On Friday the 29th we shall have the unique pleasure of a visit from Meg of San Francisco's fantastic Speakeasy brewery. We'll also have four awesome Speakeasy beers on tap, including a few only rarely seen in these eastern parts. The lineup:
Speakeasy Winter Spice Ale (San Francisco, CA; $6/16 oz). Winter Spice is an aromatic and malty brown ale infused with subtle notes of allspice, clove, and ginger. It's very easy-drinking for a winter ale, but nicely complex. 6.5% ABV.
Speakeasy Brewer’s Reserve Old Godfather (San Francisco, CA; $7/12 oz). This barleywine pours a dark reddish-brown and smells of caramel malts, cherries, raisins, and its hefty alcohol content. The taste is pleasantly dry for the style, with a warming finish. 13.7% ABV.
Speakeasy Big Daddy IPA (San Francisco, CA; $6/16 oz). Big Daddy pours a pale color, with strong hop aromas. The taste is dry and crisp, with the emphasis on the bountiful additions of Pacific Northwest hops, though there's a subtle pale malt presence in the background. 6.5% ABV.
Speakeasy Untouchable Pale Ale (San Francisco, CA; $6/16 oz). Untouchable does justice to the American pale ale style, enforcing a strict balance between an arresting hop flavor and a smooth maltiness that operates undercover. 5.5% ABV.
We'll have specials on all four beers, and we'll be giving away some Speakeasy and Pacific Standard schwag as well.