The Bruery is back on the shelves at AA!
Based out of Orange County, CA, The Bruery (named after their head brewmaster Patrick Rue) is making a name for itself by producing a wide variety of beers, mostly Belgian-inspired, and using a range of ingredients that most breweries are hesitant to try. But don’t let that scare you off. Every beer that we’ve tasted from them is imaginative, refreshing, and perfectly executed. Just in time for the summer, their 3.1% Hottenroth Berliner Weiss uses lactobacillus and a hint of brettanomyces to sour this very unusual, low gravity wheat beer.
Tradewinds Tripel, their summer seasonal, is a Belgian style Golden Ale with a Southeast Asian twist. Instead of using candi sugar that is typically used in this style of beer, they used rice in the mash to lighten the body and increase the gravity and then spiced it with Thai Basil. With a rating of 95 on Ratebeer, you can rest assured that this beer is a winner.
Tipping the scales is Sucre, a 16.9% Bourbon Barrel-aged English Style Old Ale. Brewed as their 6th Anniversary beer, it pours a dark mahogany, has notes of dark fruit and vanilla, and is perfect for cellaring.
Also from The Bruery, look for Mischief Belgian Golden Ale on draft and in bottles, Saison Rue in bottles and Tart of Darkness in bottles.
Karl Strauss Brewing Company Pintail Pale Ale - 5.3%
Karl Strauss Brewing Company Tower 10 IPA - 7%
The Bruery Mischief Belgian Golden Ale - 8.5%
Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits Black Marlin Porter - 6%
Coronado Brewing Company Orange Ave Wit - 5.2%
Coronado Brewing Company Barrelman's Brown Ale - 6%
North Coast Brewing Co Red Seal Amber Ale - 5.4%