On tap at Mohawk House, sweet-spiced brown chocolate roast gains sweet toffee, vanilla and pecan illusions for bold brown body (with creamy tan-headed froth). Piquant chocolate truffle resilience works in brown-sugared cumin, cinnamon and nutmeg smidge to contrast lightly lingered Chinnok hop astringency.
On tap at Biggie’s, brusque orange-peeled piney hop bittering and peppery herbal respite contrast candi-sugared Belgian yeast above caramelized rye malting. Floral tea notions and lightly vinous grape esters sit across sweet lemon custard, orange marmalade and white peach tones. Sharp hop bite never relents.
On tap at Poor Henry’s, easygoing dry-hopped kettle-soured Berliner Weiss lets juicy lemon-lime tartness receive salty lactobacillus leathering. Sour wheat desiccation lingers below as wispy woodruff, lemongrass and lavender tones fade.
On tap at Plank Pizza, salty gose prickles tongue as sour lemon-limed tartness and light herbal tinge consume the front end above delicate white wheat base.
On tap at Shepherd & Knucklehead – Hoboken, serene dark-roast coffee integrates bittersweet black chocolate malting with burnt nuttiness over tar-like hop resin.
Sufficient dry-bodied brown ale overwhelms fudged brownie sweetness with cocoa-powdered dark-roast coffee, Baker’s chocolate bittering and charcoal-stained wood char. On tap at Biggie’s, tarry oats-dried hop char embittered dark-roast chocolate and ice coffee tones.
On tap at Plank Pizza, blueberry-lacquered IPA gains mildly musky Mosaic hop pungency and zesty yellow grapefruit tang. Subtle blueberry frontage collapses under aspirin-like astringency stronger thirsts may find brusquely masculine.