Beers of the week for January 31, 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. El Segundo | Power Plant | West Coast Triple IPA, 11.1%

    The arrival of Power Plant heralds the beginning of Triple IPA season each year! No stranger to high-octane West Coast IPAs that are never unbalanced despite their heftier malt-bill (see: Hammerland), El Segundo has slotted itself snugly into an annual tradition. This year’s iteration sees a can-redesign with eye-catching bold swathes of red and white, bookended by jagged black lightening bolts indicating a high-voltage drinking experience.

  2. Bell’s | Hopslam | Upper Midwest Triple IPA, 10%
    This designation is perhaps contentious, as Hopslam is a self-described Double IPA. I happen to be of the mindset that once the ABV has hit double digits, we have entered Triple IPA territory. What is inarguable is that this beer has taken on a life of its own, a phenomenon across the Great Lakes states that form the natural stomping-ground for Bell’s. The sneaky addition of honey to the ingredients lend a certain body to Hopslam, with pungent sticky Pacific Northwest hops at the fore. The iconic label-art showing a prone figure having been flattened by an enormous hop cone says it all.
  3. Humble Sea | Live, Laugh, Fog | Hazy Triple IPA, 10.3%

    Humble Sea continues to amaze with three to five new releases each and every week (!). About once a month however, they drop a hazy Triple IPA in limited quantities, and it is always fascinating to witness a few select die-hard customers who seek out those cans above all. Live, Laugh, Fog boasts a medley of varietals, with highly aromatic Citra, Mosaic, Galaxy and Cashmere in the mix. Getting the jump on Valentine’s Day, the can-art has a pastel-pink heart in the background and loopy cursive writing spelling out the title.