If I ever were to open up a brewery, it would be exactly like Bone Up Brewery. From the logo to the atmosphere to the beers, this place is beyond badass.
Here’s a piece of advice for breweries out there: take a note from Bone Up and make your flights into an adult happy meal. After you pick your beers for your flight, choose from one of your favorite childhood snacks: Fruit Roll-Ups, chocolate chip cookies, Doritos (yes, Cool Ranch AND Nacho Cheese),Rice Crispy Treats, and Cheese-Itz.
The flights are delivered looking like something out of a college guy’s apartment with beers being held in muffin tins. Not going to lie, this is probably the most creative flight vessel. The taproom itself is full of things to do. From chalkboard tables to their array of games including Rock Em Sock Em Robots and Cards of Humanity.
The best part, the beers, seem to be named after the different stages of me drinking. First, Wasted Life, was a citrus-y IPA with the perfect balance of hops. Clusterbomb is much like life after the 6th, or 12th, beer. This Single Hop Pale Ale has a slight touch of lemon and is a very drinkable light beer. I was most intrigued with the Key Lime White. Like the name suggests , this beer is full of lime flavoring but not overpowering like many fruit beers. This stage of drinking alludes to my affinity for drunk eating, though usually it’s pizza and not key lime pie, but to each their own. Last is the ultimate stage of drinking: Extra Naked (Sorry, mom). This was probably my favorite beer that I had. This light, crisp beer is the perfect beer to sit and drink a couple, or alot, of, then probably end up streaking down the street.
Located just feet away from my favorite brewery, Night Shift, Bone Up is a great stop while visiting, hopefully before the Extra Naked hits. If you’re feeling extra adventurous, there’s a distillery, Short Path, located between the breweries. Word of the wise, though; get there early. This small taproom fills up fast! This is definitely not a brewery to miss.
Bone Up Brewery
38 Norman St
Friday-Saturday 12 p.m.-11 p.m.
Sunday 12 p.m.- 8 p.m.