I enjoyed their Southern Style Pale Ale; very malty up front, but not sweet, thanks to really deft hopping. Dense head lingered and brought the malt notes forward. Moderate 7.01 % abv adds to the drinkability. I expect this one to be popular with those who don't respond well to hop-bombs (hard to imagine, I know) but still want a big structure and dry finish.
Being The Tap, there were other offerings as well and the Avery Maharaja DIPA really rang my and the wife's taste-bud bells, so we left with a growler of it. Gonna be a fun afternoon, sort of laid back and slow, letting the 10% abv glide slowly across the palate. Dang, what hard work!
|Brewmaster Will McCameron calling attention to the first two items on the menu board.|
|Good turn out due to the much-anticipated release of Brewery 85's first releases.|
|The Community Tap's expansion plans will ease the congestion on popular nights like this.|
|Will and Meredith (where's Jeremy?) pose with some character who wandered in early in the evening.|
|Filling Brewry 85 kept Peter and the Tap Staff hopping (is that a pun?)|
|I also indulged in the Avery Maharaja DIPA and took a growler home. Creamy, hop bomb.|