BEER LINEUP: In keeping with the Fiction theme, all the beers have literary references in their names but Fiction also helpfully provides style descriptions for us non-English majors. Fiction’s menu goes all over the board with multiple focuses including lighter beers, Pale Ales, and various high-gravity offerings. The one hole (at least on this visit) came in the area of medium and dark beers which had minimal representation.
SERVICE: The bartender gets an “A” for effort because he was hustling, but the brewery was woefully understaffed with only him for the 60 people in the entire, packed taproom. Perhaps they got unexpectedly slammed or someone called in but it took a long time to get a beer or pay tab with lines of 8-10 people at times.
NEIGHBORHOOD: An interesting contrast of faded East Colfax on the front with neat residential houses on the side street. While it’s one of the nicer areas of East Colfax, I wouldn’t exactly call it walkable as there’s little else of interest. However that also makes it easy to find street parking or one of the handful of spots behind the brewery.
STANDOUT BEER: While I tried several great beers on this visit, I still fall back on Logic Is Relative, the New England IPA that I reviewed a couple months ago.