In contrast to the Michelin star stylings of the brewery’s home, there is one thing that’s becoming very clear about Bright Tanks beer release program: Matty Moore like hip hop. A lot. Mos Def featured on the first can release and, for the brewery’s third, Wu-Tang Clan’s Ghostface Killah gets some affection as well as the noting the beer style’s chalk-like mouthfeel.
In terms of its haze, Chalkface leans more misty IPA than juicy NEIPA. El Dorado and Galaxy hops drive proceedings with grapefruit, passionfruit, pineapple and pan-tropical influences that never individually dominate. A dank pine undercurrent and late firm bitterness salvo make their presence known through the very dry, chalky finish, pushing any fluffy trub thoughts to one side in a beer that's decidedly more West Coast IPA.
Published March 6, 2019 2019-03-06 00:00:00