BEER DIARY - Fulton taproom edition 3 @fultonbeer
Did I ever mention their taproom is where I pick up my CSA this summer? A perfect excuse for weekly visits! This Diary has gotten long because I decided to wait to publish it until the last week of the CSA.
- •Standard LagerBrand new beer from Citrus rind and orangeish over dry lager. Lively carbonation. Lots of flavor! Also, pizza week with Fulton! Vito Lucco wood-fired pizza truck.
- •The Expat, rye saisonMonths in since its first tapping this season. Still strongly orange, but now I get notes of candied anise. Well, that makes sense to me! I still love it! Also, my beer palate is probably still influenced by the delicious pizza pictured above :)
- •War and Peace, imperial coffee stoutIt is a breezy, sprinkly 59F/15C in mid-September—a perfect afternoon to have a winter beer! Dark chocolate fudgy coffee. Excellent! The coffee version of Worthy Adversary, made with local Peace coffee.
- •300, IPA, cask with Mosaic double dry hopA blast of grapefruit in every bite! I mean, sip! Chewy body and low carbonation. I'm a little overpowered by it. But the beertender is practically dancing in his excitement over it!
- •Parallel Paradise, "cocktail-inspired beer made with juniper, hibiscus, and orange/lemon zestSmells & tastes dry-earthy. There's a little bit of dry-tartness trying to come through, though the first flavor is gentle floral sweetness. Collaboration with Modist Brewing up the street and around the corner.
- •The Libertine, bourbon barrel-aged (2016)I got a proper pour in a snifter but this shows off the color better. Vanilla, sweet, and bourbony. Sweeter than I prefer, but darn it's good!
- •300, IPA (draught, not cask, as above)Full-on grassy-resiny hoppiness! // Side story: fellow bellies up to the bar and asks which of the three IPAs on offer is the hoppiest. He is given a taste of 300 and immediately declares it's too hoppy. Beertender Doug is having a trying time tonight but is maintaining his composure like a boss!
- •MPLS Mild, dark English mild aleRoasty, pruny, malty. Lovely dark red-brown color.
- •Sweet Child of Vine, English IPAThey're calling it an English-style IPA now but it's still way more hoppy than what you'd find in the UK. But it's a gentle, "neutral" hop flavor.