2705 SE Ankeny St., 894-8080, coalitionbrewing.com. 5-9 pm Friday, 2-9 pm Saturday, 2-6 pm Sunday. Now closed until spring.

Come winter, Coalition's beer is not easy to track down. Outside of a bottle or two at Whole Foods, New Seasons or Belmont Station, you'll strain to find a drop of the Kerns brewery's ales anywhere except Coalition's former taproom, the current Ankeny Tap and Table. Since Coalition closed its brewpub when its lease ran out in mid-2014, it's been operating slim weekend hours out of its production facility, where it serves a small selection of housemade regular and seasonal beers. However, as I found out the hard way on a rainy December night, check the hours lest you find yourself locked outside of a darkened building.

Emma Browne
Emma Browne

Drink This: Space Fruit IPA is both readily available in the aforementioned retail locations and a delightfully zesty citrus IPA that serves as a less expensive riposte to Ballast Point's Grapefruit Sculpin.