they got two. We previously highlighted Port City in Alexandria, VA. The other brewery, DC Brau, is located within the District. I have for a review the first fruit of their canning operation, The Public, an American Pale Ale.
As one of my favorite breweries, The Bruery, I’m always searching out their new, limited and exotic beers. Recently I received their Mischief Gone Wild, dubbed an American Wild Ale though I beg to differ, from Scott in California. This is essentially their Belgian Strong Pale Ale, Mischief, fermented with Brettanomyces to give the beer a certain ‘funk’ character, typical of the yeast.
I am still in my pursuit for the perfect Thanksgiving Day beer. I have every intention on selecting a Fall seasonal and after my last review of the Southampton Pumpkin Ale, the bar is set high. Today’s choice is one I have never heard about until I grabbed it off the shelf, the Four+ Punk’n Ale.
Summer is quickly coming to a close which means that soon it will be time to trade in your refreshing wheat beers for some filling and warming Stouts. But that’s not for a few more weeks, so drink up while the beer is still seasonal. In this spirit, I have the Holy Moses White Ale, a 5.4% ABV Witbier from Great Lakes Brewing Company.