Beer Department: Expert Picks February 2019

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Tropic of Thunder Lager

Stone Brewing Co. | Escondido, CA

ABV: 5.8%  |  IBU: N/A
PRICE: $10.99  |  6-Pack Cans

This brand new lager from Stone is a bit of a departure from their typical IPAs. There is still a heavy aroma from the late hopping with all kinds of new school hops, but this beer is overall far more drinkable and approachable than most Stone beers while still packing plenty of flavor.

Recommended by: Eric, Eastgate

Located: American Craft



Raison D’Extra Strong Ale

Dogfish Head Brewing Co. | Milton, DE

ABV: 16%  |  IBU: N/A
PRICE: $35.99  |  4-Pack Bottles
 

The legend has returned! Loosely inspired by a Belgian strong dark ale, this monster is brewed with raisins and brown sugar. Drink carefully, this beer is huge!

Recommended by: Eric, Eastgate

Located: American Craft



The Perfect Disguise Double IPA

Dogfish Head Brewing Co. | Milton, DE

ABV: 8%  |  IBU: N/A
PRICE: $13.99  |  6-Pack Bottles

This DIPA is not like other DIPAs! The Perfect Disguise is double dry hopped and comes in with an ABV of 8%, but it doesn’t drink like an 8% beer. Smooth and flavorful with an almost scary drinkability, Perfect Disguise was made to drink like a Kölsch and I think Dogfish Head absolutely nailed it. This one is easy to enjoy, just be careful not to overindulge if you’re out and about!

Recommended by: Ferdinand, Fairfield

Located: American Craft



Ohio Pale Ale

Jackie O’s | Athens, Ohio

ABV: 6%  |  IBU: N/A
PRICE: $10.99  |  6-Pack Cans

Jackie O’s Ohio Pale Ale IPA (or OPA for short) is made with Saaz, Centennial and Cascade hops and 2-Row ,White Wheat, and Crystal malts. This year, however, is a little different. The brewers actually decided to give OPA the Mystic Mama treatment and added extra pounds of Cascade and Centennial hops at the dry hopping stage for an overload of grapefruit and pine flavors. Give this one a go! I don’t think you’ll be disappointed.

Recommended by: Ferdinand, Fairfield

Located: American Craft

 

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