Most Anticipated Beers for the Copenhagen Beer & Music Celebration 2017

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For those who may be unaware, one of the best beer festivals in the world is coming to the South End this weekend, starting tomorrow evening! That’s right folks, Copenhagen Beer & Music Festival is back in town and we could not be any more excited!

The line up of brewers, both domestic and foreign, is arguably the best we’ve have seen in the area and it blew many people away last year with its diverse assortment of craft beers, meads and fruit wines.

Below is a list of some of the things we’re most excited about (but keep in mind that a lot of them are session specific, with 3 different sessions taking place. Also please note that the list is subject to change and we do not know if these are bottle or draft pours)

Here’s our list:

  • Bottle Logic Brewing: Jam the Radar – Rød SessionBottle Logic is famous for one thing: their stouts. This delicious raspberry stout is a absolutely delish and the berry finish lingers.
  • 3 Floyds: Zombie Dust – All sessions – This heavily hopped, 6.2% pale ale is 3 Floyd’s flagship beer and one that put the famous brewery on the map. If you haven’t had this one, it’s definitely worth checking off your bucketlist
  • Abnormal Beer: M3 – Grøn Session – Abnormal might be a fairly recent addition to the San Diego craft beer scene but they’ve established themselves quickly with some big stouts including M3 which is features Mostra coffe, Ghanian Cacao Nibs, Madagascar Vanilla Beans. It packs a punch even though it clocks in at 14.4%
  • Kane Brewing: Sunday Brunch – Blå Session – This big, luscious 9.2% stout features Rook Coffee, Cinnamon and Maple Syrup and tastes like… you guessed it… brunch! A delicious treat indeed!
  • Other Half Brewing: Green Down to The Socks – All Sessions – Other Half is no stranger to producing a variety (hundreds??!) of different IPAs and this double IPA features a very interesting blend of Motueka, Mosaic, Cascade and experimental South African XJA hops. Expect a nice balance of tropical notes and a bit of bitterness.
  • Omnipollo: Lemonade IPA – All Sessions – This beer is actually contract brewed locally at Dorchester Brewing Company and you might have seen it around town in various stores. This delicious, refreshing IPA is infused with big citrus notes from the lemonade which creates a very refreshing, winning combination!
  • Funky Buddah: Last Buffalo In The Park – Grøn Session – Coming in at 11.5%, this imperial stout is absolutely delicious! They took their popular Last Snow porter and gave it some extra loving in the form of coconut and fresh roasted coffee before aging it in Bourbon barrels for months to accentuate the vanilla and coconut notes. Luscious, sweet and oh so tasty!
  • The Veil: Never Never Aloha Aloha – All Sessions – This Hawaii Punch-inspired gose features red alaea sea salt is conditioned on hundreds of gallons of pineapple, mango, passion fruit, blood orange, Guava, and cherry purée. And guess what? It’s tasty as hell!
  • Jester King: Montmorency vs Balaton – Grøn Session – This is one of Texas’ finest wild ales, one that showcases two different kinds of Michigan cherries. Incredibly balanced and oh-so delicious, this is definitely one tasty beer that you cannot pass up on if you’re at the Grøn session.
  • Angry Chair: Imperial German Chocolate Coffee Cupcake Stout – Blå SessionThis 10.5% imperial stout with cacao, coconut, coffee and vanilla beans is one of the most anticipated beers of the festival. These guys never disappoint with their dessert-inspired stouts.
  • Bullfrog Brewery: Le Roar Grrrz Kriek – Rød Sessio – An interesting on the popular, Belgian Kriek style, but from a brewery out in Pennsylvania. This tasty beer is rested on cherries and refermented with Belgian candi sugar making it balanced and well worth the detour.

Keep in mind that the above barely scratches the surface of all the great beers available at this fest and is by no means totally inclusive. There will definitely be some surprises being poured, too! As someone who is lucky enough to attend the vast majority of fests in the area, take some advice from me: if you go to one festival this year, you definitely can’t go wrong with Copenhagen. Fantastic beer and mead that you cannot get easily, if at all, in the Boston area or even in New England. Add music from well-known bands and tons of great food options, as well as being outdoors and easily accessible to public transportation and you know this is not one to miss!

