My favorite was the TSB, lighter in color than what I'd expect from an ESB, but a nice quaffable ale with a mild fruitiness and restrained hopping. I love hops, but there's a time and a place for them, and it's nice to have a bitter that's not too bitter. On the other end of the hop spectrum, their Calf Stout had tons of hops -- Eric said that it has a theoretical 128 IBUs -- but maintains its stouty balance. Interesting beer: it's the second run from a Russian Imperial Stout they brewed, and still clocks in at 5.3%. Nice job with the Reduce/Reuse/Recycle. It's not a milk stout -- the "calf" had people asking -- they call it that because its imperial Papa is called Sibeerian Bull Stout. I liked the Calf Stout a lot.
Mt. Tabor beers are rare enough that -- as I said -- this was my first sample of them. So where can you find them?
- Canton Grill (SE 82nd and Division) -- Chinese-American restaurant run by Brian's in-laws
- Vintage Cocktail Lounge (SE 79th and Stark) -- always has 2 or 3 taps from MTB.
- The Farm Cafe (SE 7th and Burnside) -- locavore food place that usually has a Mt. Tabor tap
Cheers to Beermongers and Brewpublic for arranging this meet-the-brewer. And don't forget to support your local nano.