Tonight’s selection is another beer that I picked up at the Brew Cafe. Normally, it’s pretty packed every time I want to go, but this time, it was relatively empty. We ended up spending about an hour there, enjoying the ambiance.
Style: American IPA
Trivia: According to the brewery website, “CALLING US A ‘BREWPUB’ would be a gross overstatement of our brewery model. We will not be frying up mozzarella sticks and plating double cheeseburgers. Rather, we bake bread on-site and source our simple menu of cheeses, meats, and seasonal produce from roughly 100 miles from our brewery. The culinary creation side of our operation takes place entirely behind the long first floor bar; you can think of it as an open air kitchen of sorts. Simply put, our food serves our beer. Aside from our ales of distinction and valor, you can expect a simple and satisfying menu consisting of cheese and charcuterie plates, sandwiches and the occasional daily special. We also serve a wide variety of pickled and brined items made in house. As you can see, with the exception of making beer on-site, our culinary model is much more in line with traditional Belgian/French cafe fare. We truly think it’s a harmonious confluence of ideas and technique.”
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The beer poured with a half a finger of thick, white head. It went away quite quickly, but left a lot of lacing on the glass. The body was a hazy, pinkish orange color with no carbonation visible due to the color. The nose had big notes of blueberries and oats along with some pine sap. The taste had a slight tartness from the blueberries. It had a tinge of under ripe blueberry as well. After that, I picked up some mango with fresh-cut grass. It didn’t have any malt to it. It had a medium thick body with pleasant amounts of carbonation. The finish was lengthy with tart blueberries. I had no problem drinking this beer, I just wanted a little bit more from it.
Untappd Rating: 3.5/5.0