So, ya lookin’ for a little liquid cheer to help hammer a true SUCKFEST of a year into some vague, celebrational-ish shape? I gotcha, my sufferin’ brethren.
Just know that, to some guy who tastes about 500 – 650 IPAs every year, these had that certain Something that really set them apart.
Tough Love 2020, for all my purposes, is Perfect. It leaves NOTHING to be desired. It’s malty, rich, deep, complex, chewy, BALANCED, food-friendly, complete, and immensely thoughtful; one of the brainiest jobs EVER of crafting a great beer.
If you enjoy beer and wine and any kinds of distilled booze, definitely make plans to get up to Vancouver Island, like NOW.
Somewhere along their evolution, Canada grew up. They looked around at their situation and looked at ours and said, “Nah, let’s not.”
If you like having the choices and don’t want to lose the privilege of having options AND great, fun visits to local breweries, wineries, and distilleries, KEEP GOING BACK AND BUYING BOOZE.
If you are going to push hard on the stylistic envelope and try to marry Lagers with Java, Luna Jo is what you pray you come out with.
Crux Fermentation Project is one of the five most significant new breweries to open in the US in the past ten years. Period.