Sunday, December 2, 2012

Massachusetts round-up

Backlash Conquest, 6
very yeasty, enough to remind me of a homebrew.

Berkley IPA, 4
i had not heard of this new nano-brewer until i saw it on the shelves. unfortunately it was watery and contained an off-note. i will give them another chance soon.

Blue Hills Bunker Buster IPA, 5
not as flavorful as had hoped. nice to see them rolling out another hoppy offering though.

Cape Ann Fisherman’s Ale, 5
i opt for fisherman's brew over the ale every time.

Clown Shoes Hoppy Feet, 7
a little heavier than i would like but overall a solid american black ale.

Jack's Abby Hoponius Union, 7
sold to me as an ipa, but not an ale at all. not a bad hoppy lager though.

Portico Saison Charette, 7
another new boston brewer! very dry but good take on french farmhouse style.

Pretty Things Meadowlark IPA, 8
another great beer, but can't see myself shelling out $7 for this bomber too often.

Slumbrew My Better Half, 5
an "imperial cream ale." a unique attempt for sure, but too sweet for my liking.

Slumbrew Trekker Tripel, 8
an impressive tripel. authentic yet drinkable.

The Tap Three Graces, 4
a pretty unpolished tripel.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Latin Foods and Local Brews

In the Boston area at least, there seems to be some sort of beer festival taking place most every weekend. This is not a complaint.

One that caught my eye though was "Latin Foods and Local Brews" this past weekend. Taking place at the Somerville armory, the festival offered area brewers, Mexican food, live music, and all the proceeds went to a charity called Casa Connection! Now how can you beat that?

With a low key atmosphere, very cool venue, and some excellent food and drink, I can give this one my full endorsement. Here come the ratings!

Clown Shoes Chocolate Sombrero, 8
imperial stout with a beautiful pour. roasty chocolate does come through. was never blown away by clown shoes but i think a lot more of them after this one.

Clown Shoes Tramp Stamp, 8
belgian ipa with burst of grapefruit flavor. another best in show nominee.

Enlightenment Illumination, 10
dubbed a "Farmhouse IPA," which is fitting since it is both Belgian and American... aggressive hops cut by yeast... even better than their Biere de Champagne.

High & Mighty XPA, 3
nothing to see here. again. 

John Harvard's Yellow Belly IPA, 6

not bad but a light ipa. 

John Harvard's Porter, 5

watery. 

Rapscallion Concord Grape, 1

grape water. 

White Birch Farmhouse Red, 4
plenty of brewers are hopping on the farmhouse bandwagon. but calling a muddled red a farmhouse is going too far. 

White Birch Hop Session, 7

a hoppy red. and solid. the best white birch beer i have tried yet. 

White Birch Oude Timey, 6
a murky brown wild ale with decent sour bite up front. interesting.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Belgian Post, Part III

Obviously, we had more than 10 good beers on our trip. Next up is a rundown of the other new beers sampled (in chronological order) and a few more pictures taken along the way. Clearly, we enjoyed the trip and would recommend it thoroughly. Please don't hesitate to contact me with any questions if you are considering going yourself!

Cantillon Gueuze 100% Lambic, 9
bright color, sweet, with tangy wild yeast.


Cantillon Bruocsella 100% Grand Cru, 6
a straight lambic, the base for the other beers. more interesting than a well-composed beer.

Cantillon Faro, 7
amber, low-carbonation and watery, flavor of caramel apple.

Cantillon Rose de Gambrinus, 5
cooked vegetables and sweet cherries battle in aroma and flavor. little off-putting, as you might imagine.

 
Tilquin Lambic Blend, 7

Kerkom Bink Bloesem, 7
well-hidden alcohol, potent yeast, flavorful.

Contreras Valeir Extra, 8
an intriguing mix of Brittish Bitter and Belgian Pale Ale. unique hop usage that I couldn't place but it worked.


Drie Fonteinen Lambik, 8
very tart yet quenching.


Drie Fonteinen Beersel Blond, 7
lightly hopped, nice grain profile, and refreshing.


Drie Fonteinen Oude Kriek, 8
served in bottle. wine-lambic qualities, mild cloroseptic, and tart cherries.


Corsendonk Agnus Abbey Pale Ale, 8
sweet and lively tripel.


Van Viven Imperial IPA, 6

La Rulles Blonde, 6

De Blaugies La Moneuse, 7 
earthy, barnyard yeast and hops play nice.


Louwaege Hapkin, 6
decent table beer.

Tilquin Oude Gueuze a L'Ancienne, 9
an excellent gueuze defined by sharp bitter note upfront.

De Halve Maan Brugse Zot, 6
frothy head, yeasty and grainy flavor, watery mouthfeel. served far too cold however.


De Halve Maan Brugse Tripel Bier 9%, 8
far more complexity than Brugse Zot. nice malt profile, mild tang to yeast, and packs a punch at 11%.

 
Liefmans Goudenband, 8
nose of caramel, flavor of sour dark fruit. seemed closer to Quad than Flanders. unique.

Caracole Troublette, 6
perfumey, with floral note of lavender.


Westvleteren Blond, 7
striking appearance with billowy head and shimmering brightness. yeast still dominates this self-billed "hoppy beer."


Westvleteren 10, 9
murky pour and complex fruity, alcoholic nose. big flavor, spot on carbonation, and extremely creamy mouthfeel. a little more malty than i like but an excellent beer.


De Dolle Oerbier, 7

Urthel Hop-It, 7
raw hop flavor of English-style IPA.


Boon Geuze, 6
light, fruity, mild bite.

Bockor Bellegems Bruin, 5
tart but too watery.


Verhaeghe Vichtenaar, 5
too sweet with Robitussin-like flavor.

De Koninck, 5
amber color, sweetish, watery.


Bavik Wittekerke, 5
clovey, spiced bite, thin.

 
Boon Kriek, 4
conjures images of Cherry Life Savers. too sweet.


St. Bernardus Prior 8, 8
malty double. i remember it retained the head nicely.


Timmermans Kriek Lambicus, 6
loads of cherry. very sweet.

't IJ Plzen, 6

't IJ IJ Wit, 7
barnyard yeast flavor, crisp malt.


't IJ Zatte, 6
Hefeweizen-like mesh rather than polished beer.


't IJ Columbus, 8
excellent lacing, mild hops on nose, malt backbone. well balanced.


't IJ Natte, 7
weak dubbel.

 
De Bekeerde Suster De Manke Monnik, 6
standard tripel.


De Bekeerde Suster Witte Ros, 6

De Prael Johnny, 6
Belgian Pale Ale seemed to have German influence. little dull though.


De Molen Citra Single Hop, 5
tastes entirely of Citra hops but didn't seem to have especially high IBU's.


Emelisse Triple IPA, 9
imperial IPA that is quite sweet with plenty of hops and alcohol. nicely done.

Ramses Bier Hop, 7
winey nose, oakey finish. swirling yeast thoroughly adds depth to flavor but still watery.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Belgian Beer Trip, Part II

5) Verhaeghe Echte Kriekenbier, 10
Traveling throughout West Flanders, Kelly and I sampled a number of Flanders Red Ale's on our trip. My favorite came at Brugges' Cambrinus Restaurant. This was a classy place with very nice ambiance but unfortunately the staff were very pushy in an apparent effort to turn over tables. Both the beer and dinner menu were pretty classic and we went with a nice cheese board. Beautiful purple color to beer with light body. Fruity, sweet, sour -- bursting with flavor. Delicious and quenching.

4) Cantillon Kriek 100% Lambic, 9
One of the activities I was most looking forward to was our tour of Cantillon. The world's highest rated Lambic brewer, to say Cantillon was a traditional brewer was a massive understatement. Our tour of the facility showed the lengths to which Cantillon would go to keep their beers wild -- ancient equipment, holes in the roof, spider webs throughout. This was a fascinating tour and equally cool, low-key setting to have a couple of beers. The Kriek is bright like Kool Aid and the cherries provide both sweet and sour elements. Wine-like base to beer is still present. As great a beer experience as you can have.

3) Girardin Gueuze 1882 (Black Label), 10
't Brugs Bear is one of Belgium's truly elite beer bars alongside Brussels' Delerium Cafe (which we visited) and Antwerp's Kulminator (which we did not.) Best memorabilia we encountered and had that old pub feel I was looking for. Service was less impressive, but that was hardly unique. Sharp taste that is sour and tart. Most impressed with smooth feel and pitch perfect carbonation. This Gueuze managed to seem both aged and fresh. One of the best, no doubt.

2) Drie Fonteinen Kriek, 10
On day two of our trip we took public transportation out to beautiful Beersel on the outskirts of Brussels. It was a hike but well worth the trip considering we also got a chance to see the impressive Beersel Castle. Drie Fonteinen is a close second to Cantillon in Lambic quality and operates a popular upscale yet homey family restaurant adjacent to its brewery. The best meal of our trip, I ordered the mussels and was not disappointed. We tried several excellent beers but my favorite was the Kriek. A beautiful purple with tinged head, tart/sour element, and delicious sweet note. Having these world-class Lambics on tap was incredibly special.

1) Westvleteren 12, 10
...Which leaves us with the world's number one beer: Westvleteren 12. Westvleteren is a Trappist abbey well off the beaten path, so much so we had to rent a car to get there. While the brewery isn't open to the public, I had read that you could enter by joining this silent order of monks for prayer. Our visit revealed a very simple, tranquil spot... and even allowed us to leave with chocolate truffles made with the mythical 12! Across the street at the brewery's surprisingly modern In De Verde cafe we sat on a patio overlooking the hop fields. A beautiful spot but for the exceptionally slow service, even for Belgium. We had panini's, salad, and ice cream with fresh strawberries. The 12 pours a dark brown and comes in a beautiful chalice glass. Aroma is rich and creamy and anchored by sweet malt. Tastes of raisin and toffee, malt lingers on pallet, and only perceive hint of alcohol at the back. Very smooth and you could read complexity in this beer if you wanted, but in actuality quite simple. Reputation is deserved and so good, I had to order another. The best beer, from the best brewer, on the best beer trip I have ever been on.

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Belgium Beer Trip, Part I

This past August, Kelly and I took a vacation to Belgium and the Netherlands, a once in a lifetime trip. As a beer lover, there is no better place to find great beer than in Belgium. With eight days, three cities, and 59 beers sampled, we made the most of it.

It has taken a while to get this post up since I really didn't know where to begin. Ultimately, I opted for a top 10 list, not simply the 10 best beers of the trip, but the 10 best beer experiences of the trip. In a country where ambiance and glassware are as important as the quality of the beer, it only seemed right. Let's begin counting down with the first five:

10) 't IJ I.P.A., 9
't IJ was the best of the three brewpubs we visited in Amsterdam. Spectacular location with the outdoor patio's communal picnic tables spread out underneath a historic windmill. The brewery employs a seldom seen (but thoroughly practical) serve yourself counter, with heaping plates of local meats and cheeses available to nosh on. And as good as the beers were in Belgium, this hop head was definitely craving some IBU's. Hoppy nose, flavor, and very drinkable, this was the best IPA of the trip.

9) Jandrain-Jandrenouille IV, 8
Interestingly, my favorite of the ancient Saison-style came at Brussel's most modern beer bar, Moeder Lambic. Impressive bar and selection, and plenty of sidewalk seating (which is good since it was flipping hot inside...) We ordered the goat cheese plate which was one of the best appetizers of our trip. IV features a huge head with plenty of lacing, fresh nose, and the flavor of yeast and grassy hops.Very nice.

8) Timmermans Gueuze Lambic, 9
Perhaps the biggest surprise of our trip because we were stopping at La Becasse (hidden far down a Brussel's alleyway) more for the ambiance than anything else. And that didn't disappoint either as I wouldn't be the least bit surprised if the bar hadn't changed a bit in the last couple of centuries. I imagine the beer was served just the same way too, in a pitcher called a "panache." This sweetened lambic was absolutely delicious: flavorful, quenching, and drinkable. A great total experience.

