6:45 – Blind Pig

Beer Soaked Erik was good to me this Christmas and gifted me a Russian River Blind Pig and 2 of those fancy Sam Adams glasses made just for beer.  They’re both firsts for me so it’s a good way to start the evening.  For starters, the glass is as advertised; continuous bubbles from the bottom rising to the top always keeping a head on the beer.  And maybe it’s just me, but I really do think the shape lends to more aroma.  As for the Pig, WOW.  I like my IPAs and it’s another to add to my list of favorites.  It starts hoppy and floral with a  good bitter tang, and finishes almost citrusy.  Citrusy – my new word.  Not as good as a Pliny the Elder from Russian River, but a definite keeper.  It will become a regular in my rotation, and it just so happens that I found a new place today that is on the Russian River distribution route here in SoCal.  More on that in a later post.  What a great way to start the evening.  Oh, thanks again Erik.  I’ve got a little something for you as well.  Time to toss the wings, stay tuned…

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