Season 1, Episode
25 - Put
on your fishing waders because this week, we’re knee deep in brews
from Kern River Brewing Co., Knee Deep Brewing Co., and Spiteful
Devout craft beer drinkers far and wide make the pilgrimage to
central California for the periodic release of Kern River Brewing
Company‘s hoppy masterpiece known as Citra double IPA. We just
happen to be friends with someone who won the Citra lottery (really, the
brewery holds a lottery to buy the beer) and that someone is
Mr. David Gillanders, who coincidentally is this
David was gracious enough to bring over a couple bottles to share
with us, as well as some other beers he picked up during a recent
trip he took to Chicago.
Kern River Brewing Company – Citra
Citra is an amazing
beer. The beer won gold at GABF in 2011, and it absolutely deserved
it. While all of us on the show are big hop heads, Nagel isn’t too
fond of the Citra hop, due to its “cat piss and orange” smell (he
meant that in a negative way, too). Hey, sounds good to us!
Big, big aromatics on this beer, and yes, cat piss and orange are
two of the dominant aromas present in the beer. Luckily, these
bottles are super-fresh, so all of the aromatics and flavors just
pop. It’s awesome.
Knee Deep/Kern River Collaboration – Deep River
Next is a collaboration beer between Knee Deep Brewing
Co. and Kern River Brewing Co. called, Deep River
Double IPA. One of Jason’s good friends picked up this
bottle for him. Knee Deep is another brewery known for its
intensely hoppy brews, so this beer fit right in with
the Citra. Not a lot
of details were given about the beer, so yeah…just know that it’s
hoppy and delicious.
Spiteful Brewing Company – God Damn Pigeon Porter
The final beer is another beer from David that he picked up while
in Chicago, Spiteful Brewing Company‘s God Damn Pigeon
Porter. Hey, how’d that name get past Battle‘s desk?!
This beer is brewed to taste and smell like a peanut butter and
jelly sandwich, and it really does taste like a PB&J! It’s
pretty incredible. David claims to have never had a PB&J
sandwich (dude’s been known to be a bit of a fibber in the past).
If you’ve also never had PB&J, this beer pretty much hits the
nail on the head. Even the saltiness of the peanut butter is
present in the beer. Weird!
Big thanks to David for the brews. He’s the fucking man!
BREW THE SHIT OUT OF IT.
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