This is great Shift…

This is great Shift…

Night Shift Brewing, One Hop This Time – Mosaic, Everett, MA

Night Shift Brewing, One Hop This Time, Mosaic poured into a nonic pint glass.
Night Shift Brewing, One Hop This Time, Mosaic.

6% abv. Can dated 11/6/17 so this is about 3 weeks old. Only mosaic hops used in this one. Pours a murky yellow gold with a white head. Lemon, grapefruit, and fresh cut grass on the nose. Jumping with tropical fruit notes including mango and papaya with the slightest tart blueberry flavor. Slight bready and dry cracker malt flavors, but this is pretty much a delicious hop bomb. Bitterness lingers on the gums and back of the throat with floral, citrus, and herbal flavors. It is fun to distinguish the differences in this recipe with each batch using a different hop varietal. This is the 6th on I have tried and they have all been great.

Owl say this is damn tasty…

Owl say this is damn tasty…

Night Shift Brewing, Bennington Oatmeal Stout, Everett, MA

Night Shift Brewing, Bennington Oatmeal Stout poured into a nonic pint glass
Night Shift Brewing, Bennington Oatmeal Stout

7% abv. Canned 1/27/17 so this is 7 days old. Pours jet black with a tan head that dissipates quickly. Wonderful coffee and tiramisu aroma. Great full-bodied mouthfeel. Rich chocolate covered espresso bean flavor upfront with just a touch of bourbon vanilla. Oatmeal, cocoa, and very faint maple notes give it a kind of chocolate chip pancakes flavor! Nice hop bite at finish helps to balance it. Some astringency at finish from big malt billing, but it is smooth and drinkable. Wonderful aromas jump out with every sip, this really is a great smelling beer. This is a limited seasonal offering, so if you see it, grab it.