On tap at Seven Lakes Station, nebulous pale honey bock brings musky wet-grained Vienna malting to slightly viscous raw honey astringency and spicy hop tingle in relegated manner. Closer to a dewy autumnal ale than a springtime bock. On second passing, raw-honeyed orange souring gained musky black tea rusticity and minty lavender afterglow that’s muskier and sourer than stylishly expected.
On tap at Growler & Gill, splendid one-off 2017 collaboration with Three’s Brewing brings soft-toned caffeinated coffee theme to mild hop-charred nuttiness, picking up understated dark chocolate and cocoa nibs illusions. Easygoing java relief.
On tap at Growler & Gill, tantalizingly tropical soft-tongued Northeast IPA stays in the groove. Elegant floral-spiced peach, pineapple, tangerine, grapefruit, mango and orange tang gains piney spruce remnant to contrast mildly creamed cotton-candied crystal malts above relaxing oats-dried spine. In the can, zesty lemon-limed grapefruit and orange tang receives pineapple-candied tartness, sweet-spiced floral whims, yogurt-soured passionfruit-guava snips and mild pine resin.
On tap at Growler & Gill, vibrant ‘extra’ pale ale lets lemony yellow grapefruit tang ride above floral-spiced piney hops, musky hemp-oiled pungency and grassy astringency to its biscuit-y pale malted bottom. Sweet marmalade illusions enhance the juicy tropical fruiting of resilient IPA-like fanfare.
On tap at Seven Lakes Station, well-balanced medium body places honey-spiced tangerine, cantaloupe, peach and pineapple tang against lemon-peeled grapefruit bittering and resinous piney hop pungency above mild oats base. Stylishly fine mid-range fare.
On tap at Growler & Gill, stylishly bold Noble-hopped pilsner plies proper grassy hay-like astringency to herbal lemon souring, dry mineral-grained malting and serene floral nuances in balanced manner.
On tap at Ambulance, stylishly moderate Cascadian Dark Ale sidles charcoal-burnt dark chocolate and black coffee overtones with dry Citra-hopped grapefruit, orange and lemon tang plus charred pine remnant above dry oats spine. Less pronounced bitterness will draw in softer palates.
On tap at Growler & Gill, well-balanced moderate-to-medium body guides floral-perfumed fruit bouquet above dank piney hop bittering and herbal restraint. Lemony grapefruit, orange, pineapple and peach tang picks up hard-candied tartness at easygoing sugar-spiced citrus finish.
On tap at Ambulance, hybridized black lager combines black-malted dark chocolate roast with dankly resinous hop char. Minor soy, cocoa and day-old coffee illusions drift off. Serve to schwarzbier fans.
On tap at Ambulance, soft coffee tones enjoin raw spelt graining over bittersweet mocha malting. Delicate black chocolate subsidy, wispy vanilla bean reminder and distant cacao nibs snip make cameos.