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Big Elm Gerry Dog

Big Elm Gerry Dog

Happy New Year. Sorry I have not posted many beer reviews. I do not know how Lost keeps the pace or reviews up! Thankfully Lost still lets me contribute when I can. Tonight’s beer is Gerry Dog Stout from Big Elm Brewing which I am enjoying in my new CraftGeer pint glass. I had not heard of Big Elm Brewing until a fortuitous first visit to the Craft Beer Cellar in Newton MA.

Big Elm Gerry Dog

The Gerry Dog Stout comes in an attractive white can detailed with purple and black. The stout pours a dark that no light passes through. On this pour I got a 1 finger thick coffee ice cream colored head. The head dissipates pretty quickly leaving only an off white ring where the beer touches the glass. On the nose I get mostly roasted maltiness with a hint of liquorish and dark fruit (plum). On the first sip I taste malt, toffee, and a little more dark fruit with a hint of chocolate that is balanced by subtle hops. I also get some dryness that leaves me wanting more. The beer is on the thinner side with a short finish and not overly complex but it is very drinkable. The Gerry Dog Stout clocks in at 6.5% abv and works great for a cold night like tonight in Massaschusetts.

-Greg

Big Elm Gerry Dog

Newburyport Green Head IPA

Newburyport Green Head IPA

I hope everyone had a great weekend celebrating the 4th of July. I had a couple of extra days off so I took the time to write up a review for Lost. Today’s brew is Green Head IPA from Newburyport Brewing Co. Located on the North Shore of Massachusetts, Newburyport Brewing Company is a small can only brewery. My coworker gave me this six pack since Newburyport’s area of distribution is still pretty small.

Newburyport Green Head IPA

Newburyport Green Head IPA

The Green Head pours with a crazy large white head that hung around for a good 5 minutes. I will have to be more careful when I pour the next one. Lots of hops on the nose and I get a hint of what I think is mango. The color is a hazy dark orange and the head leaves a heavy lacing on the glass. The first sip is very smooth with bitterness all the way through. I get a little bit of orange flavor and more maltiness near the end. The Green Head has a very soft mouth feel and a long finish. This is a great example of a West Coast style IPA. I am really enjoying this beer and at 7.2% abv, the alcohol is well hidden. Fun fact: a guitar pick is included with every six pack of Newburyport’s beer. If the Green Head is typical of the rest of Newburyport’s beers then I am going to have to seek them out.

-Greg

Newburyport Green Head IPA