Friday, February 26, 2016

Another Great Frozen River Fest!

It's been two weeks since my last blog, but that's because I was busy last weekend with the 2nd Annual Frozen River Fest here in Soldotna. I'm happy to report that the Fest was another big success, with even more folks attending than last year. Let's talk specifics.

First, on the Friday night before the Fest, we had a wonderful Meet the Brewers Dinner at The Flats Bistro in Kenai. Tickets were $50 each and all 80 tickets sold out. The dinner started off with cans of Kenai River Brewing's Peninsula Brewers Reserve as the welcome beer, then moved into a delicious five course meal. Here are some photos that I took:

Folks enjoying themselves at The Flats

Crispy Pork Belly paired with Arkose's High Ridge Double Red Ale
Chiffonade Crab Salad with Avocado paired with Bear Creek's Spring Harvest Wine
Braised Short Ribs on Sweet Potato Mash w/ Creamy Garlic Sauce paired w/ Denali's Schwartzbier and Broken Tooth's YellowEye PA
Triple Layer Peanut Butter Chocolate Mousse Cake paired with Midnight Sun's Sloth Imperial Stout

I neglected to get a picture of the second course, which was a Sweet Curry Corn Chowder with Crab Stock, paired with St. Elias Brewing's H & H All-American Stout. Every course was excellent, and the pairings were spot on in almost every case. Everyone I spoke to at and after the dinner thought it was a great time, so I'm hoping it will be the first of many such evening here on the Central Peninsula.

On Saturday, the Frozen River Fest itself took place, from 3 to 6 PM. We had over a thousand attendees, and over 650 of them paid $25 for a commemorative mug and some beer tokens to sample the 13 different breweries, wineries, and meaderies present. That's up from 870 total last year, with only 601 drinkers. The weather wasn't bad for February, and the big snow didn't start until later that night, after the Fest was all over. I was pretty busy working as a volunteer, but I did manage to snap a few photos and sample a beer or two.

Opening the ticket booths

The view from the stage between bands

Music on the center stage, beer samples in the pavilions to the left and right of it.
Back a bit farther. You can see one of the four food vendors on the right.

Overall, it was another great Festival, followed by a fine after party for the participating breweries, held at the Kenai River Brewing's unfinished but still spectacular new brewery.

Christening the new tap room at KRB's new brewery

However, besides the Frozen River Fest, there's been some other news in beer around the state in the last couple of weeks.

HooDoo Brewing in Fairbanks received not one but two awards from the Chamber of Commerce. In early December, the three-year old company was recognized as the 2015 Bill Stroecker Business of the Year by the Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce. Presented annually, The Bill Stroecker Business of the Year award honors the accomplishments in the business community of a member of the Chamber who has shown drive in leading local development with sights on the future of Fairbanks. The business is recognized for consistent community involvement, an excellent business reputation with the public, and as a leader in their own profession and/or field of business. Last week, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce named HooDoo Brewing Company a 2016 DREAM BIG Blue Ribbon Small Business Award winner. The annual program recognizes companies for their dedication to the principles of free enterprise and contributions to restoring jobs and supporting economic growth. The 2016 DREAM BIG award winners were selected from a record number of applicants across the nation for demonstrating exceptional business practices in areas including strategic planning, employee development, community involvement and customer services. This also gives HooDoo a shot at an even bigger honor: All of this year’s winners will be honored at the 12th annual America’s Small Business Summit, which will take place June 13-15 in Washington, D.C. During the summit, one regional finalist will receive the DREAM BIG Small Business of the Year Award, sponsored by Sam’s Club®, and a $10,000 cash prize courtesy of the U.S. Chamber. If you'd like to help them win this national honor, follow this link: and vote for them. Congratulations to Bobby Wilken and the rest of the team at HooDoo Brewing and best of luck in the final voting.

On the subject of awards, Prospectors Historic Pizzeria and Alehouse just outside Denali National Park, has been selected by as the Best Beer Bar in Alaska. Owned by the same group that owns 49th State Brewing, Prospectors has over 49 different craft beers on tap, from across Alaska and around the world. readers were asked to nominate their favorite craft beer bar in their state and fill out a short survey about what makes it so great including atmosphere, staff, beer selection and special events. Obviously Prospectors made a deep and favorable impression on the numerous tourists who visit Denali National Park each year; I know it did so on me. See my blog from 5/15 of last year to read about my most recent visit to Prospectors. Congratulations on the win!

