It is already time for a new beer box just in time for the nicer weather. For the first time (I think) I have had at least 4 beers in this beer box. No worries though as they are great beer!
Drum Roll Please!
Beer Included is as follows:
Green Leaf Brewing – Les Saissoners
Mikkeller – Summit Single Hop IPA
Black Kettle Brewing Company – Wheat Beer
Deschutes Brewery – Fresh Squeezed IPA
Breakside Brewery – Salted Caramel Sout
Base Camp Brewing – Lost Meridian Wit
Fermie Brewing Company – Quiet Rye’t IPA
Noli Brewhouse – Jetstar Imperial IPA
VCBW Collaboration – PreVale
Moon Under Water – Light Side of the Moon
Full Sized photos can be found here.
Reviews will come as I enjoy the Beer. Once again O’hare’s has outdone themselves! Thanks O’hare’s!!!
Mikkeller is a gypsy brewery from Copenhagen, Denmark that contract their beer to be brewed all over the world. This brew was brewed at De Proefbrouwerij in Belgium and is called “Mikkeller Dry Stout (Sauternes Edition”. This stout was aged in Sauternes wine barrels. The beer pours a opaque black with a brown head. The aroma consists of roasted malts, wine, oaky and chocolate. The flavour is of roasted malts, smoke, wine, grapes, dark fruits, chocolate and some funky notes. The alcohol content comes in at 4.1% with an IBU of 20. People seem to be split on this beer as some places give it a 99/100 rating and some give it 54/100. I come in on the much higher side as I really enjoyed this beer!
Food Pairing according to O’hare’s Beer Club notes are as follows: Dark chocolate truffels
Mikkeller is a gypsy brewery from Copenhagen, Denmark that contract their beer to be brewed all over the world. This brew was brewed at De Proefbrouwerij in Belgium and is called “Mosaic Imperia IPA”. This is one of Single Hop series beers that Mikkeller is producing. This Imperial IPA pours an orange colour with a white head. The aroma consists of fruits, big malts and some floral hops. The flavour is of tropical fruits, lemon, citrus, pine, hops bitterness and some sweet malts. The alcohol content comes in at 8.9% with an IBU of 100. This is an extremely tasty double IPA and really shows what Mosaic Hops bring to the table!
From Copenhagen Denmark’s Evil Twin Brewing (brewed at the Two Roads Brewing Company in Straford Connecticut) comes their “Low Life Pilsner”. The beer pours a light golden colour with a white head. The aroma is of grainy malts, citrus and floral hops. The flavour is of grainy malts, citrus and a mild hops bitterness to finish it all off. The alcohol content comes in at 5.5%. As pilsners go this was a great full flavoured beer and well worth your time trying it.
Commercial Description: A clever woman once said; ’fair is foul and foul is fair’. On that note we threw in a young, unacknowledged hoppy pilsner, gave it a limp, wrinkly flavor and finished it off with an insulting high price that will give you a foul feeling in your mouth. That’s why we name Evil Twin Brewing’s Low Life the Golddigger of Beers.
Mikkeller is a phantom brewery from Copenhagen, Denmark that contract their beer to be brewed all over the world. This brew was brewed at De Proefbrouwerij in Belgium and is called ”1000 IBU Barrel Aged “. This double IPA pours a dark brownish red that is very cloudy and almost no head. The aroma is of whiskey, oak, vanilla, dark fruit and some sweetness. The flavour consisted of prune, oak, whiskey, sweetness, pine and some hops bitterness. This beer really did not have the bitterness that I expected. It was really heavy on the malts and had the bitterness of a 50 to 60 IBU beer. One thing for sure This beer has a very dry mouth feel. This beer proves that you can have a huge IBU and it does not have to come through in the flavour. The alcohol content comes in at 9.8% and has an IBU of 1000! This was a tasty beer although not at all what I was expecting. It did not really have an IPA taste but more of a Belgian ale and the IBU did not represent the bitterness of this beer.
Commercial Description: The story of Mikkeller is the story of two young homebrewers, who in a few years have excelled from hobby brewing at home in the kitchen to national and international recognition. Most recently, the two creators, Mikkel Borg Bjergsø and Kristian Klarup Keller, were named Danish brewery of the year and the fifth best brewery in the world in 2006. Believe it or not, this beer is actually very well balanced. Residual sweetness contrasts nicely with the bitterness from hop and the result is a beer, that is much easier to drink than what you would assume. The name IBU 1000 refers to the theoretical IBU of this beer. There are physical limits to how much bitterness beer can soak up. For the benefit of those especially interested in the process of brewing we can tell you that 6½ kilogram of alpha-acid extract was used og 10 kilograms of simcoe-pellets per 1000 liters beer! This means that ‘easy to drink’ is only for hardcore hopheads.