Forest & Main Banjo

So, back to my story of visiting Forest & Main. We ordered a bunch of appetizers because I was starving and every single thing we ordered was terrible. We even ordered a cold appetizer plate that was inedible. I could barely get through more than two bites. The server didn’t even notice and since I lack a bit of patience, once I’m done, I’m done. We decided to just get the check and leave without ordering much else. I felt badly because the server was obviously very young and inexperienced, so we still left a decent tip, but this still goes in the books as one of the worst meals we ever attempted. Needless to say, it will awhile if we ever go back.


ABV: 4.5%

Style: Saison/Farmhouse Ale

Trivia: Happy hour at Forest & Main is Tuesday through Friday.

Random: One of the guys my mother used to work with decided to take up the banjo.

The brew poured with a half a finger of white head that dissipated slowly. It left limited lacing on the glass. The body was slightly hazy and bright yellow with a lot of carbonation visible. The nose was filled with citrus, cucumbers, cantaloupe and orange segments. The taste was equally as good as the nose. I picked up the same notes, but the citrus and cantaloupe stood out. Cucumber was there, but I wish it was a little more bold. It had a light body with moderate carbonation that needed to be a bit more dialed up. It had a quick, citrus finish. I liked this beer and honestly, it didn’t take me long to drink it since it was so light. This is a solid choice.

Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0

Forest & Main Muon

One of the places that Val and I have been waiting to try is Forest & Main. It’s a bit of a hike from us, but it looked like a place we would be into. The exterior is a super-cute restored house and the menu looked tasty as well. Add to it the fact that they make their own beer and have visually pleasing glassware and that usually spells a win for us. But, although I enjoyed the beer here, this was a miss. I’ll go into some further detail tomorrow.


ABV: 5.5%

Style: Saison/Farmhouse Ale

Trivia: They are currently closed Mondays. I wish there was more information on the website, but it’s a little lacking.

Random: I’m a sucker for cute glassware.

This beer poured with a half a finger of white head that dissipated slowly. It left a decent amount of lacing on the glass. The body was a hazy yellow with no visible carbonation due to the cloudiness. The nose had some bright citrus and tropical fruit, specifically papaya. After a few sniffs, I picked up some honeydew as well, which was interesting. The taste had some vanilla and then went into tropical fruit notes. I picked up passion fruit, papaya and mango. It also had a note of pencil shavings, which was a bit odd. The body was medium thickness, despite the relatively low ABV. It had just enough carbonation. The finish was lengthy with honeydew and papaya. I had no problem throwing this one back. It had a lot of good flavor and was quite enjoyable. If you see it on tap, it’s definitely worth ordering a pint.

Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0