Melissa Cole, sommALEier at lovebeer@borough
Tap East's Tonic Ale (Blonde Ale, 3%)
Melissa says: "There's a joy to drinking beer in the same place that it was brewed -- it's like you're managing to organise a proverbial in an actual brewery! Tonic Ale is the brainchild of Tap East's head brewer Jim Wilson. It may be subliminal messaging from the name, but you get that lovely lime and botanicals aroma you'd get from a well-made G&T and a quinine-like bitter bite at the end -- best of both worlds on a sunny day in my book."
Magic Rock Simpleton (Session IPA 2.6%)
Melissa says: "I often call myself a simple woman with simple tastes, so this hits the spot for many reasons! Calling itself a 'sessionable IPA' (India Pale Ale, which are historically much higher in alcohol) it’s a ridiculously Moorish 3% brew with lots of tangerine aromas, a big grapefruity bite on the palate, and a dry, almost under-ripe peach end that has you diving back in for more."