Taking advantage of an absolutely beautiful day last weekend, I made a stop at Night Shift Brewing Company for the first time in quite awhile. I’ll admit that it still feels a bit weird going into public these days, but the brewery and staff did an excellent job keeping people distanced while serving up food and beer in their outdoor patio space.
Brewery: Night Shift Brewing Company (Everett, MA)
Style: Milkshake IPA
Description: I couldn’t find a full description, but this was a milkshake IPA brewed with lactose, strawberries, and peaches.
Appearance: Cloudy orangish/grapefruit juice color with wisps of white head
Smell: Faint tart berries and mild bitterness.
Taste: Initially a bit on the tart side, but that was replaced quickly by sweetness blending both the strawberry and peach ingredients. The middle of the sip mixed in a bit of creaminess and pale malt while the finish reintroduced a touch of berry and a mild to moderate bitterness.
Mouthfeel: Smooth medium body with roughly moderate carbonation.
Hype: None that I was aware of, I just really liked the name.
Overall: I liked it. I can be hit or miss on this style but this one appealed to me. It had a nice mix of sweet, tart, and bitter notes to keep it interesting throughout.