Brau Bros Bancreagie 26

Brau Bros Bancreagie 26 ABV: 11.5% Add another unique beer to cross off your list! Medium to dark brown color, light head, and apparent smoke on the nose with a little funk! While one might be skeptical of smoke and sour, the peat and lactobacillus–induced sour notes meld well offering a mild tartness, then a … [ Read more]

American Wild Ale: A Profile

This Style Profile peers under the hood of American Wild Ale, the most interesting style this side of the BJCP. By Michael Agnew Illustration by DWITT When discussing American wild beers, it’s hard to talk about “style.” The Beer Judge Certification Program (BJCP) doesn’t have a listing for it. These beers are relegated to the … [ Read more]

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Old Ale: Like a Fine Wine, But Better

A Style Profile of a Real Classic by Michael Agnew Hopped beers were first introduced into England from Holland sometime around 1400. Hops have preservative properties that stabilize beer and help prevent spoilage. Their arrival on the island allowed for the brewing of strong beers that were meant for aging. They were called “stale” beers; … [ Read more]