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406. Stillwater Artisanal Bronze Age

Stillwater Bronze AgeThis beer was in the back of my beer fridge for months and I finally decided to open it. Being a small bottle I knew it would not be the only beer of the evening but it would be a good start.

This beer is a murky orange color with plenty of extra stuff floating in the bottle of the bottle, you can see some of that in the photo. Head is huge white with large bubbles and slowly dissipates into a thin trace around the top. Aroma has plenty of funk and a bit of spice.

Taste is solid for a saison but nothing very exciting, flavorful and easy to drink but there are better saisons out there. I enjoyed this beer but doubt I would go back for another bottle. 
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Cons: 
Alcohol Content: 6.0% ABV
Calories: ???
IBU (Bitterness): ??
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Brewers Website: Stillwater Artisanal
Brewers Description: A classic Belgian farmhouse ale brewed with estate grown barley & raw spelt. Crafted at one of Belgium’s most self sustaining farmhouse breweries.

280. Stillwater / Mikkeller Two Gypsies Our Side

Somehow in the middle of all this Vermont beer I ended up sharing this bottle with my brother in law. The story behing this one is interesting (see brewer’s description below). Both Brian from Stillwater and Mikkel from Mikkeller are gypsy brewers. They do not have a brewery of their own and produce beer by visiting other breweries and doing collaborations. An interesting concept and it makes for some fun beers.

This one is a saison with a great cloudy orange color with a thick white head that left a 2 inch cap on the beer the entire time I was drinking it. Aroma is of spice and grass kind of a Belgian smell. Taste has a distinct yeast flavor to start with some hops in the middle but nothing that stands out and finishes a bit funky. This one seemed to improve as it warmed slightly so if you happen to pick up a bottle of this and don’t like it right out of the fridge give it a few minutes and come back to it, you might be surprised.
Pros: Appearance, head
Cons:
Alcohol Content: 7.5% ABV
Calories: ???
IBU (Bitterness): ??
Rating: ★★★☆☆
Brewers Website: Stillwater Ales
Brewers Description: Mikkel and Brian are two of the world’s most unconventional brewers. By designing beers at various breweries around the globe, they have found the freedom to experiment and innovate, resulting in unique beers that often blur the lines of definition. After having met at a festival in Bodegraven, NL the two realized that their first creations both were called Stateside. It was then an obvious decision to make the two recipes into a new product, packed full of piney, resinous hops, and backed by the esters of a farmhouse yeast strain.