Boulevard Brewing Company Love Child No. 4, 750 ml, 9% ABV, 8 IBUs. This is how I feel about Boulevard’s annual Love Child release.
Southern Tier Brewing Company Unearthly Imperial India Pale Ale, 12 oz., 9.5% ABV. I think he’s plotting ways to steal my beer, just like he stole my seat.
Zipline Brewing Company Country White, 12 oz., 4.6% ABV, 22 IBUs. Anyone else ever think that beers from their small local breweries get consistently underrated on the usual review sites, at least until they get positive feedback from the craft beer community at large? Perhaps it’s more of an issue in the US interior than on the coasts? Perhaps I’m crazy? Perhaps I give too much deference to local beer? Perhaps freshness is that valuable to flavor? Any other questions we should ponder? Is time merely an illusion? Do humans possess free will? If a potential god—or prime mover unmoved—is omnipotent, omniscient, and omnibenevolent, why does evil exist?
Deschutes Brewery Armory XPA Nitro, 1 pint, 5.9% ABV, 58 IBUs. Hooray for nitro pale ales and for Crescent Moon Alehouse in Omaha, Nebraska.
Stone Brewing Company Kyle Hollingsworth & Keri Kelli Collective Distortion IPA, 22 oz., 9.3% ABV. I wasn’t able to get a bottle of the current Enjoy By IPA, so I went with this instead. Felt a little lost as to when I should drink it, though.
Schlafly Tap Room American IPA (Saint Louis Brewery), 12 oz., 7.2% ABV, 65 IBUs. Seriously, people, I’m swimming in beers. Another good one toted back from KC last weekend.
Prairie Artisan Ales Birra, 12 oz., 4.5% ABV, 18 IBUs. After a cold, sinus infection, and ten days of antibiotics, I better be healthy because I’ve amassed plenty of beer to drink in that time. Happily picked this one up at Bier Station in Kansas City after the Royals game on Saturday.
Stone Brewing Company (Spotlight Series) Spröcketbier, 22 oz., 5.4% ABV, 40 IBUs. If you’re in the market for a kölsch that drinks like a porter, this is your beer.
Brouwerij Verhaeghe Duchesse de Bourgogne, 750 ml, 6.2% ABV. Formal proposal: we supplant National Doughnut Day with National Duchesse Day.