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Beer Club - Past Selections from 2013

Beer Club - Past Selections from 2013

 

Featured Beers for the December 2013 Beer of the Month Club



Olde Saratoga Brewing Company - Saratoga Lager Label

Olde Saratoga Brewing Company - Saratoga Lager

An Oktoberfest style beer this lager presents an attractive light haze with deep rich orange-tinged amber color. Powerfully malty in aroma expect caramel, toffee and bred aromas with a touch of spicy hops. The malt comes through on delivery with a rich caramel character that you would expect.

Olde Saratoga Brewing Company - IPA Label

Olde Saratoga Brewing Company - IPA

An IPA that pours a crystal clear golden copper color caped with lots of foam that leaves some lacing as it drops. The brewery describes it as a "West Coast" style but it also if like an English style IPA with dominant English Fuggie hop character. Find floral and citrus hop aromas is boosted with woody-earthy character.

Santa Fe Brewing - State Pen Porter Label

Santa Fe Brewing - State Pen Porter

This New Mexico brew is a dream pick for those who love a good porter. Big roasty notes with some coffee and raisin like pruny character with apple tones. Flavors that will lock you up for good!

Santa Fe Brewing - Santa Fe Nut Brown Ale Label

Santa Fe Brewing - Santa Fe Nut Brown Ale

For an easy pairing with nuts and cheeses this brown ale offers big caramel aromas and hints of maple and apple lightly spicy hops. Less sweet on the palate than the aroma might suggest the caramel Malt notes still front and center but balance with light hop bitterness.

 

Featured Beers for the November 2013 Beer of the Month Club



Bent River Brewing Company - Paddle Wheel Pale Ale Label

Bent River Brewing Company - Paddle Wheel Pale Ale

An American-style Pale Ale with lots of spicy and herbal grassy hop notes. On the palate there's a very nice, smooth caramel malt with mild sweetness and hops

Bent River Brewing Company - Uncommon Stout Label

Bent River Brewing Company - Uncommon Stout

Bent River brews this oatmeal stout with coffee and roasted malt. Sometimes brewers can mis the mark and go crazy but this Stout pours a very dark brown with big coffee notes.

Erie Brewing Company - Railbender Ale Label

Erie Brewing Company - Railbender Ale

A flagship product with a very rich amber color and a malt-forward beer flavor. Lightly bready with caramel malt with significant toffee-like quality. Expect softer hops with a touch of spice.

Erie Brewing Company - Misery Bay IPA Label

Erie Brewing Company - Misery Bay IPA

Misery Bay IPA named after the Battle of Lake Erie during the War of 1812 on the pour, it is light and hazy with golden orange color topped with some just-off-white foam. Floral and citric fruit with bursting aromas of fruits.

 

Featured Beers for the October 2013 Beer of the Month Club



Boulder Beer Company - Planet Porter Label

Boulder Beer Company - Planet Porter

Boulder's oldest recipe from the late seventies this dark porter is almost black in color. Roasty dark chocolate notes with espresso and earthy herbal hops are in the recipe that has stood the test of time. Expect a nice roasty core with deep caramel notes.

Boulder Beer Company - Hazed & Infused Label

Boulder Beer Company - Hazed & Infused

Hazed & Infused is bottled unfiltered with plenty of haze in this brew. An original with big, bright and floral with citrusy hop aromas that burst forth upon pouring. Find caramel malt with a mild touch of herbal notes plus a hint of tropical fruit and apricot.

Nimbus Brewing Company - Nimbus Pale Ale Label

Nimbus Brewing Company - Nimbus Pale Ale

This Pale Ale is deep orange with a golden color on the pour and plenty of foam. Aromas of caramel and lightly bready malts are alive with light fruitiness and spicy hop aroma. The malt backbone offers notes of rich caramel, moderate toast and crackers with robust flavor.

Nimbus Brewing Company - Nimbus Red Ale Label

Nimbus Brewing Company - Nimbus Red Ale

This red ale has an attractive medium amber color with good clarity and ample amounts of foam. The notes of toasty bread and nuttiness make this brew a flavorful body with a touch of cocoa. Light earthy and herbal ho notes overlay the malt core.

