Beer of the Week for October 17, 2021

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

  1. Wren House Spellbinder Hazy IPA, 7%

    Wren House’s flagship hazy IPA is indeed transfixing, as the name implies. Its 3D-style multi chromatic blurred text over white background captivates the eye while the contents of the can perform a similar act for the sense of smell and tasting. This beer stunned the world outside of Arizona with a gold medal at the 2020 Great American Beer Festival, but San Diegans who spend time in that state were already well-informed. Exploring the familiar interplay  of Mosaic and Citra in the dry-hop, but with a a clever Cascade curveball in the whirlpool, this beer only appears in town sporadically. 

  2. Burgeon Bavarian Gold Helles Lager, 4.3%

    Mirabile dictu – Burgeon has created a hell’s lager! While cans had prveiously been confined to Pistil Pils and (now-seasonal) Clever Kiwi, the lager program at this beloved local brewery has dramatically winded in the last year or so. At just 4.3% this is a light, easy and altogether delicious take on the style. 

  3. Harland Li Hing Mui Fruited Sour Ale, 6.1%

    What licorice is to the Nordic countries, Li Hing  Mui is to Hawaii. These salty, sour plum treats are a mainstay on the islands from whence their popularity has rippled outwards for many years now. Now Harland has put it front and center in a new limited sour release, alongside guava and passionfruit. Those who crave the (strangely reminiscent) flavor of chammy will probably enjoy this one.