Fuck Art This Is Architecture – To Øl


I apologies for the language but this is the name of the beer!

Limited Edition “Fuck Art This Is…. Series”

From the Gypsy brewery To Øl out of Denmark comes their “Fuck Art This Is Architecture” a Saison brett brewed at De Proefbrouwerij a brewery located in Belgium.  This Saison pours an orange colour with an off white head.  The aroma consists of mild fruits, gooseberry and some floral hops.  The flavour is of lemongrass, wheat, gooseberry, yest, tea, pepper, Brett, citrus and hops bitterness.  The alcohol content comes in at 5%.  This is a very tasty sasion although it is a bit understated compared to many saisons.  The name pulled me in and the beer held my attention!  It takes a brave brewer to name their beer this and it shows that they are willing to do their own thing and not care what others think.

Commercial Description:  Fuck Art – This is Architecture is a Table beer or Belgian Pale Ale. It is a massively hopped 5% Pale Ale fermented with brettanomyces, that gives a fat funky ending to this quaffable beer.

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Hollow Point – The Perfect Crime (December 15, 2013)


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This beer is a little harder to discuss that your average beer.  First things first this brewery is a Gypsy brewery brewing both in the United States and Belgium.  The next interesting part is that this is a collaboration between Stillwater Artisanal Ales, Evil Twin Brewing and Twelve Percent Imports.  This beer was brewed out of Two Roads Brewing Company out of Stratford Connecticut.  The beer in question is called “Hollow Point” and was a Belgian Quadruple.  The beer poured reddish brown with a tan head.  The aroma dark fruits, Belgian yeast, caramel and some burnt sugar.  The flavour is of dark fruits, Belgian yeast, caramel, burnt sugar and some alcohol warmth.  The alcohol content comes in at 10%.  This was a well crafted Quad and I would like to have it again.

Commercial Description:  With perfectly controlled penetration, deadly accuracy and maximizing internal damage this 10% Quad is not so dum dum at all. It will leave no visible evidence, but for certain infiltrate your mind and ambush your soul for a very long time.

Info on Collaboration:  The Perfect Crime beers are the result of collaboration – or perhaps collusion would be more accurate – between two of the rambling vagabonds that have been most prolific in perfecting the art of the gypsy brewer.  These wandering accomplices, Brian Strumke of Stillwater Artisan Ales and Jeppe Jarnit-Bjergsø of Evil Twin Brewing, are dead set on delivering the goods. It’s a conspiracy to commit their combined talents to the task of creating an approachable, yet enigmatic line of offerings intended to both befuddle the mind and beguile the senses.  You may not understand their motives, but we think you will certainly enjoy what they’ve been able to pull off. Whether you’re in the market for a full-bodied Belgian like Hollow Point, a quad, or what you’re after is rich and black as night like their imperial stout, The Smoking Gun, you can bet that they’ll make it happen. Just don’t ask any questions. You’ve been warned.

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Existent (American Farmhouse Ale) – Stillwater Artisanal Ales (December 7, 2013)


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Stillwater Artisanal Ales out of Baltimore, Maryland is a gypsy brewer like many others out there.  Their “Existent (American Farmhouse Ale)” is brewed at Dog Brewing Company out of Federal Hill, Maryland.  This dark saison pours a deep brown colour with a tan head.  The aroma consists of Belgian yeast, malts, dark fruits, spices and caramel.  The flavour is of dark fruits, Belgian yeasts, sweet, roasted malts, caramel and some hops bitterness.  The alcohol content comes in at 7.4%.  This was a pretty good saison with a good flavour profile.

Commercial Description:  Existent represents the philosophy behind Stillwater Artisanal. We strive to define ourselves through our passion and sincerity while accepting that not all aspects of life are readily explainable. To manifest this ideology we present an ale of intrigue. Deep & dark though deceptively dry, braced by a firm yet smooth bitterness and accented with an earthy hop and mild roast aroma. This is an ale for you to define..
’and if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.’ –Nietzsche

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Gypsy Tears Ruby Ale – Parallel 49 Brewing (Dec 15, 2014)


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From Vancouver’s Parallel 49 comes the “Gypsy Tears Ruby Ale” an amber ale.  The beer has a coppery appearance with a small white head.  The beer has a slightly sweet and floral hops aroma (almost earthy) caramel, toffee and some fruitiness.   The taste of the beer is fairly heavy malts with a good sweet citrus and caramel, hops bitterness and maybe some dark fruits that builds.  The beer sits at 6% alcohol and has an IBU of 40.  I have not come to the conclusion that Parallel 49 just makes good beer no matter what one you pick up it will be great!

Commercial Desciption:  A ruby red coloured ale with a rich caramel malt flavour and a burst of West Coast hops. Using only late hop additions and dry-hopping, the bitterness is restrained while the hop flavour and aroma are pronounced.

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