When a brewery's stated goal is to solely brew session beers, it better make 'em good. And that doesn't appear to be a problem with Oasis' stuff, including the beloved session IPA with a trippy psychedelic can that would've made Timothy Leary wonder, "Maybe this is a little much?" As for the beer itself, it's hop-bursted, so expect plenty of hop aromas and notes, but somehow only 45 IBUs. Magic!
Cans are a relatively new thing for the taproom-less Chi-town brewery, which has wowed us previously for its terrific, cartoonish, comic book-level art on its drinking vessels. War Bird is a Belgian-inspired session ale in a big ole 16oz can, and unlike Pipeworks' exceptional Ninja vs. Unicorn DIPA, you can inhale a couple of cans while waiting for the next Marvel movie to come out. Considering the pace with which those suckers are released, it won't be long.
Atlantic Highlands, NJ
If I could drink this beer every single day from May 1st to November 1st, I’d be the happiest person on the planet. It smells like lemongrass, tastes like tangy grapefruit and lemon zest, and drinks like a cool, crisp breeze on a hot summer day. Carton’s Boat Beer is arguably the finest thing to ever come out of the Jersey Shore (with the exception of Bruce Springsteen, of course -- I’m not a monster) and it’s well worth a trip to the beautiful seaside brewery to get your hands on a four-pack.