I recently went to Broken Goblet Brewing‘s 4th annual Hoppy Halloween festival at their new location at 1500 Grundy Lane in Bristol. This festival featured over 25 local and regional breweries pouring unlimited 4oz samples. A few of them stood out among the rest, particularly because they haven’t opened taprooms yet.
Odd Logic Brewing Co. is an up and coming brewery based out of Bristol, PA that’s been appearing at festivals for some time now. They poured two Double IPA’s and two Imperial Stouts for this event. Brut IPA’s are a new style of IPA brewed with an enzyme that breaks down sugars yeast doesn’t. This causes the beer to be drier but has a fuller flavor. They’re said to be the champagne of beers, but Odd Logic’s Brut wasn’t too dry. Click here to read about another Brut I had previously.
Their grand opening had to be postponed due to unforeseen circumstances, but that doesn’t prevent them from pouring at local festivals! Odd Logic Brewing hopes to open two taprooms, one on Route 13 and one at 109 Radcliffe St. in Bristol, PA early next year. You can follow them on Facebook or Instagram for updates!
Second Sin Brewing Company plans to open a taproom next year. They started as Gluttony Brewing in 2011 and brewed small batches for festival exclusive appearances. Second Sin Brewing has been growing over the past seven years and excels in various styles of beer, not just the popular IPA’s and sours.
They brewed a pumpkin ale, a New England IPA (Mr. Multiplier), and a Black and White Cookie Imperial Stout (Look to the Cookie) for this event. Unfortunately, Look to the Cookie kicked before I had the chance to try it, but Mr. Multiplier was the epitome of the New England IPA. It featured a strong hop flavor, lacked bitterness, and had a fluffy oat body with a great mouthfeel. Second Sin Brewing Company is one you’ll want to keep on your radar.
Honorable Mention: Forest & Main is an already established brewery in Ambler, PA. They poured IPA’s and Saisons. Their beers capture these styles of beer with less bitterness than usual.
Honorable Mention: 1675 Spirits is a new distillery out of Bensalem, PA. They currently produce fine whiskey and vodka and have a cocktail lounge that is open by announcement only. Click here to visit their Facebook page.