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.
I’ve said this a lot and I plan to keep saying it until enough people start to get it: Full Sail is a spectacular brewery.
If you’re a SERIOUS beer fan visiting NorCal, you do NOT just hit Almanac and 21st Amendment and Rare Barrel and Anchor. PLAN a day to drive out I-580, to eastern Livermore, just across from the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories. Park your butt on a stool at Altamont and prepare to be seriously, Bend-scale WOWED.
Pyramid’s new – and, HOORY!, year-round – Berry Tart IPA is a total success in every sense and could it possibly pave the way for some other explorations of sour ales? Stay Tuned…
It’s entirely in keeping with Deschutes’ communal aesthetic that they would wade into a trend but do it their own way, without compromise.
pFriem Family Brewers is killin’ it. If they are not, in fact, the best brewery in this region, they are, at very least, on a ridiculously-short list of maybe three or four.