Derek Smalls


Black IPA – 6.8% ABV – The latest addition to the Spinal Tap family here at The Livery, “Derek Smalls” holds down the low-end! This Black IPA uses a 2-row malt base, with additions of carofoam and carafa III to provide a rich color, and texture without getting too chewy. Falconer’s Flight and Michigan Chinook, keep this beer well-rounded. Aromas of citrus, are joined by a light coffee and chocolate background. The flavor profile hits the resinous, piney side of the spectrum. Bright lemon notes counterbalance light coffee notes. Or, as Derek would say, “It’s like a black mirror….you can see yourself….in both sides”