7) Evil Twin Russian Roulette, 9
I was going to skip Amsterdam's American beer bar, Beer Temple, since we didn't travel 3,500 miles for a Sierra Nevada. However, I am glad I didn't, because they even managed to get some American microbrews that I have not been able to find in Mass! Seating on the street was a wonderful spot for people watching. Kelly and I shared a bottle of Evil Twin from Denmark, thus named as the brewer is the brother of Mikkeller's head brewer. But here is the amazing part -- they actually copied the concept for my Naughty or Nice homebrew by making it either an IPA or Black IPA! We got the Black one, which is what we were hoping for. Burnt malt comes through first, then hops. Robust by BIPA standards with a medium body. Will buy another if I ever see it again in hopes of trying IPA counterpart.

6) Hanssens Oude Gueuze, 9
Maybe my favorite place of the trip was Brugge's Cafe Rose Red. It reminded me of Portland, Oregon in a way with a low-key, off-beat feel. We sat in a delightful enclosed patio, ensconced in ivy and classy Belgian beer memorabilia. The bottle list was very good, and the two nights we were there I focused on their lambic offerings, which were always served in the traditional basket. Gueuze itself comes in at 6%, with a sharp tang that conjures up images of Sweet Tarts. Keep an eye out for this at elite American bottle stores.

Friday, August 17, 2012

My Complete Beer Ratings


1,554 beers rated. And I still manage to fit all of these rankings on one page. The font is pretty small.

Beer, Score (1-10)

10 Barrel ISA, 7
21st Amendment Back in Black IPA, 6
21st Amendment Bitter America, 8
21st Amendment Fireside Chat, 4
21st Amendment Hell or High Watermelon Wheat Beer, 1
21st Amendment IPA, 7

Abbaye des Rocs Brune, 8
Abita Christmas Ale, 7
Abita Jockamo IPA, 4
Abita Purple Haze, 6
Abita Restoration Pale Ale, 2
Abita Save Our Shore, 5
Affligem Blond, 8
Alameda Bavarian Hefe, 8
Alameda East Village Amber, 6
Alameda Klickitat Pale Ale, 7
Alameda Irvington Juniper Porter, 7
Alameda El Torero Organic IPA, 8
Alameda Black Bear XX Stout CO2, 7
Alameda Black Bear XX Stout Nitro, 8
Alameda Wolf Imperial IPA, 7
Alameda Siskiyou Golden, 3
Alaskan Amber, 7
Alaskan Smoked Porter 2008, 9
Albany Pump Station Evans Extra Stout, 9
AleSmith Horny Devil, 9
Alesmith IPA, 10
Alesmith Old Numbskull, 7
Alesmith Speedway Stout, 10
Alexander Keith's IPA, 2
Allagash Black, 7
Allagash Burnham Road, 2
Allagash Confluence Ale, 7
Allagash Curieux, 9
Allagash Dubbel Reserve, 8
Allagash Fluxus, 9
Allagash FOUR, 6
Allagash Ghouleschip, 9
Allagash Grand Cru, 10
Allagash Hugh Malone, 8
Allagash Interlude, 7
Allagash Odyssey, 10
Allagash Peeterman, 10
Allagash Tripel Reserve, 10
Allagash Victor Ale, 8
Allagash Victoria Ale, 9
Allagash White, 10
Allentown Beer Works Hop'solutely, 5
American Flatbread Bob White. 6
American Flatbread Cornucopia, 5
American Flatbread Extra Stout, 7
American Flatbread Farmhouse Ale, 7
American Flatbread Solstice Gruit, 8
American Flatbread Wassail, 8
Amherst Cascade I.P.A., 6
Amherst St. Valentines Day Massatucky, 7
Amnesia Blonde Beech, 6
Amnesia Copacetic IPA, 9
Amnesia Desolation IPA, 7
Amnesia Double Dry Hopped Desolation, 8
Amnesia Dusty Trail Pale, 7
Amnesia Slow Train Porter, 7
Amnesia The ESB, 7
Amstel Light, 2
Anchor Christmas Ale, 4
Anchor Liberty Ale, 6
Anchor Old Foghorn Ale, 5
Anchor Porter, 8
Anchor Steam Beer, 8
Anchor Summer Beer, 6
Anchorage Whiteout Wit, 6
Anderson Valley Barney Flats Oatmeal Stout, 9
Anderson Valley Boont Amber Ale, 9
Anderson Valley Hop Ottin' IPA, 9
Anderson Valley Summer Solstice Cerveza Crema, 6
Anderson Valley Winter Solstice, 8
Andrew's English Pale Ale, 6
Andrew's St. Nick Porter, 8
Arcadia IPA, 5
Arcadia Scotch Ale, 4
Asahi Super Dry, 3
Atlantic Bar Harbor Summer Ale, 4
Atlantic Brother Adam's Bragget Ale, 5
Atlantic Coal Porter, 7
Atlantic MacFoochie's 7+ Scottish Ale, 7
Atlantic Mount Desert Isle Ginger, 7
Atwater Vanilla Java Porter, 7
Atwater Voodoovator, 6
Avery 14er ESB, 6
Avery Ale to the Chief , 9
Avery Anniversary Ale - Fifteen, 5
Avery Anniversary Ale - Seventeen, 9
Avery Collaboration Not Litigation, 7
Avery India Pale Ale, 8
Avery Karma Ale, 5
Avery Out of Bounds Stout, 9
Avery The Czar, 5
Avery The Maharaja Imperial IPA, 9
Avery The Reverend, 9
Avery White Rascal, 5
Ayinger Bräu Weisse, 5
Ayinger Oktober Fest-Märzen, 5

Backlash Declaration, 6
Bahnhof Brettanomyces Lambicus Berliner Style Weisse, 6
Baladin Elixir, 3
Ballast Point Big Eye IPA, 8
Ballast Point Black Marlin Porter, 8
Ballast Point Sculpin IPA, 8
Ballast Point Victory at Sea Coffee Vanilla Imperial Porter, 8
Baltika #4, 6
Bar Harbor Acadia Pale Ale, 9
Bar Harbor Cadillac Mountain Stout, 10
Bar Harbor Harbor Lighthouse Ale, 8
Bar Harbor Thunder Hole Ale, 9
Bass Pale Ale, 6
Bavik Petrus Aged Pale, 5
Baxter Celsius Summer Ale, 5
Baxter Pamola Extra Pale Ale, 6
Baxter Stowaway IPA, 9
Bayerischer Bahnhof Brau Berliner Style Weisse, 5
Beamish Irish Stout, 5
Bear Republic Big Bear Black Stout, 10
Bear Republic Hop Rod Rye, 10
Bear Republic Racer 5 India Pale Ale, 8
Bear Republic Red Rocket Ale, 9
Bear Republic XP Pale Ale, 7
Beer Belly Ball and Chain IPA, 8
Beer Here Hopfix, 7
Beer Valley Pigskin Pale Ale, 6
Beer Valley Leafer Madness, 7
Beer Works Back Bay IPA, 7
Beer Works Bay State ESB, 8
Beer Works Black Bat Stout, 5
Beer Works Bunker Hill Blueberry, 7
Beer Works North Shore Light, 3
Beer Works Pumpkinhead Ale, 5
Beer Works Saison Nouveau, 8
Beer Works Salem American Pale Ale, 8
Beer Works Smoked Porter, 6
Beer Works Splendid Splinter, 6
Beer Works Tell Tale Lager, 7
Beer Works Terrier Scottish Ale, 5
Beer Works The Grinch, 6
Beer Works Triple A Amber, 7
Beer Works Winter Works, 7
Beer Works Witch City Red, 5
Belfast Bay Lobster Ale, 4
Belfast Bay McGovern's Oatmeal Stout, 5
Belhaven Scottish Ale / Export / 80 Shilling, 7
Bell’s Lager, 2
Bell's Java Stout, 5
Bell's Pale Ale, 6
Bell's Porter, 7
Bell's Two Hearted Ale, 10
Berkshire Cabin Fever Ale, 6
Berkshire Dean’s Beans Coffeehouse Porter, 10
Berkshire Draymens Porter, 8
Berkshire Lost Sailor IPA, 8
Berkshire Lost Sailor IPA Aged in Cab Barrels, 7
Berkshire Oktoberfest Lager, 7
Berkshire River Ale, 5
Berkshire Russian Imperial Stout, 9
Berkshire Saint of Circumstance Sour Mash Whiskey Barrel Aged IPA, 9
Berkshire "Shabadoo" Black & Tan Ale, 6
Berkshire Sour / Imperial Stout Blend, 10
Berkshire Steel Rail Extra Pale Ale, 4
Berkshire Traditional Pale Ale, 7
Berkshire Springs Stock Ale, 4
Big Boss Big Operator, 8
Big Horse Russian Redneck, 8
Birra Del Borgo Duchessic Ale, 8
Bison Organic Chocolate Stout, 5
Black Bear Pail Ale, 5
Black Bear Stout, 7
Black Sheep Monty Python's Holy Grail Ale, 7
Blatant IPA, 7
Blue & Gray Stonewall Stout, 7
Blue Hills Black Hops Beer, 5
Blue Hills Comet Tail Pale Ale, 7
Blue Hills Extra Pale Ale, 6
Blue Hills India Pale Ale, 8
Blue Hills Red Baron Ale, 6
Blue Hills Three Peaks Holiday Stout, 9
Blue Hills Wampatuk Wheat, 7
Blue Moon Belgian White Ale, 5
Blue Moon Harvest Moon Pumpkin Ale, 6
Blue Point Honey Moon Summer Ale, 6
Blue Point Rastafar Rye Ale, 7
Blue Point Toasted Lager, 3
Blue Point Winter Ale, 3
Bockor Cuvee des Jacobins Rouge, 9
Boddington Pub Ale, 5
Bosteels Tripel Karmeliet, 9
Boulder Hazed and Infused, 7
Boulder Mojo IPA, 8
Boulder Pass Time Pale Ale, 3
Boulder Planet Porter, 6
Boulder Sundance Amber Ale, 4
Boulevard Double Wide I.P.A., 7
Boulevard Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale, 9
Boulevard Saison – Brett, 8
Boulevard Test Saison Noir, 6
Boundary Bay German-tradition Double Dry Hopped Pale Ale, 9
Brahma, 2
Bray's Brewpub Brandy Pond Blonde Pale Ale, 4
Bray's Brewpub Causeway Cream, 6
Bray's Brewpub Mount Olympus Special Ale, 5
Bray's Brewpub Red Eye Pale Ale, 7
Bray's Brewpub Smokehouse Brown, 3
Breckenridge Vanilla Porter, 2
BrewDog Hardcore IPA, 7
BrewDog Zeitgeist Black Lager, 5
BridgePort Black Strap Stout, 4
BridgePort Blue Heron Ale, 7
BridgePort ESB, 6
BridgePort Haymaker Extra Pale Ale, 7
BridgePort Hop Czar, 6
BridgePort IPA, 6
BridgePort Porter, 7
BridgePort Ropewalk Amber Ale, 6
Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout, 10
Brooklyn Blast Pale Ale, 7
Brooklyn Brown Ale, 8
Brooklyn Cuvee de Cardoz, 8
Brooklyn East India Pale Ale, 5
Brooklyn Lager, 7
Brooklyn Local 1, 10
Brooklyn Local 1 (2006), 7
Brooklyn Local 2, 8
Brooklyn Post Road Pumpkin Ale, 7
Brooklyn Sorachi Ace, 6
Brooklyn Winter Ale, 6
Brooklyn Brooklynator, 5
Brown's IPA, 2
Buckbean Original Orange Blossom Ale, 7
Budweiser, 2
Budweiser American Ale, 3
Budweiser Bud Light, 1
Budweiser Golden Wheat, 2
Budweiser Jack’s Pumpkin Spice Ale, 6
Budweiser Bud Light Lime, 1
Budweiser Shock Top Belgian White, 3
Budweiser Wild Blue, 2
Busch Light, 1
Butternuts Heinnieweisse Weissebier, 6
Butternuts Moo Thunder Stout, 4
Butternuts Porkslap Pale Ale, 4
Buzzards Bay Alt, 4
Buzzards Bay Black Lager, 5
Buzzards Bay Hefeweizen, 2
Buzzards Bay Pilsner, 6

