The next stop on our trip was Sly Fox, which was in the middle of an industrial park. When we walked in, the tasting room had a few people, but was by no means packed. It also had a small kitchen that made pizzas and snacks. This beer is one that I had never heard of from the brewery, which makes sense, since it’s brewed for The Pub At Wegmans, which I think is a great concept. One of the things that I love about Whole Foods in Gowanus (Brooklyn), is the bar upstairs. It always has a great taplist for a reasonable price and it has a nice vibe. I haven’t been to any of the Wegmans locations that have this, but I’m putting it on the list to try.
Style: American IPA
Trivia: According to thetowndish.com, “Tale Chaser IPA was created by Sly Fox brewers in collaboration with The Pub bartenders. It has a light hops flavor with a crisp and clean citrus finish. The Tale Chaser IPA is available to enjoy throughout the summer on draught for $4 per pint exclusively at The Pub at Wegmans, as well as to purchase in growlers at any of the four Pubs. The fanciful name was chosen from among the four local Pub locations, who each presented a “Top 10″ style list of reasons that their name was the best. The winner was The Pub at Wegmans Allentown.”
Random: Weyerbacher has a beer that they exclusively brew for Pizzeria Uno’s that I still haven’t tried.
The beer poured with a one finger, white head that dissipated slowly and left some lacing on the glass. The body was a hazy orange with high carbonation visible, despite the cloudiness. On the nose, I got a lot of freshly cut grass and grapefruit pith. There wasn’t any malt that I found. The taste was light, but very crisp. I picked up the same grapefruit pith, but also grapefruit juice. It was grass as well with some lemon rind too. At the end of the sip, there was a touch of malt that offered a cracker note, but this was all about the hops. The body was light with high carbonation, adding to the drinkability of the beer. It had a medium length finish with grass and lemon pith. I liked this beer a lot and would make for a great barbecue beer if it more widely available.
Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0