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The Bruery Poterie (16.6% ABV) | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

Poterie is French for “pottery”, the traditional eight-year anniversary gift. Our eighth anniversary ale, Poterie, follows in the footsteps of our anniversary releases before it, which are loosely based on an English-style old ale, fermented with our house yeast strain and then blended using the solera method. This means that a portion of each anniversary ale is saved in oak barrels and blended in with the next year’s production, providing more complexity and depth of character as the years go by. The result is layered in robust and complex flavors of toffee, caramel, dark fruit, vanilla and oak. Poterie will age gracefully for decades when cellared properly. Read More »

Avery Old Perseverance (18.5% ABV) | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

ALE AGED IN BOURBON BARRELS WITH MAPLE SYRUP AND DARK MUSCOVADO SUGAR ADDED Read More »

Sierra Nevada Barrel Aged Maillard’s Odyssey | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

This is a special barrel aged version of our Beer Camp Across America collaboration with Bell’s Brewery. This robust ale is layered with complex flavors of caramel, chocolate, and coffee, coupled with notes of vanilla an coconut from nearly 16 months of aging in bourbon barrels. Read More »

Stone Stochasticity Project Your Father Smelt of Elderberries | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

Hearken, ye merry craft-ale imbibers, as we present thee an ale inspired by medieval England. This re-creation of a medieval English ale is a brew the Knights of the Round Table would have heartily enjoyed. A strong beer, it has intense bready malt character accompanied by herbal, earthy hop notes and mild smokiness. The addition of elderberries imparts subtle blueberry-like flavor, while flaked oats and pale, amber and smoked malts mirror grains used by English brewers hundreds of years ago. It’s a beer inspired by the Middle Ages, but perfect for enjoying in the 21st century. Read More »

The Bruery Cuivre (16.2% ABV) | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

The traditional 7th anniversary gift is copper, so we’ve named our 7th anniversary ale “Cuivre” which is “copper” in French. Cuivre is loosely brewed in the English-style Old Ale tradition using our house Belgian yeast strain and then blended using the solera method. A portion of each of our anniversary ales is saved in our barrels and blended in with the next year’s production, providing more complexity and depth of character that comes with age. Layered with complex flavors of dark fruit,vanilla, oak, and burnt sugar, Cuivre is a robust ale, surely the perfect beer to mark this major milestone. Read More »

Stone Stochasticity Project HiFi+LoFi Mixtape | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

A beer that pays homage to a centuries-old tradition of combining new beer with aged “stock ales.” Freshly brewed beers of the day often were very smoky and bitter tasting, and were blended with older beer that had mellowed with age to produce more drinkable libations. This modern brew will showcase our brewers’ talents by blending a stock ale aged more than three months in oak foudres (large wooden fermentation vessels) with a fresh version of the same beer to create a perfect harmony spanning end to end on the taste spectrum. Read More »

The Bruery Sucre (16.9% ABV) | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

TO me this is what The Bruery does the best, big,angry,complex,barrel aged beers. And their newest anniversary beer is no exception. Check out the review to see why this one sands out. Cheers! “May is our anniversary month and we are excited to release Sucre, our sixth anniversary ale this week! This beer is brewed in the English-style Old Ale tradition using our house Belgian yeast strain and then blended using the solera method, where a portion of each of our anniversary ales is saved in our barrels and blended in with the next year’s production, providing more complexity and depth of character that comes with age.” Read More »

Beer Geek Nation presents San Diego Beer Vlog: New Holland Dragon’s Milk Video Beer Review

Dragon’s Milk is a 17th century term used to describe the strong beer usually reserved for royalty. This strong ale was aged in oak for over 120 days. The aging process extracts flavors from the wood, which contribute to its complex character. Hints of bourbon flavor perfectly compliment its roasted malts to produce a beer fit for a King. Read More »

The Bruery Bois (15% ABV) | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

May is our anniversary month and we are excited to release Bois, our fifth anniversary ale this week! This beer is brewed in the English-style Old Ale tradition using our house Belgian yeast strain and then blended using the solera method, where a portion of each of our anniversary ales is saved in our barrels and blended in with the next year’s production, providing more complexity and depth of character that comes with age. Beer geek nation craft beer reviews Read More »

Beer Geek Nation presents San Diego Beer Vlog: AleSmith Old Ale Video Beer Review

An English-style Old Ale. Abundant malty flavors and the perfect balance of English hops define this classic style. Four specialty yeast strains and the use of tradition brewing sugars create a rich and tasty flavor profile. Read More »