Several years ago on a trip to Vermont, before we knew hazy IPAs, Bhavna and I discovered Conehead. It was an unplanned and pleasant find. We had stocked up on Heady Topper, although we found it underwhelming compared to the hype. We had not yet discovered Sip-o-Sunshine.

Today's lunch is a Griggstown Farm turkey burger which is embedded with caramelised onions.

I am in drinking Blueberry Super Soak by Trillium Brewing Company, a Regional Brewery in Canton. Blueberry Super Soak is an American Wild Ale, with an ABV of 7.1 and IBU of 0. I gave this beer a 3.75 on Untappd’s 5 point rating system.

BREWER’S NOTES

Super Soak: our Soak series amped up with a bigger malt bill, increased ABV, and twice the amount of fruit as Soak. While still sour, the higher ABV in Super Soak serves to moderate the lactic acid formation.

We ferment the base beer with 60% wheat in large oak foeders for several months. Fermentation duties are shared gracefully between our house lactobacillus strain and our Native New England mixed culture. Loosely inspired by the cold-maceration process used in winemaking, we blend fruit directly into the foeders to “soak” for a deep extraction of unique colors, aromatics, and flavors and a refermentation.

Blueberries lend a tart, rich flavor profile, and a deep plum purple hue. The nose teases with aromas of blueberry cobbler, berries, and hints of baking spice. Moderate to heavy acidity is backed up with sweetness from the blueberries and a subtle earthy undertone.

I am in PJ's Pancake House, drinking Present Moment by Tree House Brewing Company. Tree House Brewing Company is a Regional Brewery in Charlton, MA. Present Moment beer style is Pale Ale - American, with an ABV of 5.4% and IBU of 0. I gave Present Moment a 4 on Untappd's 5 point rating system.

Brewer's notes

A new American Pale Ale brewed with buckets (literally) of Southern Hemisphere hops. Moment pours a gorgeous hazy yellow in the glass and gives off aromas of juicy fruit gum, pineapple, and passionfruit. The flavors follows suit with a big punch of young pineapple, grapefruit, and orange rind. We even get a bit of cantaloupe. A vibrant beer from the can, or poured into your favorite tulip… Subsist in the moment!

Tree House Brewing Company brews a vast array of ales. The offerings vary based on the season, our moods, and innovations discovered in the midst of day in and day out brewing. Our artisan brewery knows no bounds and we are driven by an intense curiosity of ingredients and how they blend together to create something special.

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