I had a fairly eventful beer weekend, so just thought I’d go over what I saw and imbibed the last couple of days.
On Saturday, I headed to Russian River to enjoy two new releases; Hopfather and Compunction. The Hopfather was a well crafted IPA, with a good punch of bitterness but balanced well. Compunction is a sour ale brewed with pluots, and there’s a ton of tartness to this one. Look for formal reviews of both later on; the pub was crazy on Saturday, and not conducive to reviewing.
Also got to try 60 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head, as my friend brought back a six pack from his travels back east. This is a classic East Coast IPA, with a big malt profile and delicate hops. Very good, and goes well with Rock Band.
On Sunday, the family and I headed to Toad in the Hole to enjoy Mostly Python, a celebration of Monty Python, beer and silliness. The Lagunitas beer truck was on hand, pouring their Pils, IPA and Little Sumpin’ Sumpin’, along with other offerings such as 21st Amendment Bitter American and Sierra Nevada Kellerweis. The event is free, and includes local actors performing Python skits and live music as well. This is a can’t miss event for me, as it’s fun for the whole family (although the skits were definitely more risqué this year).