My brother had a 2013 Eclipse Lavender Pearl. This had Java Coffee involved in secondary.
This beer is not what I expected, but I really enjoyed it. The coffee flavor is very prominent up front. Them the chocolate comes up in the back. And that's really delicious! Very legit/solid beer. Liked it better than I expected!
I wanted to give TwoDEEP a second chance. I wasn't impressed on my first visit, and I was coming downtown today, so I wanted to stop in again.
The plastic cups at the launch event turned me off. Plastic-aroma while drinking ruins many beers. Perhaps worse than chilled pint glasses.
Sadly, the glassware did not drastically improve the quality. Most of the beers still lack distinct flavors. The Kunkel is still really enjoyable, but the others were how I remembered them. At the launch, I did not try the IPA, and I was very disappointed in it today. I am not a HopHead, but I can appreciate good flavored hoppy beers. This was dry, no flavor.
I still dig the vibe, and as they brew more, and offer new flavors, I will still gladly come back and try them, and support what they are doing. I just hope they eventually get something I really find quality in.
I decided to force myself to drink a pint of one of my least favorite styles - just to make me attempt to appreciate it.
It's a very full flavored and full bodied IPA. Aroma is really good, but the dry-bitters that most Hopheads love is there too. It's not my style, but I do respect the quality.
Overall, my afternoon at Chilly Water was enjoyable. Great bartender who was super cool and talked when there was something to talk about. Impressed with the quality, even if I didn't find a new favorite brewery, I am glad that their beers didn't suck and make this trip a waste of time.