Welcome Atwater Block and Lakefront, a couple great Midwestern breweries, to New York City this week:
Atwater Block D Light Kolsch (Detroit, MI; $5/16 oz). This summery
beer, from an excellent Detroit brewery that just started distributing
in New York, is straw-colored and light-bodied, with a crisp clean
finish. ABV unknown, probably low.
Lakefront IPA (Milwaukee, WI; $6/16 oz). This ale pours a hazy orange,
with Cascade and Chinook hops dominating the aroma and yielding a
citrusy, floral bouquet. The hops give a bitter bite to the flavor,
but the beer also has a full body and a smooth maltiness. 6.9% ABV.