Caldera Hibiscus Ginger Beer, 4
Caldera IPA, 10
Caldera Pils, 7
Caldera Rose, 5
Caledonian Organic Great Scot Pale Ale, 4
Cambridge Amber, 8
Cambridge Arquebus, 3
Cambridge Benevolence, 4
Cambridge Biere du Gourde, 5
Cambridge Big Man Ale, 9
Cambridge Bitchin' Bitter, 8
Cambridge Black Magic (Cask), 9
Cambridge Blunderbuss Barley Wine, 7
Cambridge CaCow! Chocolate Milk Stout, 10
Cambridge Charles River Porter, 8
Cambridge El Mariachi, 8
Cambridge Espresso Stout, 9
Cambridge Friends with Benefits, 6
Cambridge Half Wit Belgian Style Wheat, 7
Cambridge Hefe-weizen, 9
Cambridge Ich Bin Ein Kurbisweisse, 10
Cambridge Imperial Skibsol Danish Smoked Dark Lager Beer, 7
Cambridge Kraftwerk, 9
Cambridge Never Mind the Bollekes!, 5
Cambridge Punjabi Pumpkin, 6
Cambridge Regatta Golden, 7
Cambridge Sgt. Pepper, 2
Cambridge Spring IPA, 8
Cambridge Spring Training IPA, 6
Cambridge Tall Tale Pale Ale, 7
Cambridge The Great Pumpkin Ale, 6
Cambridge The Great Pumpkin (Giant Pumpkin), 4
Cambridge The O.P.P., 8
Cambridge The Pumpeter!, 7
Cambridge Tripel, 6
Cambridge Tripel Threat, 7
Cambridge Valley Ghoul, 6
Cambridge Weekapaug Gruit Ale, 7
Cambridge You Enjoy My Stout, 7
Cantillon Gueze 100% Lambic, 7
Cantillon St. Lamvinus, 6
Cape Ann Fisherman’s Brew, 8
Cape Ann Fisherman's Bavarian Wheat, 5
Cape Ann Fisherman's Brew IPA, 7
Cape Ann Homeport Honey Pale, 7
Cape Ann Fisherman's Imperial Pumpkin Stout, 7
Cape Ann Fisherman’s Pumpkin Stout, 9
Cape Ann Fisherman's Sunrise Saison, 6
Cape Cod Hot Blonde, 7
Cape Cod IPA, 6
Capital Blonde Doppelbock, 6
Captain Lawrence Captain's Reserve Imperial IPA, 10
Captain Lawrence Liquid Gold, 7
Carling Black Label, 3
Carlsberg Brown (Malawi), 4
Cascade Kriek Ale '09, 8
Cascade Sang Rouge, 8
Cascade Summer Gose, 9
Casco Bay Brown Ale, 4
Casco Bay Carrabassett Pale Ale, 5
Casco Bay Carrabassett Winter Ale, 4
Casco Bay Pale Ale, 7
Casco Bay Riptide Red Ale, 9
Casco Bay Summer Ale, 8
Castle Hill Windward Weiss, 6
Castle Lager, 1
Castle Milk Stout, 6
Central City Red Racer IPA, 10
Central City Red Racer Pale Ale, 6
Cerveja Super Bock, 2
Cervesera del Montseny Lupulus, 7
Chang Beer, 3
Chelsea Checker Cab Blonde Ale, 8
Chelsea Hand Pumped Cask Ale, 6
Chibuku Shake Shake, 0
Chili Head Lager, 5
Chimay Grand Reserve (Blue), 7
Chimay Premiere (Red), 10
Chimay Tripel (White), 7
Cigar City's Jai Alai, 9
Cigar City Maduro, 8
Cigar City Marron Acidifie, 10
Cigar City Winter Warmer, 7
Cisco Captain Swain's Extra Stout, 7
Cisco Cherry Woods, 7
Cisco Gray Lady Hefeweizen, 6
Cisco Indie Pale Ale, 7
Cisco Lady of Woods, 8
Cisco Monomoy Kriek, 8
Cisco Moor Porter, 6
Cisco Pumple Drumkin Spiced Ale, 3
Cisco Whales Tale Pale Ale, 3
Clipper City Heavy Seas Loose Cannon Hop3, 8
Clipper City Heavy Seas Märzen, 5
Clipper City Heavy Seas Red Sky at Night, 7
Clipper City Heavy Seas Small Craft Warning, 9
Clipper City Heavy Seas The Great Pumpkin, 7
Clown Shoes Black I.P.A., 7
Clown Shoes Clementine Wit, 7
Clown Shoes Eagle Claw Fist, 7
Cody No Name IPA, 5
Colt 45 Malt Liquor, 2
Concord Junction Porter, 10
Concord North Woods Ale, 7
Concord Rapscallion Creation, 4
Coney Island Freaktoberfest, 5
Coney Island Sword Swallower, 6
Coniston Bluebird Bitter, 8
Cooperstown Back Yard IPA, 5
Cooperstown Benchwarmer, 8
Cooperstown Nine Man Ale, 4
Cooperstown Old Slugger, 3
Cooperstown Pride of Milford Special Ale, 7
Cooperstown Strike Out Stout, 5
Coors Killian’s Irish Red, 6
Coors, 2
Coors Light, 1
Corona Extra, 3
Corona Light, 2
Coronado Islander IPA, 7
Cottrell Mystic Bridge IPA, 5
Cottrell Old Yankee Ale, 8
Craigmill Fraoch Heather Ale, 9

d'Achouffe Biere du Soleil, 4
d’Achouffe Houblon Chouffe Dobbelen IPA Tripel, 7
d’Achouffe La Chouffe, 7
Dark Horse Crooked Tree IPA, 9
Dark Horse Perkulator Coffee Dopplebock, 6
Davidson Brother's Dacker Authentic Adirondack Ale, 8
Davidson Brother's IPA, 5
DC Brau On The Wings Of Armageddon, 7
De Dolle Bos Keun, 9
De Dolle Dulle Teve, 8
De Glazen Toren Saison D'Erpe-Mere, 8
De Halve Maan Straffe Hendrik Quadrupel, 7
De La Senne Stouterik, 9
De La Senne Taras Boulba, 5
De Molen Engels, 6
De Proef Signature Les Deux Brasseurs Ale (w/ Jason Perkins), 6
De Proef Reserve Signature Ale (w/ Tomme Arthur), 10
De Ranke Cuvee de Ranke, 8
De Ranke XX Bitter, 7
De Struise Black Albert, 9
De Struise Elliot Brew, 8
De Struise Pannepot (2007 Version), 9
Des Franches-Montagnes Tarry Suchong, 3
Deschutes Armory Extra Pale Ale, 6
Deschutes Bachelor ESB, 8
Deschutes Bachelor ESB (Cask conditioned), 9
Deschutes Big Mountain Bock, 5
Deschutes Black Butte Porter, 10
Deschutes Cascade Ale, 8
Deschutes Cinder Cone Red Ale, 9
Deschutes Fresh Squeezed IPA, 9
Deschutes Green Lake Organic Ale, 9
Deschutes Hop in the Dark Cascadian Dark Ale, 10
Deschutes Inversion IPA, 9
Deschutes Mirror Mirror, 8
Deschutes Mirror Pond Pale Ale, 10
Deschutes Miss Spelt, 7
Deschutes Obsidian Stout, 9
Deschutes Pilsner 005, 5
Deschutes Red Chair IPA, 10
Deschutes Sagebrush Classic Pils, 8
Deschutes Streaking the Quad, 3
Deschutes The Greens IPA, 7
Deschutes Twilight Ale, 7
Dick's Best Bitter, 6
Dieu Du Ciel Peche Mortel, 8
Dixie Blackened Voodoo Lager, 5
Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA, 9
Dogfish Head 90 Minute Imperial IPA, 8
Dogfish Head 120 Minute IPA, 5
Dogfish Head ApriHop, 9
Dogfish Head Black & Blue, 4
Dogfish Head Burton Baton, 9
Dogfish Head Chateau Jiahu, 6
Dogfish Head Chicory Stout, 7
Dogfish Head Festina Peche, 4
Dogfish Head Fort, 8
Dogfish Head Fort (2006), 3
Dogfish Head Fort (2008), 7
Dogfish Head Immort Ale, 9
Dogfish Head's Immort Ale (3-Years-Aged), 10
Dogfish Head Indian Brown Ale, 8
Dogfish Head Midas Touch Golden Elixir, 8
Dogfish Head Namaste, 7
Dogfish Head Olde School, 4
Dogfish Head Olde School (2010), 6
Dogfish Head Palo Santo Marron, 10
Dogfish Head Pangaea, 7
Dogfish Head Pangaea (2010), 8
Dogfish Head Punkin' Ale, 9
Dogfish Head Raison D'Etre, 8
Dogfish Head Raison D'Extra, 5
Dogfish Head Raison D'Extra (2007), 6
Dogfish Head Red and White, 9
Dogfish Head Repoterrior, 2
Dogfish Head Sah'tea, 9
Dogfish Head Sah'tea (2010), 9
Dogfish Head Shelter Pale Ale, 4
Dogfish Head Squall IPA, 6
Dogfish Head Theobroma, 9
Dogfish Head World Wide Stout, 6
Dogfish Head World Wide Stout (2009), 7
Dos Equis Amber Lager, 5
Dos Equis Special Lager, 3
Double Mountain The I.R.A., 9
Double Mountain The Vaporizer, 9
Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze, 9
Dubuisson Peche Mel, 10
Dubuisson Scaldis Triple (Bush Ambree), 7
Duck-Rabbit Porter, 8
Dundee Original Honey Brown Lager, 5
Dundee Wheat Beer, 2
Dupont Avec Les Bons Voeux, 7
Dupont Foret, 7
Dupont Lambucha, 8
Dupont Saison, 8
Duvel, 10
Duvel Single (Green), 6
Duvel Maredsous 10, 6

Eel River Certified Organic Porter, 6
Eel River Climax Noel, 6
Element Dark Matter, 7
Elysian Coche de Medianoche, 3
Elysian Hansel & Gretel, 6
Elysian Kurbitinus Pumpkin Dunkelhefeweizenbock, 4
Endurance Glacier Gold, 6
Enlightenment Brut- Biere De Champagne, 10
Eugene City Tracktown IPA, 7
Eulogy Busty Blonde, 8

Fantome Biere Artisinale Sur Lie, 9
Fantome Magic Ghost, 8
Federal Jack's Taint Town Pale Ale, 2
Fire Island Lighthouse Ale, 4
Firestone Walker Reserve, 7
Firestone Walker Union Jack, 8
Fish Tale Organic India Pale Ale, 6
Flying Dog Doggie Style Classic Pale Ale, 6
Flying Dog Gonzo Imperial Porter, 5
Flying Dog In-Heat Wheat, 2
Flying Dog Raging Bitch Belgian-Style IPA, 8
Flying Dog Road Dog Scottish Porter, 7
Flying Horse Royal Lager, 5
Fort Collins Kidd Lager, 8
Fort Collins Major Tom's Pomegranate Wheat, 4
Fort Collins Rocky Mountain IPA, 7
Fort Collins Z Lager, 5
Fort George Vortex, 6
Foster’s Lager, 2
Founders Breakfast Stout, 10
Founders Centennial IPA, 6
Founders Cerise, 6
Founders Curmudgeon, 9
Founders Devil Dancer Triple IPA, 6
Founders Dirty Bastard, 9
Founders Double Trouble, 8
Founders KBS, 10
Founders Porter, 8
Founders Reds Rye, 9
Franziskaner Hefe-weisse, 7
Freeport Black Gold Porter, 8
Fresh Catch Amber Ale, 2
Frosty Knuckle Ale, 4
Full Sail Amber Ale (USA), 9
Full Sail Bump in the Night, 6
Full Sail Chris's Summer D-Lite: Red, 6
Full Sail Chris's Summer D-Lite: Green, 7
Full Sail Elevation, 7
Full Sail Grandsun of Spot, 6
Full Sail Hop Pursuit, 7
Full Sail IPA, 7
Full Sail Keelhauler Brewmasters Reserve 2009, 5
Full Sail LTD Series - Bottling 03, 5
Full Sail Pale Ale, 10
Full Sail Rip Curl, 8
Full Sail Saison A Pleine Voile, 4
Full Sail Session Lager, 9
Full Sail Wassail, 5
Full Sail Wreck the Halls, 8
Fuller's 1845, 7
Fuller's ESB, 7
Fuller's London Porter, 8
Furthermore Obscura, 7

