Great Divide Brewing Company Showdown Rye IPA, 22 oz., 8.3% ABV. Get ready for rut—that special time of year when males roll in their own urine and fight each other for mating rights. Also known as every Thursday at your local college bar.
Peace Tree Brewing Company Royale 41, 22 oz., 9% ABV, 100+ IBUs. This is the best beer I’ve had from Iowa’s Peace Tree Brewing. I hope they bring some more special/limited things to the Great Nebraska Beer Fest next weekend.
Left Hand Brewing Company Sawtooth Nitro, 12 oz., 5.3% ABV, 27 IBUs. Happy Left Handers Day, lefties!
Perennial Artisan Ales Hopfentea, 750 ml, 4.2% ABV. A Berliner Weisse with tropical fruit. Great in the August heat, even if the August heat seems to be skipping your state.
Founders Brewing Company Devil Dancer, 12 oz., 12% ABV, 112 IBUs. Oh, hey, beer. I see you’re 12% ABV. That’s cool, just let me cancel all my plans for this evening.
BrewDog Hardcore IPA, 9.2% ABV, 150 IBUs. Brewed with loads of Centennial, Columbus, and Simcoe hops. I thought there was a hop shortage? Oh, I get it.
Boulevard Brewing Company Ginger-Lemon Radler, 12 oz., 4.05% ABV, 12 IBUs. An important part of my summer-preparedness kit.*
*Kit may not actually exist, unless you want to count the all the beer in the fridge. And my air conditioner. Definitely the air conditioner. And the beer.
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?