This Month in Beer: June


Elysian Brewing - Space Dust IPA

Rub-a-dub-dub it’s 2 o’clock on Friday and time for some suds. Got ourselves an Elysian Space Dust IPA comin in at 8.2% alcohol by volume. The stuff is great…great enough that I’m eyeing a second. It’s got a little touch of those citra hops, which I’ve heard are responsible for the slight citrus/foral finish that really gets me; that coupled with the light-ish body so it doesn’t feel like you’re drinking a loaf of bread out of a bottle. I don’t know exactly what I’m talking about but I think it’s great and worth a try. It’s Friday people ditch the office chair and go snag some.

 

Ballast Point - Watermelon Dorado Double IPA

Disclaimer…I’m not beer critic. What I do know is I’m about to take a sip of this Ballast Point Watermelon Dorado, it’s a Double IPA weighing in with a robust 10% alcohol by volume so productivity on this Friday afternoon is about to take a crippling blow. I just googled how to taste beer and they say it’s “imperative to pour it into a glass” but I’m glass-less…starting off well; I’ll just tell you what it tastes like to me and my amateur pallet. At first taste the watermelon flavor really hits yah, kinda like a jolly rancher flavor defiantly more than I’m partial too. The redeeming quality is that it finishes off like any other double IPA, the watermelon taste fades off and becomes bitter and delicious making the fruity taste bud surprise at the beginning worth it in the end.

 

Einstok - White Ale

What kind of citizen am I? American’s everywhere are gonna be flying off the handle this weekend poppin bottles of America’s Budweiser like Peyton Manning claimed he would with that awkward plug at the end of Superbowl 50. Turns out Anheuser and Busch were German and this beer I found came from Iceland (close enough?) so I figure this, Einstock Olgerd or een-stock ol-gerrrrrd (maybe), is a perfect substitute to show some stretch of American patriotism. Since attention spans are that of a hamster these day’s here’s a one-sentence summary. It’s a white ale, light, easy to drink, 5.2% Alcohol, award winning, and there’s a bad-ass Viking on the bottle. Not scared to buy it again. Happy America and cheers to Iceland.

 

Angel City Brewery - IPA

The city of angels, smog, traffic and sports radio that refuses to talk about the MLB’s best team, the Dodgers, cause apparently their limping Lakers are more important? Haven’t figured that one out yet but despite this I’m about to take a big ‘ol swig of this Angel City Brewery IPA and forget about LA’s shortcomings. The stuff’s got a decently bold flavor coming in with 65 IBU’s but the best part is that it’s 6.1% alcohol so you can have a couple, which I plan on doing, and still get all your work done without getting sloshed. Here comes a plug…make sure you open it with your Toolbelt and not a lighter otherwise you’re liable to have to cap blast into your eyeball causing it to fill with fluid that can potentially make you go blind like our social media guru who will be so excited for this callout. Hope you can get back to blinking soon buddy and enjoy the eye doctor on this Friday afternoon.


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