From the extensive "on tap" menu at Barclay's Pub, we selected Pliny the Elder Double IPA and Black Diamond Hefeweizen. The latter was dry with an almost cider-like effervescence. Also, this hefeweizen was less fruity (no banana taste) than other hefeweizens I have drunk. However, the Black Diamond web site describes the beer as follows:
Our Hefeweizen is a traditional Bavarian style Wheat Beer.
We use an authentic Bavarian yeast strain, which imparts a fruity character with flavors of clove, banana and citrus.It’s gently hopped with German Noble hops and has a lively effervescent character that makes it an extremely refreshing brew with outstanding drinkability; the perfect beer on a hot summer day.
The Pliny the Elder Double IPA (above left), brewed by Russian River Brewing Co., was very hoppy, as expected. However, that translated into a bitter aftertaste, similar to "chewing the head of a dandelion."