|Me & Oxbow Beer Head Brewer, Tim Adams|
Novare Res Bier Cafe
But, this past weekend, I tried their Freestyle #2 (it's pictured in my pint at the top of this post, when I'm posing next to Tim). Wow, delicious! Sadly, I didn't take formal tasting notes, but it is described on their website as a, "Smoked Chocolate Stout - This dry, mysterious stout is designed to drink when the days begin ending earlier. American ale yeast, Belgian, German, and US Malts, US hops. 4.5% abv."
Furthermore, Tim's newest release, is a holiday beer, called Saison Noel, which is now available on draft at Novare Res, for their Bier Geek Christmas Celebration. I've yet to try the Noel but am hoping to get a chance before it runs out. Thus far, I've really enjoyed the offerings from Oxbow & after meeting Tim, a down to earth, easy to chat with guy, I hope to venture up to Newcastle, someday soon and tour his brewery.
Remember, this holiday season, support your local breweries. Cheers!