Speaking of winners, Glacier BrewHouse will be holding another Dinner with the King event at 6:30 PM next Wednesday, March 2, at Orso's in Anchorage. Dine with Iditarod Champion Jeff King at this fundraiser for the Make a Wish Foundation. Tickets are $99; call 274-2739 for reservations and help support this worthy cause.

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This isn't exactly Alaska news, but I thought I'd throw it out there. Everyone seems to think that China represents one of the great untouched areas for craft beer expansion. I wouldn't know about that; I'm not an expert on China's craft beer scene. However, someone who is an expert is Rick Green.

Rick Green

Rick lives in China and writes a newsletter about Chinese craft beer called The Great Hop Forward Leader. You can find him on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Rick was kind enough to send me a review copy of his book How to Drink Beer in Mandarin. It's an English to Mandarin glossary of craft beer styles and terms. I don't read Mandarin, so I have to take Rick at his word as to its accuracy, but I can see how it would be extremely useful to the craft beer lover who found himself working or vacationing in China. So if that's you, click on the book name above to order yourself a copy and consider subscribing to Rick's newsletter.

Arkose Brewery is looking for a few good lady brewers to join them on March 5th to brew a beer to benefit the Pink Boots Society's scholarship program. They can only accommodate a limited number of brewers, so sign-up now by calling 746-BEER or emailing

It's Fur Rondy weekend, and Anchorage Brewing Company has released its version of this year's Rondy Brew. This year's batch is a Spelt Saison brewed with Motueka hops and Hibiscus! And Brett of course. Here on the Peninsula, you can find it at Country Liquors in Kenai.

Photo courtesy of Anchorage Brewing Company

 Here on the Peninsula, besides the Frozen River Fest, the big news is that St. Elias Brewing Company has finally replaced its old and non-functional hand pump with a sleek new model.

St. Elias celebrated by putting a cask of its Williwaw IPA on last Thursday, 2/18. With the new hand pump, we should be able to look forward to regular offering of cask-conditioned beers in Soldotna.

Moving on to beer reviews, I only have three this time around.

Midnight Sun Brewing's 2016 Arctic Devil Barley Wine: This beer is a perennial favorite of mine, so I'm always stoked when it's released each year. Besides snagging as many bottles as I can afford to cellar, I usually have one "fresh", like this bottle. It poured a clear dark honey color, with a small-cream-colored head that dissipated to a collar. The nose was rich and deep, full of toffee and malty goodness, promising delights on the palate. The mouthfeel was medium and coating, with low but acceptable carbonation. The flavor profile was classic English barley wine: smooth and malty, with undertones of oak and alcohol warmth on the finish. Excellent now, but it will be sublime in 2 to 3 years. 13.4% ABV, 20 IBUs.

Arkose Brewery's High Ridge Double Red Ale: The bottle of this beer that I purchased at Country Liquors in Kenai had absolutely zero carbonation; a bad cap seal, I'm guessing. Fortunately, I got to taste it properly carbonated at the Meet the Brewers Dinner, so this review is based on that session. A clear ruby red in the glass with a nice cream-colored head that lingered. The aroma was definitely on the malty side, with no real hop notes. Mouthfeel was medium and carbonation was good. Smooth and rich, with lots of caramel notes; hops present for balance, not bitterness. A nice, easy drinker that paired well with the crispy pork belly it was served with. 6.8% ABV.

Broken Tooth Brewing's Darth Barrelium '14 Belgian Imperial Stout: The beer poured opaque with a small tan head that dissipated to a collar. The aroma had malty and roasty notes, plus hints of oak from the barrel aging and some alcohol. The mouthfeel was a touch thinner than I expected for such a big brew, and the carbonation was low but acceptable. On the palate, I picked up coffee, cocoa, and oak, along with some alcohol warmth, especially on the finish. A big, barrel-aged imperial stout, with all the elements you'd expect from such a beer. Very nice. 11.8% ABV, 40 IBUs.

Well, that's it for this time around. In case you haven't heard, The Redoubt Reporter will be ceasing publication, so my monthly column will no longer be appearing there. Meanwhile, enjoy this early Break Up we seem to be having here in Alaska.

