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-Armistice edition this week!
1. Armistice | Joose Somm | Hazy IPA, 7%
With comic-book can-art and cheeky text to match, Joose Somm (= juice sommelier, i.e. a satirically self-described expert on hazies) heralds the debut of Armistice Brewing in Southern California. A pair of siblings who once clashed bitterly but then found common ground in craft beer, Armistice hails from Richmond, the last northernmost stop in the East Bay before heading over the bridge into Marin County. A blend of both classic and new-wave hops (Simcoe, Citra, Rakau and Ekuanot) make for a complex fruit/pine/earth mélange of aromas and a bittersweet finish.
2. Armistice | Fifth of Maize | Corn Lager, 4.5%
3. Armistice | Beskar | Milk Stout, 7.5%
Named for the material forged to produce the armor bedecking a Mandalorian – a sort of adamantium of the Star Wars universe – this beer is a rich stout alloyed with lactose, vanilla and cacao nibs. The temperate 7.5% ABV – far below many other such toothsome stouts – and absence of coffee means a full pint can safely be consumed as an after-dinner treat without fear of a sleepless night.