On tap at Growler & Gill, richly rewarding pastry stout spreads fudgy peanut-buttered milk chocolate creaming all over lightly curdled lactic sourness. Tongue-coating mocha richness gains medium-roast coffee tone as well as toasted coconut-marshmallow remnant and anise-licked black cherry/ raspberry rasp.
On tap at 98 Cannon – Chestertown, Md., juicy fruited floral-perfumed IPA retains zesty grapefruit tang as well as peachy pineapple, mango and nectarine sweetness teased by mild white peppered pining over caramel malt spine.
On tap at West O, interesting tropical-fruited medium body loads habanero heat inside subtle IPA tropicalia. Juicy nectarine, honeydew and melon sweetness invites lively orange, peach and pineapple tang to the party as habanero peppering stings the back of the tongue. Nearly perfect contrasting heat with sweet.
On tap at West O, fine trad hefe brings stylish banana-clove-coriander-bubblegum sweetness and mild vanilla creaming to sourdough-breaded honeyed wheat spine. Ancillary lemony orange tartness and herbal respite deepen flavor profile a tad.