Grab your tickets to any of the 3 sessions on September 22nd and 23rd now before they sell out at http://copenhagenbeerfest.com and we will see you there!

Tap Highlights 9/15/17

Tap Highlights

(Note that this list is accurate based on online tap lists provided by the respective establishment.  You should always call ahead to confirm a particular beer is still available before making a special trip!)

  • Branch Line (Watertown): Transient – Buckley (Imperial Stout)
  • Brewer’s Fork (Boston): Exhibit ‘A’ – Goody Two Shoes (Kolsch)
  • Brewer’s Tap & Table (Waltham): Deciduous – Flash  (Berliner)
  • Five Horses Tavern (Boston:) Lawson’s Brewing Company – Super Session #8 (IPA)
  • Ginger Man (Boston): Grimm – Double Negative (Imperial Stout)
  • Lulu’s (Allston): Maine Beer Company – Lunch (IPA)
  • Publick House (Brookline): Trillium – DDH Sleeper (IPA)
  • Tip Tap Room (Boston): Cascade – Bourbonic Plague (AWA)

Have a great weekend everyone!  Feel free to share your highs and lows out there.

-Dana

Tap Highlights 9/8/17

Tap Highlights

(Note that this list is accurate based on online tap lists provided by the respective establishment.  You should always call ahead to confirm a particular beer is still available before making a special trip!)

  • Branch Line (Watertown): Transient – Buckley (Imperial Stout)
  • Brewer’s Fork (Boston): Alesmtih – Thai Speedway Stout (Imperial Stout)
  • Brewer’s Tap & Table (Waltham): Deciduous – Blade  (IPA)
  • Five Horses Tavern (Boston:) Exhibit ‘A’ – The Cat’s Meow (IPA)
  • Ginger Man (Boston): Grimm – Double Negative (Imperial Stout)
  • Joshua Tree (Somerville): Firestone Walker – 20th (XX) Anniversary (Strong Ale)
  • Lulu’s (Allston): Founders – KBS (Imperial Stout)
  • Publick House (Brookline): Lawson’s – SS #8 (IPA)
  • Tip Tap Room (Boston): Dieu du Ciel – Peche Mortel (Imperial Stout)

Have a great weekend everyone!  Feel free to share your highs and lows out there.

-Dana

Tap Highlights 9/1/17

Tap Highlights

(Note that this list is accurate based on online tap lists provided by the respective establishment.  You should always call ahead to confirm a particular beer is still available before making a special trip!)

  • Branch Line (Watertown): J. Wakefield/Ocelot – Here Kitty Kitty (Imperial Stout)
  • Brewer’s Fork (Boston): Bruery – Sans Pagaie (AWA)
  • Brewer’s Tap & Table (Waltham): Deciduous – Little  (IPA)
  • Five Horses Tavern (Boston:) Lawson’s – Sip of Sunshine (IPA)
  • Ginger Man (Boston): Epic – Double Barrel Big Bad Baptist Imperial Stout)
  • Joshua Tree (Somerville): Firestone Walker – 20th (XX) Anniversary (Strong Ale)
  • Lulu’s (Allston): Maine Beer Co – Lunch (IPA)
  • Publick House (Brookline): Lawson’s – SS #8 (IPA)
  • Row 34 (Boston): Prairie – Birthday Bomb! (Imperial Stout)
  • Tip Tap Room (Boston): Dieu du Ciel – Peche Mortel (Imperial Stout)

Have a great weekend everyone!  Feel free to share your highs and lows out there.

-Dana

Tap Highlights 8/25/17

Tap Highlights

(Note that this list is accurate based on online tap lists provided by the respective establishment.  You should always call ahead to confirm a particular beer is still available before making a special trip!)

