The latest release from Widmer Brothers is SXNW, a creative play on the “South By Southwest (SXSW)” interactive, film and music conference held annually in Austin, Texas. It’s called SXNW (South by Northwest) and it joins the Widmer Brothers Brewing limited-edition Brothers’ Reserve series, which showcases the brewery’s innovation in craft brewing.
Just before the start of the Great American Beer Fest, Stone Brewing Company released it’s Mint Chocolate Imperial Stout, a collaboration beer with a local San Diego homebrewer and Iron Fist Brewing Co. from Vista, Calif. Ken Schmidt, a local homebrewer won Stone Brewing’s annual homebrew contest for the second time and we’re thankful he… Read more »
Odell Brewing no doubt has one of the finer barrel-aging programs in the country and although the company’s distribution spans just 10 states, its barrel-aged offerings are not to be missed. The latest release is The Meddler, a resurrected style from the Flemish region of Belgium. Read past the jump for a complete review.
Now that fall is upon us, Brewbound will be reviewing a few of this year’s autumn offerings. First up, Weyerbacher Imperial Pumpkin Ale from Weyerbacher Brewing in Easton, Penn. This is a unique offering for the category and checks in at 8 percent ABV. Follow the link below for the complete review.
When you think of corn during the summer months, you typically think of that backyard BBQ and some ears on the grill. Ipswich is hoping to change the way you get your fill of maize this summer with its latest local harvest offering, corn bock. It’s made with locally grown corn from Marini Farms and… Read more »
With Celiac disease now affecting 1 in every 133 Americans, it was only a matter of time before someone tapped the gluten-free beer market on a large scale. Until the release of Omission, the challenge for most brewers was crafting a gluten-free brew that still tasted like beer. Most brewers would use a barley substitute… Read more »
The folks at Odell Brewing certainly pride themselves on offering exquisite, barrel-aged beers crafted on their 5-barrel ‘pilot system.’ Some of the more notable selections to emerge from the company’s Single Serve Series include Bourbon Barrel Stout and Friek, both highly touted amongst craft enthusiasts. The latest offering in the series, Shenanigans is a great… Read more »
With the abundance of hop forward, high-alcohol beers dominating the marketplace nowadays, it’s incredibly refreshing to see a beer company launch with something other than a “me-too” IPA brand. Golden Road has done exactly that with its Hefeweizen, a 4.6 percent easy drinking German-style hefe exploding with banana and citrus flavors.
In honor of the 2012 Boston Marathon, Boston Beer Co. created a special brew with the runners in mind. The beer, a low-alcohol gose-style, is appropriately named “Samuel Adams Boston 26.2 Brew.” It pours a hazy golden, almost pale color with a thin head. The light body and medium carbonation make for some clean lacing… Read more »
Going local – it’s a trendy theme going around the beer industry these days and for good reason. Sourcing local ingredients has its benefits. It adds a unique regional flavor to specialty beer offerings and gives the brewer a chance to tell a compelling story when selling in to retailers. Ipswich Ale Brewery introduced a… Read more »
One of the greatest things about craft brewers is their commitment to celebrating business, especially when they reach a milestone. Sweetwater Brewery celebrated 15 years in the beer biz with anniversary ale that includes everything but the kitchen sink in the recipe. 7 malts and 5 hops make this offering pretty complex. ‘15’ pours a… Read more »
It’s time to say goodbye to winter and usher in the warmth of spring and summer weather. And as the seasons change, so do the beer styles. Chainbreaker, despite being a perfect example of a warm weather beer, is actually a new year-round offering, and we couldn’t be more thrilled. It pours a glowing, golden… Read more »
The 7th offering in the Big Beer Series for 2011 is S’Muttonator, a boozy double bock that apparently took the brewers from Smuttynose 30 hours to make just a single batch. The attention to detail is obvious, even at first glance. S’Muttonator pours a deep brown, mahogany color with a solid one-finger head. Dark fruits,… Read more »
As winter winds down, we wanted to dig deep into the depths of our beer fridge for another seasonal review. We couldn’t think of a more apropos way to wave goodbye to winter than with Cisco Brewers ‘Winter Shredder.’ Shredder pours a deep mahogany color with ruby-reddish hues. A frothy, tan-colored head sticks to the… Read more »