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541. The Bruery Sour in the Rye

Bruery Sour in the RyePicked this beer up on a recent trip to Vermont as it is not distributed in Maine. I have not had much from The Bruery but heard good things about this one so figured I would give it a shot.

Appearance is a nice cloudy orange with a thin white head. Aroma is sour lemons and apple, not very funky which for some reason I thought it would be. Taste follows with a very tart lemon / apple to start and finishes with a nice rye sweetness.

This beer did not disappoint and was perfect as an afternoon sipper. 
Flavorful and tart
Alcohol Content: 8.7% ABV
Calories: ???
IBU (Bitterness):
Brewers Website: 
Brewers Description: We brewed this ale with around 40% rye as a base malt and let our sour yeast and bacteria eat away at it in oak barrels for over a year creating a sour ale with a complex character of rye spice, oak and a subtle funk.

398. The Bruery Gunga Galunga

The Bruery Gunga GalungaI grabbed this one as part of a trade. I had no idea what the beer was when I grabbed it but saw The Bruery and thought I would give it a try. Had I known it was a beer with Thai influence, lime leaves and galanga root I probably would have reconsidered. If you happen across a bottle of this beer be careful when you open it as it was a gusher.

This beer is black with a huge tan head. Massive bubbles in the head (see photo below). Lots of aroma here but most of it I do not recognize, a bit of lime and some brett. Taste is like nothing I have ever had but not in a good way. I expected to get some brett taste and did not. It did have plenty of lime, spice and maybe a bit of chocolate. If that sounds like an odd combination it is and did not work well together. I let the beer warm and it didn’t matter. Finished the first glass and the rest was a drain pour.
Pros: Appearance
Cons: Very odd combo or flavors
Alcohol Content: 7.7% ABV
Calories: ???
IBU (Bitterness): 25
Brewers Website: The Bruery
Brewers Description: Gunga Galunga is a black beer with Thai influence. Brewed with 100% brettanomyces, kaffir lime leaves and galanga root (also known as Thai ginger, but it’s not too ginger-like). This smooth, dry and roasty beer has clear notes of fresh citrus, crushed herbs and will compliment a spicy curry beautifully.