 

Featured Beers for the September 2013 Beer of the Month Club



Matt Brewing Company - Saranac Harvest Ale Label

Matt Brewing Co - Saranac Harvest Ale

The folks at Matt Brewing Co., have sourced locally grown white wheat from Ithaca, NY to provide the beer's unique wheaty flavor. This new release is exciting on the pour with a bit of haze as it stands unfiltered. Jump right in for this seasonal brew!

Matt Brewing Company - Saranac Irish Red Ale Label

Matt Brewing Co - Saranac Irish Red Ale

A Fall Seasonal brew from Saranac, this Irish Red Ale is malt focused with caramel and lightly bready and toasty notes. Mellow, spicy, grassy and a light touch of hops.

Tuckerman Brewing Company - Pale Ale Label

Tuckerman Brewing Company - Pale Ale

Hints of fruit are noted with this pale ale along with flavors including breadiness and floral hop aroma. Pleasantly light this pale malt from Tuckerman gets a dose of wort (unfermented beer) just before bottling To allow the beer to naturally carbonate in the bottle.

Harlem Brewing Company - Sugar Hill Golden Ale Label

Harlem Brewing Co - Sugar Hill Golden Ale

A Stout brewed with a new flavor of sweet potatoes for an unusual flavor that sweetens things up a bit! Jefferson Stout pours very deep brown in color capped with an attractive brown foam! Find a chocolate toastiness on the nose with caramel notes.

 

Featured Beers for the August 2013 Beer of the Month Club



SweetWater Brewing Company - IPA Label

SweetWater Brewing Company - IPA

An IPA with a lovely nose with a hop profile that is sweet and complex with juicy citric cocktail flavors of orange and grapefruit. Distinct with clear and light copper color with a big cap of off-white foam.

SweetWater Brewing Company - 420 Extra Pale Ale Label

SweetWater Brewing Company - 420 Extra Pale Ale

This brew was created on the 20th of April, 1997 so the namesake may apply to this reason.....expect a lightly hazy golden color with a West Coast lighter bodied style. Light caramel aromas come through on the nose but the hops remains prominent offering juicy floral notes.

Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company - Deep South Pale Ale Label

Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company - Deep South Pale Ale

This pale ale pours beautifully with a brilliant clarity. American hops are apparent and floral and citrus notes accompany a hint of herbal mint and hay. Herbal and zesty this bright copper color rocks!

Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company - Jefferson Stout Label

Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company - Jefferson Stout

A Stout brewed with a new flavor of sweet potatoes for an unusual flavor that sweetens things up a bit! Jefferson Stout pours very deep brown in color capped with an attractive brown foam! Find a chocolate toastiness on the nose with caramel notes.

 

Featured Beers for the July 2013 Beer of the Month Club



Beer Diva Brewing Company - Honey Amber Rose Label

Beer Diva Brewing Company - Honey Amber Rose

A honey amber rose this brew holds a pleasant surprise with subtle floral and fruity qualities on the nose with mild hops add some earth and grass. Rose hops add a bit of sweet and citrus flavor. A unique and wild brew that offers unusual tastes for the senses.

Butter Creek Brewing - Organic Pale Ale Label

Butter Creek Brewing - Organic Pale Ale

This pale ale is 100% organic in ingredients and has plenty of foam atop a nice amber color. With caramel malt core and light toasty qualities there is a touch of sweetness. This brew is malty and creamy with a good sense of balance acidity.

Diamond Bear Brewing Company - Paradise Porter Label

Diamond Bear Brewing Company - Paradise Porter

A Porter with style including roasted malts, dark chocolate and coffee, black currants and spicy hop notes with a hint of licorice and plumy notes.

Diamond Bear Brewing Company - Irish Red Label

Diamond Bear Brewing Company - Irish Red

This Irish Red comes with big caramel aromas with a toasty edge. The sweetness is balanced with herbal flavors and hop bitterness. This brew is deep reddish amber just right for an Irish Red style.

