India pale ale, 6.2%
This copper-colored, danky IPA is ideal for pairing with grilled foods, so despite the chill in the air, break out the charcoal and throw on some burgers. There’s a massive hop punch at first sip, but the flavors balance out as hints of citrus come through.
Red ale, 5%
On first pour, this ale’s dark color might lead you to believe the bartender has mistakenly poured you a winter brew. But the taste is sweet, malty, and surprisingly light despite the beer’s appearance. It’d be a little too easy to drink three or four of these on High Cotton’s breezy patio.