On tap at Taphouse 15, fudgy cocoa and vanilla creaminess provides rich template for chewy marshmallow chocolate caking. Mild hop char brings contrasting bitterness to caramelized cocoa-vanilla sweetness and wispily rum-spiced bourbon, burgundy and port snips.
Excellent joint venture with nomadic brewer, Brian Strumke, of Baltimore’s Stillwater. Salt-licked lactobacillus acidity soaks tropical fruited ‘Swedish sour ale’. Tartly lemon-juiced peach, mango and passionfruit adjuncts pick up lightly vinous cherry musk and musty green grape esters at hard-candied center.
On tap at Poor Henry’s, ‘crushingly lush’ sparkling-watered IPA spreads lemon zest across candy-spiced honey malts, soft pine tones and subtle herbal nuances. Lovely lemon-limed midst benefits from lissome lemongrass lilt.