 

Featured Beers for the June 2013 Beer of the Month Club



Boone Brewing Company - High Country Ale Label

Boone Brewing Co - High Country Ale

High Country Ale offers an American style Pale Ale that is very pleasing with flavors of sweet malt, pale malts and light caramel completed with citric and floral notes.

Boone Brewing Company - Blowing Rock Summer Ale Label

Boone Brewing Co - Blowing Rock Summer Ale

Peak's Summer Session Ale is a combination of wheat ale and a West Coast pale ale. Bright gold and light haze on the pour with prominent fruity, citric hop aromas. A lovely hoppy citrus flavor that evoke a touch of lemon on the palate.

Peak Organic Brewing Company - Nut Brown Ale

Peak Organic Brewing Co - Nut Brown Ale

Rich and caramel malt notes come through with mild nuttiness, brown sugar and hints of butter. This English style brown ale presents a nice medium brown cap of foam.

Peak Organic Brewing Company - Summer Session Ale

Peak Organic Brewing Co - Summer Session Ale

Hop deep amber ale this pleasant and grapefruity citric aromas that meet foral hints of melon and tropical fruit. A sweet caramel maltiness lies underneath to provide good balance. Fruity hop notes expand across the palate making this a quality Hop Mountain pour.

 

Featured Beers for the May 2013 Beer of the Month Club



Lost Coast Brewing - 8 Ball Stout Label

Lost Coast Brewing - 8 Ball Stout

Winning many medals at brewery competitions 8-Ball offers deep richly brown color on the pour with a fulffy light brown foam 8-Ball offers dark chocolate and well roasted coffee with some hints of smoky char and earthy character.

Lost Coast Brewing - Indica IPA Label

Lost Coast Brewing - Indica IPA

Golden copper on the pour this IPA made with aromas that are West Coast in style yet offers big and bold notes of the Pacific Northwest hops.

Old Dominion Brewing Co - Dominion Lager Label

Old Dominion Brewing Co - Dominion Lager

Notice a bit more of an amber hue on the pour compared to your average German pils with more prominent malt character. Brewed in the style of Dortmunder from Westphalia, Germany offers European grassy and earthy notes.

Old Dominion Brewing Co - Hop Mountain Pale Ale Label

Old Dominion Brewing Co - Hop Mountain Pale Ale

Hop deep amber ale this pleasant and grapefruity citric aromas that meet foral hints of melon and tropical fruit. A sweet caramel maltiness lies underneath to provide good balance. Fruity hop notes expand across the palate making this a quality Hop Mountain pour.

 

Featured Beers for the April 2013 Beer of the Month Club



Sand Creek Brewing Co - Oscar's Chocolate Oatmeal Stout Label

Sand Creek Brewing Co - Oscar's Chocolate Oatmeal Stout

Creamy in style with big mocha coffee notes and dark chocolate this World Beer Cup gold medal winner from 2000 if full of flavor. Look for roasted grain, roasty-toasted malts and a pour that is almost black.

Sand Creek Brewing Co - English Style Special Ale Label

Sand Creek Brewing Co - English Style Special Ale

A dark reddish amber color on the pour with plenty of pale foam. Aromas that are fairly complex, with a core of mildly bread caramel malts with hints of toffee. Light juicy impressions with hops hat are spicy, floral, earthy and exotic herbal notes.

Tommyknocker Brewery - Pick Axe IPA Label

Tommyknocker Brewery - Pick Axe IPA

An IPA with big sweetly floral and fruity notes there is a hoppy goodness with an undercurrent of toasty, caramel malt. The Pick Axe presents a medium amber hue with good clarity and lots of lace as it recedes.

Tommyknocker Brewery - Maple Nut Brown Label

Tommyknocker Brewery - Maple Nut Brown

An attractive beer with prominent malts as a nut brown ale it pours rich and offers deep rich hues. The big caramelized malt notes give it a sweet impression with a mild toasty and nutty quality.