Until Next Time, Cheers!

Friday, February 12, 2016

HB 248: The AK Legislature Takes Aim at You and Me

Mark Twain famously said: "No man's life, liberty, or property are safe while the legislature is in session." That statement is doubly true these days in Alaska, as the legislature tries to deal with the fact that state government can no longer live off the largess of the oil companies. Now that the party looks to be over, at least until oil prices rebound, our legislators are looking for some other prey to feed on. And guess what? They think anyone who drinks alcohol in Alaska fits the bill.

Alaska after HB 248

HB 248, The Alcohol Tax Bill, proposed by Governor Walker and currently under consideration by the House Labor and Commerce Committee, would double the current excise tax rates on alcoholic beverages in Alaska. Yes, you read that right, double them. Oh, and by the way, Alaska already has some of the highest alcohol taxes of any state, even before this proposed increase. For hard spirits, the current state excise tax is $12.80 per gallon (second highest in the US); the national average is $4.45 per gallon. For wine, the current excise tax is $2.50 per gallon (the highest in the US); the national average is $0.83 per gallon. The current excise tax on beer is $1.07 per gallon (the second highest in the US); the national average is $0.28 per gallon. Under the current tax scheme, the state is already raking in almost $40 million a year in excise taxes, and now the governor wants to double that?

And let's be perfectly clear who's paying that $40 million a year: you are. If you read this blog, I assume it's because you enjoy drinking beers brewed here in Alaska. The producers, distributors, and retailers of beer, wine, and spirits have no choice but to pass this tax, just like any other tax, right along to the end consumers: you and me. So that's who the governor is directly targeting with this tax: you, me, and every other Alaskan who might like a glass of wine with their meal or a nice beer after a hard days work. And I think that is bullshit. We are already paying more than our fair share, with taxes 3 or 4 times the national average, to the tune of $40 million. Federal and state taxes are already the single biggest component in the cost of brewing beer now, to the tune of almost 40% of the price the brewer charges, but Walker thinks it should take even more? I say no! And by the way, I guess I missed his proposal to double the current taxes on oil, fishing, and tourism. After all, if it's okay to just double the excise tax on alcohol, why not just double all taxes?

I'm not saying that the legislature doesn't need to find new sources of revenue; clearly it does, even if the state budget still need about another billion cut out of it (including cuts to sacred cows like education and health care). But the source of this new revenue should be broad-based, like a state-wide sales tax, not targeted at one industry and its consumers, an industry that is already shouldering just about the largest state tax burden out there when compared to the rest of the country.

So if you're like me and think this proposed bill is a complete screw job to folks like us, I urge you to do something about it. HB 248 The Alcohol Tax Bill will have a hearing tomorrow, Saturday, February 13, at 10 AM in front of the House Labor & Commerce Committee. I plan to be at my local Legislative Information Office to give testimony against it, so that's an option. However, even if you can't make it, please contact your representatives in the legislature and let them know you are opposed to this horror show, especially if they happen to be members of that committee. The committee members are:

  • Kurt Olson (District 30)
  • Shelley Hughes (District 11)
  • Jim Colver (District 9)
  • Gabrielle LeDoux (District 15)
  • Cathy Tilton (District 12)
  • Andy Josephson (District 17)
  • Sam Kito (District 33)
You can find the contact information for them or any other legislator at Once again, I urge you to say something to them. The growth of craft brewing in Alaska has been one of the few bright spots in what's been a pretty bleak economic picture lately. The last thing a growing industry needs is to have its taxes doubled.

Let's move on to something more pleasant.

Bearpaw River Brewing in Wasilla will be releasing a new beer at 5 PM today. Since this is the brewery's first collaboration beer, brewed with Occidental Brewing of Portland, Oregon, they will be having a party to celebrate. Check out the Facebook event here. There will be fresh pretzels, baked at the nearby North Star Bakery. Bring your steins and lederhosen to celebrate this new German beer.  Here are stats on the new brew:

Style: Munich Dunkel
ABV: 5.7%
IBU: 19
Malt: Munich, Pale, Chocolate
Hops: Tettnanger, Hallertau
Yeast: German Kolsch

Sounds like another winner!

Anchorage Brewing Company has a new batch of its Triple IPA back on tap today. ABC will also be hosting an event on Saturday, March 26th, for the First Annual Orval Day.  More information on that later.

