Beer Reviews

Wheatland Spring Farm + Brewery “First Harvest 2019 Botanicals (Gemüt Reserve)” Mixed-Culture Farmhouse Ale

Name: First Harvest 2019 Botanicals (Gemüt Reserve) Brewer: Wheatland Spring Farm + Brewery (United States) Style: Wild Specialty Beer ABV: 5.9% Review Year: 2022 First Harvest 2019 Botanicals (Gemüt Reserve) is a mixed-culture farmhouse ale made by Wheatland Spring Farm + Brewery with estate-grown grain, Basil, Sage, Rosemary, and Lemon Verbena. Aside from being matured in oak barrels with …

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Equilibrium x Fidens “OG’s Axe (Equilibrium)” Hazy IPA

Name: OG’s Axe (Equilibrium version) Brewers: Equilibrium Brewery, Fidens Brewing Co. (United States) Style: Hazy IPA ABV: 8.0% Review Year: 2022 Equilibrium Brewing was joined by Fidens Brewing Co. to create OG’s Axe, a collaborative spin-off to the latter’s recipe, Eugene’s Axe. OG’s Axes starts off with a massive oat base before Citra, Strata, and Galaxy hops …

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Evil Twin NYC “PURPLE RICE LAGER- BATCH 2”

Name: PURPLE RICE LAGER- BATCH 2 Brewers: Evil Twin Brewing NYC (United States) Style: Mixed-Style Beer (Base Style: American Lager) ABV: 7% Review Year: 2022 Evil Twin Brewing NYC teamed up with MáLà Project, a major propeller in popularizing Sichuan dry pot in New York, for this second batch of PURPLE RICE LAGER. This beer features more …

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Kyoto Brewing x Upright “Farmer’s Table – Barrel Aged (一汁多彩 特別木樽熟成) (2019)” Oak-Aged Table Beer

Name: Farmer’s Table – Barrel Aged (一汁多彩 特別木樽熟成) (2019) Brewer: Kyoto Brewing Company (Japan), Upright Brewing (United States) Style: Mixed-Fermentation Sour Beer (Base Style: Saison) ABV: 3.5% Review Year: 2022 This is the barrel-aged version of Farmer’s Table, a collaboration Table-strength Saison brewed by Kyoto Brewing Company and Upright Brewing (Oregon, U.S.) fermented with Brettanomyces …

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Craftwork “Godverdomme” Saison Quad

Name: Godverdomme Brewer: Craftwork Brewery (New Zealand) Style: Mixed-Style Beer (Base Style: Belgian Dark Strong Ale + Saison yeast) ABV: 10% Review Year: 2022 Godverdomme is a “Belgian Quadrupel” fermented using Saison yeast made by Craftwork Brewery from Oamaru, New Zealand. Godverdomme is essentially a Saison yeast-variant of the nanobrewery’s Belgian Quad called, Dark Lord. STYLE …

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Hill Farmstead “Marie” Unfiltered German-Style Helles Lager

Name: Marie Brewer: Hill Farmstead Brewery (United States) Style: Munich Helles ABV: 5% Review Year: 2022 Marie is an unfiltered German-style Helles Lager brewed by Hill Farmstead Brewery (Vermont). It is a delicate beer brewed to honor Marie-Ange, the brewer’s late maternal great-grandmother. STYLE GUIDELINES This beer is being evaluated as a Munich Helles (4A) in the context of …

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Cerebral “Cryptic Message” Foeder-Fermented Schwarzbier

Name: Cryptic Message Brewers: Cerebral Brewing (United States) Style: Wood-Aged Beer (Base Style: Schwarzbier) ABV: 5.5% Review Year: 2022 Cryptic Message is a foeder-fermented Schwarzbier by Cerebral Brewing (Colorado). This wood-conditioned German-style dark lager was brewed with a malt bill composed of Pilsner, Maris Otter, Caramunich, Black Malt, and Chocolate Wheat and was hopped with Hersbrucker. STYLE …

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Cerebral x Almanac “Wunderbar” Kottbusser

Name: Wunderbar Brewers: Cerebral Brewing, Almanac Beer Co. (United States) Style: Kottbusser ABV: 8.5% Review Year: 2022 Wunderbar is a Kottbusser collaboration between Cerebral Brewing (Colorado) and Almanac Beer Co. (California). This take on the historical German beer style was brewed with Hallertau, Hersbrucker, and Saaz hops. STYLE GUIDELINES The Kottbusser is not an official style listed in …

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Wayfinder “Fortuna” Altbier

Name: Fortuna Brewer: Wayfinder Beer (United States) Style: Altbier ABV: 5.5% Review Year: 2022 Fortuna is a Düsseldorf-style brewed by Wayfinder Beer in Portland. This copper-hued beer was dry-hopped with Spalter Select. STYLE GUIDELINES This beer is being evaluated as an Altbier (7B), in the context of the 2021 Beer Style Guidelines of the Beer …

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