Simple Roots Brewing Company is the definition of a start-up … relatively small kettles and fermentors, the owners running around to keep up with the canning and cleaning, while at the same time tending to their customers. Since brewing small batches out of their garages, they just opened their brewery/taproom in 2016. I hope they succeed because they are on the right track with some of their beers.
Here’s a few that my colleague and I tried one afternoon:
Good Neighbor IPA (6.5% ABV). Brewed with the classic Mosaic and Citra hops, this is a fine drinking beer!
Appearance: 4.5 | Aroma: 4.5 | Feel: 4.5 | Taste: 4.5 | Overall: 4.5
New North End IPA (6.6% ABV). This beer has a wide helping of different hops and their flavors: Mosaic, Vic Secret, Azacca, and Ekuanot. Great hazy look!
Appearance: 5.0 | Aroma: 4.0 | Feel: 4.0 | Taste: 4.0 | Overall: 4.25
Gose the Destructor (4.5% ABV). This is a wheat beer with sea salt and coriander … has a slightly tart taste … I wasn’t overwhelmed. Maybe its a good beer for the summer.
Appearance: 3.5 | Aroma: 3.5 | Feel: 4.0 | Taste: 4.0 | Overall: 3.75
Leaf Peeper (4.2% ABV). This is an English bitter (almost), and I loved it! Malty with caramel undertones.
Appearance: 5.0 | Aroma: 4.5 | Feel: 4.0 | Taste: 4.5 | Overall: 4.5
Having recently developed a taste for sour-leaning ales, I asked the server for another sample:
Elderflower Saison (5.4% ABV). No surprise, this farmhouse ale is brewed with dried elderflower flowers (is that how you say it?). Very interesting, but good, concoction. If you want to change it up, give this one a try.
Appearance: 3.75 | Aroma: 3.75 | Feel: 4.0 | Taste: 4.0 | Overall: 4.0
The Cicerone says: Simple Roots is located in the New North End of Burlington … its relatively small and a little hard to find, but I recommend giving it a try.