We decided to start off with their flagship taster, their 5 beers that they always have on tap. We learned that they grow the 3 different types of hops that they use in their beer. That's pretty groovy.
Ammon found himself very drawn towards The Golden One, a Pilsner style beer. It had a coriander note to it that he was fond of. He also really enjoyed The Witty One, a wheat beer. I have always had an affinity for Reds, and so their Honeyed One was an instant sensation for me. It was sweeter than the red beers I usually go for, but it had a great depth of flavor, and I really enjoyed sipping on it. Their IPA, The Power of Zeus, also surprised me. I found it to be pretty bitter, despite its IBU rating of only 60. I liked the bitter quality of it, and found that it was a great foil to their milk stout, The Dark one. While Ammon is still trying to appreciate the darker beers, I find myself being drawn more and more into their silky, sultry depths. This one had a great malty sweetness, and wasn't so heavy that I couldn't drink more than a few sips. This may be the first dark beer I could ever see myself ordering a full pint of.
After the taster tray, I decided to order a pint of one of their rotating beers. I chose The Weiss One, a German Hefeweizen.
Moral of the story? We will be back. Probably more than once, and with friends. We totally get and appreciate the vision that High Hops has, and we want to see it blossom... get it? Blossom? Garden Center? Sometimes I crack myself up.