Brewtal Box #18
In this hot month of August we bring to our subscribers a selection of beers from North American breweries: Collective Arts Brewing and Flying Monkey Brewery, both from Canada and Lord Hobo of the United States.
Founded in 2015, Lord Hobo Brewing Co. (LHBCo) produces an award-winning line of beers ranging from its best-selling Boomsauce IPA to its Hobo Life Session IPA. LHBCo is the fifth largest brewer in Massachusetts (USA). USA ) and in 2017 was named the fastest growing regional craft brewery in the US. USA
With beer on a pedestal and adventure on its sleeve, LHBCo has set out to brew New England beers that define style and highlight paramount traits of quality ingredients. Like their makers, their beers are elegant yet raw, free-spirited yet sophisticated. For LHBCo, beer has a unique ability to bring together all kinds of people, from Lords who only enjoy the finer things in life, to “Hobos” who work hard for their little pleasures, beer is an accessible luxury. .
Beer: HOBO LIFE
Style: Session IPA
ABV: 4.5 IBU: 74
Hobo Life is brewed, New England style, with heavy Citra hops dry-hopping (the heroes of this beer!) and rests on a bed of rolled oats. It's a very refreshing take on the IPA (only 4.5% alcohol) and entertains palates with its tropical notes of lime zest and grapefruit. Hop aficionados will not be disappointed and will be able to enjoy that hop hit they crave.
Style: Hazy IPA
ABV: 5.5 IBU: -
It was only a matter of time before the cloudy and juicy characteristics of the New England style IPA found their way into other styles of beer, which is why it is said that “The Angelica is the perfect marriage of clever Belgian flair and juicy bomb and murky New England style." Since its launch in 2018, there is finally a wheat beer, but in the New England style. The first sip bathes the palate in grapefruit and lemon flavors, picking up some floral and herbaceous notes from the pilsner malt.
Collective Arts Brewing is a craft brewery located in Ontario, Canada that aims to fuse the creativity of craft beer with the inspiring talents of emerging artists and musicians. It was founded on two beliefs: first, that creativity fosters creativity. And the second, that creativity produces delicious pints (of beer). They produce limited-edition works of art on their cans and labels, and work to make sure the liquid inside is as diverse and creative as the artists they feature.
Beer: SOUR DRY HOPPPED ALE
ABV: 5.5 IBU: -
Brewed with peaches, passion fruit and raspberries, which are then combined with a generous amount of intense and fruity hops, resulting in a totally sensory celebration with very intense fruit aromas and flavors and super refreshing acidity. Truly a must for fans of sour beers. The design on the tin is by Canadian artist Mathew Den Boer.
Located in Barrie, Ontario, Flying Monkeys has taken the art of brewing to new heights with a fairly eclectic array of craft beers that bear clever names and seriously psychedelic labels. Its founder Peter Chiodo learned to make his own beer in the basement of his home and improved his recipes and techniques during his student days in Alabama and Mississippi and founded his brewery in 2004/
Beer: HOPTICAL ILLUSION
Style: American Pale Ale
ABV: 5.0 IBU: 32
A medal winner at the 2016 Ontario Brewing Awards, Hoptical Illusion is an explosion of Amarillo and Cascade hops that release citrus flavors bursting with freshness on the palate. Deep amber in color, in the glass it releases warm and fruity aromas reminiscent of cherries in brandy and fruit compote. Perfect to pair with shellfish, fish and chips.
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