Photo courtesy of Anchorage Brewing
HooDoo Brewing in Fairbanks is running  a Valentines Day special this week. $25 get you a glass growler, filled with the beer of your choice, and two nice tulip glasses.

Here on the Peninsula, we are counting down to Frozen River Fest next Saturday, February 20, from 3 to 6 PM. If you are planning to go to the Meet the Brewers Dinner at The Flats Bistro on Friday, you had better purchase you tickets ASAP, as I understand there are less than a dozen still available. Tickets are $50 and get you a five-course meal and seven different beers/wines to accompany them. For the Fest itself, there are no advance ticket sales. It will be $25 at the gate, which gets you a commemorative stainless steel mug and 4 drink tokens, each good for a 4 oz. pour. Additional tokens are only $2 each. Here are some photos of the mug:

Front of mug. Photo courtesy of Elaine Howell

Back of mug. Photo courtesy of Elaine Howell

All proceeds from the Frozen River Fest go to benefit the Kenai Watershed Forum and the Tustumena 200 Sled Dog Race. The Peninsula Clarion newspaper also had an article this week about the Fest; you can read it here.

Also here on the Peninsula, the construction on the new home for the Kenai River Brewing Company is proceeding at a rapid pace. I had pictures in last week's blog of the interior. This week, the siding is going on, so check out these exterior shots, courtesy of Kenai River Brewing:

Here's the tap list from KRB as of 2/9:

Note the return of the Frozen River Doppelbock; see my review below.

Over at St. Elias Brewing, there's nothing new on tap yet, but I believe that a new beer will be on tap there soon: H & H All-American Stout. As the name implies, this is another collaboration brew between yours truly and Zach Henry. I'll post more details once it's actually on tap, though some of you may have gotten to taste it at the GABBF. Here's St. Elias' tap list as of yesterday, 2/11.

That's it for news, both good and bad, so let's move on to reviews.

Sierra Nevada's 2015 Bigfoot Barley Wine: This isn't a true review,  as I have written about this classic beer many times in the pass. Rather, I just want to make sure everyone knows that the 2016 release of Bigfoot is now on beer store shelves. That also means that - if you are like me and think that this classic American Barley Wine is best after a year in the cellar - it's time time to start enjoying the bottles of the 2015 release that you laid away last year. Whether you like it fresh or aged, Bigfoot remains a true American classic, so be sure to pick some up.

Kenai River Brewing's 2015 Frozen River Fest Doppelbock: This beer was also initially released a year ago, as part of the celebrations for the 1st Frozen River Fest. You can read my review of it in my 3/27/2015 blog. However, Doug Hogue decided to squirrel some of it away and let it cellar in the cooler for a year. That long cold conditioning has made what was a very good beer even better. If you enjoy big lagers, you really should taste this beer before it's gone. By the way, this year's special Fest beer will be a Wee Heavy Scotch Ale...

Midnight Sun Brewing Company's Sloth Belgian-style Imperial Stout: This beer is a real blast from the past, with its original release from MSBC dating all the way back to 2007, as part of the famous Seven Deadly Sins Series. While I drank it back then, that was a year before I started writing this blog, so I haven't reviewed it here before. It poured opaque with a small tan head that dissipated to a collar. The bourbon barrel aging was very noticeable in the aroma. Mouthfeel was heavy, the way I like it in a big stout, carbonation was low but acceptable. The flavor profile was full of the big, rich notes that you expect in a big imperial stout, along with plenty of bourbon and oak. It's similar to Berserker, but slightly more refined, I think. An excellent, beer, one I'm glad MSBC chose to bring back. 10.2% ABV, 20 IBUs.

Well, that's it for this week. I will be busy with the Frozen River Fest next week, so you probably won't see this blog again for two weeks. I hope to see some of you at that Fest, and please remember to contact your representatives to voice your opposition to HB 248 The Alcohol Tax Bill.

Until Next Time, Cheers!

Friday, February 5, 2016

A Long Time Coming

So, yeah, it's been almost a month since my last blog. The main thing keeping me away from the keyboard was that I took on a temp job, back at my old haunt, Kenai Peninsula College. Between doing data monkey work there and teaching two classes (including my Art & History of Brewing course), I really haven't been able to squeeze out enough time (or energy) to write a post. The good news is that my temp job is finished, so now I've got the time again to try to get this blog out on at least a semi-weekly basis again.

