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The Civil Life Brewing Company’s Vienna Lager Beer Reviews by

The Vienna Lager from Civil Life Brewing Co. in St. Louis, Mo., is as authentic as you can get outside of Austria.

Blackberry Farm Brewery’s Boundary Tree Beer Reviews by

If you’re looking for a near perfect example of the style, hunt this Saison down or run through the rest of Blackberry Farm’s portfolio, which is loaded with similar beers and other Belgian-influenced offerings.

Walking Tree Brewery’s Red Wine Barrel-Aged Barnacled Manatee 2017 Beer Reviews by

Beginning with the Walking Tree’s Barleywine from the year prior, the 2017 barrel-aged edition of Barnacled Manatee spent eight months in French oak red wine barrels from Napa.

Birrificio Ex Fabrica’s Oro Nero Beer Reviews by

Oro Nero is quite drinkable for a slightly bigger beer; the dryness sets in but the flavors don’t fade as quickly as they do in other beers.

Banded Horn Brewing Company’s Greenwarden Beer Reviews by

Made with fresh-cut spruce tips, Banded Horn’s Greenwarden is by far one of the most drinkable versions of a spruce beer, and very much worth the hunt.

War Horse Brewing Company’s The Big Broadcast Beer Reviews by

The Big Broadcast’s bitterness is at a perfect level to let the hop flavor shine while still keeping this brew in balance for the style.

Hop Butcher For The World’s They Who Bear Honey Beer Reviews by

This dry-hopped Pale Ale is all about nuances, and that’s something that makes it so much more inviting.

Indeed Brewing Company’s Lucy Session Sour Beer Reviews by

Impressive all around, this is the kind of sour you want to have in your fridge at all times.

Wild Heaven Beer’s Ode To Mercy “Nitrode” Beer Reviews by

The nitro works well in Ode to Mercy—just enough to enhance the mouthfeel without tempering the toasted malt flavor or the bitterness and roastiness of the coffee.

Funky Buddha Brewery’s Barrel-Aged Last Buffalo In The Park Beer Reviews by

An Imperial take on Funky Buddha’s Last Snow, a Porter that’s brewed with coconut and coffee, Last Buffalo has a warming alcohol hitting 11.5 percent alcohol by volume and a lush, full-bodied mouthfeel you’d find in a souped-up adult coffee drink.