Ground Break

12 oz single from the brewery. Slightly murky golden color with an impressive head that lingers. Some lace. The nose and tastes are VERY organic and quite aggressive. Lots of serious grass and hay and a lot of bitterness. Some medicinal phenols to that come thorough in bursts, repeating the grass and organic feel. Lots of rustic notes her that build in places to give quite a bitter beer. In other parts the beer drinks with a little more subtlety, but to be honest the beer is generally quite...

Cascazilla

Had this a few times, including last month at the Brewery, but this review is from a 12 oz bottle that I bought at the Brewery about a month ago. Pour is fantastic; a rocky head that produces great lace with plenty of retention. The color of the body is perhaps one of the best! Reminds me of a classic ESB from England, even though the beer is a LONG way away from such a brew! A classic example of the American Red style with potent hops, but bitterness that is tempered by a dry, rich malty...

White Gold

750 mL bottle purchased at the brewery (or maybe Finger Lakes Beverage in Ithaca), either way, close to the source! Batch: E!022 opening the cap gives me a gusher, and quite a profound one. It takes several minutes before the cascading, fine foam relents by which time maybe a quarter of the contents of the bottle are on the counter. Poured in two separate portions into a 16 oz glass. The first pour gives a murky, yellow or butterscotch color with some good head. The head does fade rather fast...

Brute

750 mL bottle, gold foiled and corked. Adorned with gold labels. Presentation is superb. Batch E! 018. Poured this one into champagne flutes. The pour gives a golden yellow body with a champagne like carbonation which is all very attractive. The nose gives that distinct, dry yeast aroma with some hint of the sour notes to come. Having read some reviews for this I was expecting a puckeringly sour, vinegar like concoction, but this was simply not my experience. Sure there was quite a lot of sour...