Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Summer's the Slowest Season, But Come ON!

Once again, I have to apologize for the lack of updates on the site. It's not like I have had anything better to do; It's jut that there is nothing new and exciting in stores. Summer is typically the season with the least amount of beer releases, save for a few unexciting light, lemon-ish wheat beers, but that doesn't stop the wanting. I know the city largely becomes a ghost town at this time of the year. But Some of us don't go to Elephant Butte for the summer, and we want more from our beer than "something that goes down easy on a hot day at the "beach" ". And we don't want to spend the summer swimming in other people's pee, so we stay home and drink good beer. I would imagine that many people who don't drink good beer feel the same about swimming in pee, but I don't hang with that type of person so am only speculating about that.

The one new beer worthy of mentioning is Marble's new Citra Pale Ale, using the Citra hop that rivals Simcoe for my favorite in terms of smell and taste. And what else matters, really? The 5.6% ABV beer drinks so easy, you could take a growler down to Elephant Butte, sit on a rock, and enjoy it while staring at the pee-swimmers. I only wish one of th local breweries would use this hop and make an IPA or Double IPA with it. Kern River's Citra DIPA was easily the best I tried out of some amazing DIPAs at Stone's Hoppy Father's Day. What do you say, local brewers? Anyone wanna make an "ABQ Beer Geek Citra DIPA"? Bet it will be the best-selling beer you ever make!

4 comments:

Ted said...

Marble Brewery hears you. More Citra laced beers on the way.

Il said...

Come on by the Il Vicino Taproom before we close and try the Exit Ale, it's a Citra IPA!

Il said...

I forgot, we also have a summer wheat, single hop Citra ale. On tap soon.

endometria said...

That painting is great, like a nuclear bomb in the old west. A nightmare Bob Ross had once...