This weekend I’m headed to American Craft Beer Festival (ACBF). I haven’t been in probably 2 years. I got turned off from the massive crowds and the obnoxious idiots who either show up only to get drunk, or even worse, show up ALREADY drunk. I mean, you’re getting 3 hours of unlimited beer – do you really need to pregame?!?
In any event, friends Sean & Kerry bought me tickets, so I’m happily going. Never look a gift beer in the mouth…or something.
A couple of days ago I slugged down a bottle of Jack’s Abby Hopstitution and wrote down some notes. As I am out of review beer in the fridge, I guess now is a good time to recap what I thought.
Hopstitution is an American Pale Lager. It poured with a hazy unfiltered appearance and was a deep hue of yellow. I picked up a variety of fruit flavors including grapefruit and pineapple. Some pine flavor popped in, making it quite the hop-attack in my mouth.
Despite being significantly hoppy, I found it enjoyable. After about 1/3 of the bottle was gone I was thinking “this is a good beer, although not the best from Jack’s.” By the time I was finishing the bottle my tune changed to “man, I really like this beer.” In fact, it reminds me distinctly of another beer I love, but I couldn’t put my finger on it. Perhaps Main Lunch or Maine Mo.
Long story short, another winner from Jack’s Abby.