This past Saturday, brewslut and I drove to a large furniture store in Lancaster, PA to look for a wine cabinet. On our way home, we stopped in a relatively new brewpub and Bar-B-Q spot in Manheim - JoBoy's. We had visited once before, right after they had opened their doors for business, and they only had two beers on tap at the time. During our visit this past weekend, I was pleased to see that they now had six beers on tap, including a special infused version of their Porter, which was basically the beer doused with a shot of chocolate raspberry port! Brewslut likey, apparently.
I opted for the IPA, which was pretty solid overall. Brewslut also got a short pour of the IPA, which is a rarity as the style is hit or miss with her. They also had a new Black IPA on tap, aptly named Hopblack, which was later described by Jeff the owner/brewer as "a work in progress." While it definitely could use some tweaking (especially in the hops department), this one has a nice roasty and chocolately malt base and shows potential. I'll be anxious to see how this one progresses in the coming months. When I asked Jeff about the increase in beer production, he informed me that they recently hired a few part-time brewers to assist him, as he had been brewing solo up until that point.