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Recent Activities!

Karbach Flight with Hop A Dillo, Bourbon Barrel Hell Fighter Imperial Stout with Cherries, Roll In The Hay Saison Aged in Wine Barrels and Good Golly Miss Molly Imperial Stout, 7 Hop IPA and Hazelnut Brown Ale from Rouge Brewing, Grand Reserve Barleywine 2016 from Parish Brewing, Wayward Owls Clean Slate IPA and Rouge Brewing’s Dead Guy Ale.

Also, Dave the drummer from Jonesy, stopped into the taproom from Montreal and we got to talking about rock and roll and stuff, then this guy mails me their new 45 and it rules! Look up Jonesy if you dig The Ramones, Dead Boys, Biters, Dr. Boogie, etc. Thanks Dave!

Stellar Wind (Finback)

Brewery : Finback
Beer : Stellar Wind
Style : Triple IPA / Imperial IPA / TIPA
Variance : Dry Hopped with Citra & Motueka

9 / 10

Who the fuck said that hazy IPAs are the only good ones coming out lately? This beer pours a traditional golden hued clear (for the most part) and really doesn’t have much going on in the smell department but for what it lacks there, it makes up for 10x in flavor. Honestly, smell to me is just a bonus but I could give a damn less whether or not my beer smells like pineapple juice or donkey asshole, as long as it tastes delicious. I love that more and more triple IPAs are popping up everywhere just like I love that Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition has become the “Kate Upton topless except for a well placed arm edition“ because these high ABV beers have come so far in regards to flavor and drinkability. A dank citrus and melon flavor starts this off with some more pungent hop flavor mixing in towards the middle with a wet hop bitterness before ending with a mild alcohol burn and smooth fruited flavor with a mix of bitter and sweet. This beer’s 10% ABV is almost completely hidden just like Josh Hutcherson’s acting career is almost completely hidden in the shadow of Jennifer Lawrence because let’s be real, no one watched Hunger Games for that little prick. I’m not quite sure where Finback got the “Wind” part of this beer’s name but I can assure you that the “Stellar” part couldn’t be more fitting because not only will this beer knock you on your ass because of it’s ABV, it will also tickle your taste buds with it’s awesome hop flavors. For the bastards seeking out membership to the drinking crew, run from this beer because even though it goes down smoother than a freshly shaven vag, it will still wreck your mouth if you aren’t prepared for it. As for you current members, make sure you pick this up because this really is a damn near perfect example of the style and it needs to be tasted by as many of you fuckers as possible.

Written by: Steve B.

5

One of the last few Canadian beers I brought back from our holiday through the Pacific Northwest. This Jasmine IPA from Steamworks Brewing in Vancouver is one of the easiest drinking IPA’s I’ve had in awhile; a nice retreat from the usual San Diego hop bombs. “Bière Forte” however might be disputed by any true west coast IPA lover, but this isn’t really about alcohol percentages now is it? Jasmine IPA is a nice balance of both flavor and alcohol. And would do well against any SD SIPA.

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This peaceful evening should not wake any more ghosts. Lake Colibița is quiet and life seems settled - at least for the time being. Oh, there are big decisions stacked behind, but no use to look back right now. Not that there was no struggling, not that there were no casualties, not that the new roads were cleared or even known… not that the new day will look much different that the past one. But it will be a special new day and its only bitterness should come from the beer, a Romanian IPA called Nelson Galacticu’, mellow and tasty as every promise of better times.

5

I have the amazing job of documenting a fantastic group of people while they make beer. I’ve found that at the end of the week I have photos that don’t make it onto instagram and I love them so I want to share them. I probably won’t talk much but I’ll share the pictures. So here’s last week at the brewery. @oldbustheadbrewco on Instagram in case you want to see what I do. ✌🏼