If you’re like me, you’ve “loved sours!” for years, while stuck within your severely scanty, sour social circle. You cling to your two close, sour friends, Monk and Duchesse, watching from afar the trending, sour-beer, love fest . . .
This month’s voting round brings some doozies, with ABV up to here. If you could see me, I’m pointing at my Adam’s apple. I should be pointing at my gaping, watering mouth as I gawk at all these gaudy-delicious, high-gravity beer recipes . . .
Visually of course there’s no mistaking one for the other, the one being, well, black. But you’ll hear even knowledgeable people say they’re the same, other than the color. Blindfold many a craft beer drinker and have them taste an IBA, and very few will guess it’s not an IPA. So then how come . . .
Google keywords data says it’s now the Season of the Stout. As if we needed a computer to tell us that. We’ve all looked forward to this since that first chilly morning in late-August when . . .