Re: New Jersey Tasting — from Campbell
I’m happy with anything called Rammstein! That Imperial Pilsner sounds like something I’d really like to try, as would both Cricket Hill beers. I heard the first Game of Thrones beer wasn’t so great, but that the brewer had a lot more freedom with this second one.
I have friends of friends at the Night Shift brewery, and I’ve gotten to try a bunch of beers there, some of them pretty wild! Some highlights:
Viva Habanera: a rye ale brewed on habanero peppers. That Imperial Pilsner may go well with spicy food, but what about when the beer IS spicy? It has a pleasant burn to it and a little harshness from the rye, but the burn doesn’t last long and it’s an exciting flavor. I don’t think I’d order a pint, but a tasting glass is a great amount.
Art #20: El Lechedor: This is a milk stout, brewed with vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg. This tastes JUST like cinnamon buns. It’s fantastic. I want a root beer float with this instead of root beer.
Jojo: A pink IPA. It has more fruity flavors than your typical IPA, and the sweetness mellows out the hoppiness a bit. I enjoyed it, but I tend to like hoppier beers with my IPAs.
Next up, a friend of mine has a few growlers of their Crusader IPA, which I just have to try based on the name!