Has anyone tried Harriet Brewery?
I've had the West Side IPA "test batch" and the Divine Oculust, which is a Belgian Strong Golden Ale. I'm really looking forward to the Dark Abbey.
Saturday growler sales were a zoo early on, but they're getting a system down. If you go on a Saturday, it's possible there might be a wait. But they've done a lot to streamline things lately.
The beer is definitely Quality.
I just picked up a growler this afternoon (about thirty minutes ago). I met Jason, the brewer and owner, who seemed like an ebullient and good fellow. When I showed up at their scheduled sales time of four, the door was locked and when I was let in I was told that they weren't ready to sell the growlers yet. There were three other people waiting when I got there, and I got one they found in a fridge right off the bat.
All of which is to say that logistically speaking they don't have it all together, but it shouldn't matter in the near future, because the beer I have now, the West Side IPA, a Belgian-style pale ale, with a nice spice forefront and a great downturn of bitterness at the back end, is all around quite well-structured. I'm highly enjoying it.
Right now this seems to be Jason's only offering, though this Saturday will mark the release of a Dark Abbey dubbel.
I say go and support him--it's well-made beer. $17 for a growler, which includes the growler deposit (which I'm assuming is about 5 bucks).