Here in the cradle of the world’s hops production, the use of and experimentation with hops borders on a religion. And Larry Sidor is arguably the High Priest.
Crux Gypsy Coolship – the idea and this beer – is a blast of fresh air, fresh inspiration, and fresh flavors that blows the cobwebs off a crowded beer culture.
As with everything else from Crux, Job One is drinkability and in that both Lawn Party and Cruising Altitude prove out among the best beers from the Northwest, in 2019.
No matter where you are on the craft beer spectrum, Gated Community is virtually guaranteed to become one of the go-to ales of your summer 2019.
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”.
This is the defining classic Northwest Pale Ale and one that is so brilliantly approachable and drinkable that even your Mass-Produced-Pilsner-Addicted pals will find nothing to bitch about. And a LOT to love.
Coco(a) is a beer that is a damned-site better than about 99% of all the desserts I’ve enjoyed in My Life as a Sugar Fiend and I’m willing to bet it will hit you much the same way.