On tap at Ambulance, cardamom bun-pastry spicing sweetens Columbian coffee roast of hybridized collaboration with Sweden’s Dugges. Cardamom-spiced mocha theme enhanced by chocolate mint, dried star anise, sweet orange peel, cumin and cinnamon illusions above dewy peat base.
Piquant lemony grapefruit zest pervades lactic plain yogurt souring and gummy bear tartness over wispy pine tones for sunshiny NEIPA. Lemon meringue center picks up brisk pineapple-juiced mandarin orange tang.
Joyously mocha-fudged collaboration with Stillwater embellishes ‘punchy’ dark-fruited cocoa nibs creaming and rich dark chocolatey molasses syruping with bitter wood-seared hop char. Thick cocoa entry embraces prune-stewed raisin and dark cherry illusions as well as burgundy-brandy wining, bourbon vanilla alacrity, mint chocolate chip snip and glazed hazelnut sweetness.
On tap at Taphouse 15, fudgy cocoa and vanilla creaminess provides rich template for chewy marshmallow chocolate caking. Mild hop char brings contrasting bitterness to caramelized cocoa-vanilla sweetness and wispily rum-spiced bourbon, burgundy and port snips.
Excellent joint venture circa 2018 with nomadic brewer, Brian Strumke, of Baltimore’s Stillwater. Salt-licked lactobacillus acidity soaks tropical fruited ‘Swedish sour ale’. Tartly lemon-juiced peach, mango, passionfruit and yellow grapefruit adjuncts pick up lightly vinous cherry musk, musty green grape esters and floral-daubed strawberry rhubarb licks at hard-candied center.
On tap at Poor Henry’s, ‘crushingly lush’ sparkling-watered IPA spreads lemon zest across candy-spiced honey malts, soft pine tones and subtle herbal nuances. Lovely lemon-limed midst benefits from lissome lemongrass lilt.