The first craft brewery in historic Asbury Park NJ, Dark City Brewing opened off Main Street 18 months ago. Founded by lifelong Mommouth County resident Kevin Sharpe, the brewery features three 15-barrel fermenters, and a tasting room that features a line of core beers, mixed with seasonal and occasional limited releases that vary from IPA’s to Gose with collaborations from other local business.
Blue Bishop is an IPA with mosaic hops, fermented over a huge amount of Blueberries for a fruity finish.
ABV: 5.5% IBU’s: 45
Pour: (from Tap) A dark reddish almost mahogany color, the blueberries really imparted a nice color.
Head: Thin off-white lingers before leaving with no lacing.
Nose: A nice mix of hops and fruit, each there without over powering.
Palate: Lots of flavor and easy to drink. The hops lead with nice pine notes and hint acidity before the blueberries send it all home. The finish is clean, refreshing and leaves you coming back for more.
Overall: Awesome stuff! Some of our Bottle King stores have started receiving small shipments of Dark City, but this is the first I’ve tried and definitely won’t be the last. Just awesome! Enjoy with spicy pulled pork, oysters or fruit salad.