On Tap: Nocturnum

story by Lucas HardisonThe night brings respite from the assaults of the day, and we celebrate with glass tulips of cloudy dark amber ale brewed on the banks of the Schuylkill in nearby Manayunk. Nocturnum boasts a malty, fruity flavor of plum/fig/blackberry with a spicy Belgian bite. While there’s only the slightest alcohol warmth in the tasting, it does tip the scales at a robust 9.8% ABV. Available only on draft, this brew is best enjoyed in the comfort of a dimly lit café, while the happy hour crowd drifts away. 

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