On tap at Growler & Gill, deviously offbeat hybridized one-off utilizes lightly brined squid-inked smoke peach adjunct to casually affect its doppelbock-like maple sugaring, brown ale-like chestnut/hazelnut snag and dark lagered fig-dried black malt dryness. Needs more pronounced squid-inked peach intensity.
On tap at Ambulance, deep purple-hued NEIPA brings spunky blueberry jam tartness to lemony Citra-hopped bitterness, picking up mildly vinous green grape esters. But its blueberry pureed citrus finish needs deeper resonance.
On tap at Ambulance, briskly sharp amber-hazed New England-styled IPA bridles mango puree with tropical Citra-Mosaic hop fruiting. Tangy lemon-juiced mango tartness turns mildly sour as hasty orange-peeled grapefruit bittering thrusts forth alongside less enthusiastic crayon-like waxing. Needs deeper mango penetration for better assertion.
On tap at Ambulance, dark-roasted coffee tones and dark chocolate malting glide above charred oats, leaving nutty espresso reminder at brisk iced coffee finish.
On tap at Ambulance, soft-toned moderation (in collaboration with nearby Barrier Brewing) leaves delicate lemony grapefruit-peeled mandarin orange influence and mild Sauvignon Blanc grape-like esters upon grassy hop stead above delicately spiced pale malt sugaring.
On tap at Defiant, bittersweet dark chocolate malting picks up tartly phenolic strawberry essence that slowly fades over dry hop-charred bittering. Sweet ‘n sour raspberry aspect allows casual blueberry-boysenberry illusions to enter the fray, but its mighty dark chocolate essence overrides pureed berries.
On tap at Defiant, zesty chartreuse-hazed New England-styled IPA lets mellow Motueka-hopped lemon-dropped passionfruit and kiwi serenity compete favorably against stylishly fashionable yellow grapefruit, orange peel and pineapple tang. Sedate mineral-watered pilsner, oats and white wheat malting and mild vanilla creaming contrast piney tones beneath spritzy tropical-fruited surface.
On tap at Defiant, off-dry Irish Red balances barley-kilned pale malting, dewy tobacco-roasted earthiness and mild chestnut niceties in traditional Brit style. Distant red apple phenols and dried fig nuances stay behind.
On tap at Ambulance, candi-sugared dark wheat ale collaboration with Fifth Hammer Brewing saddles dark chocolate spicing with mellow dewy sweetness, subtle banana nut caking and mild hop resin. Call it a hybridized weizenbock.
On tap at Craft House, brusquely hop-embittered saison allows juniper-like tartness and dry hardwood musk to penetrate sharp orange rind, lemon peel and gooseberry illusions. Despite deep citric hop bitterness at finish, lightly soured saison surprisingly comes in at low 4.4% ABV.
On tap at The Oath, pungent Bohemian-styled pilsner connects dank sourdough grain breading and dry cracked barley crisping to moderate Czech hop astringency, leaning on the more assertive side stylistically.
On tap at Abominable Snowfest, luxuriously exalted robust stout (aged 8 years) gained bourbon-tinged sweetness to caress creamy brown chocolate richness. Beyond the molasses-draped bourbon chocolate galaxy, black cherry tartness and candied apple spicing dapple black forest-caked chocolate cupcake, cocoa, espresso, vanilla and crème de cacao illusions.