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Weyerbacher Tiny

So it's July 28, the Summer Olympics are in full swing in London, and here in NJ we've been having some gnarly thunderstorms and hot days!  I didn't do much this week on the exercise front, I really need to get back on that wagon!

  Weyerbacher's Tiny, an 11.8% Belgian-style Imperial Stout, pours a deep black color, with a light brown head that doesn't stick around for very long.  After letting it warm up for around 15 minutes, I smell deep, roasted malts and dark chocolate.  Much the same in the taste.  Bitter chocolate, a touch of alcohol, and a nice roasted flavor.  It's a good imperial stout, but it doesn't really set itself apart from the other imperial stouts on the market.  I don't think I would buy this one again, but would definitely drink it if someone gave it to me.

A few things about the Summer Olympics opening ceremonies, LOVED Rowan Atkinson's (aka Mr Bean's) skits.  The ceremonies started out really neat, showing the start of the…

Weyerbacher Seventeen

Weyerbacher Seventeen
As far as I know, Weyerbacher only has one rule.  Their anniversary beers must be at least 10% ABV.  This  saison fits the bill, coming in at 10.5% ABV.  At first, this struck me as odd.  Everything I knew (which is not a whole lot) about the history of saison led me to believe that saisons were normally low in ABV, and were brewed as a refreshment for farmers in Belgium.  I had a taster of this beer at the brewery, and was very impressed.  I couldn't wait to get home to fully appreciate this beer!
Weyerbacher Seventeen pours a golden straw color, with a small head that quickly dissipates.  Not much lacing on this one.  On the nose, wow, tons of citrus!  Spice too!  Taking a drink, I get a mix of lemon and alcohol, which turns spicy and leaves my mouth with a peppery aftertaste.  The alcohol is there, but I enjoy it in this one.  For me, this is very drinkable for 10.5% ABV.  The mouthfeel is not too heavy, and doesn't fill me up.  I'm not sure what f…

Yards Poor Richard's Tavern Spruce

Yards Brewing Company's Poor Richard's Tavern Spruce is part of Yards' Ales of the Revolution series of beers.  According to their website, it was first brewed to commemorate Ben Franklin's 300th birthday, and is based on Ben Franklin's original recipe.  Yards has an awesome bar at their brewery, where you can buy pints or flights of their great lineup of beers, and enjoy drinking them with an incredible view into the brewhouse.

Poor Richard's Tavern Spruce
Poured from a 12 oz bottle, 5% ABV

Appearance:  Pours a medium brown color (looks darker than it is in the picture), with a small head that dissipates fairly quickly.
Aroma:  I'm getting mostly a sweet, sweet caramel smell.  A little bit of spruce.
Taste:  Similar to the aroma, quite sweet, caramel, and definitely some spruce
Mouthfeel:  Heavy carbonation at first, but it's quickly overpowered by the beer.  Medium heaviness.
Overall:  A decent beer, nice to have once in awhile, but not a beer I would wa…

Weyerbacher Verboten

Weyerbacher Verboten, a Belgian-Style Pale Ale.  This beer was originally 'Alpha' in their Brewers' Select Series.  It is bottle conditioned, and listed at 5.9% ABV and 30 IBUs.

Color:  Deep amber, copper, finger width head
Smell:  Yeast, banana, piney hops
Taste:  More yeast and banana, pale and caramel malts, some wheat, piney hops at the back-end, no alcohol
Mouthfeel:  Not too heavy, not too light, a decent amount of carbonation
Overall:  A very balanced beer, I could definitely drink a few of these in a sitting if the opportunity presented itself.

Trip to Weyerbacher and Pearly Baker's Alehouse

My wife and I decided to take a trip into Easton, PA after reading on Weyerbacher's website what their awesome tap selections would be that weekend.  Weyerbacher is one of my favorite breweries to visit.  They always have a good selection of their beers on tap for samples, and they even open up some of their special series bottles to give samples of too.  You can buy growlers, kegs, and bottles of whichever beers they have available.  They also sell lots of swag like t-shirts, hats, and beer glasses.  I hear they are working on getting the approval from the PLCB to sell pints in their Visitor's Center.  Can't wait for that!

I love the new logo and artwork going on Weyerbacher's beers recently.  While taking the brewery tour, I took this picture of the new Merry Monks:

Check out my beer haul from their Visitor's Center!

After Weyerbacher, we went with some friends to Pearly Baker's Alehouse in downtown Easton, a place where they always have a great tap selection a…


Welcome to the Mould Brewhouse!  I have been thinking about starting up this blog now for a long time, and a day off from work for the Fourth of July gave me a chance to do just that!  I am going to try and use this space to keep track of the beers I drink, maybe somehow linking it with Untappd if I can, keep track of my adventures in homebrewing with pictures and recipes, and do some reviews of local liquor stores/bars/breweries in NJ and the surrounding areas!  I am going to try and keep everything beer related, unless some other things come up that I want to talk about!  Hopefully see you in the comments section, and have a happy and safe Fourth of July!