 

Featured Beers for the March 2013 Beer of the Month Club



Mendocino Brewing Company - Red Tail Ale Label

Mendocino Brewing Company - Red Tail Ale

Pouring pure amber color with a robust head of light beige foam this is a flagship brew for Mendocino Brewing offering a pleasing and fairly robust caramel malt aroma. A bit of floral and citric hop with a hint of minerality.

Mendocino Brewing Company - Blue Heron Pale Ale Label

Mendocino Brewing Company - Blue Heron Pale Ale

Enjoy this smooth and creamy balance of fairly toasty and bready malts with a very clean Warrior hop of bitterness. Noted for the golden-hued drops with plenty of lace it is a sturdy pale malt with caramel, floral and citric hops notes with apple skin touches.

Crown Valley Brewery - Big Bison Ale Label

Crown Valley Brewery - Big Bison Ale

Aromatic in spicy and earthy hints this Belgian dubbed pours dark amber with reddish highlights that drops into nice lacing as it recedes. Pronounced dark fruity character in rasin, plum and fig with plenty of bready malt as well.

Crown Valley Brewery - Gunslinger Double IPA Label

Crown Valley Brewery - Gunslinger Double IPA

A Double IPA with five different hop varietals weighing in at a firm 93 IBU's. Inviting golden amber color with a fluffy head this beautifully soft complex hop aroma overlays with notes of carmel.

 

Featured Beers for the February 2013 Beer of the Month Club



Sea Dog Brewing Co - Hazelnut Porter Label

Sea Dog Brewing Co - Hazelnut Porter

Sea Dog 's created a brew with the popularity of hazelnut coffee in mind. The infusion of natural hazelnut complements the traditonal flavors of porter style. Unique for gift giving!!

Sea Dog Brewing Company - India Pale Ale Label

Sea Dog Brewing Company - India Pale Ale

Sea Dog presents an IPA with a clear and light amber copper hue on the pour! Pleasant aromas of carmel malt and lightly toasty qualities this one is sure to please! Spicy and floral hop notes and with mildy buttery undercurrents.

Lake Placid Craft Brewing Co - Ubu Ale Label

Lake Placid Craft Brewing Co - Ubu Ale

English-style this Strong Ale was a Gold Medal winner at the World Beer Championship. Very aromatic on the nose and malt is emphasized with deep and toasty aromas with nutty and light woody undertones.

Lake Placid Craft Brewing Co - Barkeater Amber Label

Lake Placid Craft Brewing Co - Barkeater Amber

Amber ales are great examples of a catch-all brew style! Barkeater presents a rich, brownish-amber coor with plenty of dense beige foam. Nice tockues of complexity on the noise with caramel/crystal malt with toasty notes.

 

Featured Beers for the January 2013 Beer of the Month Club



Clipper City Brewing Company - Heavy Seas Gold Ale Label

Clipper City Brewing Co - Heavy Seas Gold Ale

A 2000 Bronze medal winner at the Great American Beer Festival this brew holds sweet malt scents with bold aromatic hops. The hop is subdued in flavor with caramel malts making up the bul of the profile with restrained hops..

Clipper City Brewing Company - Heavy Seas Small Craft Warning Uber Pils Label

Clipper City Brewing Co - Heavy Seas Small Craft Warning Uber Pils

On the pour this brew is attractive with a coppery golden hue. Herbal, grassy hop aromas greet the nose, fairly robust and light caramel malt notes. Look for the malts and hops this is quite an inventive brew. A pilsner as the name suggests or a bock described as a Heavy Seas "Pyrate Fleet".

Christian Moerlein Brewing Company Original Lager Label

Christian Moerlein Brewing Co - Original Lager

This Munich style lager pours a medium golden color and is mildly bready with European style hop aromas.Flavors of sweet fruit include touches of lemon along with spicy and grassy notes with a light toastiness. The hops are quite apparent.

Christian Moerlein Brewing company- Emancipator Dopped Bock Label

Christian Moerlein Brewing co - Emancipator Dopped Bock

Emancipator is a traditonal doppelbock, notes of dark fruits like prunes and raisins and a waft of rum. Some slight burt malt notes in the finish, holds a big chewy beer with figs, plums, raisins and salt and almond nut character and warmth.





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