We visited 30 Mile Brewing last Fall and were pleased with what we found. A small but cozy taproom, solid offering of beers on tap, and a knowledgeable staff made this brewery one that we planned on re-visiting. But living in the north-western tip of the state, it’s hard to make it down to Old Saybrook.
So, when I walked into the Wine & Liquor Warehouse in Canton on Route 44, I was immediately drawn to an employee walking around with a few four-packs of pink cans. I’ve seen the can before but I couldn’t remember from where. That’s when I had an epiphany.
Those bright pink cans were none other than 30 Mile’s Baby Fight Club. I quickened my pack and grabbed aa couple four-packs right off the shelf. I was so excited to see their beer make its way up the state so it was only right that I bought as much as I could carry. When we sampled Baby Fight Club at the brewery it was hands-down the best beer on tap. Mind you it was a close race between that and Golden Boy, a Belgian Strong Ale, but in the end, BFC came out on top.
This 100% Citra-hopped IPA is packed with citrus notes and backed by a hearty malt bill. If you’re looking for a balanced IPA, look no further. I remembered the IPA being a bit lighter at the brewery, but this was some time ago, so the sturdy malt presence threw me off at first, but as I continued down my glass, the Citra hops made their presence felt.
Make no mistake, this beer isn’t a malt bomb with caramel tones, but it is certainly more grounded than most of its competitors. If you can find the beer at your local package store, get your hands on it. If you’re closer to Old Saybrook than we are, make sure you visit the taproom and try the wonderful array of beers 30 Mile has on tap, and be sure to grab some cans of Baby Fight Club on your way out.
30 MILE BREWING
BABY FIGHT CLUB