  • Branch Line (Watertown): J. Wakefield/Finback – Smooth Beats (IPA)
  • Brewer’s Fork (Boston): Exhibit ‘A’ – The Cat’s Meow (IPA)
  • Brewer’s Tap & Table (Waltham): Transient – Only I Didn’t Say Fudge (Imperial Milk Stout)
  • Five Horses Tavern (Boston:) Lawson’s – SS #8 (IPA)
  • Ginger Man (Boston): Epic– Double Barrel Big Bad Baptist Imperial Stout)
  • Joshua Tree (Somerville): Firestone Walker – 20th (XX) Anniversary (Strong Ale)
  • Lulu’s (Allston): Founders – KBS (Imperial Stout)
  • Publick House (Brookline): Trillium/Stillwater – Trillwater (Gose)
  • Row 34 (Boston): Nightshift – Harborside (Gose)
  • Tip Tap Room (Boston): Cascade – Apricot (AWA)

Have a great weekend everyone!  Feel free to share your highs and lows out there.

-Dana

Tap Highlights 8/11/17

Tap Highlights

(Note that this list is accurate based on online tap lists provided by the respective establishment.  You should always call ahead to confirm a particular beer is still available before making a special trip!)

  • Branch Line (Watertown): Deciduous – Gleam (Berliner)
  • Brewer’s Coalition (Newton): Fiddlehead – Fiddlehead IPA (IPA)
  • Brewer’s Fork (Boston): Evil Twin/Westbrook – Imperial Mexican Biscotti Break (Imperial Stout)
  • Brewer’s Tap & Table (Waltham): Transient – Only I Didn’t Say Fudge (Imperial Milk Stout)
  • Five Horses Tavern (Boston:) Lawson’s – Sip of Sunshine (DIPA)
  • Ginger Man (Boston): Exhibit ‘A’ – Hair Raiser (DIPA)
  • Joshua Tree (Somerville): Firestone Walker – 20th (XX) Anniversary (Strong Ale)
  • Lulu’s (Allston): Founders – KBS (Imperial Stout)
  • Publick House (Brookline): Maine Beer Co – Lunch (IPA)
  • Row 34 (Boston): Alesmith – Thai Speedway Stout (Imperial Stout)
  • Tip Tap Room (Boston): Mikkeller – Hop Geek Breakfast (Cascadian Dark Ale)

Tap Highlights 7/27/17

Tap Highlights

(Note that this list is accurate based on online tap lists provided by the respective establishment.  You should always call ahead to confirm a particular beer is still available before making a special trip!)

  • Bison County (Waltham): Firestone Walker – Bretta Rosé (Wild Ale)
  • Branch Line (Watertown): Deciduous/Idle Hands – Hinge (India Pale Zwickelbier)
  • Brewer’s Coalition (Newton): Fiddlehead – Fiddlehead IPA (IPA)
  • Brewer’s Fork (Boston): Finback/Jack’s Abby – Spill the Tea (IPL)
  • Brewer’s Tap & Table (Waltham): SingleCut – DDH Softly Spoken Magic Spells (DIPA)
  • British Beer Company (Framingham): Singlecut– 日本から来たネコ (Session IPA)
  • Five Horses Tavern (Boston:) Trillium – Secret Stairs (Stout)
  • Five Horses Tavern (Somerville): Maine Beer Company – Lunch (IPA)
  • Foundry on Elm (Somerville): Finback/Jack’s Abby – Spill the Tea (IPL)
  • Gather (Boston): Burkey Oak – Dankscape (Pale Ale)
  • Ginger Man (Boston): Grimm – Cloudbusting (DIPA)
  • Joshua Tree (Somerville): Firestone Walker – 20th (XX) Anniversary (Strong Ale)
  • Lulu’s (Allston): Grimm – Awoogah (IPA)
  • Meadhall (Cambridge): Zero Gravity Brewing. – Conehead (IPA)
  • Publick House (Brookline): Trillium – Mettle (DIPA)
  • Redbones BBQ (Somerville): Allagash – Uncommon Crow (Wild Ale)
  • Renegades Pub (Boston): Finback – Buddy System (DIPA)
  • Row 34 (Boston): Exhibit A – Leitmotif: Opus 5 (Sour Ale)
  • Tip Tap Room (Boston): Cascade – Noyaux (Sour Ale)

Feel free to share any highs and lows that you all find!

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