I like hops in the same manor that Ron Burgundy likes his scotch. I have them growing in my yard, I have more than two pounds in the freezer, and I over hop most of the beers that I brew. Based on that, there should be no revelation in the fact that American imperial ipas are one of my favorite styles.
American craft beer number 340 was scored while attending the 2011 Beer Hoptacular!. Two Time, by Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery, is a American double IPA. The grapefruit hops were laid on thick and greatly appreciated. Unfortunately I went back for more but this beer was already history. I will be calling the brewery to see if I have to call on the big gun, my Mom, to go pick me up a growler.
The wife and I had a great time at the Hoptacular that drew 4,000 people over two sessions – probably too many as it was difficult to move at times. In spite of that we were able to try a good 15 – 20 beers. More to come on Beer Hoptacular!.
Next up: FOBAB. Enjoy!
Useless Fact: A man named David Rice Atchison was president of the United Sates for one day and didn’t know it. According to a nineteenth-century law, if neither the president nor the vice-president was in office, the president pro tem of the Senate became chief executive. On March 4, 1849, President James Knox Polk’s term had lapsed, and the newly elected Zachary Taylor could not yet be sworn in (it was a Sunday). So for one day Atchison was president. It was not until several months later that Atchison learned of this, as the law was then an obscure one. It has since been changed.