It’s been a year of this shit. An entire fucking year. The last day that my family kept a “normal” schedule was March 13th, 2020, I remember well because it was my youngest son’s 2nd birthday, I left work early to grab him from daycare so we could go home for pizza, cake and presents. He turns 3 on Saturday. 1/3 of his life has been spent in this pandemic insanity. It looks like there is light at the end of the tunnel. People are getting the vaccines, slowly but surely. My parents and in-laws got their final shots this week, which is a huge relief, I was obviously much more worried about the consequences if they got sick. Every day we get closer to ending the pandemic and moving back towards some sort of normal. My oldest son goes back to full-week in person learning in April after spending most of Kindergarten in a hybrid-learning model. Soon we’ll get back to restaurants, bars and taprooms. I know I am ready, as soon as it’s safe I want to drop the kids off at their grandparents for a night and take my wife out in the city for a nice dinner, drinks and a night in a hotel without the walking, talking weekend alarm clocks that are my children. Until that time I am going to keep drinking my beers at home. It is fitting that Night Shift released a pale ale called Drink At Home recently. I think we are all pretty burned out on the pandemic, but don’t want to jump the gun on returning to our old ways, so it is nice to see the reminder that while things are moving in the right direction, we will still be drinking mostly at home for a little while. Night Shift Drink At Home is brewed with Citra and Nelson Sauvin hops and is available on a limited basis on draft and in 16 oz cans.
Night Shift Drink At Home pours murky pale orange with a solid white head. The aroma features a pungent burst of fruity hops. These hops lead the flavor too, notes of pineapple, passion fruit, and mango along with a mild/soft bitterness. This is balanced by a light malt backbone, hints of cereal and crackers. Drink At Home is light and easy-drinking, moderately boozy at 6.4% ABV. The finish is crisp with a touch of lingering hop flavor. This is a nice pale ale to sip at home as we start to see warmer weather, and hopefully we will be able to enjoy some beers at bars, restaurants and taprooms in the coming months! Hoppy Boston score: 4.25/5.
Previous Night Shift Reviews:
Night Shift Steinbier, Night Shift Pomegranate State, Night Shift Fluffinity, Night Shift Out of Darkness, Brewery Profile: Night Shift, Night Shift Dynasty, Night Shift Albert, Night Shift Waiting for Anton, Night Shift Matisse, Night Shift The 87, Night Shift Bennington, Night Shift Whirlpool, Night Shift Awake, Night Shift Santilli, Night Shift Maracuya, Night Shift Mainer Weisse, Night Shift Thunder Moon, Night Shift Morph IPA, Night Shift Ever Weisse, Night Shift Grove, Night Shift JoJo, Night Shift Taza Stout, Night Shift Simcoenation