On tap at Woodstack Pizza, creamily brown-sugared coffee sweetness envelops rich java-influenced stout collab between two respected Connecticut brewers. Vietnamese iced coffee continuance gains light bourbon vanilla, milk chocolate, cacao nibs, cinnamon, molasses and café au lait illusions to further sweeten decadent coffee milkshake alternative.
On tap at Beef Trust, tartly brined Margarita spinoff stays refreshingly clean, effervescent and light-bodied. Limey salt-rimmed tequila cocktail substitute usurps sour lactose acidity above meager flaked rye malting.
On tap at Growler & Gill, serene oak-aged whiskey tone guides treacly rye adjunct and rich dark chocolate malting above mild soy-sauced earthen peat scorch. Sweet vanilla, toffee, caramel, cocoa, coconut and black cherry illusions saddle cookie-like chocolate rye finish.
On tap at Growler & Gill, kettle-soured gose does good job fusing tart clementine orange into stylish salty coriander profile. Lemon-limed salting and cheesecloth funkiness whittle down wimpy white wheat spine.
“Crushable” moderate-to-medium body lacquers pine oil onto mild yellow grapefruit-peeled orange and lemon rind bittering, retaining polite dry nature. In the distance, daintily spiced passionfruit, peach, mango and provide lilting sweetness against easygoing citric pining and laidback grassy-hopped pungency.
On tap at Growler & Gill, tart Italian plum adjunct subsumed by mildly acidic lemon-limed Granny Smith apple sourness over briny sea-salted spritz for approachable gose.
Pleasant collaborative soft-toned farmhouse ale soured by mouth-puckering lemon-juiced acidity, mellow yellow grapefruit rind bittering and moderately vinous white-wined dryness. Tart sorbet illusions add bittersweet continuance to limited edition 2017 autumnal hybrid.
Highly sessionable pearl-yellowed New England-styled IPA stays brisk, clean and tropical. Sunny lemon-peeled yellow grapefruit tang gains floral-spiced pineapple, orange peel, mandarin orange, mango and papaya reminder above delicate piney hop resin. Sour-candied citrus continuance sweetens over time as wispy phenol astringency provides soft contrast.
Variant India Pale Ale brings peculiar eye-squinting citrus rot tartness (reminiscent of an acidic Berliner Weiss) to the easygoing fore. Brisk yellow grapefruit, orange, tangerine, mango and pineapple tang curiously turns to ‘kettle-soured’ lemony white wine tartness above compost-like sourdough spine. A newly hybridized ‘tart IPA’ that’s truly an acquired taste.
Inviting edible flowering provides temptingly particular vibrancy to intriguingly complex saison. Tart lemon frontage gains herbal chamomile spell for refreshing lavender-calendula bouquet. Light white-peppered hop bittering contrasts honeyed pale malt sweetness as lively lemon meringue, lemon custard and lemon basil illusions tingle the tongue.
On tap at Doherty’s, interesting novelty combines light aji panca chili peppering with sweet potato and purple maize adjuncts, but curiosities get stifled by ashen black chocolate-malted cocoa powdering and sour coffee murk. Dry cola, walnut and Brazil nut illusions drift by. In canned version, dry cocoa-dried black chocolate malting gains strength against less obvious chili-peppered potato and maize influence.
Luxuriously creamy Ethiopian-Sumatran ground coffee richness gathers syrupy black chocolate malting to contrast tarry hop-charred bittering above brown-sugared oats malting. Medium-roast coffee essence gains dry espresso, cocoa and vanilla tones. Fizzy carbolic Seltzer spritz tingles tempting java stout.