The Crafted Can – Sly Fox Dunkel Lager

Posted on March 29th, 2011

About the beer: This week’s Beer of the Week/Crafted Can comes out of Phoenixville, Pennsylvania. Though I’ve never spotted this in the Boston area, Sly Fox seemed to have a good place with the New Jersey market where I found this pack. This lager is an attempt at a popular style in the German/Bavarian market. Dunkel, which is German for “dark,” is a style that’s known for it’s smooth, malty flavor, along with notes of chocolate, coffee, caramel, and/or toasted malts. This lager specifically uses Munich, Pils, and German Roast malts along with several types of Bavarian hops.

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Beer of the Week: Cisco Lady of the Woods

Posted on March 22nd, 2011

About the Beer: Off the coast of Massachusetts, on the tiny island of Nantucket, lies a brewery called Cisco.  Though a small brewery, Cisco exports beer to most of the eastern seaboard, including all of New England, the Mid-Atlantic, and even down to Florida. However, those outside of the Massachsetts area might be a little less familiar with the brew we’re going to look at this week: The Lady of the Woods.

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Beer of the Week: Stone Cali-Belgique IPA

Posted on March 1st, 2011


About The Beer: This brew from the famed Stone Brewery takes their classic IPA and mixes it up by brewing it with Belgian yeast rather than the typical American strain. The result is a hybrid IPA that draws in equal parts of old Belgian tradition and new American experimentation.

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Beer of The Week: Bosteels Pauwel Kwak

Posted on February 15th, 2011

About The Beer: Kwak is a classic Belgian beer best known for the unusual teardrop shaped glass it’s often served in. Although actually named after its inventor there’s an old story of the name coming from the sound of the beer rushing down the long stem of the glass. There was a time when all Belgian breweries created unique glassware for their beers. This was done for marketing purposes but also to ensure that the brew was showcased in a manner that highlighted its strengths.

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Beer of the Week: HaandBryggeriet’s Wild Thing

Posted on January 25th, 2011

About the Beer:

Norway’s HaandBryggeriet is known for making traditional Norweigian styles and for their commitment to hand-crafted brews produced without filtering or pasteurization. All of their bottled beers are bottle conditioned and contain live yeast, causing them to actively change the beer as it ages. In a sense, their beers are alive. As they claim on their website: “We make living beer thats not filtered or artificially  carbonated, but naturally re fermented in the bottle [sic].”

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