Gaffel Kolsch, 5
Gale's Prize Old Ale (Vintage 2001), 4
Gardner Ale House Face-off, 8
Geary’s Autumn Ale, 9
Geary’s Hampshire Special Ale, 9
Geary's Imperial IPA, 6
Geary’s London Porter, 9
Geary’s Pale Ale, 9
Geary’s Summer Ale, 8
Geary’s Winter Ale, 6
Genesee Cream Ale, 4
Goose Island 312 Urban Wheat, 6
Goose Island Bourbon County Stout, 7
Goose Island Honker's Ale, 7
Goose Island IPA, 8
Goose Island Matilda, 7
Goose Island Pere Jacques, 6
Goose Island Sofie, 8
Grado Plato Chocarrubica, 1
Grand Teton Lost Continent Double IPA, 8
Grand Teton Pursuit of Hoppiness, 7
Great Divide Denver Pale Ale, 7
Great Divide Espresso Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout, 8
Great Divide Hercules Double IPA, 9
Great Divide Hibernation Ale, 6
Great Divide Hoss, 4
Great Divide Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout, 9
Great Divide St. Bridgets Porter (St. Brigids), 7
Great Divide Titan IPA, 7
Great Lakes Dortmunder Gold, 8
Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald Porter, 9
Great Northern Wheatfish Wheat Lager, 5
Green Flash Hop Head Red, 8
Green Flash Imperial IPA, 8
Green Flash West Coast IPA, 9
Greene King Old Speckled Hen, 6
Greene King Olde Suffolk English Ale, 4
Gritty McDuff’s 21 IPA, 5
Gritty McDuff’s Best Bitter, 7
Gritty McDuff’s Black Fly Stout, 6
Gritty McDuff’s Christmas Ale, 8
Gritty McDuff’s Halloween Ale, 9
Gritty McDuff’s India Pale Ale, 9
Gritty McDuff’s Lions Pride Brown Ale, 5
Gritty McDuff’s Original Pub Style, 4
Gritty McDuff’s Raspberry Wheat, 5
Gritty McDuff's Red Claws Ale, 4
Gritty McDuff’s Scottish Ale, 7
Gritty McDuff's Sebago Light Ale, 2
Gritty McDuff’s Vacationland Summer Ale, 8
Guinness Draught, 4
Guinness Extra Stout (North America), 3
Gulden Draak, 9

Hacker-Pschorr Original Oktoberfest, 7
Hacker-Pschorr's Weisse Natürtrub, 8
Haffenreffer Private Stock, 4
Hair of the Dog Adam, 9
Hair of the Dog Blue Dot Double IPA, 8
Hair of the Dog Fred, 9
Hair of the Dog Ruth, 6
Hale's Ale Kolsch, 6
Hansa Pilsener, 3
Harp Lager, 2
Harpoon Ale, 5
Harpoon Belgian Pale Ale, 5
Harpoon Brown, 6
Harpoon Celtic, 5
Harpoon Hibernian Ale, 5
Harpoon Imperial IPA (Leviathan Series), 3
Harpoon IPA, 6
Harpoon Island Creek Oyster Stout, 6
Harpoon Leviathan Saison Royale, 9
Harpoon Old Rusty's Red Rye Ale, 7
Harpoon Smoked Porter, 6
Harpoon Summer Beer, 3
Harpoon UFO Hefeweizen, 7
Harpoon UFO White, 3
Harpoon Winter Warmer, 3
Harpoon Wood Aged Belgian Pale Ale, 6
Harviestoun Ola Dubh Special Reserve 30, 8
Harviestoun Old Engine Oil, 8
Heartland Big Belgian Blonde Ale, 6
Heartland Buffalo Bock, 5
Heartland Cornhusker Lager, 2
Heartland Farmer Jons Oatmeal Stout, 7
Heartland Harvest Wheat, 3
Heartland Indian River Light, 3
Heartland Indiana Pale Ale, 5
Heartland Red Rooster Ale, 5
Heater Allen Pils, 8
He'Brew Jewbelation Bar Mitzvah (13), 8
He'Brew Messiah Bold, 7
Heineken Lager Beer, 3
Heineken Premium Light Lager, 2
Henry Weinhard’s Blue Boar Pale Ale, 6
Henry Weinhard’s Private Reserve, 7
Het Anker Lucifer, 6
Het Anker Gouden Carolous Noel, 5
Het Anker Gouden Carolous Tripel, 10
High & Mighty Home For The Holidays, 6
High & Mighty Two-Headed Beast, 4
Hitachino Nest Real Ginger Brew, 7
Hitachino Nest Red Rice Ale, 7
Hitachino Nest White Ale, 4
Hoegaarden Original White Ale, 6
Hofbrau Maibock, 7
Hofbräu's Münchner Weisse, 9
Hofstetten Kubelbier, 9
Hook and Ladder Golden Ale, 3
Hook Norton Hooky Gold, 7
Hoppin’ Frog Barrel Aged B.O.R.I.S. Oatmeal Imperial Stout, 8
Hoppin’ Frog BORIS The Crusher, 9
Hoppin’ Frog Mean Manalishi, 10
Hopworks Anniversary Cream Ale, 8
Hopworks Crosstown Pale Ale, 9
Hopworks Deluxe Organic Ale, 10
Hopworks HUB Lager, 8
Hopworks IPA, 10
Hopworks Noggin Floggin, 6
Hopworks Rise Up Red, 9
Hopworks Secret Alt, 8
Hopworks Survival "Seven Grain" Stout, 9
Hopworks Terry Porter, 7
Hopworks Totally Raddler, 3
Hopworks Velvet ESB, 10
Hopworks Velvet Underground, 7
Hopworks What the Helles, 5
Huyghe Delirium Nocturnum, 7
Huyghe Delirium Tremens, 8

Idle Hands Pandora, 6
Innis and Gunn Rum Cask Oak Aged Beer, 3
Ipswich Dark Ale, 9
Ipswich India Pale Ale, 7
Ipswich Oatmeal Stout, 10
Ipswich Original Ale, 10
Ipswich Summer Ale, 4
Ipswich Winter Ale, 3
Iron Hill Ichabod Imperial Pumpkin Ale, 7
Iron Hill Pumktoberfest, 6
Ithaca Brute, 8
Ithaca Flower Power IPA, 8

Jack's Abbey Cascadian, 7
Jever Pilsener, 4
Jolly Pumpkin Bam Biere, 6
Jolly Pumpkin E.S. Bam, 6
Jolly Pumpkin La Parcella, 6
Jolly Pumpkin La Roja, 8
Jolly Pumpkin Oro de Calabaza, 7
Joseph James Red Fox, 6
Josh’s Bia Kahawa Afrika, 8
Josh’s Republic of Cascadia Dark Ale, 5
Josh’s Cherry (Hold-the-Chili) Christmas Dubbel, 7
Josh's Crimes Against Humanity Bitter, 7
Josh’s GoogleDoc Draft, 7
Josh’s Hold-The-Lemon American Wheat, 6
Josh's Hoppy Holidays! / Obama Beer!, 5
Josh's It Must Be Wedding Saison, 8
Josh's It Must Be Wedding Saison, Batch 2, 6
Josh’s Mr. Jack Ale'Lantern, 6
Josh's Naughty or Nice, 4
Josh's Pilgrimage Porter, 5
Josh's Promised Land Porter, 7
Josh's Stash, 9
Josh's The-Waiting-Is-The-Hardest-Part Pale Ale, 5
Josh’s Vacationland Belgian Pale Ale, 9
Josh's Wit and Wisdom, 7
Josh's You're So Vain... You Probably Think This Stout is About You!, 1
Julius Echter Hefe-Weiss, 6
Just Beer Moby D, 5
J.W. Lees Harvest Ale (2007), 8
Keegan Ales Mother's Milk Stout, 6
Kelso Nut Brown Lager, 7
Kennebec River Magic Hole IPA, 5
Kennebec River Penobscot Porter, 6
Kennebec River Summer Ale, 7
Keystone Light, 0
Kilimanjaro Premium Lager, 1
King Cobra Premium Malt Liquor, 1
Kingfisher Premium Lager, 2
Kirin Ichiban, 2
Kona Fire Rock Pale Ale, 6
Kona Wailua Wheat, 1
Konig Ludwig Weisse, 7
Koshihikari Echigo Beer, 4
Kronenbourg 1664, 7
Kuche Kuche, 1

La Trappe Tripel, 8
Lagunitas A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale, 9
Lagunitas Cappuccino Stout, 9
Lagunitas Censored, 5
Lagunitas Dogtown Pale Ale, 6
Lagunitas Hop Stoopid, 7
Lagunitas Imperial Red Ale, 4
Lagunitas IPA, 7
Lagunitas Pils, 8
Lagunitas Sirius Ale, 9
Lake Placid 46'er Pale Ale, 7
Lake Placid IPA (Frostbite Ale), 9
Lake Placid Ubu, 6
Lakefront Cream City Pale Ale, 7
Lakefront Fuel Cafe, 3
Lakefront Pumpkin Lager Beer, 4
La Rulles Triple, 8
Laughing Dog Alpha Dog Imperial IPA, 8
Laughing Dog Dogzilla Black IPA, 8
Laurelwood Bottled Blonde, 4
Laurelwood Free Range Red (Organic), 8
Laurelwood Hooligan, 6
Laurelwood Hop Monkey IPA, 7
Laurelwood Mother Lode Golden Ale, 5
Laurelwood Deranger Imperial Red, 6
Laurelwood Organic Tree Hugger Porter, 7
Laurelwood Space Stout, 6
Laurelwood Workhorse IPA, 10
Lawson’s Finest Liquids Double Sunshine IPA, 10
Lawson’s Finest Liquids Permagrin Rye Pale Ale, 5
Leffe Blonde, 4
Left Hand Black Jack Porter, 4
Left Hand Fade to Black, 6
Left Hand Milk Stout, 9
Left Hand Oktoberfest, 5
Legacy Hedonism Ale, 7
Legacy Midnight Wit, 7
Legacy Nor'easter, 7
Legend Brown Ale, 6
Legend Pale Ale, 6
Leinenkugel’s Oktoberfest, 4
Leinenkugel’s Summer Shandy, 1
Leinenkugel’s Sunset Wheat, 3
Les Trois Mouquetaires Imperial Weizen, 5
Liberal Cup Alewife Ale, 8
Liberal Cup Backhouse Bitter, 8
Liberal Cup Bug Lager, 6
Liberal Cup For Richer or Porter, 7
Liberal Cup Tarbox Cream Stout, 8
Liefmans Cuvee-Brut, 8
Lindemans Faro Lambic, 7
Lindemans Framboise Lambic, 7
Lindemans Kriek Lambic, 8
Lion Stout, 6
Loco Pilsner, 6
Lompoc Centennial IPA, 8
Lompoc C-Note Imperial Pale Ale, 7
Lompoc Condor Pale Ale, 4
Lompoc Fool’s Golden Ale, 4
Lompoc LSD (Lompoc Strong Draft), 7
Lompoc Proletariat Red, 4
Lompoc Sockeye Cream Stout, 6
Long Trail Ale, 7
Long Trail Belgian White, 4
Long Trail Blackbeary Wheat, 7
Long Trail Brewmaster Series Coffee Stout, 8
Long Trail Double Bag, 8
Long Trail Hefeweizen, 5
Long Trail Hibernator, 5
Long Trail Hit the Trail Ale, 6
Long Trail India Pale Ale, 5
Long Trail Winter White, 8
Lost Abbey Carnevale, 5
Lost Abbey Lost & Found Abbey Ale, 7
Lost Abbey Red Barn Ale, 7
Lucky Labrador Bavarian Crystal Hefeweizen, 6
Lucky Labrador Dog Day IPA, 8
Lucky Labrador Hawthornes Best Bitter, 7
Lucky Labrador Super Dog IPA, 6

