Brewery: Smuttynose Brewing Co. Style: DDH NE IPA ABV: 6.7%
Beer God’s Notes:
I’m genuinely shocked by their new branding for it. But I like it.
The beer was okay. I would consider it to be more of a Hazy IPA than a NEIPA.
Overall, a little light on the typical smoothness and mouthfeel but still easy drinking.
Mysterious Haze is a New England style IPA that is medium bodied and double dry hopped. It explores every facet of Citra hops; the grapefruit, guava, mango notes all shine through while the aftertaste leaves hints of citrus and delicate herbs. This NEIPA comes in at 6.7% ABV, and is brewed with 2-Row Malted Barley, Wheat Malt, Oats, and CaraHell. – description courtesy of MyBeerBuzz
The New Frontier Triple California Style IPA by Connecticut Valley Brewing Co.
Brewery: Connecticut Valley Brewing Co. Style: Triple California Style IPA ABV: 11%
Beer God’s Notes:
Original Tasting Notes: The New Frontier Triple California Style IPA – it’s smooth, a little boozy, and warming. Nice and flavorful. #properglassware
Less words can be better sometimes. This is one of those times in my eyes. Absolutely warming and boozy but super easy to drink even for as strong as it was. The centennial hops really shine in The New Frontier.
Our Triple California style IPA is big, bold, but surprisingly smooth (for an 11%). The Centennial kettle additions and generous Mosaic dry-hopping combine to impart a bright citrus aroma with a resinous stone fruit undertone finishing with pleasant floral notes.
More about The New Frontier
Blast off with the great taste of the New Frontier as you launch your tastebuds to escalating heights. Our New Frontier Triple IPA explodes in your mouth with hops and malty flavors. At the Connecticut Valley Brewing Company we not only make delicious beer, we also celebrate the great taste of the craft by honoring New Frontiers. Did you know? The Aerospace Industry in Connecticut is one of the largest in the United States of America. The industry employs 40,000 jobs in the state and is actively growing. The rocket on this can celebrates The New Frontiers discovered by the aerospace industry and commemorates their work. Choose your own path and discover New Frontiers in your life and know that by purchasing this beer you are saving a part of Connecticut’s Aviation history for a portion of the sale of this beer goes to the “Connecticut Air and Space Center”.
Aviation History connects so many people in this great state of Connecticut. As aviation enthusiasts, pilots, and entrepreneurs it is exciting to see a new center begin to grow. The Air and Space Center is situated in a really interesting place where a lot of firsts in aviation began, from the first in flight of an airplane by Gustave Whitehead to the first in flight of a helicopter by Igor Sikorsky. The Center strives to tell a story and is an important keeper of our aviation history that will help future generations learn and be inspired by aviation. To find out more about how you can visit the Air and Space Center or help preserve a part of aviation history visit https://cascstratford.wordpress.com/
Another beer that I had and had to sit on and think about before I wrote what I thought. This. Thing. Was. Awesome. I’ve never had the original version of it but a Triple Dry-Hopped Triple IPA – other than being a mouthfull is absolutely up my alley. It’s delicious with great mouthfeel. Not overwhelming (which it could very easily be).
The artwork on it overshadows how good the beer is. I love it. I rarely take a photo with the beer barely in it – but this can had to shine.
Triple IPA version of Dangerous Precedent brewed with Mosaic, Citra & Cashmere hops
Midnight City Double NE IPA by Connecticut Valley Brewing Co.
Brewery: Connecticut Valley Brewing Co. Style: Double New England IPA ABV: 8.6%
Beer God’s Notes:
Original Tasting Notes: Midnight City by @ctvalleybrewing a double NE IPA (8.6%). This one is really warm and leaves the fruit/citrus on the tongue for a while. Also, this can Art is absolutely beautiful.
Another CT Valley beer and another one of my favorites. This one was super soft with that wonderful NEIPA mouthfeel without being too “sticky”. I was surprised at the ABV because this thing went down super smooth.
