Here’s what we’ve been drinking lately.
Pisgah Valdez // We love this organic North Carolina brewery for their delicious Pale Ale, but also love this unfiltered, slightly dry coffee stout.
Asheville Brewing Company Shiva IPA // We grab a few of these every time we head west. It’s a bittersweet blend of Columbus & Tradition hops & simple malts that will please IPA hopheads with both floral & grapefruit notes.
Against the Grain Brewery Citra Ass Down American IPA // The name kind of tells you what you need to know…it’s a crisp, hop-forward American style IPA with great citrus flavor from the prevalent Citra hop.
Kyle Hollingsworth/Keri Kelli/Stone collaboration Collective Distortion IPA // Yep, a collaboration with Stone, the keyboardist from The String Cheese Incident & guitarist from Alice Cooper. It’s gotten pretty rave reviews on Untappd, with a solid four stars (which Tom & I both rated it) for its fresh hop-forward flavor, characteristic of Stone’s IPAs, & coriander & elderberry notes.
Evil Twin/Bottle Revolution collaboration Mini Dingo Imperial Stout // We’re not sure the story on this Evil Twin/local bottle shop collaboration, so fill is in if you know. We enjoyed this smooth, sticky, chocolatey, spicy beer.
2013 Ameztoi Rubentis Getariako Txakolina // Don’t let the name scare you off (Txakolina is pronounced chocolina), this may just become your favorite summer wine. It’s bright & fruity with the minerality & effervescence that makes it perfectly drinkable on a hot summer day.
Trophy Brewing Company Best Lei Pineapple Saison // We love a lot of the beers at Trophy & refill our growler every time we stop in. Most recently we brought home Best Lei, a well-made, fruity, sessionable Saison.