Mackeson XXX Stout, 7
MacTarnahan’s Lipstinger Farmhouse, 3
Mad River Steelhead Extra Pale Ale, 7
Magic Hat #9, 4
Magic Hat Blind Faith, 7
Magic Hat Circus Boy, 5
Magic Hat Fat Angel, 6
Magic Hat Hi.P.A., 7
Magic Hat Hocus Pocus, 6
Magic Hat Irish Red Ale, 7
Magic Hat Jinx, 6
Magic Hat Lucky Kat, 5
Magic Hat Odd Notion American Pale Wheat, 6
Magic Hat Roxy Rolles, 8
Magic Hat Single Chair Ale, 7
Magic Hat Vinyl, 6
Magic Hat Y33, 3
Maine Beer Lunch, 10
Maine Beer Mean Old Tom, 6
Maine Beer Spring Peeper Ale, 9
Maine Beer Zoe, 8
Manchester Conspiracy Theory, 4
Manchester Emperor Norton's Peppermint Stout, 3
Marshall Wharf Tug Pale Ale, 3
Marston Wychwood Fiddler's Elbow, 5
Martha’s Exchange Citra IPA, 7
Martha’s Exchange Pumpkinweizen, 6
Martha’s Exchange Tripel IPA, 9
Mash Tun Alberta Pale Ale, 2
Maui Coconut Porter, 7
Mayflower Autumn Wheat Ale, 7
Mayflower Golden Ale, 6
Mayflower IPA, 4
Mayflower Pale Ale, 7
Mayflower Porter, 7
Mayflower Spring Hop, 6
Mayflower Summer Rye, 9
Mayflower Thanksgiving Ale, 7
Mayflower Winter Oatmeal Stout, 8
McMenamins Concordia Pale Ale, 5
McMenamins Hammerhead Ale, 5
McMenamins India Pale Ale, 5
McMenamins Nebraska Bitter, 7
McMenamins Ruby, 2
McMenamins Terminator Stout, 8
McNeill's Extra Special Bitter, 6
McNeill's Warlord IPA, 6
McSorley's Irish Black Lager, 4
Meantime IPA, 8
Meantime London Porter, 9
Mendocino Black Hawk Stout, 4
Mendocino Blue Heron Pale Ale, 3
Mendocino Red Tail Ale, 5
Mendocino Saratoga Lager, 8
Michelob Light, 1
Michelob Pale Ale, 3
Michelob Ultra, 1
Mickey's, 1
Middle Ages Beast Bitter, 7
Middle Ages ImPAled, 7
Middle Ages Kilt Tilter, 4
Middle Ages Wailing Wench, 8
Midnight Sun Sockeye Red IPA, 6
Miller Genuine Draft, 1
Miller High Life, 3
Miller Lite, 1
Millstream Colony Oatmeal Stout, 6
Millstream John's Generations White Ale, 8
Milwaukee’s Best, 1
Mikkheler Beer Geek Breakfast, 10
Mikkeller Beer Geek Brunch Weasel, 10
Mikkeller Grassroots Wheat Is The New Hops, 9
Mikkheler Red and White, 6
Mikkheler Texas Ranger, 7
Mississippi Mud, 4
Moat Mountain Hoffman Weiss, 8
Modelo Especial, 3
Molson XXX, 2
Montana Brewing Whitetail Wheat, 8
Mosi Lager, 1
Moylan's Hopsickle Imperial IPA, 6
Murphy's Irish Red Beer, 5
Murphy’s Irish Stout, 5
Mystic Saison Aged in Sauvignon Blanc, 10

Narragansett Cranberry, 2
Narragansett Lager, 5
Narragansett Porter, 5
Nashoba Valley Bolt 117 Lager, 4
Nashoba Valley Heron Ale, 5
Nashoba Valley Oaktoberfest, 4
Nashoba Valley Wattaquadoc Wheat, 6
Natian Destinatian, 5
Natural Light, 1
Nebraska Hop God Reserve Series, 9
Negra Modelo, 6
Neumarkter Lammsbrau Organic Pilsner, 8
New Belgium Abbey Style Belgian Ale, 9
New Belgium Fat Tire, 8
New Belgium Kick, 10
New Belgium Ranger IPA, 8
New Century MoonShot Beer, 1
New England Sea Hag IPA, 9
New Holland Kolsch, 7
New Holland Mad Hatter IPA, 7
Newcastle Brown Ale, 7
Newport Storm '10, 8
Newport Storm Chocolate Porter, 6
Newport Storm Cyclone Neo, 7
Newport Storm Cyclone Quinn, 9
Newport Storm Cyclone Series Ryan, 8
Newport Storm Gloria, 6
Newport Storm Henry, 6
Newport Storm Hurricane Amber Ale, 4
Newport Storm Irish Red, 3
Newport Storm Peter, 6
Newport Storm Regenschauer Oktoberfest, 6
Newport Storm Rhode Island Blueberry, 7
Newport Storm Summer Ale, 7
Newport Storm Winter Ale, 7
Ndovu, 1
Night Shift Viva Habanera, 6
Nile Special Lager, 1
Ninkasi Total Domination IPA, 7
Ninkasi Tricerahops Double IPA, 10
NoDa Ghost Hop White IPA, 7
Nodding Head Saison, 6
Nodding Head Saison, 4
Nogne Pumpkin, 8
Nogne Special Holiday Ale, 7
North Coast ACME California IPA, 8
North Coast Blue Star, 8
North Coast Brother Thelonious, 4
North Coast Le Merle, 5
North Coast Old No. 38 Stout, 8
North Coast Old Plowshare Stout, 8
North Coast Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout, 10
North Coast Old Stock Ale, 9
North Coast Pranqster, 7
North Coast Red Seal, 9
Northampton Black Cat Stout, 6
Northampton Maggies Wee Heavy, 8
Northampton Old Brown Dog, 6
Northampton Pale Ale, 8
Northampton Redheaded Stepchild, 6
Northampton Steamer, 7
Notch Saison, 4
Notch Session Pils, 6

Oak Pond Dooryard Ale, 5
Oak Pond Nut Brown Ale, 8
Oak Pond Oktoberfest, 6
Oak Pond Pale Ale, 4
Oak Pond Pilsner, 6
Oak Pond Somerset Lager, 7
Oak Pond White Fox Ale, 7
O’Doul’s, 2
Offshore Great Pumpkin, 5
Offshore Hop Goddess, 6
Offshore India Pale Ale, 7
O'Hara's Irish Red, 5
O'Hara's Irish Stout, 8
Okocim Beer, 3
Old Dominion Dominion Ale, 8
Olde Burnside Dirty Penny, 9
Olde Burnside Highland Wild Ale, 7
Olde Burnside Ten Penny Ale, 6
Olde Burnside Ten Penny Ale Reserve, 9
Olde English 800, 1
Ommegang (Abbey Ale), 8
Ommegang BPA (Belgian-style Pale Ale), 9
Ommegang Chocolate Indulgence Stout, 9
Ommegang Cup o Kyndnes, 5
Ommegang Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison), 9
Ommegang Rare Vos, 7
Ommegang Three Philosophers, 8
Ommegang Witte, 6
Onion Pub Jack Stout, 4
Opa-Opa IPA, 6
Opa-Opa Steakhouse Red Rock, 7
Orlio Organic Black Lager, 5
Orlio Organic Common Ale, 6
Orval Trappist Ale, 9
Oskar Blues Dale's Deviant IPA, 9
Oskar Blues Dale's Pale Ale, 10
Oskar Blues Gordon, 9
Oskar Blues GUBNA Imperial IPA, 5
Oskar Blues Mama's Little Yella Pils, 6
Oskar Blues Old Chub, 9
Oskar Blues Ten FIDY, 8
Otter Creek Copper Ale, 4
Otter Creek Helles Bock, 3
Otter Creek Otter San, 3
Otter Creek Pale Ale, 5
Otter Creek Raspberry Brown Winter Ale, 3
Otter Creek Stovepipe Porter, 5
Otter Creek White Sail, 4
Oude Beersel Framboise, 7
Owen O'Leary's Black & Tan, 4
Owen O'Leary's Dave's Blueberry Ale, 4
Owen O'Leary's Golden Eagle Ale, 5
Owen O'Leary's I.P.A., 4
Owen O'Leary's Irish Sunsetter Red, 6
Owen O'Leary's Summertime Wheat, 3
Oxbow Farmhouse Pale Ale, 5
Oxford Hefeweizen, 4

Pabst Blue Ribbon, 4
Pacifico, 3
Palm Amber, 6
Pannepot - Old Fisherman's Ale (2007 Version), 9
Paper City Batch 108, 8
Paper City Blonde Hop Monster, 8
Paper City Fogbuster Coffee House Ale, 8
Paper City One Eared Monkey, 2
Paper City PC Blue, 2
Paper City Riley's Mother's Milk Stout, 9
Paulaner Hefe-Weissbier Naturtrüb, 4
Paulaner Oktoberfest- Märzen, 6
Peak Organic Espresso Amber Ale, 8
Peak Organic IPA, 7
Peak Organic Nut Brown Ale, 3
Pearl Street Canal Street Stout, 9
Pearl Street Lake Effect Pale Ale, 7
Pearl Street Trainwreck, 4
Pelican Pub Kiwanda Cream Ale, 7
Pennichuck Bagpipers Scottish Ale, 5
Pennichuck Black Lager, 8
Pennichuck Engine No. 5 Firehouse Red Ale, 6
Pennichuck Halligan RyePA, 7
Pennichuck The Big O Octoberfest Lager, 6
Pennsylvania Brewing Fleur de Lehigh, 7
Pennsylvania Walt Wit, 5
Penobscot Bay Half Moon Stout, 7
Penobscot Bay Meadow Road Wheat Beer, 6
Penobscot Bay Old Factory Whistle Scottish Ale, 9
Penobscot Bay Red Flannel Ale, 7
Penobscot Bay Whig Street Blonde Ale, 8
Pete’s Wicked Strawberry Blonde, 5
Picaroon's Best Bitter, 6
Picaroon's Man's Best Friend, 4
Pinkus-Mueller Organic Ur Pils, 8
Pioneer American India Pale Ale, 7
Port High Tide Fresh Hop IPA, 7
Port Mongo, 8
Port Shark Attack Double Red Ale, 6
Port Wipeout IPA, 8
Portsmouth ALTernator, 9
Portsmouth Bottle Rocket IPA, 9
Portsmouth Dirty Blonde Ale, 7
Portsmouth Hefeweizen, 5
Portsmouth Oatmeal Stout, 8
Portsmouth Octoberfest, 7
Portsmouth Smoky Dunkelweizen, 5
Pretty Things American Darling, 7
Pretty Things Babayaga, 7
Pretty Things Baby Tree, 8
Pretty Things December 6th, 1855 EIP, 8
Pretty Things February 27th, 1832 Mild Ale, 7
Pretty Things Fluffy White Rabbits Hoppy Tripel, 8
Pretty Things Hedgerow Bitter, 6
Pretty Things Jack D'or, 9
Pretty Things November 15th, 1901 KK, 8
Pretty Things Our Finest Regards, 5
Pretty Things Saint Botolph's Town, 6
Primus, 1
Prodigal Chocorua Kolsch, 2
Professor Fritz Briem 1809 Berliner Weisse, 7
Pyramid Haywire Hefeweizen, 5

