Beers of the week for January 24, 2022

Our Bottlecraft North Park manager, Gene, selects his favorite beers of the week. You can stay up to date on our beer shop favorites through our news feed and also through our Instagram.

  1. Boneyard | Hop Venom | West Coast DIPA, 9%

    Three and a half years ago, I traveled to Bend, Oregon for the first time so as to witness the total solar eclipse that was passing through there. To say it was extraordinary is not to do it justice. Imagine an eerie purple twilight falling upon the earth in the late morning, as if sunset were in all directions at once. Later that day, still stunned by the experience, I went to Boneyard’s tiny metal tasting-room and had an absolute blast – they make some of the finest IPAs in the entire Pacific Northwest. To cap off the experience, I had one final pint at the airport the following day while waiting for my flight – surely one of the best draft options at any airfield in the world. Hop Venom is a two-fisted Double IPA, replete with caramel malts and piney, resinous hops.

  2. Burley Oak | Drekker | Boysenberry Blackberry Black Current CHONK JREAM | Smoothie Sour, 4.8%
    If you are the sort of person who pauses over their bowl of morning granola and yoghurt with mixed berries and wishes that you could have this flavor profile in a beer – your prayers have been answered. Maryland’s Burley Oak and North Dakota’s Drekker Brewing – both renowned outside of their home states for heavily fruited kettle-sours – have teamed up for a breakfast smoothie of a beer. With a title welding together two of their respective flagship lines, enjoy this mashup of purple fructose tartness.

  3. Boulevard | Rye-on-Rye | Rye Barrel-Aged Strong Ale, 14.3%

    This one is for those who cannot live without rye. A dense blend of five malts (two of them rye) plus brown sugar as fermentables, then boosted by aging for a spell in Templeton Rye whiskey barrels, this possesses the most rye character that a beer can possibly have. Chewy, earthy, spicy and warming, Rye-On-Rye is a niche favorite that is a delectable treat every winter.