Beer Blog: Evolution Craft Brewing at No Idea

| June 22, 2012 | 0 Comments

Evolution Craft Brewing Company opened in Delmar, Delaware in spring of 2009.  This spring, Evo moved to Salisbury, Maryland, opening a significantly larger production brewery as well as a restaurant, the Evolution Public House.  Evolution has been one of my favorite breweries since their inception and I am excited that they have joined the ranks of Maryland Beer (#MDbeer for the Twitter folks).  I was even more excited when South Bmore bar No Idea Tavern announced an Evolution tap takeover this week!  Thursday night No Idea had eight Evolution beers on draft, dominating their 12 draft lines.  All of Evolution’s mainline beers were available, as well as a few special treats.  The lineup looks like this:

Mainline:

Primal Pale Ale

Exile ESB

Lot No. 3 India Pale Ale

Lucky 7 Porter

Rise Up Stout

The Evolution mainline is a solid lineup of beers.  The Lot No. 3 IPA and the Lucky 7 Porter are two of my favorite beers in their respective style categories.  The Rise Up Stout is a Caribbean style stout made with organic coffee from Rise Up, a local coffee roastery.

In addition to the mainline, the Summer Session, Evo’s summer seasonal, was available.  This is a refreshing summer brew with a smooth lemony taste.  Lot No. 6 Double IPA was also on draft.  This is a big beer (abv and flavor-wise!) with a huge blend of sweet, citrusy hops.  The final offering was a rare one-off brew, Menagerie 7.  It is a Belgian strong ale that was aged in rum barrels and conditioned on fresh ginger.  This beer is shockingly refreshing and very drinkable for its 9% abv sticker, with layers of unique flavors.

I highly recommend venturing to No Idea this weekend to try some of these local craft brews.  Most should be available through the weekend, but I will be surprised if a few of the kegs don’t kick before Sunday.  Also consider stopping to check out the Evolution Brewery and/or Public House in Salisbury on your way to or home from the beach this summer.  It is a scheduled part of my beach trip!

About the Author:

I'm a South Baltimore resident that commutes and travels everywhere I can via bicycle. Craft beer used to be a hobby that grew into what might be considered an obsession. When I'm not sampling new beers, you can usually find me either running through the streets of Baltimore training for my next race, in the weight room, or playing with my dogs. Geotechnical engineering pays the bills.
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