Brewer: Rising Tide Brewing Company
Rating: (6.8 of 10)
Comments: This beer pours out with a deep amber color and a thin head. The aroma is a sweet, bready caramel with a mild flavor that follows the nose. Medium mouthfeel, no lace, no head leftover. A plain ordinary beer. I like it.
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Beer: Brown Shugga Ale
Brewer: Lagunitas Brewing Company
Source: Draft in a tulip glass
Rating: **** (8.1 of 10)
Comments: This beer pours out a pleasant dark amber color with a pinky-width head. The aroma is sweet with hints of grass and spice. The flavor is complex – juicy fruit, brown sugar, and a touch of bitter hops. Oh and the presence of alcohol is noted. There’s some lovely lacing and a medium mouthfeel. Brown Shugga is a nice treat!
Beer: EHOP Collaboration
Brewer: Harpoon Brewery / Deschutes Brewery
Source: 22 oz. bottle
Rating: *** (7.5 of 10)
Comments: Boston’s Harpoon collaborates with Oregon’s Deschutes on a beer celebrating that both breweries are employee-owned. They celebrate their Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) with this Employee Hops Ownership Plan (EHOP). And the workers controlling the means of production is a treat for us all! The beer pours out a copper color with a thick head. The scent is caramel with a malty sweet flavor with hints of spice. A good solid beer and addition Harpoon’s 100 Barrel Series (which means it’s a limited edition, so try it soon).