Summer Craig is back and ready to fire up the boat and mix up some cocktails! Actually, it’s Ryan’s stupid idea to put a bunch of fruit in these five suburban-brewed beers that were all very good before we screwed with them. We review and rank these diverse offerings, and we also get to know Afterthought Brewing well before they are an actual working brewery: brewer/owner Mike Thorpe endures a brief interview with Craig to tell us what we can expect out of Lombard from Afterthought in the (hopefully) near future. We also muddle it up with the worst Zelda joke, a shocking theory about blood oranges, and other whatnots. Summer Craig, I still believe in you!
Hailstorm & Imperial Oak – LMFAgOse (gose w/ watermelon, blueberry, and salt)
Afterthought Brewing – Saison with citrus zest (mixed culture saison aged in oak)
Noon Whistle – Cozmo Orange (pale ale with oranges)
Middle Brow Beer Co. – Show Me Love (blonde farmhouse aged in wine barrels w/ raspberries)
Buckledown & Haymarket – BA Awkward Exchange (dark Belgian ale with blackberry juice aged in bourbon barrels)