Karmic Daaru Company: Citrus Suraj

Karmic Daaru Company: Citrus Suraj

Hops: Idaho-7, Calypso, Lemondrop

ABV: 8.0%

IBU: N/A

Availability: Rotating

@untappd says: 3.89/5

What better to see through the Windowsill than a nice citrusy sun?

Karmic Daaru Company was founded in 2016 by Wallingford, Connecticut’s Ravi Patel, who started the company while he was still in school. Although Karmic Daaru has been very successful in its early going, Patel doesn’t see it as his long-term plan. I really hope he keeps Karmic Daaru running, because his beers are delicious, and I need them for my Windowsill!

The Citrus Suraj (meaning sun) is just the second beer Ravi has brewed and distributed under the Karmic Daaru banner. It’s a really solid dry-hopped Double IPA made with a blend of Idaho-7, Calypso and Lemondrop hops. Really bright, tropical and tasty. Karmic Daaru is 2-for-2 so far, as far as I’m concerned. Shout out to Doug Fortin for the Citrus Suraj label work. He also did the artwork for their first beer, the Space Komet Sitra. So good!

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BAD SONS Beer Company: Lupefied

BAD SONS Beer Co.: Lupefied

Wet Hop: Ctz, Centennial, Citra, Simcoe

Dry Hop: Lupulin powder from Mosaic, Simcoe, and Citra

ABV: 8.8%

IBU: 86

Availability: Rotating

@untappd says: 3.66/5

Don’t get Funkdafied or Stupified right now. It’s time to get Lupefied on the Windowsill!

Have you guys gotten your butts down to Derby, Connecticut to visit BAD SONS Beer Company yet? If not, this Saturday might be a good day to right that wrong. They’re throwing a St. Patty’s Day Cask & Nitro party. There will be limited release beers on hand, like Nitro Stout, Cask Stout, Cask Bock, Nitro Brown and Scotch Ale. Those delectable treats will only be available on St. Patty’s day, so head down there! It lasts from noon until 10PM!

If you do go, make sure you pick up a 4-pack of today’s Windowsill brew, the Lupefied. It’s an Imperial/Double IPA loaded with a sick amount of hops. Head brewer Mark daSilva stuffed as much CTZ, Centennial, Citra and Simcoe hops as he could into this beer. However, it’s in the dry hop where this DIPA really gets its oomph, with added lupulin powder from Mosaic, Simcoe and Citra hops as well! The Lupefied is hoppy, fruity, tart and really quite good. Plus… BAD SONS’ can art is on point as always.

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Oliver Brewing Company (with Stillwater Artisanal): Whipped 2.0

Oliver Brewing Company with Stillwater Artisanal: Whipped 2.0

Hops: Citra, Simcoe

ABV: 8.0%

IBU: N/A

Availability: Limited

@untapped says: 3.91/5

Are you ready to watch the Windowsill whip? Great! There will be no nae naes, though.

Maryland’s Oliver Brewing Company and Stillwater Artisanal—a gypsy brewery based in Brooklyn, NY—have collaborated on many beers. Although Oliver started in 1993, and Stillwater is just a baby (2010), the two seem to work really well together. This is the first time I’ve had the pleasure of hosting one of them on my Windowsill, but it won’t be the last.

The Whipped 2.0 was a really interesting choice for my first from this team. It’s a double IPA brewed with over 500 lbs of pureed mangos, flaked oats, lactose (for mouthfeel) and vanilla beans. The hop profile is actually really nice, too. 130 lbs of Citra and Simcoe hops are used to give it a nice, juicy, tropical deliciousness. Top top it all off, it’s a Nitro beer! This brew combines everything, from aroma to flavor to mouthfeel. Superb effort!

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Beers on Window Sills Goes to Trillium: Two Hundred Thousand Trillion

Trillium Beer Company and Other Half Brewing's Two Hundred Thousand Trillion

I hope you’ve all enjoyed reading about my prosperous pilgrimage to Boston’s Trillium Brewing Company. First, there was my serendipitous sojourn to Trillium’s Fort Point retail location, which ended up being only a 12-minute walk from my hotel. Next, I told you about my auspicious adventure at the Trillium Garden on the Green, which I accidentally stumbled upon while trying to get home after a rainy walk. Today, we have the final installment of the Beers on Window Sills Goes to Trillium series; the story of how I got my hands on 12 cans of Two Hundred Thousand Trillion. Continue reading “Beers on Window Sills Goes to Trillium: Two Hundred Thousand Trillion”