After a stifling summer, it looks to be a rather cold and rainy weekend, which could be bad news for big events like the Little 5 Points Halloween Festival and Parade, and the Decatur Craft Beer Festival.
In town this weekend for several events, including the Decatur Craft Beer Festival, Shaun O’Sullivan, the co-founder and brewmaster of San Francisco’s 21st Amendment Brewery, should feel right at home.
And in honor of that, 21st Amendment Blah Blah Blah IPA is this week’s Beer Pick.
Blah Blah Blah IPA
21st Amendment Brewery, San Francisco, Calif.
Available year-round in 6 pack cans, 12 pack cans, and on draft.
“IPAs are here to stay and Blah Blah Blah in many ways is a tribute to their prevalence and popularity and we love it,” is how 21st Amendment explains its tongue-in-cheek-titled hoppy double IPA.
Brewed with Pilsner, Golden Promise, Honey, White Wheat, and Vienna malts, and variations of nine different hop varietals, including Equinox, Motueka, and Idaho 7, plus some late-kettle boil additions, it’s certainly an exercise in hop exuberance. But with all that going on, it still manages to be wonderfully drinkable — if you like beer-flavored beer — with plenty of lemon, lime, and tropical notes, and even a touch of spice and green pepper in play.
21st Amendment recommends pairing Blah Blah Blah with fried chicken, sharp cheeses, carne asada and great conversation. Sounds yummy to me.
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