Ram Barefoot Wit, 4
RedBones Chester Street Amber, 7
Redhook Blonde Ale, 4
Redhook CopperHook Spring Ale, 4
Redhook Double Black Stout (with Coffee), 9
Redhook ESB, 7
Redhook Long Hammer IPA, 3
Redhook Sunrye, 5
Ridgeway Seriously Bad Elf, 6
Ringwood Old Thumper (USA), 6
Rising Tide Ishmael, 6
Rising Tide Ursa Minor, 10
Riverhorse Tripel Horse, 6
RJ Rocker Patriot Ale, 3
Rochefort Trappistes Rochefort 10, 8
Rock Art Imperial Spruce Pumpkin Stout, 7
Rock Art Magnumus Ete Tomahawkus ESB^2, 8
Rock Art Vermonster, 8
Rock Bottom American Dream IPA, 7
Rock Bottom Improper Hopper IPA, 5
Rock Bottom Lumpy Dog Light Lager, 1
Rock Bottom Mad Cow Milk Stout, 6
Rock Bottom Munich Gold, 4
Rock Bottom North Star Amber Ale, 2
Rock Bottom Off-Kilter Scotch Ale, 5
Rock Bottom Pumpkin Ale, 6
Rodenbach Classic, 8
Rodenbach Grand Cru, 8
Rogue American Amber, 6
Rogue Brutal Bitter, 5
Rogue Captain Sig's Deadliest Ale, 6
Rogue Chatoe First Growth Wet Hop Ale, 7
Rogue Chipotle Ale, 2
Rogue Chocolate Stout, 8
Rogue Dead Guy Ale, 9
Rogue Hazelnut Brown, 8
Rogue Mocha Porter, 7
Rogue Morimoto Soba, 7
Rogue Santa's Private Reserve Ale, 9
Rogue Shakespeare Stout, 7
Rogue Somer Orange Honey Ale, 2
Rogue Yellow Snow IPA, 8
Rolling Rock Extra Pale, 3
Roots Burghead Heather Ale, 6
Roots EXXXcalibur Imperial Stout, 9
Roots Island Red, 7
Roots Pale Ale, 7
Roots Pond Turtle Pale Ale, 8
Roots Woody Organic IPA, 8
Run of the Mill Bug Zapper Super Lager, 7
Run of the Mill State Budget Red Ale, 5
Run of the Mill What's Hoppenin' IPA, 6
Russian River Blind Pig IPA, 9
Russian River Pliny the Elder, 10
Russian River Redemption, 7

Safari Lager, 2
Sagres, 6
Saint Somewhere Lectio Divina, 6
Samuel Adams Black Lager, 9
Samuel Adams Blackberry Wit, 3
Samuel Adams Boston Ale, 7
Samuel Adams Boston Lager, 6
Samuel Adams Brick Red, 5
Samuel Adams Cherry Wheat, 4
Samuel Adams Chocolate Bock, 3
Samuel Adams Coastal Wheat, 3
Samuel Adams Cranberry Lambic, 1
Samuel Adams Cream Stout, 8
Samuel Adams Deconstructed: Ahtanum, 3
Samuel Adams Deconstructed: East Kent Goldings, 3
Samuel Adams Deconstructed: Hallertau Mittelfrueh, 2
Samuel Adams Deconstructed: Simcoe, 5
Samuel Adams Deconstructed: Zeus, 5
Samuel Adams Double Bock, 8
Samuel Adams Dunkel Weiss, 7
Samuel Adams Hefeweizen, 5
Samuel Adams Holiday Porter, 8
Samuel Adams Honey Porter, 2
Samuel Adams Imperial Pilsner, 6
Samuel Adams Imperial Stout, 2
Samuel Adams Irish Red Ale, 6
Samuel Adams Latitude 48 IPA, 6
Samuel Adams Light, 5
Samuel Adams Longshot Blackened Hops, 6
Samuel Adams LongShot Grape Pale Ale, 3
Samuel Adams Longshot Honey B's Lavender Ale, 7
Samuel Adams LongShot Weizenbock, 9
Samuel Adam's Noble Pils, 7
Samuel Adams Octoberfest, 4
Samuel Adams Old Fezziwig Ale, 5
Samuel Adams Pale Ale, 4
Samuel Adams Revolutionary Rye Ale, 3
Samuel Adams Scotch Ale, 7
Samuel Adams Summer Ale, 4
Samuel Adams Triple Bock, 1
Samuel Adams White Ale, 4
Samuel Adams Winter Lager, 6
Samuel Smiths Imperial Stout, 5
Samuel Smith’s Oatmeal Stout, 10
Samuel Smith’s Old Brewery Pale Ale, 4
Samuel Smith’s Organic Raspberry Fruit Beer, 3
Samuel Smith’s Organically Produced Ale, 8
Samuel Smith’s Taddy Porter, 8
San Miguel Dark Lager, 4
Sapporo Premium Draft, 3
Saranac Adirondack Amber, 4
Saranac Black and Tan, 4
Saranac IPA, 4
Saranac Pale Ale, 5
Saranac Pumpkin Ale, 4
Schlafly Biere De Garde, 8
Schlitz, 5
Sea Dog Apricot Wheat Beer, 2
Sea Dog Blue Paw Wild Blueberry Wheat Ale, 5
Sea Dog Cabin Fever Winter Stock Ale, 6
Sea Dog Old East India Pale Ale, 4
Sea Dog Old Gollywobbler Brown Ale, 4
Sea Dog Owl's Head Light Ale, 1
Sea Dog Riverdriver Hazelnut Porter, 4
Sea Dog Stout, 3
Sea Dog Topsham Pale Ale, 3
Sea Dog Windjammer Blonde Ale, 2
Sebago Barrel-aged Lake Trout Stout, 8
Sebago Fryes Leap IPA, 7
Sebago Full Throttle Double IPA, 9
Sebago Hefeweizen, 3
Sebago Lake Trout Stout, 9
Sebago Local Harvest Ale, 6
Sebago Runabout Red Ale, 5
Sebago Saddleback Ale, 3
Sebago Slick Nick Winter Ale, 5
Serengeti Premium Lager, 1
Sheepscot Valley Bold Coast Pemaquid Ale, 6
Sheepscot Valley Boothbay Special Bitter, 2
Sheepscot Valley Sheepscot River Pale Ale, 8
Sherwood Forest Archers Ale, 5
Sherwood Forest Sheriffs IPA, 8
Shipyard Applehead, 4
Shipyard Light, 3
Shipyard Brewer's Choice Special Ale 2008 (Brown Ale), 7
Shipyard Brewer's Choice Special Ale 2009 (Royal IPA), 8
Shipyard Blue Fin Stout, 7
Shipyard Brown Ale, 3
Shipyard Chamberlain Pale Ale, 6
Shipyard Export Ale, 7
Shipyard Longfellow Winter Ale, 8
Shipyard Prelude Ale, 9
Shipyard Pugsley's Signature Series Barley Wine Style Ale, 7
Shipyard Pugsley's Signature Series Imperial Porter, 8
Shipyard Pugsley's Signature Series XXXX IPA, 8
Shipyard Pumpkinhead Ale, 4
Shipyard Smashed Blueberry, 6
Shipyard Smashed Pumpkin, 8
Shipyard Summer Ale, 3
Shipyard Tremont Ale, 8
Shipyard Tremont IPA, 4
Shipyard Wheat Ale, 5
Sierra Nevada 12th Release Harvest, 6
Sierra Nevada 30th Anniversary - Fritz and Ken's Ale, 8
Sierra Nevada Anniversary Ale, 7
Sierra Nevada Beer Camp California Common, 9
Sierra Nevada Beer Camp Double IPA, 7
Sierra Nevada Beer Camp Juniper Black Ale, 7
Sierra Nevada Beer Camp Weizenbock, 8
Sierra Nevada Bigfoot, 9
Sierra Nevada Blackbird Black IPA, 8
Sierra Nevada Brown Ale, 8
Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale, 8
Sierra Nevada Early Spring Beer, 7
Sierra Nevada Estate, 9
Sierra Nevada Glissade Golden Bock, 5
Sierra Nevada Grand Cru, 8
Sierra Nevada India Pale Ale, 8
Sierra Nevada Kellerweiss Hefeweizen, 7
Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, 8
Sierra Nevada Porter, 9
Sierra Nevada Ruthless Rye IPA, 7
Sierra Nevada Stout, 8
Sierra Nevada Summerfest, 7
Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA, 8
Sierra Nevada Tumbler Autumn Brown Ale, 7
Silver City Punk Rauchen, 3
Sinebrychoff Porter, 9
Singha, 4
Sixpoint Autumnation, 6
Sixpoint Bengali Tiger, 6
Sixpoint Brownstone Ale, 7
Sixpoint Resin, 7
Sixpoint Righteous Ale, 9
Sixpoint Sehr Crisp Pilsner, 8
Sixpoint Spice of Life Crystal, 7
Sixpoint Spice of Life Nugget, 8
Sixpoint Sweet Action, 10
Slumbrew Flagraiser IPA, 8
Sly Fox Chester County Bitter, 8
Sly Fox Pikeland Pils, 8
Sly Fox Seamus, 5
Smithwicks Ale, 4
Smuttynose Belgian Stout, 6
Smuttynose Big A IPA, 10
Smuttynose Chai Porter, 6
Smuttynose Farmhouse Ale, 5
Smuttynose Homunculus, 9
Smuttynose Imperial Stout, 8
Smuttynose IPA “Finest Kind”, 6
Smuttynose Old Brown Dog, 6
Smuttynose Portsmouth Lager, 6
Smuttynose Pumpkin Ale, 7
Smuttynose Really Old Brown Dog Ale, 6
Smuttynose Robust Porter, 10
Smuttynose Shoals Pale Ale, 9
Smuttynose Summer Weizen Ale, 6
Smuttynose Wheat Wine Ale, 6
Smuttynose Winter Ale, 8
Snapperfish IPA, 4
Southampton Double White Ale, 9
Southampton ESB, 10
Southampton IPA, 4
Southampton Pumpkin Ale, 7
Southern Tier Back Burner, 7
Southern Tier Big Red, 7
Southern Tier Creme Brulee Milk Stout, 9
Southern Tier Cuvee Series 2 (Oak Aged Series), 6
Southern Tier Harvest Ale, 7
Southern Tier IPA, 8
Southern Tier Jahva, 6
Southern Tier Phin & Matts Extraordinary Ale, 6
Southern Tier Porter, 8
Southern Tier Raspberry Porter, 5
Southern Tier Raspberry Wheat Beer, 3
Southern Tier Unearthly, 9
Southern Tier Unearthly Oak Aged, 6
Spanish Peaks Black Dog Ale, 5
Spanish Peaks Crystal Weiss, 4
Spaten Oktoberfestbier Ur- Märzen, 4
Speakeasy Prohibition Ale, 7
Sprecher Black Bavarian, 8
St. Ambroise Oatmeal Stout, 9
St. Bernardus Abt 12, 10
St. Bernardus Tripel, 9
St. Bernardus Witbier, 10
St. Feullien Saison, 8
St. Feuillien Tripel, 9
St. George Summer Ale, 6
St. Ides High Gravity Malt Liquor, 3
St. John Brewers Virgin Islands Pale Ale, 2
St. Pauli Girl Lager, 3
St. Pauli Girl Special Dark, 3
St. Peter Cream Stout, 6
Steel Reserve 211, 5
Stewart’s Mischief Night, 6
Stone 12th Anniversary Bitter Chocolate Oatmeal Stout, 8
Stone 14th Anniversary Emperial IPA, 5
Stone 15th Anniversary Escondidian Imperial Black IPA, 7
Stone Arrogant Bastard Ale, 9
Stone Cali-Belgique, 7
Stone Double Bastard Ale, 9
Stone India Pale Ale, 10
Stone La Citueille Celeste de Citricado, 9
Stone Leviathan, 6
Stone Lukcy Basartd, 9
Stone Oaked Arrogant Bastard, 9
Stone Old Guardian Barley Wine Style Ale 2006, 8
Stone Old Guardian Barley Wine Style Ale 2008, 7
Stone Old Guardian Barley Wine Style Ale 2009, 7
Stone Pale Ale, 9
Stone Ruination IPA, 8
Stone Russian Imperial Stout 2006, 9
Stone Russian Imperial Stout 2009, 8
Stone Smoked Porter, 8
Stone Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale, 9
Stone 07.07.07 Vertical Epic Ale, 8
Stone 08.08.08 Vertical Epic Ale, 6
Stone Cat IPA, 7
Stone Coast 840 IPA, 8
Stone Coast Knuckleball Bock, 6
Stone Coast Sunsplash Golden Ale, 2
Stoudts American Pale Ale, 9
Stoudts Double IPA, 8
Stoudts Fat Dog, 8
Stoudts Gold Lager, 8
Stoudts Scarlet Lady ESB, 6
Strangford Lough Legbiter, 6
Strangford Lough St. Patrick's Best, 5
Sunday River Alt, 3
Sunday River Black Bear Porter, 6
Sunday River IPA, 5
Surly Bitter Brewer, 10
Switchback Pale Ale, 7