Temp Work: I remember now why I retired...

Of course while I was not writing, lots of cool stuff was happening on the Alaska beer scene. Alaska Beer Week came and went, with even more outstanding events than last year's. Kudos to the Brewers Guild of Alaska in general and Barb Miller of Midnight Sun in particular for making AK Beer Week truly spectacular, with over 60 different events. The Great Alaska Beer & Barley Wine Festival happened again, but for the first time in several years, it did not completely sell out. Perhaps some folks are beginning to lose interest in attending a fest full of drunken 20-somethings, and this will be Aurora Productions wake-up call to make some long-overdue improvements. Or maybe not...

One big piece of news from the GABBF was the results of the annual Barley Wine and Winter Seasonal competitions. Broken Tooth Brwwing took home the Winter Seasonal trophy with its always-excellent Darth Delerium 2016 Belgian-style Stout. In the Barley Wine Competition, the results were unusual in that there was a tie for second place, so no third place winner was chosen. The two second places finishers were Old Gnarleywine from Lagunitas Brewing and Old Birdbrain 2012 from Black Raven Brewing. First place went to Buffalo Head Barley Wine from Kassik's Brewery in Nikiski. That's two years in a row that the winner has come from a brewery right here on the Kenai Peninsula. Congratulations to Frank & Debbie Kassik on their win. A final thought: with the announcement that Toronado is no longer holding its Barley Wine Competition as part of SF Beer Week, shouldn't the GABBF Competition now be considered the premiere competition for barley wines in the country? I'm just wondering...

Photo courtesy of Kassik's Brewery
As long as we are talking about awards, I should mention the Kassik's Brewery also took a Gold Medal at the World Beer Championships with its Statny Statny Barrel Aged Stout.

More award news: Rate Beer has announced its Best Beer, Best Brewery, and best New Brewery by state. For Alaska, A Deal with the Devil Barley Wine, and Anchorage Brewing Company took the first two categories, while Resolution Brewing Company took Best New Brewery. You can see all the winners by state here. Rate Beer also published its list of The 100 Best Brewers for 2015, and Anchorage Brewing and Midnight Sun Brewing both made the list! You can see the complete list here.

Brandon Hall of Resolution also tells me that the brewery is now be open seven days a week and has a couple of big events planned. Here's what he said is coming up:

Feb 26 (Saturday): Belgian beers from other Alaskan and international breweries will be available at a Belgian Beer Showcase we're having in our taproom. Live tunes, catered food for sale, and some incredible beer!

Mar 25 (Friday): our one-year anniversary Birthday Bash! We'll be celebrating in style with H3 Hawaii Reggae Band, catered food, and of course some of the freshest and consistently top-rated beer in Alaska by Resolution Brewing Co.

Sounds like a great time, so mark your calendars!

In other good news, the construction of the new brewery for Kenai River Brewing Company in Soldotna looks to be right on track. Owner Doug Hogue was kind enough to show me around the new facility yesterday, as things are far enough along to get an idea of what it will look like when finished. Here are some photos, all courtesy of my wife Elaine Howell:

Standing in what will be the canning line, with Doug's Office above.

Looking at the upper level grain storage.

View from grain storage. Brew kettle & mash tun will be right in front of the windows.

Looking towards the taproom from the grain storage area.

In the taproom, with bar on the left. Doug is pointing toward patio door.

After walking the facility, all I can say is "Wow." It's going to be a wonderful place to make and drink beer; I just hope we locals can still squeeze in during the summer!

Over at Anchorage Brewing, the next Rondy Brew is almost finished. This year's version will be a Spelt Saison Brewed with Motueka hops and Brett. It is also dry hopped with Hibiscus and Motueka hops. The official release will be at the brewery on Friday, Feb 19th.

Photo courtesy of Anchorage Brewing Company

49th State Brewing has announced that its Healy location will open this year on April 25th. Renovations continue at its new Anchorage home; no official opening date had been announced there yet, though it appears some special events will continue to take place, like Nerd Night.

