Our Two Cents
Skinner’s has, more than anything else in our estimation, a fantastic, neighborhood-ish something-or-other powering behind it.
Swung by on a Sunday evening while the dryers spun over at Laundry City. Crowd was lively for a Sunday. Two small groups seated at tables, a larger soccer team crowd entered later and were promptly sorted out on seating with nary a jostle or ounce of commotion. Bartender was a friendly, knowledgeable, and attentive guy; totally down for sample sips. Lighting was ample and comforting. Not overpowering/examination room bright, yet not the down and dirty, cloaking lip movement level either.
First pull was a Left Hand Sawtooth on draft that I committed to after a shot glass sample. The sample tasted great, yet the larger pint had a disconcerting metallic tone to it. I deduced that this was probably cleaning solution on the glass rather than bad lines, but because of this I still can’t offer a perfect on the BSTQM… not at this juncture at least. Banged down a well chilled and presented Sam Smith’s Brown and was much more happily back on my way to fold some laundry.
Skinner’s has a good thing going from what I can gather. My time was too brief and further investigation must be done to reevaluate the taps and possibly some barside nibbles. Summer might throw a few more points in the bag as their open air setup downstairs and the roofdeck up top are quite tasty.