Garrison City BeerWorks opened in Dover NH on December 13th and the owners were nice enough to let me in on the 12th to sample and grab some Crowlers. Yes that is correct a Crowler is a 32 ounce can that is filled to order and sealed while you wait. Cost is a very reasonable $9 per Crowler which includes the cost of the can, no expensive glass to buy.
All 4 beers were very good so I took home 7 Crowlers; 4 for me and 3 for my brother in law. The first one to be opened was their Citra Pale Ale which pours a deep orange with a solid white head. The aroma was fresh juicy hops; tropical, citrus and a bit of pine. Taste followed with a solid malt backbone that made this a hoppy yet balanced pale ale. Mouthfeel was excellent as well with a nice amount of carbonation. I find carbonation to be an issue with many new breweries but this was right where I would expect to be for a pale ale.
Overall a very nice start from Garrison City BeerWorks.
Pros: Fresh hoppy
Alcohol Content: 5.1% ABV
IBU (Bitterness): ??
Brewers Website: Garrison City BeerWorks
Brewers Description: Dry hopped pale ale. Light in color and low in bitterness. Hopped with Amarillo and Citra it bursts with sweet tropical citrus.