In this beer blog, we are going to get into the first beer from Almanac Brewery on this blog. It is their San Francisco IPA. I will get you a short history and then break down this beer. Almanac Brewery started in 2010 by Jesse Friedman and Damian Fagan. The brewery is located in the northern part of California. Let us get into this IPA.
It has a cloudy bright golden color with a white constant head. The aroma has a citrus to grapefruit notes. The taste has a citrus to grapefruit notes with a dry hop bitter finish. It is pretty drinkable.
Here is a description from their website (www.almanacbeer.com):
6.5% ABV | Draft & 12oz cans
This West Coast IPA features an explosive aroma of citrus, tropical fruit and dankness from a blend of Citra, Mosaic, Simcoe, Hallertau Blanc and El Dorado hops. Intensely hoppy without overt bitterness, a light malt backbone balances this IPA, giving it a clean finish and making it a beer to be enjoyed again and again. Inspired by San Francisco but brewed to be enjoyed everywhere. Enjoy with super burritos, hangtown fry, and rich cioppino.
Our Fresh Beer Series delivers the best in farm fresh beer. Big flavors, bold yeast characters and huge hop aromas reflect our rich California agricultural bounty. Every beer is brewed, packaged and shipped with an eye towards maximum freshness. All of our Fresh Beers are designed to pair with a wide variety of cuisine—so enjoy a pour of The Golden State’s most flavorful beer.
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In the end, I did not know anything about this craft brewery until it entered my state. Just like Ballast Point Brewery, the price point kills this beer. It is good but the price point is too high. There are some great IPA’s that have a lower price point. I get it. It is hard for smaller breweries to get their price down. It is also hard for breweries that have to ship their beers over multiple states. I recommend it because it is still a good beer. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser