Great Beer: Urban South Modillion IPA

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This review, in Skaggsian sonnet, as inspired by Willy Shakespeare:   "Sonnet 10, Double dry-hopped IPA—thee sly beast!" Double-dry hopped IPA—thee sly beast! Praised, scorned; IKEA of yon brewer’s world. Opaque orange, hazy tendrils, brewer’s yeast; Rind of grapefruit, herbs de Provence, yon swirled— In... Read more →

Great Beer: Wayward Owl The Grind

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Originalist interpretation of Bavaria’s Reinheitsgebot, the beer ‘Purity Law’ instituted 501 years ago, would dictate that nothing should be in your beer outside of water, barley, and hops. Pragmatist interpretation of this law, enacted in the late Middle Ages possibly to benefit Bavarian bakers, might argue that a non-Reinheitsgebot... Read more →

Great Beer: Deschutes Fresh-Squeezed IPA

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I could sit here sniffing my glass of Fresh-Squeezed IPA all day, just taking in the heady, hoppy goodness. In fact, I just closed my eyes and kept my nose in the glass for a good five minutes, letting the citrusy essence, and the piney and floral aromas transport me to my happy place. Fortunately, I didn’t just sit there sniffing the beer,... Read more →