2nd Opinion – Arts District Brewing

by Sean on April 3, 2016

I have made one visit to the Arts District location of Arts District Brewing but thanks to the ONS – One Night Stand series from Beer Belly, I got a second crack at tasting their beers.

And sorry to report, but I was underwhelmed again. I had a pair of sips of the Quatrillion Kumquat ale and it was thin and way more wheat forward than Belgian blonde and the kumquat flavor was on the low side. I then sipped the Crunch Time Macadamia Nut brown ale and found it to also be low on the nutty factor and a bit on the thin side. Neither was bad but both seemed to lack oomph.

Both though were preferable to the Snapdragon Dubbel which tasted really green. It could have used more time to mature. The Redbird Red Rye IPA was easily the best of the night but even this beer was a little Jekyll and Hyde. It started off mellow and then halfway through became really earthy and bitter with a finish of extreme grapefruit pith.

So far, the hoppier options seem to be on point whilst the others are being dialed in. I appreciate the variety of beers and ABVs but the beer hasn’t quite come into focus yet. But there will be more fermenters and different beers coming in the weeks to come.

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