I liked the Noir over the Lunaire. The Lunaire was too sour for my taste; not knocking it, but I'm not the biggest fan of sours. I was expecting a little more oak/smoke from the chard. barrels (just my preconception). The sour was well pronounced and should have earned a mention in the description.
The Bitters are off the hook.
Thanks. I wasn't expecting to get Cask Bitters by growler. The lower carbonation and lower alcohol content usually don't translate. I am hoping that Noir will make it in a Growler; I can order up a pint of Bitters while I wait for my growler fill...
I haven't been to Rosey's yet, will need to stop in there.
I like Uncle Teddy, but I have a harder time finding that regularly, and if I do, its usually not cellar temp (often despite assurances that it is ). I understand that the broader market expects a cooler beer. And Milford is a long haul for me.
Good info on burgers (Duck Fat), I can see that now that you mention it. I agree with you that ten dollars isn't bad, but they are charging 15 for the burger. A little steeper than most (all) places I can think of locally; that said it was really good and a lot better than most. I'd get it again.
The lamb and the chicken entrees passed by us as we were eating, both looked good.
Went there for the first time tonight.
Finally, a brewpub IN THIS AREA that does proper English Bitters, served at cellar temp, in the right glass. The beer is very good, and I care. We had the Spring Bitters, Tiny Tim (also a Bitter), and Noir (dark famhouse ale); all served off hand-pump. And again, I care.
Beers are focused on either English or Belgian istyles, and the selection (about 7 to 9) is impressive for the size of the place.
Service was good, and the food was very good as well. The menu is real limited, but everything that we ordered was well prepared and tasty. We got the mussels for an appetizer to share. The burgers (while very pricey) were fantastic; Aged Cheddar, and Bacon Mayonnaise. Damn good. Fish and Chips were also nicely done.
I forgot my Growlers; a tragic mistake. But I will be back. Next time you want to throw back a few, go give these guys some business.