ALL THE PRETTY THINGS

Winter in New England, the Pretty Things Beer and Ale Project, and Babayaga Woodland Stout.

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ALLAGASH ODYSSEY

As there is already plenty of information on this site about the Allagash Brewery in Portland, ME, I don’t think any further detail is necessary.  Just to refresh the memories of our devoted folower(s) though, this tasting is in response to the heated debate between myself and Brother Barley over the  merits of the Men from Maine. […]

SMUTTYNOSE GRAVITATION

Smuttynose Brewery, out of Portsmouth, NH, produces some of the finest Ales in all of New England.  Founded by the same guys that started Portsmouth Brewery (Yup, the same Portsmouth that makes Kate the Great), Smutty is the quintessential ale house for year-round comfort in my area.  Their standards are, well, pretty standard.  A very well done […]

LONG TRAIL IMPERIAL PORTER

I’ve always been a fan of Long Trail, although I feel that they play second/third fiddle to Magic Hat and Otter Creek when it comes to Vermont’s best.  I was excited to finally find a bottle from their Brewmaster Series and I certainly wasn’t disappointed with the results. Very dark pour from a 22, nice carbonation and […]

SAM ADAMS STONY BROOK RED

Phew, how the hell do you categorize this beer?  I’m going with Flanders Red based on the taste profile, but I wouldn’t argue with anyone that wants throw in a Brett category (Wild yeast) or even list this as a fruit beer.  Here at Aleheads though, categories are simply subjective titles that really have nothing […]