There was definitely a fun "Senate's Out For Summer" vibe in the room, not to mention the theme allowed us to try lots of cool beers! First up, we tasted Sixpoint's "The Crisp" Pils (5.4% ABV) with a whopping 16(yes, 16)-bean & smoked brisket chili. The light pilsner malts and crisp Noble hops were very refreshing when combined with the latent heat of the chili. Next we sampled Harpoon's "Take 5" Session IPA (4.3% ABV), a session IPA that citrus-forward with a malty finish, with peach and 7-pepper wings (habanero, serrano, jalapeno, cubanelle, pink, green and black peppercorns). At this point we were all thinking, "Wow, even the food courses have numbers in them!" Our third beer was Flying Fish's "Exit 4" Tripel (9.5% ABV), a high-ABV yeasty Belgian tripel with citrusy hops and sweet notes of banana and clove that was enjoyed on its own to wash down the first two courses. The grand finale was an EPIC end to the 2015-2016 season before our summer hiatus -3 Beards' "Scallywag" Imperial Stout (7.4% ABV) served with a CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER PIE! People who never eat dessert were cleaning their plates! Be sure to stay tuned here on the site and on the Hailey's Beer Senate Facebook page for beer-related pub news and updates over the summer. See you on September 13th at 7pm with the Senate reconvenes!