Finally, The 2nd Annual Frozen River Fest is just over two weeks away. This is an outdoor(!) festival, held in Soldotna Creek Park, from 3 to 6 PM on Saturday, February 20. There will be live music, food vendors, free coffee and hot chocolate, games for the kids, and twelve breweries/wineries from around the state, offering their products. Admission for non-drinkers is free, though you must be 21+ or be with a parent or guardian. If you want to drink, $25 gets you a wristband, 4 drink tokens, each good for a 4 oz. pour, and a 16 oz. commemorative stainless steel mug. Here's a picture of the mug:

Additional drink tokens are $2 each.  All proceeds from the Fest go to the Kenai Watershed Forum and the Tustumena 200 Sled Dog Race. Here's the poster that lists all the breweries that will be there:

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In addition to the Fest itself on Saturday, there will be a Meet the Brewers Beer Dinner on Friday, at The Flats Bistro in Kenai. The menu is still being finalized, but there will be five courses, each paired with one or more beers from the breweries attending the fest. Tickets are $50 and you can reserve a spot by calling 335-1010. It's a great chance to talk to the brewers one-on-one in a relaxed setting.

That should be most of the big news, so let's move on to some beer reviews.

Kenai River Brewing's Spruce Tip Ale: This beer is a Winter Warmer, hopped with Fuggles and dosed with Peninsula spruce tips. It poured a dark red in color, with a small, cream-colored head. The aroma is mainly malt, but the spruce tips are also noticeable. Carbonation was good and the mouthfeel was nice. On the palate it was rich and malty, plus hints of pine or resin from the tips. An excellent example of a truly unique beer style, very Alaskan. 9.4% ABV, 34 IBUs.

Spoetzel Brewery's Shiner Birthday Beer 107: I saw a six pack of cans of this beer at my local Fred Meyer and decided to give it a try. This is the famous Shiner Beer Brand of Texas, and celebrates the 107th anniversary of the brewery. It poured a clear, light gold color, with a large white head. The nose had some noble hop notes, but not an overabundance, plus some biscuity malt notes. Carbonation was excellent, and the mouthfeel was light. the flavor profile a fairly crisp and snappy. Overall, a nice, middle-of-the-road German pils. 5% ABV.

Alaskan Brewing's Hop Turn IPA: This new seasonal from Alaskan is supposed to be a German IPA, which obviously has no traditional model. The idea was to use German malts and hops to produce a beer in the style on an IPA. It poured a clear gold with a big white head. The aroma was full clean, floral hop notes, without the citrus you would get from American hops. Carbonation was good and the mouthfeel was light. The flavor profile had the balance Alaskan is known for in its IPAs; plenty of nice, clean hop bitterness and flavor, but enough malt to balance things out. My overall impression was a beer that's hoppy, but not bitter. An excellent beer, and one I hope we see a lot more of from Alaskan. 7.5% ABV.

Photo courtesy of Alaskan Brewing

King Street Brewing's Imperial Stout: The last beer in King Street's new Imperial series, I actually got to taste this brew after Christmas Dinner with friends, but that was hardly the time or the place to write a review, so when I saw it on the shelf at my the Soldotna Fred Meyer, I picked up a bottle. It poured opaque with a large tan head, like a good imperial stout should. The nose was excellent, full of delicious roasty notes. Carbonation was good, and it had a nice, chewy mouthfeel. The flavor profile was classic imperial stout, roasted noted battling it out with malt and alcohol warmth on the finish. And excellent beer, and my favorite of King Street's four imperial beers, I think. 10% ABV, 72 IBUs.

Midnight Sun Brewing's Toklat Blonde: This beer has been out for quite some time, but this was my first chance to snag a bottle. It's a blonde ale aged in chardonnay barrels. It poured a cloudy gold with a small off-white head that dissipated to a collar but left good lacing on the glass. The nose seemed to be primarily oaky notes. Carbonation was good and the mouthfeel was light. The flavor profile had lots of oak, with little detectable hop bitterness. I kept wanting to find brett funkiness as well, but there no mention of that in the beers description, so perhaps the wine-like oakiness was cross-wiring my brain.  Regardless, it's a very wine-like beer. It's supposed to be a one-shot affair, so if you'd like to try it, you'd better hurry before it's all gone. 8.2% ABV, 40 IBUs.

Well, that's it for this time. I promise to do my best to get this blog out on a more regular basis. Meanwhile, keep drinking that good, local craft beer.

Until Next Time, Cheers!