Russian River Shadow of a Doubt | Imperial Porter (9.6%)
Long before his postwar run of suspense masterpieces, Alfred Hitchcock was making smaller-scale (but no less unnerving) films. His 1943 feature, Shadow of a Doubt, was largely shot on location in Santa Rosa, California, and is a fascinating glimpse into the appearance of that town for those of us watching decades later. Nowadays its most famous residents for craft-beer connoisseurs are the Cilurzo family behind Russian River Brewing, who have created an eponymous beer in honor of the black-and-white flick. A commanding, roasty and slightly smoky imperial porter with a foreboding locomotive pulling into the town’s station on its label, this beer is best consumed while watching the film on a cold evening.
Heater Allen Helles | Helles Lager (5.4%)
Heater Allen Brewing out of Oregon, continues to impress with their dedicated lager raison d’être. A pitch-perfect helles lager, light in body, pale in color and unpretentiously cheerful, this is a beer that can be consumed in multiples.
Moonraker Bubble Dust | Hazy Double IPA (8%)
Known for their excellent hazy IPAs, Moonraker Brewing has really outdone themselves with this one. A sleeper hit the last time we received it at our shops, Bubble Dust leans heavily on the fruit side of the aroma spectrum, boasting Citra, Mosaic and Nelson in the dry-hopping. Done and dusted!