The Bright Spot Golden Ale is a clear gold with a light body and sweet flavor. The West Bank Bitter is an unmemorable clear amber beer. The seasonal Rye is a hazy gold with a creamy mouthfeel and slightly sweet but evenly-balanced flavor, it does not offer a dry finish characteristic of Rye beers. The Oktoberfest is a clear dark amber with a medium body and malty sweet flavor that leads to a sharp finish. The Masala Mama IPA, Rising Sun Hefeweizen and Black H2O Oatmeal Stout were unavailable for tasting. The Hope & King Scotch Ale is a dark brown color with a smooth mouthfeel, light body, dry malty flavor and dry peaty finish.
Celebrating its one year anniversary on October 24, 1998 Town Hall has plans for adding nitrogen dispensing and cask-conditioned ales. Presently, the roughly even male/female crowds appear to prefer the attractions here as they are. Surprisingly few smokers make their presence known but patrons don't hold back on their beer requests. As a special treat the bar offers Monday night La Trappe nights where the fresh Belgian draught beer joins the line up on tap. Happy hour runs 3 to 7 PM daily while Saturdays yield bargains for beer club members. The $5 sampler includes five four-ounce tastes and offers an excellent way to get aquatinted with the Town Hall beers. For a lasting impression, stop in and sample a few. You can even buy a souvenir T-shirt to commemorate your experience.
Town Hall Brewery
1430 Washington Ave. S.
Reviewed by Tom Ciccateri - October, 1998
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