If you like beer, well then, you are a fan of Duluth’s Bent Paddle Brewing Company because they make some of the best stuff in the state. As the craft brew scene finally seems to settle down from its initial boom, Bent Paddle continues to make themselves known to all the craft brew lovers in the state of Minnesota.
One of my personal favorites happens to be their Golden Hop IPA. The beer itself is loaded with a citrus hop presence with some grassy notes to it. Surprisingly, with the amount of hop flavor, it still has a light-medium body to it (hence golden IPA). After gulping down your first one, it is hard not to crack into a second or third. With a gold color, citrus hop flavor and a smooth dry finish — I recommend giving this one a try.
As Sierra Nevada continues to find ways to be leaders of innovation in the beer industry, they never let me down…ever. Recently, the brewery out of Chico, CA., released twelve new beers for their Beer Camp across America. In every new beer they made, they were able to making quite a variety of new brews: IPA’s, Stouts, Pale Ales, Pilsners, you name it.
One of the few that I’ve had to try on tap, happens to be their Pale Ale, Chico King. The beer is brewed with 3 Floyds brew pub out of Indiana. This pale ale is exactly what I come to look for when drinking this style of brew. The beer offers a lot of pine, orange hop flavors, with a nice mixture of malts (and maybe even carmel) tossed into it. If you live in the Minneapolis area, Mckenzie’s downtown has this one available for a limited time. We strongly suggest snagging a pint while you can. Cheers!