Home >

He’Brew Death of a Contract Brewer

Serve in Shaker, Tulip


on tap

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 161   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
Share this beer with friends!
Death seems so obvious: the end of life, no mas, kaput. But Humans stand an optimistic animal. Many traditions suggest alternate endings: Resurrection, reincarnation, rebirth, afterlife. Even the atheist view of Eternal Oblivion doesn’t seem quite final, more of a shift in spiritual states of (un)consciousness. As usual, Jewish tradition prescribes… Food. 7 days of family, community, and bagels (beer!), called, Shiva, meaning “7” in Hebrew. The flip side to the 7 days of Creation with the 7th as a holy day of rest. The first meal of Shiva is “the comfort meal.” And the number 7 provides powerful mojo: 7 Jewish wedding blessings, 7 Liberal Arts, 7 Lucky Japanese gods, 7 stars of the Big Dipper, 7 colors of the rainbow, 7 seas, 007 license to kill, 7 dwarves, We are 7 by Wordsworth with a child’s view of death, 7 deadly sins, Best of 7 finals in NBA, NHL, MLB, 7th Inning stretch, #7 on Elway & Tiny Archibald. George Castanza yearned to name his firstborn, “7” as a living tribute to #7 Mickey Mantle. The 7 Award however must go to the immortal George Carlin for 7 Dirty Words, inspired by another hero Lenny Bruce. Coming into 17 years of beer, and Year #1 with our own Brewery, we commemorate this conversion with Death Of A Contract Brewer, our Shmaltz homage to new life – L’Chaim! Jeremy Cowan, proprietor

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
desurfer (1209) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - JUL 9, 2014
Draft at World of Beer Viera. Opaque-bodied with a roasty, slightly sour aroma. Hops in the flavor somewhat overpowered by coffee and chocolate. In this beer, the flavors just don’t meld together well (I’ve enjoyed others of the style). Just average.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
commonshawn (314) - - JUL 5, 2014
Tap at happy gnome. 16oz. Black with light tan head. Aroma is subtle. A little bit of coffee chocolate early notes. Then sweet and slightly hoppy. Had bitterness, but good balance and body. Nice beer with good mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (14290) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 3, 2014
Courtesy of Josh
Dark brown to black color, small brownish head. Interesting aroma, original; mild coffee, dark cookies, light smoke, fire wood. Smooth and dry mouthfeel; a bit too ashy, roasted malt flavor, with hints of fruits. Ashy final.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Braudog (5574) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - JUL 1, 2014
Bottle. The aroma is quite stark ... rich with a muddy, syrupy mash. The beer drinks with a lot going on ... there’s a thick, woody base, almost like they started by boiling tree bark. Then there’s a cacophony of earthy hop, citric hop, and a big chewy and sugary malt backdrop. Lot going on here. Robust to say the least. (#5566, 7/1/2014)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Zymurgeist2 (934) - Redwood City, California, USA - JUN 30, 2014
Moderate high roast and chocolate dominate the nose. Moderate floral hops. Dark brown with red highlights. Light brown head lingers throughout. Creamy with large bubbles and clings down the glass. Medium-full mouthfeel. Moderate roast with the hops playing second fiddle (floral). Moderate high bitterness. Semi-dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thb (671) - Alberta, CANADA - JUN 30, 2014
Dark brown, near black. ample pillowy bubbles. Aroma of roast grains, char, grapefruit, resin. Pretty much black ipa fare to the T. Chewy, toasty malt, bitter, fragrant hops. Above average.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Oakes (12167) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 30, 2014
Hazy reddish-brown. Toasty, slightly woody, citrusy character, strong alcohol, and chocolate. A bit muddled but has basic CDA components.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (2868) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 25, 2014
Bottle - Roasty malts and skunky pine hops. Jet black with a decent brown head. Pine and roast with a nice malty bitterness. Big, bold and nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pfeezor (38) - - JUN 21, 2014
I need 75 characters here?!?! Why?!?! I need 75 characters here?!?! Why?!?! I need 75 characters here?!?! Why?!?!I need 75 characters here?!?! Why?!?!I need 75 characters here?!?! Why?!?! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ernesto987 (3525) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 13, 2014
This brewery, land of the WAY TOO MUCH SWEETNESS and abv. This was a big roast ash bomb adn a strong bitterness in the finish. not much else, a big bad beer.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page    1  2 3 4 » 17

Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50