MetropolisMay 12, 2014
Speakeasy Ales and Lagers
Apperance: Clear and bronze with a relatively thin white head.
Aroma: Lightly sweet cereal grains, lemony citrus.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, rounded carbonation.
Taste: A lager with some bite. There is a hint of toasted caramel, but mostly the hops are allowed to roam free, offering up a spicy bite and a beer that finishes dry.
Overall Impression: This brewery has some of the more recognizable bottles on the shelves. With a neck label showing just a pair of eyes (think a peephole at a speakeasy bar) they follow you from the fridge to the counter to the recycling bin. But, it’s the body label that really drew me in. An art deco affair, with metropolitan skyline some artists in the 1920s thought would look futuristic. With bold lines and subtle details, this is art on a label and after this one is tossed, I’ll have five more opportunities to admire it again.
John is the editor of All About Beer Magazine, the host of The Beer Briefing on iHeart Radio, and the author of three books, including The American Craft Beer Cookbook. Find him on Twitter @John_Holl.