On tap at Ambulance, musky maize-dried lemon oiling perfectly re-creates crisp old styled premium pilsner styling. Straw-dried grain malts gain plain cracker breading as perkily citric carbolic briskness cuts down mildest sulfuric smidge of well-designed light-bodied pils.
“Colossal” baklava-styled Imperial Golden Stout (9% ABV) re-creates sweet dessert pastry (glazed with syrupy nuttiness). Creamily cookie dough-malted richness anchors honey, lemon peel, coconut, vanilla bean and pistachio adjuncts. Lemon-caked tartness sweetened by fig-date-raisin conflux beneath caramelized bourbon chocolate serenade. As for the varied adjuncts, its pistachio influence may be nil, but the brisk lemon-peeled souring, lightly acidic coconut milking and slightly bitter vanilla bean piquancy delight its crème brulee mocha finish.
On tap at Growler & Gill, raw-honeyed pineapple juicing advances tangy citrus briskness and resinous piney hop slipstream of stylishly diverted IPA. Lemony grapefruit-orange spritz refreshes sourer-than-sweet pineapple adjunct.
Tart strawberry, raspberry and blueberry adjuncts leave mildly sour mouth pucker alongside bittersweet cacao-nibbed vanilla bean influence. Subtle Blackstrap molasses tinkle sharpens sour-candied berry tartness.
On tap at Ambulance, extraordinary coconut-toasted almond sweetness provides luxuriant frontage for fudgy vanilla-beaned cocoa nibs, delightful caramel nuttiness and subtle bourbon whirs. Tertiary marshmallow, Amaretto and hazelnut coffee illusions add further spunk to creamy mocha nutted dessert treasure.
On tap at Ambulance, soft-toned Imperial Stout fermented on oak spirals lets chalky cocoa dryness lead the way over umami-like soy sauced piquancy, lightly spiced blackberry-wined burgundy tones and recessive vanilla snips. Sourer lactic milking than similarly styled stouts.
On tap at Ambulance, well-integrated India Pale Ale hybrid brings tart raspberry rasp to lime-soured lemon peel bittering. In the backdrop, floral green tea reminders and distant cherry-orange-tangerine illusions drift behind dried raspberry permanence.
Lovely soft-toned Belgian IPA with sunny amber-yellowed clarity brings easygoing grapefruit-orange peel bittering to herbal hop subtlety, cellared fungi yeast musk and dark floral notions. Salty citrus finish stays brisk.
On tap at Ambulance, robust (10% ABV) Chicago-Brooklyn collaboration loads peppery mocha richness atop treacly caramel nuttiness. Dark chocolate creaminess gains mild coffee roast and nascent cola, burgundy and bourbon illusions.
On tap at Ambulance on St. Patrick’s Day ’18, lightly barrel-aged porter retains dry dark chocolate-cocoa conflux and mildly molasses-smoked hazelnut, walnut and peanut illusions above steady hop-charred bittering. Oaken wood influence undetermined, but rich mocha capacity undeniably uplifting.
Effervescent yellow-cleared bantam relies on active saison yeast to awaken its wafting floral-perfumed rose petal sweetness, crabapple-like rose hips tartness and lime-dried lemon hop souring. Mild barnyard acridity and slight cellar musk found beneath the surface. Lovely red rose luster also benefits from citric-spiced lemondrop, mandarin orange and tangelo illusions.
On tap at Valhalla, mild Citra-Mosaic-hopped India Pale Ale lets tart raw-honeyed passionfruit, guava, mango and gooseberry souring lead the way. Sedate grape esters and mandarin orange tease add to poignant tropicalia. Soft mineral-grained hop bottom lightens the load.