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  1. This was Stone Enjoy By 04.20.14 IPA.  So good!!!

    This was Stone Enjoy By 04.20.14 IPA.  So good!!!

     
     
  2. Night Shift in Everett, MA has a program called Barrel Society.  It’s basically a CSA for beer.  I loved all of the beer in the 2013 program, so I re-upped for 2014.
This was release #1.  It was aurora wild ale blend dry-hopped with Nelson Sauvin hops.  It came in at 8% ABV.  It was tart and dry.  There was some citrus that showed up in the middle through the finish.  As it warmed, there was some light white grape flavor that became present with the citrus.  This was delicious!  Night Shift continues to brew great things!

    Night Shift in Everett, MA has a program called Barrel Society.  It’s basically a CSA for beer.  I loved all of the beer in the 2013 program, so I re-upped for 2014.

    This was release #1.  It was aurora wild ale blend dry-hopped with Nelson Sauvin hops.  It came in at 8% ABV.  It was tart and dry.  There was some citrus that showed up in the middle through the finish.  As it warmed, there was some light white grape flavor that became present with the citrus.  This was delicious!  Night Shift continues to brew great things!

     
     
  3. beercurator:

Sierra Nevada Beer Camp Across America Variety Pack, 2014 Festival details announced - #BeerCampTour from Beer Pulse http://bit.ly/1eCqRY1

That Portland, ME line-up though!

    beercurator:

    Sierra Nevada Beer Camp Across America Variety Pack, 2014 Festival details announced - #BeerCampTour from Beer Pulse http://bit.ly/1eCqRY1

    That Portland, ME line-up though!

     
     
  4. Thanks go out to ironchefmiyagi13 for hooking me up with this brew. I wanted to sit on this a while, but finally broke down and cracked it open.  This was Captain Lawrence Rosso e Marrone.  It was an ale aged with grapes in oak barrels.  It was Batch 4.  It came in at 10% ABV.

    It was immediately tart.  There was a taste of red wine through the middle and finish.  It was also dry.  There was very light carbonation.  This was great!

     
     
  5. Had a date night in Amesbury with my wife.  We went to The Barking Dog as my wife hadn’t eaten there before.  It’s owned by the same people that own The Ale House.  I ordered Berkshire Brewing Maibock.  It came in at 6.5% ABV.  It was malty with some brown sugar sweetness.  There was a slight fruity flavor like cherry through the finish.  This was pretty good.

    For dinner, I had the osso bucco.  It was hella tender and delicious!  The mashed potatoes were great.  The broccoli was OK.  Good times!

     
     
  6. This was a brew I got through the 6-pack club exchange I have with Duce and Ay Ay Ron.  It was Founders Dry Hopped Pale Ale.  It came in at 5.4% ABV.  It had a light malt flavor and light bitterness early on.  The bitterness faded as I drank it.  It was pretty good.

    This was a brew I got through the 6-pack club exchange I have with Duce and Ay Ay Ron.  It was Founders Dry Hopped Pale Ale.  It came in at 5.4% ABV.  It had a light malt flavor and light bitterness early on.  The bitterness faded as I drank it.  It was pretty good.

     
     
  7. This was Brewmaster Jack Hop Essence Series HBC 342 White IPA.  The Hop Essence Series are beers brewed with a single hop yet with malts that will complement the hop.  This came in at 7.5% ABV.  There was an initial citrus flavor like grapefruit.  There was some herbal flavors through the middle.  There was a light bitterness throughout.  There was some chalkiness in the background of the aftertaste.  This was a good beer.

     
     
  8. We played some basketball, then Tripps brought some brews to split while we watched the Kentucky/UConn final.

    First up, Clown Shoes Space Cake Double IPA.  It came in at 9% ABV.  There was some bitter pine in the initial taste.  That gave way to a tropical fruit flavor and some alcohol through the middle and aftertaste.  The alcohol was mostly in the background and not overpowering.  This was a really good beer!

    Second was a new offering from Pretty Things named Grampus.  It was a Hoppy Golden Double Mash.  It came in 10.5% ABV.  It was malty with a little citrus/fruit flavor in the background.  There was a bit of alcohol in the aftertaste.  This was a great brew!

    Last was Dogfish Head Bitches Brew.  It’s a stout brewed with honey and gesho.  Gesho is a plant indigenous to southwestern Africa.  It came in at 9% ABV.  It was a delicious stout with a light taste of honey.

    Great beers for a great night of basketball!

     
     
  9. This was Sierra Nevada 2014 Bigfoot Ale.  Sierra Nevada makes this barleywine every year.  I wanted to try some fresh then save some to age for later.  It came in at 9.6% ABV.

    The immediate tastes were earthy and malty.  Right behind that, it was spicy like a cinnamon fireball and astringent.  As it warmed, there was a bit of cherry coming through.  It was good, but this definitely needs some time to mellow.

     
     
  10. A few of us from work stopped by The Ale House in Amesbury, MA for dinner and delicious brews.  The Powwow River runs through downtown Amesbury.  I love watching it flow as I head into the back entrance of The Ale House.

    The first beer I had that night was Ale Smith Wee Heavy Scotch Style Ale.  It came in at 10% ABV.  I split a bomber with my friend.  It was slightly floral with tastes of brown sugar.  There was some alcohol in the background.  It was good.

    Another beer that I had (not pictured) was Allagash Red Howes.  It came in at 8.5% ABV.  It was a stout brewed with cranberries.  The cranberry leant a tart taste to the coffee/chocolate of the stout.  It was slightly dry.  This was a great beer!