Tree House Brewing Company: Doubleganger

Tree House Brewing Company: DoubleGanger

Hops: Mosaic, Amarillo

ABV: 8.2%

IBU: N/A

Availability: Rotating

@untappd says: 4.64/5

It’s always fun to have a lookalike on the sill!

A few weeks ago, my wife and I took a trip to Boston. On the way home, we hit up Trillium Brewing Company and Tree House Brewing Company—two of the best breweries in New England. The new facilities at the latter are some of the most beautiful in the industry. Although we had to wait in line for about 90 minutes, I came home with more beer than I could carry, and with a big ol’ dent in my wallet. Completely worth it!

According to Tree House, the Doubleganger was conceived with the intent to push the concept of their Doppelganger, which we’ve had on the Windowsill before—to its limits. They increased the kettle and dry hopping rates, while keeping the base the same. The Doubleganger delicious, with notes of mango, citrus and tropical fruit. Very hoppy, but really well-balanced. Amazing!

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Tree House Brewing Company: Super Typhoon

Tree House Brewing Company: Super Typhoon

Hops: Citra, Simcoe

ABV: 7.7%

IBU: N/A

Availability: Rotating

@untappd says: 4.44/5

There’s a storm brewing on the Windowsill today!

Like any good brewery worth its salt, Tree House Brewing Company is always innovating on its recipes. The Super Typhoon—one of the highlights of the available beers when I visited the brewery—is a hopped up version (pun intended) of another great Tree House beer, the Hurricane. I haven’t had the hurricane, but if it’s half as good as the Super Typhoon, I’m sure it’s great too.

The Super Typhoon takes the Citra and Simcoe hop bill from the Hurricane and kicks it up a couple of notches. The resulting beer was well worth the 90-minute wait in line. The tropical and passion fruit flavors blend really well with a creamy body to create a pretty fantastic experience. It’ll hit your throat like a great big storm of aromas and flavors, too. I loved it!

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Tree House Brewing Company: Expressionism

Tree House Brewing Company: Expressionism

ABV: 9.3%

IBU: N/A

Availability: Rotating

@untappd says: 4.23/5

Today’s brew truly is a work of art!

I’m a big fan of expressionist art. The style is defined as one in which the artist seeks to “express emotional experience rather than impressions of the external words.” Think of ‘The Scream’ by Edvard Munch. Expressionism might not be for everyone, but I love it. It would seem that the folks at Tree House Brewing Company do too, because they use it to name their incredibly kickass new brew.

The Expressionism is an imperial stout brewed with chocolate, roasted and brown malts. It’s actually the second installment of a new line of dark beers being put out this fall and winter by Nate and the Tree House Crew. That malt backbone is serious, but doesn’t overpower the notes of cocoa powder, dark candy sugar, caramel and dark fruit. I really loved this. Perfect brew for Stout Season.

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Tree House Brewing Company: Miles To Go Before I Sleep

Tree House Brewing Company: Miles To Go Before I Sleep

ABV: 9.1%

IBU: N/A

Availability: Limited

@untappd says: 4.56/5

We’re definitely not sleeping on the Windowsill today!

Robert Frost (1874-1963) was one America’s greatest poets. In 1922, after spending all night writing a poem named ‘New Hampshire,’ he took a few moments and wrote one of his most famous works of all time. That poem, ‘Stopping by Woods on A Snowy Evening,’ is about a traveler who stops to admire the snow while making his way through the woods. It contains this famous stanza: “The woods are lovely, dark and deep / But I have promises to keep / And miles to go before I sleep / And miles to go before I sleep.” Appropriate for Stout Season, I think!

Like those woods in the poem, the Miles To Go Before I Sleep is oh so lovely with its dark, deep color. It’s brewed with lots of roasted malts, lactose, peanut butter and chocolate. It’s robust, sweet and malty—one of the best stouts I have ever had. Tree House Brewing Company’s Nate Lanier says he brewed this imperial milk stout for his wife, Lauren, because she loves peanut butter cups, and he loves her, and “she deserves the world.” What a guy! I want their marriage to last forever, because everything he brews in her honor is incredibly delicious!

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Tree House Brewing Company: Lights On

Tree House Brewing Company: Lights On

ABV: 5.6%

IBU: N/A

Availability: Rotating

@untappd says: 4.26/5

There’s something comforting about seeing a light on the Windowsill when you come home.

Lights On was brewed for a very special reason. Before moving to their current gigantic facility in Charlton, Tree House Brewing Company were based at a 10,000 square foot brewhouse in Monson. The Lights On was brewed to celebrate the opening of that Monson location. Prior to that, Nate Lanier was brewing in a 550-square-foot garage. With Lights On, they wanted a beer that represented everything Tree House was, is, and will be. They did a great job.

This beer definitely turned my lights on. From the beautiful can art designed by @keever, to the improbably even more beautiful color, this American Pale Ale is a real eye catcher. All that haze hints at the hoppy nature of the brew, and it doesn’t disappoint the nose or the tongue. Tropical, citrusy, delicious juicy goodness. Loved this brew! Truly enlightening.

