On tap at Taphouse 15, Sidecar cocktail-inspired strong ale (circa 2022) utilizes cognac-barreled orange bitters to engage fresh-squeezed lemon juicing and tannic white grape esters. Buttery oaken vanilla caramelization underscores the popular sour mix (while wispy red cherry, candied apple, golden raisin and spiced orange licks flutter).
On tap at Kitchen & Beer Bar, 2019 Imperial Stout aged on Frech oak wine barrels combines cocoa powdered dark chocolate scrum with musky black grape esters and dried black cherry tartness, leaving slight wood burnt bittering in its wake.
On tap at Beef Trust, nitrogenated cinnamon-sticked Madagascar vanilla and roasted coffee richness amplify traditional Mexican confection. Eclair-frothed cinnamon dolce syruping coats Black Forest cake finish.
Intensely sour gueuze lambic-like wild ale aged in French oak barrels plies limey lemon-squeezed acidity and dry white wine vinegaring to salted strawberry adjunct in lactic brettanomyces funk setting. Ultimately, leathery horse-blanketed acridity beats down perfumed strawberry misting.
On tap at Taphouse 15, coconut-daubed tropical fruiting brightens yellow-hazed, moderate-bodied, Mind Haze offshoot. Lightly vanilla-creamed coconut adjunct offers only subtle sweetener to lemon meringue tartness, zesty lime souring, salted mango-papaya-guava juicing, mild pineapple bittering and orange vodka sharpness.
Soft-toned Helles-styled lager brings maize-dried herbal snatch and wheat-floured French breading to politely astringent Hallertau-hopped pilsner malting with flattish restraint.
On tap at Ambulance, smoothly creamed bourbon-aged Velvet Merkin Stout variant utilizes Puya chili heat to impact bourbon vanilla sweetness and cinnamon-spiced cocoa nibs splendor. Mildly chili peppered milk chocolate sugaring spreads thru subsidiary gingerbread, toasted coconut, caramel coffee and cappuccino illusions.
On tap at Ambulance, ‘unique’ Velvet Merlin spinoff adds toasted coconut sweetness and honeyed Graham Cracker sugaring to original versions’ lactic mocha latte richness. Sweet milk chocolate center gains creamy vanilla splendor and frothy espresso tinge.
On tap at Ambulance, tart lemon meringue creaming and sly mandarin orange tang rival mango-skinned passionfruit, guava, kiwi, pineapple and melon rind souring for easygoing IPA (with thick yellow-hazed turbidity). Mild white wheat/ oats spine contrasts grassy hop astringency beneath the surface.
On tap at Morris Tap & Grill, ‘synergistic blend’ of rosewood-embittered French oak barrel aging and lactic microflora-enhanced brettanomyces yeast combine for vinous green grape tannins, sharply soured lemon lime pucker and balmy Seville orange-oiled Earl Grey tea tartness to flourish.
On tap at Andy’s Corner Bar, fantastic bourbon-barreled oatmeal stout soothingly coalesces residual wood flavoring from Elijah Craig, Four Roses, Pappy Van Winkle, Woodford Reserve and Buffalo Trace spirits. Dark chocolate syrup drapes anise-spiced rum sugaring and brandy-soaked dried fruiting above molasses-sapped oats. Dried-fruited dark cherry, sugarplum and fig illusions deepen friendly cocoa-milked whiskeyed bourbon complexion.
On tap at Poor Henry’s, mild Berliner Weiss aged in French oak foeders brings tannic white grape acidity and salted lemon lime tartness to dry barnyard acridity above easygoing sourdough malts. Sour-milked yogurt spurt reinforces stylish citrus salinity.