First to come on was the 4th in their Viaduct series,'Oxspring DC', a 4.1% beer which I believe is their take on an American IPA and very drinkable it was too. Like most of the brewery's beers it was light and hoppy and packed with flavour, and unfortunately very moreish. Soon it was the only beer that seemed to be going through the pumps.
I must not have been watching very closely though, as another beer ran off and this was replaced by 'Hit for Six' which weighed in at 3.9% and even lighter - a brilliant session bitter. And of course very moreish too - it could have been a very long night!!
Hopefully, both beers will still be on the bar for a further chance to compare and contrast today, but I am not optimistic. The only consolation is that yet another Mally's beer is on the taunting pole so we have 'Wipe Out' to look forward to as well in the next few days, along with a couple of Pictish also waiting in the wings. And all this before the beer festival has even started! It could be a challenging week for local beer drinkers!