Tart Ten Ale: 6.0 – This is a nicely tart sour beer, not sure at all what brettanomyces is though. (Turns out it’s why the word Brett has cropped up, and it’s the type of yeast. The first sip is a doozy, but it really quickly grows on you.
Price Average: $10
We bought this because Boston (among others like London, Glasgow, etc) is one of our favorite cities. It’s not a Los Angeles or an NYC, it’s a city with real people instead of those pretending to be. We were apprehensive though. Because there is this part of Boston that hinges too far upon Ireland – not that we shouldn’t celebrate it as we celebrate all history. We were worried this be subpar and try to feed upon that feeling to sell it to us. Sadly we report that we were right.
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Warthog Wheat Hefeweizen: 8.0 – It’s a bit more like an octoberfest but it’s nicely spiced and really tasty. They mention clove and that is likely the culprit behind the spice – so beware if you’re not a fan of cloves.
Price Average: $2
Because of this spirit we had to read the words ‘spanked’ sage leaves in a cocktail recipe – and by extension so have you now. That being done this vodka is a bit of an oddball. There’s an almost botanical smell, but a sweet sugar like aftertaste. However that combo of uniqueness does have a very nice side effect. Which is how this mixes – always bringing some A-Game to cocktails. Although not ones with ‘spanked’ sage as we’d never do that.
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