Early Draught #2

Women-led breweries, street dogs, and gundam wing sauce.

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😝 Stuff almost beer-related (like if you squint a little)

  • Being good at beer inevitably also means having to be good at supply chain. Odeko AI helps out with that—or at least that’s what they’re doing for coffee… for now.

  • Next Glass (Untappd’s parent company) just dropped some cash to acquire bevtech company, Oznr.


📲 Follow of the Week

If you’re a fan of beer AND gundam but you don’t follow @colvinology, then what are you even doing?

Polygraph, an 8.1% cherry midwest fruit tart sour from Urban Artifact (@urbanartifactbeer) with 3000 lbs of cherries and 60g of vanilla per 30 barrel batch, and the Master Grade Plan 303-E Deep Striker
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Smells strikingly similar to a cold glass of cherry juice cocktail. It doesn't quite have the aggressive, tart edge that pure, fresh, cherry juice does, replacing it instead with a sweet, mild vanilla aroma. The sip is light and refreshing, with a great cherry juice flavor, and a bit of tartness that's again cut by creamy, sweet, vanilla. The sour and tartness are there, but not overpowering, and overall it's just a joy to drink. Juicy beers like this are always harder to review, because I tend to slam the whole thing before I get all my thoughts out; I didn't even realize this was over 8% until I was almost done with the can. It drinks like straight juice, and I could honestly chug a 4 pack of this before I even realized what I'd done. You know me though, give me a drinkable beer with a nice ABV and I'm all set, especially if it's a fruity sour like this. I just love 'em.
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#urbanartifact #polygraph #deepstriker #Gundam #gunpla #ガンダム #건담 #ガンプラ #건프라 #beertography #craftbeernotcrapbeer #gundamandbeer #beerstagram
October 9, 2020

📸 Can of the Week

yellowferrari from The Veil Brewing Co in Richmond, VA


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