WHITE PLAINS, NEW YORK
Offering sidewalk, indoor and beergarden seating, WOLF & WARRIOR BREWING COMPANY became White Plains first brewpub January 2019. A 5-barrel brewhouse in the center of town, this red-bricked wood floor pub serves easygoing brews alongside gourmet hot dogs, chili, cheese and hummus.
Crafting over 50 different beers in a mere two year period, Wolf & Warrior’s high ceiling interior includes a 12-plus draught bar with central TV. A small couch area at the front sidles the right sided chair-tables.
A beautiful psychedelicized warrior mural spread across the backdoor area enriches the brick-pavered beer garden, where I grab a seat to consume five simply inviting refreshments this sunny May ’21 afternoon.
There were three New England-styled India Pale Ales available on my initial journey, along with an Italian pilsner and English porter.
Brisk lemony grapefruit tanginess spread across dry wood tones and oated wheat malting for Punch It Chewie, a tidy NEIPA with waxy crayon-grouted pineapple and guava tartness.
Vibrant juniper-licked grapefruit rind bittering gained dry pine resin and salty white peppering to contrast the milk-sugared oats base of pilsner-malted B127, letting pineapple, mango, peach and berry tanginess emerge at the juicy citrus-spiced finish.
The driest IPA, dewy hazily golden-hued Pack Leader, utilized tropical fruited Norwegian yeast to contrast its oniony chive respite, leaving tertiary bruised lemon, dried apricot, burnt orange and dehydrated grapefruit illusions on the backend.
Crisply clean golden-cleared light body, Forza Italia!, a fizzy ‘pizza-paired’ pilsner with desiccated lemon tartness grazing perky Noble hop herbal fungi and grassy wood chipping will please soft palates.
Dark-roast chocolate and day-old coffee combined for dry peat-soiled English porter, Mr. Manchester, picking up mild hazelnut, cola and walnut snips.