Saturday, December 26, 2015

Boston, MA Edition: Night Shift Brewing

Night Shift BrewingNight Shift Brewing is located a good way from downtown Boston, where most of my adventures were taking place. In fact, I had to take the Orange Line all the way to the end and then walk another 3/4 of a mile or so to get there. But it was totally worth it. 

Night Shift BrewingWalking inside, I was a bit intimidated that it might be a boys' club, but there were not too many people there. I sidled up to the bar and took a look at all the hand-written chalkboards denoting the character of the individual beers.

Night Shift BrewingMy favorite kind of beers are sour beers, and I loved that they had a special section just for them. The bartender who waited on me was incredible. He was talking to me to figure out what kinds of beers I like to see what I should add to my flight. And, he spent some time in West Virginia. So, I felt right at home here.

Night Shift BrewingHe hooked me up Ever Weiss (sour ale aged with strawberries, kiwi and hibiscus), Whirlpool (soft pale ale bursting with notes of ripe peach and citrus), Belafonte (classic saison brewed with pink peppercorns and orange peel; sips peppery and floral with a crisp, dry finish), and the Oldenburg (Marzen/Oktoberfest style lager with a copper body and nutty, toasty, caramel notes).

Night Shift BrewingI loved every single one of these. The strawberry/kiwi one was very sour but fruity, and I loved it. The Whirlpool and Belafonte were both good, easy beers. And the Oldenburg was very nice, considering I was drinking this in the fall. This is definitely in my top favorite breweries ever. I would definitely go back if I had the chance to do so.

Grade: A
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