Review – Scru Wit from Stone Brewing

I must say, that I get more excited by Stone releases that are missing hops.  It is out of their wheelhouse and the chances of something exciting happening are heightened.  Like seeing an actor in a comedy that usually does drama.  (Crowe in The Nice Guys, see it.) So I was anticipating cracking open the media bottle that I received from Stone of the junior high school named Scru Wit.
This Stone Spotlight is imperial for sure. And very well spiced.  It is primarily Wit to me followed by Sahti and Gruit. I like the creativity of it. I would like to see it in a lighter ABV version as well where some of the spices could pop even more because this is a little too cheek warming. Balance is there but this is still a heavy beer. The spice really sticks with you and the malt bill is heavy. Sense a trend? Heavy.

Review – Fu ManBrew from Monday Night Brewing


Out of the blue, I was e-mailed by Monday Night Brewing and now I have the great pleasure of sampling three of their beers.  First up is a ginger spiced wit bier.  (A reminder: any beer I review, no matter how much I pay for it, gets the same treatment)


Pours a dark yellow or light orange depending on the light. Loads of bubbles here. Aroma is full on ginger. The taste starts with the ginger but you also get a bit of spice, clove I think and a bit of hefe notes. Maybe not a true wit but surprisingly good.

Here is the description of Fu from the Monday Night website, “A bright, spicy Belgian-style wit. An effervescent, easy-drinking wheat beer, brewed with Belgian yeast, German hops, and a whisper of ginger from the Far East. This mustachio’d Belgian-style wit believes that good beer defies borders. The name Fu Manbrew was crowdsourced with some help from our friends at Scoutmob. They call the mustache a “Flavor Savor” for a reason.”