Taj Mahal Premium Lager, 3
Tallgrass IPA, 6
Tecate, 1
Terminal Gravity IPA, 7
Terrapin Rye Pale Ale, 7
The Alchemist Celia Saison, 3
The Alchemist Uncle Daddy, 9
The Bruery 7 Grain Saision, 5
The Bruery Mischief, 7
The Bruery Orchard White, 7
The Bruey Oud Tart, 6
The Bruery Saison Rue, 9
The Defiant Belgian Tripel, 7
The Olde Mecklenburg OMB Copper, 8
The People's Pint Pied pIPA, 4
The Shed National IPA, 8
The Shed Mountain Ale, 7
The Tap American Pale Ale, 7
The Tap Ascension, 8
The Tap Bock, 7
The Tap Chocolate Porter, 8
The Tap Dopplebock, 4
The Tap GestAlt, 5
The Tap Haverale Cream Ale, 6
The Tap Hewitt Brown, 6
The Tap Irish Stout, 7
The Tap Leatherlips IPA, 9
The Tap Nut Brown, 7
The Tap Smoked Pils , 8
The Tap Whittier White, 7
Thirsty Dog Old Leghumper, 6
Thirsty Dog Siberian Night, 10
Thomas Hooker Blonde Ale, 7
Thomas Hooker Hop Meadow IPA, 9
Thomas Hooker Liberator Doppelbock, 10
Thomas Hooker Octoberfest Lager, 6
Thornbridge Kippling Pale Ale, 6
Tiger Beer, 2
Tommyknocker Alpine Glacier Lager, 3
Trade Route Ginger Pale Ale, 4
Trappist Achel 8% Blond, 6
Traquair House Ale, 7
Trinity Belgian Gold, 6
Trinity Belgian Wit, 4
Trinity Brown Ale, 6
Trinity Decadence IPA (Cask), 5
Trinity ESB, 7
Trinity Hefe Weizen, 5
Trinity Imperial IPA, 6
Trinity Larkens Irish Stout, 7
Trinity Rhode Island IPA, 8
Trinity Russian Imperial Stout, 9
Trinity Schwarzbier, 5
Trinity Special Kolsch, 8
Trinity The Kolsch, 6
Triumph Amber Ale, 7
Triumph Belgian Double Rye Pale Ale, 9
Triumph Belgian Dubbel, 8
Triumph Belgian Golden, 6
Triumph Gold IPA, 8
Triumph Hefe-Weizen, 6
Triumph Kinder Pilsner, 5
Triumph Munich Dunkel, 6
Troegs Dream Weaver Wheat, 6
Troegs Hopback Amber Ale, 8
Troegs Java Head Stout, 8
Troegs Pale Ale, 6
Troegs Sunshine Pils, 7
Troubadour Obscura, 6
Trout River Rainbow Red Ale, 5
Trumer Pils, 6
Tsingtao, 2
Tuckerman 6288 Stout, 7
Tuckerman Pale Ale, 8
Tusker Lager, 2
Twisted Pine Ghost Face Killah, 5
Twisted Pine Le Petit Saison, 7
Two Brothers Domaine DuPage French Style Country Ale, 7
Two Brothers Heavy Handed IPA, 6
Two Brothers The Bitter End, 7

Uganda Breweries Pilsner Lager, 1
Uinta Angler's Pale Ale, 8
Unibroue Chambly Noire, 5
Unibroue La Fin Du Monde, 9
Unibroue Maudite, 8
Union Station Belgian Tripel, 4
Union Station Summer Blonde, 4
Union Station Golden Spike Ale, 6
Union Station Trip Hop, 5
Union Station Half Day IPA, 5
Union Station River Otter Ale, 3
Union Station Barleywine, 4
Upright Four, 7
Upright Reggae Junkie Gruit, 8

Val-Dieu Grand Cru, 10
Van Honsebrouck Kasteel Donker, 8
Van Honsebrouck Kasteel Rouge, 10
Van Honsebrouck Kasteel Tripel, 9
Van Honsebrouck St. Louis Gueuze Fond Tradition, 9
Van Steenberge Monk's Cafe Flemish Sour Red Ale, 5
Van Steenberge Piraat Ale, 7
Verhaeghe Duchesse De Bourgogne, 10
Vermont Pub and Brewery Forbidden Fruit, 5
Vermont Pub and Brewery Dogbite Bitter, 7
Vermont Pub and Brewery Vermont Smoked Porter, 8
Victory 12, 4
Victory Bags Packed Porter, 7
Victory Baltic Thunder, 9
Victory Braumeister Harvest Pils, 6
Victory Festbier, 6
Victory Golden Monkey, 9
Victory Helios, 5
Victory HopDevil, 9
Victory Moonglow Weizenbock, 4
Victory Prima Pils, 8
Victory Saison Du Buff, 5
Victory Storm King Imperial Stout, 10
Victory Sunrise Weiss, 8
Victory V Lager, 6
Victory Whirlwind Witbier, 4
Victory Wild Devil, 7
Victory Yakima Glory, 7

Wachusett Blueberry, 5
Wachusett Green Monsta, 7
Wachusett IPA, 5
Wachusetts Larry, 8
Wachusett Octoberfest Ale, 3
Wachusett Summer Breeze, 4
Wachusett Winter Ale, 7
Wandering Star Mild, 4
Warsteiner Premium Dunkel, 5
Watch City 38 Schilling Scottish Ale, 6
Watch City Biking Bob's Bohemian Pilsner, 4
Watch City Bombed Blondeshelle Belgian Strong Ale, 5
Watch City Dubbel Belgian Ale, 6
Watch City Hops Explosion IPA, 7
Watch City Kingpin Imperial Stout, 7
Watch City Moody Street Stout, 7
Watch City Pie Eyed Pumpkin Ale, 6
Watch City Shillelagh Irish Red Ale, 5
Watch City Spearmint Ale, 3
Watch City Titan Brown Ale, 9
Watch City Totem Pale Ale, 8
Watch City Uber-Okto-Lager, 6
Watch City Wheat IPA, 7
Weihenstephaner Festbier, 7
Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier, 6
Weihenstephaner Kristall Weissbier, 8
Well Banana Bread Beer, 2
Westmalle Trappist Dubbel, 8
Westmalle Trappist Tripel, 10
Weyerbacher Blithering Idiot, 8
Weyerbacher Double Simcoe IPA, 5
Weyerbacher Hops Infusion, 7
Weyerbacher Imperial Pumkin Ale, 7
Weyerbacher Insanity, 6
Weyerbacher Merry Monks' Ale, 7
Weyerbacher Winter Ale, 4
White Birch Berliner Weisse, 4
White Birch Tripel, 5
Widmer Brothers Collaborator Sunstone Pils, 7
Widmer Brothers Drifter Pale Ale, 6
Widmer Brothers Drop Top Amber Ale, 8
Widmer Brothers Hefeweizen, 6
Widmer Brothers Pitch Black IPA, 7
Widmer Brothers Snow Plow, 7
Widmer Brothers W06 NW Red Ale, 8
Wild Goose IPA, 5
Williams Brothers Alba Scots Pine Ale, 7
Williams Brothers Ebulum Elderberry Black Ale, 6
Williams Brothers Fraoch Heather Ale, 8
Williams Brothers Kelpie Seaweed Ale, 4
Williamsburg Alewerks Coffeehouse Stout, 7
Windhoek Lager, 3
Wolaver's Farmhouse Ale, 8
Wolavers India Pale Ale, 7
Wolaver's Oatmeal Stout, 4
Wolaver’s Will Stevens' Pumpkin Ale, 5
Woodstock Inn Pemi Pale Ale, 6
Woodstock Inn Pigs Ear Brown Ale, 5
Wormtown Be Hoppy, 8
Wormtown Pumpkin Ale, 7
Yards Alexander Hamilton's Federalist Ale, 5
Yards ESA (Handpump), 6
Yards George Washington's Tavern Porter, 7
Yards Philadelphia Pale Ale, 7
Yards Poor Richard's Tavern Spruce, 5
Yards Thomas Jefferson's 1774 Tavern Ale, 5
Young’s Double Chocolate Stout, 7
Young's Oatmeal Stout, 9
Yuengling Black and Tan, 5
Yuengling Traditional Lager, 8
Z Street Mocha Java Stout, 8

Saturday, August 11, 2012

To Belgium!

This summer much of my drinking has focused on Belgian beers... since my wife an I will be visiting later this month! With eight days in Belgium and the Netherlands we are certain to have a number of once in a lifetime beer experiences. Westvleteren, De Struise, Cantillon, and Drie Fonteinen are all on the docket! I look forward to reporting back but until then, here are the results of my summer research:

Abbaye des Rocs Brune, 8
a touch too sweet for my taste but very nice.

Bockor Cuvee des Jacobins Rouge, 9
tasty!

De Glazen Toren Saison D'Erpe-Mere, 8
paper packaging designates beer as one of top 25 in the world. smooth, crisp, and flavorful. 

De Halve Maan Straffe Hendrik Quadrupel, 7

De Molen Engels, 6
first netherlands beer. kind of disjointed effort though.

De Ranke Cuvee de Ranke, 8
good taste, but not a good value at $16 a bottle.

De Struise Elliot Brew, 8
the hoppiest Belgian ever made at 216 IBU's!

Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze, 9
i'll match this up head to head with any wine you've got.

La Trappe Tripel, 8
my first beer from the netherlands. darker than normal but alcohol doesn't overpower.

Liefmans Cuvee-Brut, 8
sweet but light.

Lindemans Faro Lambic, 7
my first in the style. very sweet but good. looking forward to trying more.

Maredsous 10, 6
at 10% abv, bordering on harsh.

St. Bernardus Tripel, 9
loved every st. b beer i've tried.

Trappist Achel 8% Blond, 6

Westmalle Trappist Dubbel, 8
reputation as classic trappist dubbel earned.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Shipyard joins ranks of canners

Breaking news out of Maine: Shipyard's coming in cans!

Without question, cans are no longer a novelty or trend, but are here to stay.

Hat tip to my Dad, Shipyard's number one booster.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Mixed ratings

Allagash Victor Ale, 8
surprisingly, this is the first time i have tried this. a serious beer at 9%. well put together, as always.

Anchorage Whiteout Wit, 6
hazy and dry but uneven. not bad but definitely overpriced.

Baxter Celsius Summer Ale, 5
bitterness not altogether pleasant. too bad too, since i am always looking for a good sessionable beer in a can.

Breckenridge Vanilla Porter, 2
maybe i got a bad bottle but this was a no doubter drain pour.

Jolly Pumpkin E.S. Bam, 6
this spring seasonal is a bigger version of the bam but still only 4.7%. still not my favorite though.

Mikkeller Grassroots Wheat Is The New Hops, 9
hoppy, clean, delicious.

Onion Pub Jack Stout, 4
took a shot on this unknown illinois canner. sometimes you swing and miss.

Sixpoint Spice of Life Crystal, 7
first i have tried of series. or crystal hops for that matter (a derivative of hallertau made in oregon...) makes for a flavorful, if not overly polished, ipa.

The Alchemist Celia Saison, 3
still haven't had a good gluten-free beer, sadly...

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

American Craft Beer Fest - Bracket Madness Version

As promised, here are 2500 words on Beer Advocate's Festival, from frequent Guest Blogger and serial writer, Dan Cedrone.

Despite our countless night outs, brewery tours, weekend pub crawls, and obscenely expensive liquor store runs, last weekend marked only the second time that Josh and I were together for an actual beer festival. The last one was several years ago in Providence, Rhode Island and, while enjoyable, was nowhere near the level that the Boston Beer Festival in beautiful Seaport was. This one was the real deal. This was a serious beer sampling for serious beer drinkers. If Providence was the minor leagues, this was like the call up to Varsity.

