Crux Fermentation Project is one of the three to five best breweries in the United States and they haven’t yet even hit their stride.
I want to propose that we all just call this style “Brut ales”, which will organically shorten to just “Brut”.
Rogue is the perfect evocation of All Things Oregon and the beer is absolutely in the top five of all the “Old Guard” breweries in the entire West.
Boundary Bay Brewing is possibly the greatest obscure brewery in the United States.
It’s fresh and sexy and engrossing and smoooooth and delicious and, really, what more can you ask from either a new beer or its brewery?
PROMISE YOU, if you go into Slippery Pig, you WILL taste that ONE (at least, possibly two) ales that will linger in your head for YEARS, the experience as fresh as when you first sipped it.
It comes as NO surprise to me at all that The Ages is among the top two American Gueuze ales that I’ve tasted yet.
Unless everybody at Stone loses their senses, we’ll see this ale again and if you actually do see a bottle of this, buy it and drink it ASAP. It’s going to change the way you think about what the term “India Pale Ale” means.