On tap at Seven Lakes Station, crisply clean yellow-cleared moderation brings polite bread-like pilsner malting to effervescent lemon zest and musky floral-nipped herbage. Brisk carbolic spritz enlivens simple pleasure.
On tap at A Better Place, ‘fun’ citra-hopped India Pale Ale brings juicy grapefruit-peeled orange rind tropicalia to mildly creamed sweet malt setting. Moderate astringency seeps into floral-spiced citrus zest. Sassy sunny day suds.
On tap at Abominable Snowfest, sessionable summertime moderation (a.k.a. Longest Day) allows light floral bouquet to decorate bright citrus display over light mineral graining. Lemony grapefruit-pineapple tang grabs hold.
Though lacking the full-bodied richness of top shelf oak-barreled ales, easygoing milk stout aged with Widow Jane bourbon offers lightly creamed dark-roasted milk chocolate sweetness to musky scorched earth char, rum-spiced burgundy-brandy-concord wining and dry whiskey snicker. Mild vanilla, toffee, black coffee, raspberry puree and bruised black cherry subsidies waver. Subtle bourbon influence needs deeper resonance.