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Tree House Brewing Company: In Perpetuity

Tree House Brewing Company: In Perpetuity

Hops: Citra, Nelson

ABV: 6.7%

IBU: N/A

Availability: Rotating

@untappd says: 4.43/5

I hereby promise to love Tree House Brewing Company… in perpetuity.

It’s awesome when a beer has a great backstory, and In Perpetuity has one that comes from a place of love. On the eve of his one-year anniversary, head brewer Nate Lanier, brewed a beer for his wife Lauren (aka Tree House L-Dog). He wanted it to represent “foreverness—in love, passion and regardless of circumstance.”

So, is this brew a good sign for the future of their union? If the marriage of Citra and Nelson hops has anything to say about it, YES! I loved the In Perpetuity. It’s hazy, bright and tropical, with lots of strong citrus flavors in the backbone. So delicious, it made me want to say “I do.”

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Tree House Brewing Company: Present Moment

Tree House Brewing Company: Present Moment

ABV: 5.4%

IBU: N/A

Availability: Rotating

@untappd says: 4.14/5

Don’t live in the past, don’t live in the future. The Present Moment is just right!

Sorry. Had to get deep in the intro this morning. Sometimes I need a reminder that I can’t get too far ahead of myself and, conversely, nobody should ever dwell on the past. What better way to remind myself of that, and get back to posting, than with one of the better pale ales I’ve had in quite some time?

The Present Moment was, simply stated, the right beer at the right time for me… the right time being any time I want something tasty! Tons of Australian hops in this Tree House Brewing Company delight—sadly, I don’t know which specifically—and the flavors include some passionfruit, pineapple and plenty of citrusy goodness. Very hoppy. Very delicious. Perfect for right now.

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Trillium Brewing Company: Raspberry Lineage Wheat American Wild Saison

Trillium Brewing Company: Raspberry Lineage Wheat American Wild Saison

Hops: US Goldings

Malts: Pilsner, Valley Wheat, Flaked Wheat

Special Ingredients: Raspberries

ABV: 7.4%

IBU: N/A

Availability: Limited

@untapp says: 4.21/5

It’s Trillium time on the sill again!

Every September, my beautiful wife, Jeannie, goes to Boston for an email marketing conference. For her, that means long days of fun email marketing sessions. For me? It means I get to go to Trillium Brewing Company! Oh, and enjoy the lovely Boston nights with my babe, too of course. This trip, we stopped by the Trillium location at Fort Point… and maybe at another brewery we’ll talk about later in the week. Hint: It’s Tree House!

The Raspberry Lineage Wheat Trillium’s latest member of their Wild Saison series. It features a heaping helping of local MA wheat, and it is gracefully aged on raspberries. It’s tart and funky, with flavors of raspberry, blackberry and some lemon peel for good measure. Very light, very crisp. I was a big fan, for sure.

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Evil Twin Brewing: Every Day, Once A Day, Give Yourself An IPA

Evil Twin Brewing: Every Day, Once A Day, Give Yourself an IPA

Special Ingredients: Lactose, Vanilla

ABV: 9.0%

IBU: 75

Availability: Rotating

@untappd says: 4.01/5

I don’t know about every day, but there’s an IPA on the Windowsill today!

In case you don’t know, Evil Twin Brewing’s head brewer, Jeppe Jarnit-Bjergsø, is a huge fan of Twin Peaks. When the beloved series came back on Showtime in 2017, the Danish beer maker put out nine different beers with names inspired by random lines from the show. Nine! Sadly, I’ve never seen any episodes of the series—old or new—but I have had one of those beers. In case you’re wondering, the actual quote is “Every day, once a day, give yourself a present.”

My present to myself was this beer. More accurately, the beer was a present from @itsmebmd1085. It’s definitely one of the better gift beers I’ve ever gotten. It’s a milkshake IPA—meaning it’s brewed with lactose—with a vanilla added during the brewing process. Great mouthfeel, awesome hoppyness and that vanilla kick was a nice little extra dose of sweet. Give yourself one of these ASAP!

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Mikkeller Brewing San Diego: Misty Elliott

Mikkeller Brewing San Diego: Misty Elliott

ABV: 10.5%

IBU: N/A

Availability: Limited

@untappd says: 3.96/5

Let’s get supa dupa fly on the Windowsill today!

I’d like to get to know ya so I can show ya… a little bit about the great Missy “Misdemeanor” Elliott. The Virginia native overcame a very tough upbringing to become a true pioneer in the hip hop game for women. You must know her hits, like “The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly),” “Work It,” “Get Ur Freak On,” “One Minute Man,” and many others. Now, the First Lady of Hip-Hop (sorry to all the pretenders to the throne, new and old) is commemorated on a beer from Mikkeller Brewing San Diego, and I was excited to try it!

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While Missy Elliot couldn’t stand the rain against her window, I really enjoyed having the Misty Elliott on my sill. Supa dupa juicy. Supa dupa hazy. Supa dupa strong with that ABV. For me, though, it was supa dupa smooth for a triple IPA. Not sure what hops, but whatever the recipe, I really enjoyed it. There’s also that label art from Keith Shore, perfectly “Mikkellerizing” the Queen in her inflated purple suit. Don’t put this beer down. Instead, you should flip the Misty Elliott and reverse it into your mouth hole. Cheers!

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