And what better way to break down the big Varsity game than with an official beer tournament? So for my contribution here, I will be seeing over the "Frito Lays Presents Josh's Beer Blog's First Boston Festival Beer Tournament Brought To You by Hotels.com"

We're going to do this March Madness bracket style, simply pitting 2 beers against each other in each round until we have a Champion. I wasn't quite able to get to all the 557 beers the festival had to offer but I was able to pick out a list for a tournament of 32 (a perfect bracket size). One of those 32 was the best beer at the event. And I don't want to hear any complaining about certain beers not making the field. I don't want to hear about how I skipped over some great breweries (I've had them before and focused on mostly newer ones to me) or that I unfairly focused on any specific styles more than others (I did). The seeding was selected by a committee and there is nothing that will change that until you dedicate your time to electing a president that will take a stand against the BCS. Which you won't, because you're sitting there reading a beer blog. Anyway, here we go. (seedings were random and then done bracket style)

Round 1:

Ass Kisser Double IPA over Amherst Bloody Mary Ale - Ok, so right from the name you can gather this was an easy win for the oddly named brewer from San Jose. Amherst and I admittedly got off to a rocky start early in the day when I found out they were carefully scheduling the tapping of each of their offers. I stepped up to their stand looking to try something else but it wasn't available for another few hours. The gentleman there aggressively sold me on their Bloody Mary Ale instead, claiming they could only bring a small sample. He explained it was a pale ale made with the traditional ingredients of a bloody mary. Lets just say that beer doesn't mix well with tomato juice and celery. Moving on.
Big Boss Big Operator over Idle Hands Commemoration Saison - I was excited to try Idle Hands, one of the local offerings in Everett, MA. But while I usually love Saisons, this one was too much fruit and not enough yeast. Add in the fact that it was served way too cold and and it results in an early exit.
Bridge Works Tripel over Milwaukee Booyah - I feel like the guys from Wisconsin were less interested in making a quality saison and more into the idea of naming it after an ESPN slam dunk nick name. Booyah? BoooooooNo is more like it! Am I right? Nailed it.
Enlightenment Brut Biere De Cahmpagn over Martha's Exchange Citra IPA - The losing IPA from Nashua exhibited my biggest pet peeve regarding the style. The flavors were there. And they were good. But the product itself was too weak and watery. It's like it was a great IPA that just never put in the extra work in the weight room to fully realize its potential.
Twisted Pine Hoppy Knight India Black Ale over Twisted Pine Ghost Faced Killah - Our first matchup involving two beers from the same brewery. While the winner was deliciously hoppy, the loser was a chile beer that just didn't work. Props for the effort but the taste of spicy habeneros was way too overpowering for something I would ever actually order. I can't imagine it going well with anything. However, this otherwise fine brewer from Colorado at least has a representative in the sweet 16.
Defiant Brewing Triple over Samuel Adams Summer Ale - My disgust for Sam Adams has been well documented here. I only gave them a seeding so I could see this in print.
Uinta Brewing Dubhe Imperial Black IPA over Duck-Rabbit Barrel Aged Baltic Porter - The Baltic Porter from North Carolina was one I was particularly excited to try. It was actually quite tasty. However, when something is barrel aged, I expect to be wowed, and unfortunately I wasn't. Plus, going against an Imperial anything can be a tough matchup.
Ruckus Brewing Euphoria over Prodigal Brewing Brother Mutt's Smoked Marzenbier - This losing beer had the aroma of skunky bud lite. The taste wasn't much better and deserved a quick trip to the waste basket. I didn't even finish this one.
Haverhill Tap Leatherlips IPA over Boulevard Brewing Saison Brett - Full disclosure, I grew up in Haverhill and sneaked this one into the field. As I've mentioned here before, I can attest to the fact that The Tap is the only decent thing that wretched city has to offer. Leatherlips is easily one of my favorite IPA's. While the Saison Brett was quite good with some great yeast flavors, this beast from the Hill will be tough to take down. Almost an upset, but fell short in the 4th quarter.
Martha's Exchange Triple IPA over Lawson's Maple Tripel - A creative blend of a tripel with a double IPA against a cup filled with maple syrup that may or may not have had alcohol in it. This was an easier win than when Lebron dropped 45 on the Celtics in game 6.
Olde Burnside Stone of Density over Big Boss Monkey Bizz-ness - The winners from Connecticut are another favorite of mine but this was a slam dunk for them anyway against another brewer that was more excited about a silly name. The girl from Big Boss didn't even understand the style I was asking for until I explained to her that it was the one named after a monkey. Then she giggled, flipped her hair, asked me if i liked her shirt, and handed me a strong belgian ale that was way too watery.
NoDa Ghost Hop White IPA over Alltech's Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale - I'll never understand how the "experts" at Beer Advocate rated this losing ale from Kentucky so high. An overpoweringly sweet concoction of vanilla, coconut, and maple. A barely noticeable hint of oak despite the fact that it's supposedly aged in new barrels. Several ratings I've read suggest they detect flavors of bourbon. I'm not sure if they are forcing it or just dealing with some delusions. I'm a religious bourbon drinker. It's practically a second form of blood for me. Trust me when I say it's nowhere to be seen in Alltech's.
Olde Burnside Wild Ale over Amherst St. Valentine's Day Massatucky - A wild ale showdown! I love this particular style so it was a shame one of these had to bow out early. I thoroughly enjoyed the sampling of Amherst. However, the wild from the boys in Hartford was too deliciously tart and sour. We also learned that the tartness lends itself to a particular bacteria that infects the barrels the beer ages in. I mean, how cool is that? Point: Olde Burnside
Enlightenment Illumination Saison over Amherst Black Friday Russian Imperial Stout - We don't even need to address the victor in this matchup. With Amherst's crazy random tapping schedule, their Imperial Stout ended up being a literal no show for the first round. They didn't even dress. A shame too. I was looking forward to trying that one....
Lawson's Double Sunshine IPA over Idle Hands Triplication - I was bummed out by Idle Hands in general. Their tripel had some decent flavors, but was simply too watery in the finish. Not a bad beer, but not something I would seek out. However to be clear, there was no way in Hell that Lawson's literal explosion of hops was going home this early.
DC Brau Stone Of Arbroath over Prodigal Brewing Chocorua Kolsch - Prodigal Brewing is bad at what they do.


Sweet 16:


Lawson's Double Sunshine IPA over Enlightenment Illumination Saison -- Since the deciding factor is my own personal taste, Lawson's really came through here with an IPA beating out a favorite style of mine. Enlightenment's saison had those great yeast notes that I simply love. Had the bracket worked out differently, I could easily see this sampling from the rather obscure city of Lowell, MA continuing on. But again, the hops in Lawson's Sunshine is just too much. 
NoDa Ghost Hop White IPA over Olde Burnside Highland Wild Ale – Admittedly I sometimes get annoyed when brewers try to name new styles (I'm quite certain that there is no such thing as a White IPA) as though they want credit for inventing something. But if the flavors work, then more power to you. This was a new, interesting beer and I loved it. Kelly mentioned that the after taste had some medicinal tones to it and I agreed. However, when that flavor presents itself in balance, it's actually a mouth-feel I tend to enjoy. The Wild ale from Olde Burnside was great but ultimately something I wouldn't have more than one of. The sourness can be a tad much at times. I could easily drink several of NoDa's “White IPA”
Haverhill Tap Leatherlips IPA over Ass Kisser Double IPA - The great chewy hops are everywhere in both of these beers. However, considering one is labeled a double, while the other simply holds it's own against it? Call me biased, but Haverhill earned it's trip to Lansing. (The next round is being held in Lansing).
Twisted Pine Hoppy Knight India Black Ale over Uinita Brewing Dubhe Imperial Black IPA – The guys from Utah claimed that their imperial black had a ton of hops. I mostly got the delicious chocolate and malts. The hops were there, but didn't quite make their presence known as much as they did in Twisted Pine's Black Ale. The winner from Boulder had the nice base of chocolate but still allowed the hops to come out in the perfect amount. That factor gets them the nod.
Ruckus Brewing Euphoria over DC Brau Stone of Arbroath – The brewer from New York gets the win essentially for being more complex. Sure, that's probably a little unfair since Scottish ales are what they are. The roasted dark malts from DC were delicious and probably would have beaten a beer of similar style. But when it goes up against a well crafted tripel with a wide variety of fruit and spices, it's tough to pull off the win.
Enlightenment Brut Biere De Champagne over Bridge Works Tripel – We can get more into Enlightenment later and trust me, Bridge Works makes a great Tripel. But this was a blowout.
Martha's Exchange Triple IPA over Big Boss Big Operator – To the girl serving Big Boss at the event, Big Boss had some great hops and yes your shirt was stunning. But flirting will get you nowhere against an amazingly creative and complex beer from the granite state.
Olde Burnside Stone of Density over Defiant Brewing Tripel – My favorite aspect of the Boston festival compared to Providence was that most brewers brought some rare extreme stuff and didn't try to coast by on any flagship brews. Again, tripel is a favorite style of mine so having Defiant go down to a black and tan speaks volumes of Stone of Density. Vanilla, chocolate, roasted malts, and finally...............Bourbon! Tie all that into an awesome velvet texture and Olde Burnside moves on.

Elite 8:

Enlightenment Brute Biere De Champagne over NoDa Ghost Hop White IPA – The boys from Lowell are going to the final 4. This beer is crisp, fruity, perfectly yeasty, and just continues to steamroll through the competition.
Martha's Exchange Triple IPA over Ruckus Brewing Euphoria – Once again, Martha's Exchange pulls off the win for creativity and complexity. Taking down a great tripel is no easy feat. But when you have a yeasty tripel with some nice hops thrown in, you win. You also win when the guy pouring the samples suggests to Josh that maybe he cannot handle the high alcohol content this beer has to offer. Yes that happened and yes it was my favorite moment of the day.
Lawson's Double Sunshine IPA over Haverhill Tap Leatherlips IPA – The king is dead. But this was not a 12 round fight to the death. This was more like a powerhouse getting punched in the mouth and falling down in round 2. Lawson's brought their overwhelming hops to the table. And combined with more citrus flavors than Leatherlips has to offer, simply tasted far and away better.
Olde Burnside Stone of Density over Twisted Pine Hoppy Knight India Black Ale – I'm glad I discovered Twisted Pine from Colorado. I'll be trying to find their stuff at local bars and stores. However, Olde Burnside took similar great flavors, brewed them to perfection, and combined it into a perfectly smooth texture.

Final 4:

Lawson's Double Sunshine IPA over Martha's Exchange Triple IPA - Have I mentioned the amazing hops in this beer from Vermont? I mean stop me if I have because........oh........I have? Well then. Umm.......see you at the championship game.
Enlightenment Brute Biere De Champagne over Olde Burnside Stone of Density – The heavy black and tan from Hartford is great. But this amazingly crisp and drinkable concoction from Enlightenment is simply something you'll want drink and have several more of. I could make the argument that this Champagne beer is suitable for any of the four seasons. As suitable at a summer BBQ with ribs as it would be at a Christmas party in mid winter with shrimp cocktail. There is no way this wouldn't be a tremendous crowd pleaser.

Championship:

Enlightenment Brute Biere De Champagne over Lawson's Double Sunshine IPA – Lawson's was amazing. The chewy hops and citrus flavors made this a simply perfect beer. So how do we choose a champion of the "Frito Lays Presents Josh's Beer Blog's First Boston Festival Beer Tournament Brought To You by Hotels.com"? Let's just rely on the recorded transcript of my visit to the Enlightenment stand.
Ok let's see........Biere De Champagne........ok.....wait, is that the one you have on display there in a fine crystal flute? It is?........................Ok.......pretentious much?...........Yeah sure I'll try it.......thanks.......(takes sip)...............(takes another loner sip)..............Oh my god.............(josh next to me yelling “yeah!!!!! this is awesome!!!!!!)...........................wow............more please...............”

Champion:

Enlightenment Brute Biere De Champagne Spluge on some crystal flutes to serve it in. It's that good.