On tap at Growler & Gill, dry-hopped sour ale drapes subtle lemon-limed acidity onto vinous dill-pickled green grape tannins, musky oaken acridity and barnyard mustiness. Its salty mineral-grained bottom increases the sour edge. Latent apricot, curacao orange, peach, pineapple, papaya and passionfruit illusions advance slowly.
Wintry Wee Heavy-like porter utilizes candi-sugared Scotch ale yeast to enhance its chewy molasses-draped brown chocolate sweetness above mossy earthen dewiness. Fudged brownie, vanilla, coffee and cola illusions scatter thru rich mocha mass and tarry hop respite adds mild bittering.
Sassy Berliner Weiss takes lactic yogurt-like milk sugaring and gives it a lemony cherry-raspberry tartness prickled by muskily tannic champagne fizziness. Snazzy cherry-raspberry piquancy gains equally sour cranberry, pomegranate and crab apple illusions while light oaken acridity spreads to rustic barnyard leathering underneath the sour-candied surface.
On tap at Seven Lakes Station, luscious dessert stout loads creamy vanilla icing atop sugared cacao nibs at the mighty dark-roasted mocha entry (disguising ample 10% ABV). Fudged brownie richness and flourless chocolate cake finish gain nutty remnant.
On tap at Ambulance, “bitterly refreshing” saison pits lemon-honeyed pilsner malt grist against earthen horse-blanketed barnyard acridity and light plastique grouting.
On tap at Ambulance, crisply clean, ‘delicately complex’ (and nearly bone dry) farmhouse ale loads acidic lemon rind and grapefruit pith sourness atop lingering rustic-grained pungency and dank herbal hop musk, masking any sugar-spiced melon, pineapple and pear subsidies. Tongue-lashing Hallertau-hopped citric bitterness gains latent black-peppered coriander assertion.
On tap at Ambulance, wholly appealing Imperial IPA brings bright citrus tang to floral orange blossom adjunct and light pine-oiled grassy hop bite. Zesty lemon, yellow grapefruit and orange rind bittering gains perfumed mango, papaya, guava and pineapple tropicalia for absolutely fruitful delight.
On tap at Ambulance, up-front navel orange zest picks up lemony peach, mango, pineapple and grapefruit juicing above herbal-honeyed sweetness, perfumed citric hop bittering and resinous wood tones.
Sunshiny soft-toned IPA benefits from stimulating stylistic approachability, sweetening vibrant floral-pined Mosaic/Citra hop tropicalia with mellow sugar-spiced honey malt creaming. Sharp yellow grapefruit pith lead-in picks up sweet orange peel zest as well as juicy mango, peach, pineapple, guava, papaya, honeydew and tangerine tang, gaining ‘dank spruce’ tones at its lustrous floral fruited finish. An absolute gem.