For eldemonio: A Few Good Beers
So I had a few beers this weeked that I know you would enjoy. They are all San Diego beers.
The first two are from your favorite brewery (and quickly becoming one of my favorites): Stone.
Every single Stone beer I have had so far, I have liked. I didn't think I would find one better than their Ruination IPA. ... but I did. Their Oaked Arrogant Bastard Ale. Holy sh**. That is the best beer that I have had in a very long time. Hoppy, assertive, complex. The nose is just fantastic.
The next one I had was the most 'interesting' (in a good way) beer I have had in a long time. It is their Cali-Belgique IPA. This thing is crazy! It is a hoppy and bright California IPA but made with a Belgian White beer yeast. These two styles should have nothing in common, but it strangely works. I can't say it was my favorite beer I have ever had, but I would put it in the top 10 of the most interesting beers I have ever had.
The third one is from Green Flash Brewing Co, and it is their Hop Head Red IPA. Awesome! They must have used an abundance of hops while dry hopping because the nose is just insane. Really assertive hop profile, but not jarring. Just a pleasure to drink.
I wouldnt be surprised if you've already had these, but I just wanted to share my love for them :)