My wife and I stopped at Night Shift for a few tasters and to pick up my Cape Codder Weisse bottles from the Sour Futures 2013 allotment. I was excited to try a few new beers they had on tap that I hadn’t had yet. In order of the pictures above:
Night Shift Taza Stout on cask with peppermint and 70% Taza chocolate: Peppermint kicks in at the beginning. Chocolate shows through the middle but is light. There was a slight medicinal aftertaste. Really good.
Night Shift Marblehead Amber Session with local salt and vanilla beans: This was woody and floral. The salt showed in the aftertaste. I didn’t taste much in the way of vanilla. It was good.
Night Shift Mosaicnation Belgian Style DIPA: This was an IPA brewed specifically with Mosaic hops. There were flavors of pineapple and tropical fruit. There was also an herbal flavor in the background. This was great!
Night Shift Bean Porter: This was a rye porter aged in bourbon barrels with coffee and vanilla. It came in at 7.2% ABV. The coffee came through with a roundhouse to the palate! It was creamy. The rye showed up in the initial taste. The vanilla was present in the background. There wasn’t any bourbon present though a 4 oz taster might not have been enough for that to show. I picked up a bottle to enjoy later.
Night Shift Art #19: The Art series are one offs that Night Shift will pour in their tap room. Occasionally, they’ll bottle some but not usually. This was an American golden Ale fermented with 100% brettanomyces in brandy barrels with drie Fonteinen yeast. What a mouthful! It came in at 6.9% ABV. It was dry, sweet, and tart. There was some sweet grapefruit flavor too. This was really good!
Night Shift is doing great things!