Welcome to Midnight City! Galaxy and Nelson combine in this 8.6% Double NEIPA to bring you a unique aroma reminiscent of orange marmalade and passionfruit. Bold tropical fruits embrace your palate before yielding to notes of Sauvignon Blanc and fresh lemongrass, finishing with a hint of mandarin orange. Let this be your midnight delight.
I had to take some time and think about this beer. At 4% it packed a flavor-punch. It was a sour but it wasn’t overly sour (hurt your teeth sour as I call it). It was perfectly balanced. Every flavor had its place and everything ended up in this symphony of flavors that was so good. I grabbed it on a whim and good god am I glad I did.
Bright reddish pink in color and just gorgeous – it tasted as good as it looked.
Ambrosia inspired sour ale with tangerine, pineapple, cherry, coconut, lactose andmarshmallows.
Brewery: Connecticut Valley Brewing Co. Style: Sour ABV: 5.8%
Beer God’s Notes:
Original Tasting Notes: I’m happy with how this photo turned out. It matches the deliciousness of the beer. I’m drinking a Pom Passion Sour from @ctvalleybrewing and TIL how to open and get the fruit from a Pomegranate
Sometimes you get excited about a beer and you get disappointed and sometimes you’re still blown away. That was how I felt with Pom Passion. It was completely blown away by the amount of flavor that they got into this beer without making it overly sour (or overly fruity). CT Valley just absolutely kicks ass when it comes to making beers that have a ton of flavor (and not SUPER high ABV’s as well).
Pom Passion is definitely my favorite sour I’ve had from CT Valley so far!
The latest in our sour series, Pom Passion was lightly kettle soured and fermented with over 1500 pounds of pomegranate puree! The subtly sweet pomegranate fades into a light pop of berry before giving way to a slightly puckering tart finish. See why we have a passion for pom!
Original Tasting Notes: I love their motto: “Brew with wonder. Drink with joy.”
This had that really crisp but refreshing flavor. I found myself enjoying it more and more the more that I had (beer seems to do that). As it warmed up a bit though it opened up and I got some really nice dank flavors and aromas out of it.
Our house IPA, Geobunny is one of the first beers we developed on our pilot system and is well representative of our approach to hop-forward beers. Citra & Amarillo take the stage at first, with dank aromas & snappy citrus notes delivered with a soft & fluffy mouthfeel. The hops do not overpower though, balance is the name of the game here, as pleasant bready malt notes & fruity yeast character emerge then linger in the finish. Named for a mythical rabbit that roams the forests of Circadia.
Back for one night only, SAVOR will serve more than 180 beers from over 90 small and independent craft breweries—one-third of which are participating for the first time—representing craft breweries of all sizes from 34 states plus Washington D.C.
The one-of-a-kind pairing menu will be crafted by Brewers Association executive chef, and author of The Beer Pantry, Adam Dulye in collaboration with a host of noted chefs, Cicerones® and purveyors.
Friday, May 17, 2019
7:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. ET
National Building Museum
401 F Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20001
Member presale: Tuesday, February 26, 2019; 10:00am MT/12:00pm ET
Public ticket sale: Wednesday, February 27, 2019; 10:00am MT/12:00pm ET
Craft beer and small-plate pairings highlighting the interplay of beer and food
Meet and talk with the owners/brewers of participating breweries
American Homebrewers Association Releases its 2019 Craft Beer Clone Recipes
Boulder, Colo. ●– Celebrating the homebrew-nited states, and local craft breweries across the nation, the American Homebrewers Association® (AHA)—the leading community for homebrewers—today unveiled its 2019 collection of Craft Beer Clone Recipes.
“From coast to coast, there is no shortage of great craft breweries and beer lovers with a passion for homebrewing,” said Gary Glass, director, American Homebrewers Association. “We are pleased to once again offer recipes featuring a variety of beer styles to engage hobbyists and homebrewers of all experience levels.”
The recipes represent signature styles from breweries in all 50 states and Washington, D.C.—from Wood Chipper IPA by Fargo Brewing Company in North Dakota, to CocoWeizen from Honolulu Beer Works in Hawaii. Each commercial recipe is scaled down to 5-10 gallon batch sizes for brewing at home.