Lasell College graduates and rugby enthusiasts Trevor Bonnette and Jesse O’Bryan bonded over beer. New Hampshire residents discovered Trillium Brewing Co. in Boston and Tree House Brewing Co. in Charlton, Massachusetts, which inspired them to homebrew. They were skeptical about turning a part-time passion into a full-time job. Bonnette, 25, worked as a legal assistant, while O’Bryan, 27, had his heart set on teaching. They launched Branch and Blade Brewing anyway in January 2018 in Keene, New Hampshire, named after the image of an eagle grasping an olive branch, with arrows in its talons, on the back of a dollar bill. They released their first Branch and Blade beer three months later. Today, Peaks & Pints presents a mini to-go flight of Branch and Blade beer — a flight we’re calling Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Branch and Blade Brewing Beer Flight.
Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Branch and Blade Brewing Beer Flight
Branch and Blade Double Sinner With Marshmallow
Modeled after years of drinking New England hazy IPAs, and two years of experimental batches, the Branch and Blade owners finally honed-in their flagship hazy IPA, Born Sinner. Drawing inspiration from the Seven Deadly Sins Series, this New England style IPA is soft, thick, juicy, crushable, and hit the nose with earthy orange juice. The earthy-citrus hop levels continue in the flavor finishing sweet and fruity with a subtle dry earth taste compliment. Double Sinner is Born Sinner with more umph. They added marshmallow for a creamsicle vibe to balance the bitter finish.
Branch and Blade Dark Adaptation
This imperial stout contains an amalgam of delicious flavors including dark chocolate from cacao nibs, fluffy marshmallow, toasted coconut, and pecan. To top it all off, they dosed it with the incredible Vanuatu vanilla bean to accentuate the flavors of the marshmallow and dark chocolate.