For example, the hard rock, early grunge sound of Facelift is comparable to a traditional American IPA like Kidnapped by Vikings and beers with cattier hop profiles and more hop/malt contrast like Grumpess and E-Ville are closer to Dirt. It's obvious where I'm going with this, right? Oxford Comma is our Jar of Flies. No face-melting guitar or assaulting vocals. The flavor profile is far more mellow and balanced than our other seasonal offerings have been thus far. Our goal was a truly unique beer with a harmonious blend of flavors and no single ingredient dominating the others. Ginger and lemon peel add a tartness to enliven the floral bouquet of lavender, rosehips and green coriander. The light, crisp sweetness of Pilsner malt is balanced by a minimal earthy hop character and delicate Belgian yeast esters.
Sometimes it's the parade of cargo pants and facial hair that you'd expect, but there are days when I marvel at the mix of beer folk, soccer moms, bikers, wine drinkers, awkward first dates, cyclists and club-ready, trendy twenty-somethings who obviously stumbled into the wrong place.
Our taproom draws a very diverse crowd. Sure, sometimes it's the parade of cargo pants and facial hair that you'd expect from a craft brewery taproom but there are days when I marvel at the mix of beer folk, soccer moms, bikers, wine drinkers, awkward first dates, cyclists and club-ready, trendy twenty-somethings who obviously stumbled into the wrong place. One time I saw an alderman sitting next to a hungry bear. Our challenge is to have a beer for any and everyone who comes through our taproom doors. This means not having three IPAs, four double IPAs, a black IPA and two imperial IPAs on tap. Beers like Oxford Comma add diversity to our lineup and pacify the member of your group who wanted to go to a wine bar when everyone else wanted to check out the swinging joint that just opened up in the dance district of Naperville.
Oxford Comma is effervescent, crisp, refreshing, highly drinkable and complex. The fresh, floral character and hazy sunshine color make it the perfect beer to drink during that first Spring rain or the day you finally open the windows and clear out the cobwebs during spring cleaning. These are just examples. Of course you can drink it any time you like, I'm not your boss.
By the way, the only difference between Oxford Comma and Jar of Flies is that Oxford Comma took us longer than ten days to create. Hope you like it.