The Portland Trailblazers had the 16th and 46th picks in this year’s NBA Draft. A draft considered thin at the top but with potential gems of prospects. Then Robert Covington happened and suddenly we Blazer fans got some depth and defense that we could really use.
Lillard’s team selected with their remaining 2nd rounder….
That means I get to highlight a couple Palouse breweries that you could visit if you happen to be in Pullman.
Paradise Creek Brewing
Now it is time to dream of NBA success in the shortened 20/21 season.
You can supply your own words to match up with the F and the B but for Stone it means Features and Benefits. In this case, the health conscious drinker. This new IPA is under 100 calories and finishes at a mere 4% ABV AND is gluten reduced as well.
The labels for Institution Ale Company have been imaginative to say the least but they have found the right holiday to pair with the design for their fall seasonal DIPA. Both a creepy and fun vibe for a Cryo beer.
Brewnited at home, this year the Great American Beer Festival went virtual. But the awards carried on with 1700 competing breweries Here are my thoughts on the medals given….
First though, I have to say that busting through those categories so fast was dizzying. I admit that I liked the goofy intro and the videos sprinkled in between.
From the Los Angeles perspective, Beachwood remains king of this castle. Barrel-Aged Full Malted Jacket goes bronze, then Funk Yeah gold in the American Lambic category. But there are challengers. Claremont Craft Ales went yard twice once in the (new?) Experimental IPA category with Pepper & Peaches and then for Happy Days.
El Segundo got gold for Hammerland DIPA and then picked up bronze in the Strong Red category for Devil’s Path. They are strong in the strong categories.
Rhubarb is not often thrown into the mix but if the Beachwood Blendery is doing it, then expect it to really shine. A choice selection of their aging beer was exposed to the rhubarb and then that was mixed with an apricot flavored beer for the final product. Releases today!