One of the advantages of having a tap room adjacent to our brewery is that we can use it to sell beers that aren't going to be released into distribution. Experimental, prototypes, etc- they can be packaged and rolled up front, sampled and sold to our local customers (we love those guys). We just put on our Boulevard Brown, which is an English brown ale-deep brownish red, fruity, almost vinous, and slightly sweet with notes of toffee, caramel and molasses. In this case we brewed this beer to grow our English yeast strain into a large enough amount to use for our ESB and Porter. This one won't be released into distribution, so the only place you'll find it is our taproom in Delmar- samples and growlers to go.
Back in the brewery we've got some Lucky 7 aging in a bourbon barrel that will show up in the tap room soon, and a prototype for our IPA that we're shooting to release in the fall is in the works. All a perfectly good reason to stop by the taproom and see what's going on.