WEST NYACK, NEW YORK
A dandy l’il red brick neighborhood brewpub in an inconspicuous mini-mall close to Route 59 in West Nyack, TWO LADDERS BREWING began operations in August ’22. Homebrewing partners Pete Garrison and Jeff Turicek turn out stylishly approachable, satisfyingly straightforward and predominantly dry beers from the small rear brew kettles of this sports-friendly right-cornered watering hole.
The quaint interior features a laminated 12-seat wood bar with centered aluminum-treaded draught station, baroque stools, caged Edison lights and 4 large TV’s. Wall-bound stooled seats and wood tables fill out the front and right side. A black metal-railed front deck with red concrete pavers offers further seating.
Sank seven solid suds during Sunday evening one-hour spell in December ’22.
Dry lemony herbage and mild maize flaking embraced straw-hazed moderation, Paddy O Kolsch, to its bready pale malt bottom.
Easygoing farmhouse ale, The House That Saison Built, let lemony mandarin orange salting gain barnyard-dried herbal rusticity.
Dryer and more sedately fruited than most Belgian ales, OMG Abbey plied oaken cherry tannins, dried prune tartness, brown raisin sweetness and crabapple souring to roasted tobacco crisping creeping inside recessive earthen musk.
Sweet tangerine, clementine and peach fruiting outdid mild orange-peeled grapefruit bittering and sedate pine tones for Elder Statesman West Coast IPA, a honey malt-backed moderate-medium body.
Sharp yellow grapefruit-peeled orange rind bittering saddled Uncle Pete’s Hyperbole IPA, leaving juniper-licked vodka nips and dainty pineapple tanginess upon its brisk evergreen pining.
Two Ladder’s most popular brew for its initial six-month stretch has been a straightforward India Pale Ale, Little Igloo. Its vibrant lemon-peeled navel orange, pineapple and tangerine zesting prodded the creamy vanilla froth opposing grassy hop astringency in crisply clean water softener.
Cream-sugared coffee and dried dark cocoa rampaged thru enticing Mad Dog Willie Stout, a trusty mocha nightcap.