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April 30, 2010

Oskar Blues GUBNA Imperial IPA

Hey all, its been awhile. I've been traveling a bit and then on top of that I've been busy with the full-time (non-beer) job. But I'm back! And I'm going to be redeeming myself. First with a series of back-logged posts, then with a chronicling of my journeys through the Pacific Northwest, followed by a post about my Dark Lord Day excursion. Lets not get ahead of ourselves though..

First up a brief photo-log of the newest canned offering by the gents at Oskar Blues, the GUBNA Imperial IPA. Hoppy beers in a can aren't new. Dale's Pale Ale packs a pretty decent hop-punch and is one of my go-to summer BBQ beers. Here's how Oskar Blues describes the GUBNA:
Emphasizing that complexity of character can arise from simple elements, this ale is made with 3 malts and 1 hop. Its light amber color and slightly spicy malt character are derived from the use of German Dark Munich Malt and Rye Malt respectively. North American 2-row barley combines with the other grains to lay the foundation for the hop onslaught to come. Summit hops are used exclusively in the boil for bitterness, flavor and aroma but it doesn’t end there. Post-fermentation dry hopping allows the 10% ABV monstrosity to gently coax the citrus rind and grapefruit aroma to join the 100 IBUs already present. This beer will greet you with a pungent citrus blast, provide a spicy yet round middle and finish with a brisk, clean bitterness.

The GUBNA comes in 4 packs and at 10%, it certainly would pay not to drink 6 of these in one sitting. I highly recommend you seek this one out as its one of (if not THE) hoppiest beer I've ever had in a can. Drink the first one from a glass. Then drink the second one out of the can. Yes its taboo. But its fun too.

April 6, 2010

Even More Barcade Photos

I've just been oozing photos from Barcade lately. With its low lighting and many arcade games, who knew it would be a great beertography spot?

Yet again, I'd like to speculate about the owners of Barcade opening a similar space in Jersey City. I've been scouring the web looking for clues. So far I've found this and this tweet by WiredJC that seemingly got no response. Hmmm.....