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Boulevard Saison-Brett (2016) | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

Saison-Brett, based on our very popular Tank 7, is assertively dry hopped, then bottle conditioned with various yeasts, including Brettanomyces, a wild strain that imparts a distinctive earthy quality. Though this farmhouse ale was given three months of bottle age prior to release, further cellaring will continue to enhance the “Brett” character, if that’s what you’re after. Read More »

Dogfish Head Oak Aged Noble Rot | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

This saison-esque science project gets complexity and fermentable sugars from the addition of two unique white wine grapes, sourced with our friends at Alexandria Nicole Cellars in Prosser, Washington. The first addition is the must of viognier grapes that have been infected with a benevolent fungus called botrytis. This ’noble rot’ reduces the water content in the grapes while magnifying their sweetness and complexity. The second is a pinot gris intensified by a process called ’dropping fruit,’ where large clusters of grapes are clipped to amplify the quality and distinction of those left behind. We then aged Noble Rot in one of our oak tanks for an entire year, making for a hazy ale that has a spicy white wine body and a dry, tart finish. Read More »

Green Flash Natura Morta Plum | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

Belgian Style Saison BA Red Wine with Brettanomyces and Plum Read More »

Coronado Señor Saison (chili Pepper Saison!) | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

Just south of our brewery, Baja California’s burgeoning spirit of craft brewing reminds us a lot of our own with Mexican brewers looking to make a name for their region. We’ve enjoyed keeping an eye on the exciting new beers coming out of Tijuana, Mexicali, Ensenada and Valle de Guadalupe, and celebrate the rise of craft beer south of the border with this reimagined farmhouse ale. Brewed with agave nectar and jalapeño peppers, it combines a touch of spice with fruity esters derived from Belgian yeast. Like the brews of our cross-border amigos, this cerveza takes craft to new and interesting places. Read More »

Ommegang Game of Thrones #5 – Three-Eyed Raven | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

Three-Eyed Raven harbors a deep dark brown, almost jet-black color with a light tan head. Yeast forward aromas are packed with peppery phenolics and fruity esters. Despite what you might expect from a dark hued beer, the flavor brings to mind a traditional saison: a light, malty body with a hint of sweetness, and roast accentuated by herbal and spicy hops, yet underpinned by pleasant yeastiness. Finish is crisp, with lingering notes of herbal hops and Belgian yeast. Read More »

Intangible Ales Future Primitive (Best of 2015?) | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

Future Primitive is a 100% Brett Farmhouse pale ale. Read More »

Stone Stochasticity Project Hibiscusicity | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

The recipe for a citrusy, hibiscus-flavored wheat ale that Steele conceived was first brewed on the 10-barrel brewhouse at Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens – Liberty Station. Originally named “Going Red,” the beer was a special-release offering to promote awareness of the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women campaign. The addition of Magnum and Sterling hops provides a balanced bitterness to the beer’s citrusy, berrylike spiciness, while the malted wheat adds a subtle yet sweet bready flavor to complement the tartness of the hibiscus flowers. Giving the beer tropical fruit and banana characters, the Belgian yeast strain Ardennes was used to complete the unique brew. As a result of this serendipitous combination of ingredients, fans will savor a flavorful beer that is complex, refreshing and easy to drink. Stochasticity Project Hibiscusicity may be enjoyed now or cellared for several months or years. Read More »

Beer Geek Nation Spotlights: Trillium Brewing Company | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

Today on Beer Geek Nation we spotlight and up and coming brewery out of Moston called Trillium Brewing. We look at their 4 flagship beers which can be purchased at the brewery as well as a few local Boston Bottle shops. Check out the beers and let me know what you think. Personally I can’t wait to try more from these guys! Read More »

Stone Saison | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

Here is the BGN review for the recently released Stone Saison. Sure the name might be simple but check out the review to see if this is a beer worth checking out of not. Cheers! Ale brewed with with lemon zest, lemon thyme & lavender. Read More »

Saint Somewhere/ Intangible Ales Soleil Reverie | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

Collaboration with Intangible Ales of Pennsylvania. Brewed with kumquats, sage, ginger and a dash of black pepper. Read More »