First up was Alpha Brewing, a microbrewery and taproom downtown (1409 Washington Ave Rear). I had their Berlinerweisse, which they add raspberry syrup to. It sweetens up what is a nice, clean, tart easy drinker. Very nice. They tapped a cask of their Storter (malty, dark chocolate) with mustard seeds added, which was very interesting, and my wife had the Pacific Gem, a nice IPA made with an experimental New Zealand hop. I also brought home a bottle of their coffee beer, Kofe Karmel, which I'll be digging into soon.
All in all a pretty cool place. Nice set-up, good beer, nice people. Recommended. I hope to get to stay a bit longer on my next visit.
Here's a few pics:
|Patio seating at Alpha Brewing
|Tap wall, all house brews
|A beautiful Berlinerweise
|Sipsters are a club of their regular patrons
|Cool artwork at Alpha Brewing
|We'll definitely be back to Alpha Brewing