On tap at Plank Pizza, exquisite barleywine takes bourbon-aged dark lager on fantastic voyage. Sweet bourbon vanilla warmth spreads across whiskey-toned burgundy and brandy wining as well as bruised cherry, rum raisin, toasted almond, molasses taffy, salted pineapple and spiced fig undertones.
On tap at Plank Pizza, spritzy German-styled radler retains blood orange pith, rind and peel influence glazed in turn by candied Valencia orange syruping. Mild shandy-like lemonade tartness reinforces juicy blood orange stead. Wispy mimosa, orange soda and Orangina illusions waver.
On tap at Ambulance, bold bourbon-aged porter doubles the chili pepper heat of original Mole for more demandingly robust vanilla-chocolate nature. Brown-sugared dark rum spicing regales bourbon vanilla continuance to counter chili burn. Hefty cinnamon stick, cocoa nibs and chocolate molasses cookie influence deepens intensity.
On tap at Ambulance, creamy chocolate-enriched marshmallow sweetness, molasses-fudged Graham Cracker follow-up and resilient cocoa beaning seeped into subtle bourbon vanilla warmth. Chocolaty marshmallow S’mores candy likeness picks up latent toasted coconut, crème de cocoa, cookie dough and glazed hazelnut pleasantries for perfect dessert treat.
On tap at Ambulance, warm-fermented Kellerbier piles Belgian candi sugar to subtle French farmhouse-styled lemon spicing and dry rye malting. But its rye influence is restricted and, stylistically, this biere de garde’s as nebulous as its summery strong pale ale category.
Spirited bourbon-aged Baltic porter variant offers cinnamon-toasted Graham Cracker sugaring and brown-sugared chocolate oats to silken bourbon vanilla warmth. Chocolate cookie, fudged molasses, toasted coconut, marshmallow and coffee undertones add resilience, complexity and sweet-toothed goodness to S’more-like dessert treat.
Lemony hop spritz dovetails meat-cured beechwood kilning of kellerbier-inspired rauchbier (with floating yeast clumps). Cereal-grained citrus spicing of lagered yeast kellerbier blends fairly well with campfire-doused rauchbier styling. In the midst, brown-sugared smoked ham and bacon sweetness picks up boggy peat mossing.
On tap at Ambulance, serene bourbon vanilla sweetness layers rummy mole saucing, oats-sugared dark chocolate malting and cocoa nibs adjunct while cinnamon-sticked chili peppers provide moderate overall heat to Willett bourbon-barreled full body. Below the surface, relegated raisin, date and plum illusions caress the bourbon-infused Mississippi mudcake finish. In the bottle, frothy cinnamon-toasted dark chocolate creaminess retains sweet bourbon licks to contrast light chili peppering.
On tap at Growler & Gill, tart blood orange adjunct perks up radler-styled light lager. Mildly spiced lemon spritz as well as peach-pitted pink grapefruit, mandarin orange and tangelo illusions flutter by baked breaded white wheat backbone. Juicy blood orange template stays subtle yet continuous.
On tap at The Oath, highly praised Bavarian pilsner suits heartier thirsts. Musty raw-grained earthiness, maize-dried barnyard musk, grassy herbal hop dankness and modest lemon spritz pick up slight vegetal skunking before reaching trusty bread-crusted doughy malt spine. Will satisfy bitterer pilsner heads.
On tap at Seven Lakes Station, musky grain malts, mild Bavarian hops, delicate sourdough riffs and subtle herbal notions saddle tingly orange spicing to honeyed biscuit spine for amiable moderation. An understated gem.
On tap at Doherty’s, cask conditioned black lager integrates light and dark roasted Red Barn coffee with soured lemon rind bittering and wispy yellow grapefruit peel subtlety. Hickory-singed hop char aids polite bitterness of soft-toned burnt coffee finish.