On tap at Plank Pizza, crisply smooth citrus-juiced Sam Calagione (of Dogfish Head) tributary retains centrist appeal while remaining stiff enuff for avid hop-heads to enjoy. Throughout, lingered lupulin oiling contrasts crystal pale malt sweetness. Juniper-nipped pine resin politely embitters lemony grapefruit, pineapple and orange tang plus dusty herbal residue.
Bustling carrot cake-inspired porter (in collab with Bolero Snort) goes way beyond rarefied hybridized style. Creamy dark chocolate syruping adds bittersweet crescendo to carrot-sugared walnut flouring. Ancillary Sambuca, Kahlua, creme brulee, Turkish coffee, cinnamon bark and vanilla illusions as well as cherry-pureed dried fruiting climb aboard in the midst above lactic milk-sugared oats base.
“Simpler version of golden coffee cream ale” finished with espresso-roasted blend of Sumatran, Columbian and Ethipian coffee beans picks up sharp cinnamon, allspice, ginger, cardamom and mace spicing as well as brisk orange zest. Ancillary cappuccino, caramel latte, vanilla latte and maple-syruped French Toast illusions abound. Carton’s Regular Coffee base – utilized previously for fabulous offshoots like Irish Coffee, Kaffee and Kuchen and Café Corretto – proves magnanimous again.
On tap at Beef Trust, Carton’s highly exulted Regular Coffee Imperial Cream Ale gets soaked on Irish wood and given a peppermint twist. Creamy milk-sugared coffee frontage picks up sweet vanilla-chocolate tones, wispy green creme de menthe freshener and distant cappuccino, caramel latte and espresso macchiato snips. A richly fulfilling dessert treat.
On tap at Poor Henry’s, dry fruit-pureed pale ale with sharp New England IPA-styled hop profile retains lightly creamed caramel malting. Lemony grapefruit bittering receives mild phenol astringency. In the recess, candied orange, pineapple and peach illusions reside.
On tap at Poor Henry’s, stellar pale lager retains crisply clean straw-grained minerality and musky floral-hopped lemon zesting above bready pilsner malting. Refreshingly easygoing light body is classic.
On tap at River Of Beer, fabulous milk-sugared coffee breakfast treat re-envisions celebrated Regular Coffee Cream Ale. Almond-pasted marzipan sweetens the load way more than unspecific cherry adjunct, delightfully embellishing German chocolate-caked cappuccino, caramel latte and vanilla latte illusions. Hard to distinguish from original, but truly a taste sensation for creamed coffee imbibers.