Saturday, May 2, 2015

Beer Journal #64: Spring Belle Saison, Ol' Reliable, Porter Joe, Yankee Buzzard, Illusive Grapefruit Ale & More

White Hatter
Belgian-Style White Pale Ale
New Holland Brewing
Holland, MI

All the important label info:
"Flavorfully blends the soft malt, fruity esters and delicate spicing of a Belgian White with hoppy citrus notes of an IPA. Pleasant hints of tropical fruit are framed with orange peel, chamomile, coriander and grains of paradise.
Pairings: fish, grilled chicken, hard cheeses."

Illusive Grapefruit Ale
The Traveler Beer Company
Cincinnati, OH

Label facts:
--Ale brewed with lemon peel--
with natural flavors and grapefruit juice added
Conway's Irish Ale
Great Lakes Brewing Company
Cleveland, OH

Label words of wisdom:
6.5% ALC/VOL
"Like the very popular Pa Conway (the owners' grandfather who was a 'meat and potatoes' kind of guy), the toasty flavor of our Irish-style ale makes it a real 'meat and potatoes' kind of beer. Or, environmentally speaking, an 'all natural, locally raised meat and organic potatoes' kind of beer."

World Beer Championships

"Named after Patrick Conway, the grandfather of co-owners Pat and Dan Conway and a Cleveland policeman who directed traffic for 25 years near the brewery, our ruby red ale is a medium-bodied beer with a toasty flavor.
In keeping with the Bavarian Purity Law of 1516, this beer is traditionally brewed from all natural ingredients: barley, hops, yeast and water. No chemicals or preservatives are used."

Yankee Buzzard
American I.P.A.
Wisconsin Brewing Company
Verona, WI

Label info:
ALC 7.1% BY VOL       IBU 60
WBC 002

Porter Joe
Coffee Infused Beer
Wisconsin Brewing Company
Verona, WI

Label details about this beer:
" Locally roasted coffee is cold-infused into our Brown & Robust Porter for the best of both brews! Java dances with malt, creating an aromatic, flavorful and irresistible beer. Cheers!"


WBC #006

Golden Amber Lager
Wisconsin Brewing Company
Verona, WI

Label offerings:
WBC #001

Ol' Reliable
Munich Style Laber
Wisconsin Brewing Company
Verona, WI

Label stuff:
WBC #008

Chief BlackHawk Porter
Tyranena Brewing Company
Lake Mills, WI

Label words:
"In 1767, a great Sauk leader known as 'Black Sparrow Hawk' was born. Strong beliefs, independent thinking and an unwavering commitment to his family and his people earned him a reputation as a man of integrity and courage. In 832, along with 1,200 of his people, Black Hawk was driven from his ancestral home during a war that bears his name. We celebrate this Sauf leader and his courage with our Chief BlackHawk Porter, the kind of beer that makes you say Ma-ka-tai-she-kia-kiak!"

"Chief BlackHawk Porter is a robust black and sharply bittersweet ale. This style was traditionally the session beer consumed by the porters in London." 

Spring Belle
Saison with Flowers
Boulevard Brewing Company
Kansas City, MO

Label wisdom:
"Spring Belle marries the crisp, spicy flavor of a traditional farmhouse saison, with its citrusy hop notes, to the fresh floral aromas of chamomile, rose petals, and elderflower."
"Boulevard Brewing Co. Since 1989"
"Malt beverage brewed with natural flavors"
"Contains water, barley malt, hops, yeast, and natural flavors."

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