On tap at George Keeley’s, robust English-styled amber ale needs more distinct flavor profile. Instead, wavering fig-dried apricot tartness, dewy earthen wood stead, musty cellar musk, wet-grained hop murk and nutty toffee reminder never fully cohere.
On tap at Taphouse 15, interestingly divergent Scotch Ale infuses Guatemalan coffee grinds into soft-toned mocha splendor. Tame dark chocolate and dried cocoa undertones reinforce splendid java influence above dewy Scotch malts.
On tap at Taphouse 15, dry German rye malting picks up citrus bittering and tempered whiskey daub for astringent ESB-like medium body.
On tap at Taphouse 15, “East meets West” as Chinese Jing Wei Fu Black tea dryness takes on New York Chinook hop woodiness, sour lemony grapefruit tartness and subtle house ale yeast, pikcing up grassy earthiness at the faded citrus finish.
On tap at Taphouse 15, clean oats-dried pale ale brings dark-spiced fennel subtleties and teensy herbal nip to mild grassy hop bittering.
Smoothly unassuming nitro-carbonated dry Irish stout brings heady black malting to mild hop char and polite cola-walnut conflux. Black chocolate roast gains coffee bean, milked espresso, dried cocoa, raw molasses, soy sauce and anise illusions above smoked oats spine.
Closer to a bitterer pale ale as its tropical Mosaic hop profile picks up gentle piney bittering that lingers above biscuit pale malts in a lighter manner than typical IPA’s. Lemony orange rind, grapefruit peel and mango tang receives minor alkaline astringency for crisply clean moderation.
On tap at Growler & Gill, silken soda-like moderation (with small pink head and glistening reddish purple hue) retains bubbly Seltzer effervescence as sweet ‘n sour purple grape esters get pushed aside for spritzy strawberry, raspberry and rhubarb pie illusions. Sweet champagne-laced soda pop alternative.
On tap at Plank Pizza, seductive moderate-bodied ‘aphrodisiac’ (2016 version) offers saison-like lemon-peeled orange zest, honeyed ginger herbage and perfumed lavender oiling to delicate pilsner wheat malting. Pithy cologne waft complements delicate floral-citric pleasantry and subtly sweet coriander spicing for refreshingly clean witbier offshoot.
On tap at Plank Pizza, approachable pale-yellowed light body needs deeper floral citrus penetration, heightened herbal-hopped resilience, sourer white grape esters and elevated honeyed pilsner malting. A refreshingly clean and mildly effervescent kolsch lacking body yet easygoing enough for summer-seasoned lightweights to enjoy.
On tap at The Oath, well-rounded maibock brings sweet ‘n sour fruiting to mild floral herbage, grassy hop astringency and sugared pale malting. Lightly corn-syruped peach, pineapple, orange and tangerine tang lingers softly above dry white-peppered parsley leafing, fresh oregano flowering and oaken vanilla whim.