Pugachev’s Cobra is a Russian Imperial Stout and is the 3rd entry in Hangar 24 Craft Brewery's Barrel Roll series. To say this beer is rich and complex is an understatement. I tasted thick notes of chocolate, maple, and vanilla all tied together with strong bourbon flavors. This is a perfect beer for slowly sipping with friends as it starts to get colder out (and it will warm you up at 13.8%!).
Fun Fact: Pugachev’s Cobra is a maneuver where the pilot suddenly raises the aircraft nose to near vertical (while maintaining straight flight) before dropping back to attack mode.
Sculpin IPA is on my list of all-time favorite IPAs and is brewed by Ballast Point Brewery in San Diego, CA. This beer is the definition of a well-balanced IPA. Be sure to try the habanero version of this beer, which adds an interesting bite/heat!
Get Ready For Some…Charity!
Thanks to the generosity of the Alchemist Brewery in VT, I’m $250 closer to reaching my goal for raising money for The Stratton Foundation. Thank you! I consider my board setup incomplete without my Heady Topper sticker and this wonderful donation encourages me to ride through the entire 24 hour race next weekend.
Special thanks to everyone who donated to my fundraiser for The Stratton Foundation!
Barbapapa is a Russian Imperial Stout brewed by Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project in MA. According to the brewers, “Barbapapa is ‘Barbe a Papa’ as in the French name for cotton-candy: ‘Father’s Beard’. Our ‘father’ has an appropriately thick black beard adorned with mementos of Pretty Things past (and future?).” I love a label with meaning!
Porkslap Pale Ale is brewed by Butternuts in Garrattsville, NY. I first had this beer back in 2007 at a NYC beer festival. I hadn’t heard of the brewery back then and I loved it so much that the man at the table let me sneak a couple unopened cans home with me. I’d say it still holds up to this day as an easy drinking session beer (4.3% ABV) with a tiny hint of spice to it.