April Dirty Thirty Day 9 – DC Brau and Union Craft Brewing Yonder Cities

Yesterday was a whirlwind where I unexpected ended up at Mad Fox Brewing Company for a semi-private tour with the owner and the G.R.I.S.T. homebrewing club. Needless to say, getting this review up was not at the top of list of things to do after being out of the house for almost 20 hours. My previous review schedule is now going to shift but it was well worth it. So yesterday’s April Dirty Thirty review was on…

DC Brau and Union Craft Brewing Yonder Cities

DC Brau and Union Craft Brewing Yonder Cities

DC Brau and Union Craft Brewing Yonder Cities Farmhouse IPA

Critical Information:

  • 6.7% ABV
  • Limited Release

My Experience:

– POUR

It was poured off tap at Rustico into a tulip glass. It has an opaque yellow color with limited carbonation and a white foam head.

– SMELL

It gave off an aroma of bananas, cloves and spices mixed with an explosion of hops.

– TASTE

In a word, wonderful. It was hoppy but not over-powerful. It has a rich, spice kick to it. The bananas eventually work their way in. It has a good, light weight to it. The flavors stick around and you don’t want them to go away.

– FOOD PAIRING

So far each beer I’ve had in this project I’ve drank alone with no pairing — either in the afternoon before dinner or late in the evening well past dinner. Last night I didn’t want to starve so I ordered a basket of thick cut fries with truffled Parmesan. Not a bad combo. I was going to take a picture but when I thought about it I realized most of the basket was gone and you would have just seen an empty, metal tin.

– OVERALL THOUGHTS

Yonder Cities is dangerous. It’s dangerous because I could easily down quite a few of them and at 6.7% ABV this is not a session beer. Being off tap probably helps but I still really enjoyed this beer.

Score: 8/10

Congratulations for being a part of the April Dirty Thirty project. Keep the tweets and comments coming, you’re doing fantastic! Remember to use #AprilDirty30. I’d love to hear your thoughts on this beer, what you had tonight, what you’ve tried recently, anything.

One new beer a night for a month. Review it. Share it. Expand your beer knowledge.

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