On tap at Beef Trust, sturdy rum-barreled English-styled barleywine brings black cherry pureed tartness and sweet bourbon vanilla spicing to rummy molasses sapping. Tertiary red-wined brandy, port and merlot sweetness adds further warmth to fruit-spiced rum finish.
On tap at Bronx Alehouse, mildly dry farmhouse-styled grisette aged on French oak-barreled Sauvignon Blanc lets floral-herbed tart fruiting linger subtly above smooth mineral-grained white wheat malting (reminiscent of a light pilsner). Kaffir limed white wine souring gains delicate ‘Asian pear, gooseberry and lychee’ illusions at the phenol-spiced midst. Serve to saison, gose and Berliner Weiss fanatics.
On tap at Seven Lakes Station, thin barrel-aged sour ale infused with ginger and mint knocks off a Mint Julep. Lemon-twisted souring adds candied coating and outlasts ginger-mint combo. Serve as accessible crossover to poo-pooing sour ale contingent.
On tap at Seven Lakes Station, moderately sour Berliner Weiss adds key lime tartness to bitter lemon-bruised salting, light brettanomyces bacteria and lactic yogurt whim. Mild green grape vinegaring ups the overall sourness.
Excellent black forest-caked dessert treat. Ample chocolate fudging gathers alongside black cherry-pureed sweetness to contrast milder hop-charred earthiness. Subtle chocolate truffle, coconut, black cocoa, molasses and hazelnut undertones reinforce rich mocha splendor.
Reliable IPA-fruited strong ale (8.8% ABV) contrasts homegrown wet-hopped green grass astingency against modest demerara-sugared crystal malting. Zesty lemon-orange-pineapple tang gains sinister honeydew-melon respite as moderate alcohol burn singes the fruitful finish.
Soothing mid-range best seller (pictured in center) brings tempered Simcoe-Citra hop fruiting to mild pine bittering and reedy grain astringency. Nearly understated, its lightly spiced grapefruit, orange, tangerine and pineapple tang picks up a gentle lemon zest spritz. Delicate citric acidity brightens the sunshiny fruited finish. A perfectly centrist moderate-to-medium-bodied East Coast IPA.