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. A very special all-Alvarado Street edition this week!
1. Alvarado Street Brewery | Moksa | Summer Summer Summer | Hazy DIPA, 8.1%
The official first day of summer is already next week, though you would be forgiven for not realizing it given the incongruous June Gloom haze hovering over our heads. A change of mindset can be easily be carried out with a can of Summer Summer Summer, the beer so nice they named it thrice. Representing the second iteration of a collaboration by Alvarado Street and Moksa (the latter a standout in the greater Sacramento brewing scene), this low-bitterness hazy double IPA boasts transplendent aromas of Simcoe, Mosaic and Galaxy for a tropical daydream getaway.
2. Alvarado Street Brewery | Pizza Port | A Hoppier Kalifornia | Kölsch, 5.7%
3. Alvarado Street Brewery | Island Sherburps Slush | Fruited Kettle Sour, 6.5%
Building off the success of the wildly popular Rainbow Sherburps, Alvarado Street has expanded their line of sherbet-inspired kettle sours. Like a Capri Sun for adults, the “slush” edition promises double the fruit, with a medley of dragonfruit, guava, mango, passionfruit and pineapple. If ever a beer called out to be made into a snow cone, this would be the perfect candidate.