Have you ever ridden Splash Mountain? At first it’s all singing frogs and Br’er Rabbit and Uncle Remus and waitasecondisthisracist- Then a huge drop and you’re left what the fuck happened. That’s how Good Boy Wally drinks. The look is moderately cheery, one parts full pulp, one part flocculated miso broth. with a massive sustained carb. The nose is fantastic with street vendor guava, lukewarm mango, Bath and Body works herbaciousness and a touch of the Galaxy brush imparting like chard/arugula. The taste follows through with an oddly thin mouthfeel but without any fusel drag, apricot pith and Patchouli oil all like YOURE NOT MY REAL MOM YOU HAVE TO KNOCK IM JUST LISTENING TO SYSTEM OF A DOWN GET OUT. Then Uncle Remus shows up and this questionably antebellum affair gets offensive real quick. You brace for the drop after the swallow and shit goes off the rails, they’re taking your picture as your mangle countenance is twisted into malignant hoppy horror. The froth sprays and the adventure is over. The swallow is gone and there is tinny fanfare being piped in as you try to process how things went so shitty so quickly. The swallow is straight up landscaping bark and the pinnacle of dry hopping excess. If you have ever tasted that wasabi sludge from hop excrement in a fermenter you know how spicy I am talking. It burns with a twinge of novocain and incense bittering like you tasted hand soap. 90% of this is fun, then the alphas get way too alpha and oily. It is a functional error in dry hopping to this degree and it smashes the balance with diced green onion for a painful three seconds every swallow. #PHX #phoenix #TIPA #IPA #HOPhead #hops #beer #hoppybeer #weekend #instadaily #keto #whole30 #jakepaul #liltay #lilxan #RIPXXXtencion
Lagunitas super cluster is a MEGA ALE whatever the fuck that is. It’s a bit of a misnomer in every sense since it looks like straight up two row and 8% abv. Back in my day we would cum into an ankle sock and call that a west coast DIPA. I dont even know if this is out yet since they sent it to me yesterday, but I am sure this will be in 12 packs for like $10.99 just completely destabilizing the grocery store competition. It’s an intensely citra driven beer that has a smattering of crystalesque body, that leans toward the early 2010 days of bittering, boil C-hops, olfactory dominated by them 60/15/0 kettle additions over the hamfisted Julius craze we are currently suffering through. It’s good, it’s fine, you can play God of War 4 and forget about it. Not everything needs to be some revelatorry R L Stine hopchiller. #IPA #hophead #hops #craftbeer #cerveza #birra #hops
For those who have been following DDB over the years, my long-standing love for BA OE is no secret. I loved this hidden gem back when it was draft only in 2012, in 2013 I won one of 12 (probably illegally) raffled bottles at a Beer Belly event, and have loved to watch this beer develop and grow with Smog City themselves. This is unquestionably the best beer that they make and any less competent brewery would buildout an entire program around it with bullshit pageantry and raffles and variants and reserve societies, marking it up exponentially. Not them Smoggers. It’s still the same price, increased quality, no absurd limits, and just god damn flawless execution.
This year’s blend returns to a more tightly wound HotD Adam from the Wood meets Kuhnehnn Bourbon Barrel Fourth Dementia. It has so much carmelized brown sugar, cream of wheat with Willett, creme brulee shell, peanut brittle, See’s Candy scotch kisses, and a depth of red fruit akin to Vacquereyes. The swallow is clean and imparts a faintly bittering oak and a full swallow drinks very similar to a rye manhattan or a less sweet Sazerac. The fact that this beer is being released tomorrow with no limits is bonkers to me. It is a style defining beer that continues to evolve and I never buy enough. They will be tapping the Barleywine is Life single barrel variant of BAOE at tomorrow’s show and that is somehow even better than the component blend. See you maltgarglers there. #BIL #barleywine
#malt #bourbon #rye #craftbeer #instadaily #birra #cerveza #cocktails #LABW #weekendbeer
Thanks to everyone who downloaded and listened to batch 1 of Malt Couture yesterday! BUT THE BITS DONT STOP THERE: the @maltcoutureddb release party and BA OE triple bottle release at @smogcitybeer is tomorrow, with live comedy show with cohosts @thesloh and @paulmichaelgabriel
Come out for banter, biersticks, giveaways, moobsigning, comedy, games, q and a, and of course, photo ops with the OG toaster [seriously]
Show starts at 7:30pm, come be about that Life. #bil #barleywineislife #maltcouture #craftbeer #labeerweek #labw
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Ostensibly not Beer related, but Mort’s deli in tarzana is completely ridiculous.