I Drank These Two North Park Beers In The Past Couple Hours and I Want To Tell You Something…

North Park “GeometricGalaxy”
North Park “Mr Hoppy” IPA

They are very good beers.

That is it.

Wait…

I will say I don’t understand why they put “dank supreme” on the Mr. Hoppy beer, I did not get dank at all, which is fine, I don’t freaking care because it was a good beer, it’s just in this day and age when you say “dank” on the label and then you add “supreme” and you marry that with a SD brewer that knows how to make a damn dank beer and knows what a hazy California San Diego IPA is going to be in your mind – yes you know what we are going to think when you say those two words we are thinking HAZY AND POT – and you make the beer clear as fuck and totally west coast and now I am thinking “There are no rules to beer society anymore!! Every one do whatever the fuck you want!!” and that is cool and all but you made a westie, good on ya I guess.

Like I said, great beers.

Is This Heaven Or Is It Just A Beer Blogger’s Instagram?

Every beer person on Instagram is guilty of one or two or all of these.

@hophappyblog

Is this heaven…or a beer blogger’s Instagram 🍻##ontariocraftbeer ##craftbeer ##craftbeertiktok ##beerblogger ##craftbeerlife

♬ White Woman’s Instagram – Bo Burnham

My favorite is the “staring off into the corner” look so often used – WHAT IS OVER THERE AND WHY CAN’T WE SEE IT!?

*TikTok by @hophappyblog

What Beer Are These Two Bucks Fans Drinking?

Downing Beers In The Deer District

I dunno if you’ve been watching the NBA Finals with the Phoenix Suns and the Milwaukee Bucks but a story within the series is the “Deer District” outside the Buck’s arena.

It’s pretty much 20,000 + of mostly 20-somethings, partying and watching the games on big screens outside.

ABC loves to cut to the Deer District during the games and even pre-game, like with this clip:

Did you see the two dudes timing their beer drinking as the camera goes by? Cool except, as a beer nerd I want to know what they’re drinking.

Their hands unfortunately covered up the beer label. You can glimpse a little bit but not enough. It doesn’t look like a beer I recognize.

An Investigation Is In Order

So, are there any beer places by the Bucks arena?

Let’s take a look at the area around the arena and see if that gives us any clues:

Do you see it? Good City Brewing. That’s right there, man.

A quick check of their Instagram reveals:…

Ohhhh yeah that’s gotta be it; Home, a Lager from Good City.

Cool, glad to see Indie Beer on National TV. Keep having fun, Deer District, and Go Suns!

The New Yorker’s Spot On Spoof Of Brewery Tours and Bro Breweries

“Yeah, bro, I’m totally getting the IPA taste in the front”

Well done, Eddie Small, via the New Yorker.

This sendup of a brewery tour had me noding my head yes and laughing.

Highlights:

Hale Valley Brewery—one of just seventeen microbreweries in Litchfield County, Connecticut, that has the word “Valley” in its name.

….Adam & Phillip decided to open up their microbrewery in Litchfield County because, as soon as they saw how beautiful it was here, they knew it was the only place where they could make their beer taste as great as they had always imagined.

…Now we’re going to start the tour in what we call the “brewing room,” where you’ll have the opportunity to sample individual beer ingredients on their own, when they all still taste bad and nonalcoholic.

Go read it, anybody that’s noticed the occasional Business Bro Brewery or have been on one-too-many tours, will find it a fun read.