We just tapped a couple fantastic and rarely seen beers here at the Standard. These supplement several other interesting and lovely beers, like Green Flash West Coast IPA, Bear Republic Racer X, and Greenport Harbor Black Duck Porter. It's a very good lineup right now. Descriptions of the brand-new beers below.
Dark Horse Crooked Tree IPA (Marshall, MI; $6/16 oz). Inspired by West Coast IPAs, but brewed with Michigan style, the Crooked Tree is heavily dry hopped to give it a big aroma of pine and citrus. The flavors are big, yet very balanced between fresh hops and malt. 6.0% ABV.
Lagunitas Undercover Investigation Shut-Down Ale (Petaluma, CA; $6/12 oz). This Imperial Mild was brewed to remember the 2005 undercover investigation into pot-smoking at Lagunitas’ brewery events, culminating in a few arrests and a 20-day shutdown of the brewery. Plenty of hops up front; while brown sugar, fruit, and alcohol dominate the taste, it’s remarkably smooth and dry. 9.7% ABV.