This one is special to me.
Standard Brewing: Anniversary Ale.
First of all, Standard is less than one block from my house. when he opened last year, i had a really bad flu, and was gutted i could make the opening day.
secondly, it turned out my wife knew the owner/brewer as he was a regular customer of our bakery… FINALLY, an in at a local brewery! :D
even tho i didn’t get to goto opening day, i’ve become a regular and have gotten to know justin pretty well… he’s what all brewer/owners should be — excited to share his passion with the public, great with his customers, and make amazing beer.
after a solid year of being open, this is his first bottled offering: A HUGE triple (maybe quad) IPA. 12%, and hoppy like a west coast style IPA should be.
On his actual anniversary, he served this special beer with a set of rules of: 1 pour, and 1 bottle per person… and i some how walked away with 3 bottles (but still only 1 pour)
curious to see how this will age.
i dont understand. there is a mosdef off flavor in this latest batch (which i assume this is from)
MUSHROOMS PPL, MUSHROOMS
What a great IPA. Nice lemony citrus bite w/ a clean dry bitter finish. Great paired with chips & salsa.
TY @twigletboy for bringing this down!
Adding citrus peels to IPA seems to be pretty popular these days. Handsome label and a delicious looking pour here.
now for something super special from the cellar:
Allagash Fluxus (2009)
i always loved all that was allagash, and now that they are not distributed in washington state, this thing is rare like hens teefs.
and of course, its as good (or even better) than you would think.
its also much more cloudy than i would have expected for a 5yr old beer!