With this beer Katie lead us through the tasting and evaluation steps.
1) Appearance: visual appraisal, color, clarity, foam
2) Aroma: gently swirl and inhale
3) Taste: flavor profile, layers, balance
4) Body: overall mouth feel, density, effervescence
5) Finish: lingers or fades, bitter or sweet, final impressionsNext on tap we enjoyed the Winter Lager. The seasonal brew proved robust and spicy with notes of ground cinnamon, orange and ginger. Up third was Brick Red, a beer served only on tap in local Boston establishments. It has a rich caramel flavor, the sweetness from the malts balanced by the earthy characters of the hops.
The fourth pour was an ale exclusive to the tasting room! The Farmhouse Ale was bright and hoppy, a real treat rounding out this breakfast of beer in fine form.
Katie was a knowledgeable and spirited tour guide with a passion for this company overflowing from every word she spoke. I imagine all the employees exude the same enthusiasm for Sam Adams, which makes this Craft Brewery experience a highly enjoyable one. I'll take any excuse to drink Beer for Breakfast; thanks to all the folks involved with GPO and Beeriety for making it happen!