Winter Ale (Blue Point Brewing Company)

Blue Point Brewing Company’s (Long Island, NY)’s Winter Ale pours with a dark, rich brown coloration and a small amount of tannish head that disappears quickly. The initial nose of this Winter Ale is sweet, heavy with dark fruits, and with just enough grain and malt to invite imbibers in. bluepoint winter aleThe first pull that one will take from the Winter Ale links together brown sugar and a bit of bitterness from the hops, married together by an astringent bite from the 7.7% ABV of the brew. Continue reading “Winter Ale (Blue Point Brewing Company)”

Rosie Parks Oyster Stout (Fordham)

Fordham Brewing’s Rosie Parks Oyster Stout is built upon oyster shells from the Chesapeake Bay, and it is a wonderfully complex brew that cuts down on the sweet side by inserting a little umami flavor into the mix. The stout pours with a dark brown to black coloration and a decent amount of tan head that rapidly dissipates. This Fordham effort possesses a nose that links together toasted malt and briny notes; the first sip is malt-heavy and immediately will greet imbibers with dark chocolate, lactose, and roasted elements. Continue reading “Rosie Parks Oyster Stout (Fordham)”

Jolly Roger Black Lager (Eddyline)

Eddyline (Buena Vista, Colorado) is canning a number of their year-round beers; Jolly Roger, a black lager / schwartzbier is something that would be absolutely perfect during those nights where the temperature begins to drop.  Jolly Roger pours intensely dark with only a small amount of brownish coloration at the periphery. There is a good amount of light-brown/tannish head that lays on top of the bottle, with a lacing that makes it way down a glass. The initial nose of a 16 ounce can of Jolly Roger links together grain, malt, wheat, and a little bit of sweetness into an alluring fragrance. Jolly Roger is a beer that reinvigorates what a lager can entail. Continue reading “Jolly Roger Black Lager (Eddyline)”