Beer of the Week: Sam Adams Octoberfest

Posted on September 29th, 2011

Sam Adams Octoberfest

About the beer: Ah yes, the crisp air of the fall season can only mean two things for beer lovers: 1. Pumpkin flavored everything & 2. Oktoberfest style beers! Being a native New Englander means being lucky enough to experience all four seasons, but it also comes with the unapologetic love for all of the Sam Adams seasonal varietals. And what’s not to love about a new beer for every season?

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Beer of The Week: Smuttynose S’Muttonator Dopplebock

Posted on August 30th, 2011

About the beer: Dopplebocks are dark and strong lagers that are traditionally enjoyed in the winter months. There’s still no reason why you can’t enjoy them any time of year though so last week I cracked open a bottle I had in my small beer cellar.  The one I went with,  Smuttynose S’Muttonator is a great example of this traditional style,  but with an American twist.

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Beer of the Week: Bruery Hottenroth

Posted on November 30th, 2010

About the beer:

As we’ve discussed before, Berliner Weisse is a tart wheat beer that was popular in Germany up through the 19th century. Today this style is actually pretty rare, but Southern California’s The Bruery gives us a great example in the Hottenroth. This unusual breed is known for its tart flavor and is commonly served with a fruit syrup to add some sweet to the the sourness caused by fermentation processes or (as in most cases today) the addition of natural bacteria into the brew. Coming in at around 3.1%, this brew is pretty typical to its style – light, mild, tart, and refreshing.

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Style Profile: Berliner Weisse

Posted on May 25th, 2010

Now that the warmer weather is finally here it’s a great time to start drinking wheat beers. The light, yet full-bodied flavor of most wheat brews make it the perfect way to chill out on a hot day. While most fans of craft beer are familiar with hefeweizen and other popular wheat styles, there’s a good chance you’ve never heard of Berliner weisse, an oft over looked wheat beer. Today we take a quick look at this tasty brew.

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Style Profile: Oktoberfest

Posted on October 15th, 2009

Oktoberfest

Although Oktoberfest in Munich ended last Sunday, there’s no reason why we can’t continue to enjoy all the great Oktoberfest beer that’s produced every year. Today we’re going to take a look at the history and characteristics of this wonderful German style of beer.

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