Welcome to 2014 of the craft beer calendar! Have you had a mind altering, world bending beer in the first two weeks? I certainly hope so and if not, I will suggest three that might do the trick. All were recently seen at the large Arroyo Parkway, Whole Foods which has a wonderful selection to choose from.
San Gabriel/ Hefeweizen 5.0% ABV
An Italian take on the classic German style and at a very affordable price for beer shipped in from the “boot”.
New Belgium/ Rewind IPA 7.0% ABV
“An homage to our roots and craft-brewing heyday of the early ’90s, Maris Otter and Special B malts give a big, sweet background to a palate of Horizon, Willamette and Galena hop varieties.”
The Bruery / Shegöat 8.7% ABV
“Shegöat is a brand new beer to our lineup, based on one of Patrick’s original, multiple award winning homebrew recipes. Based primarily on the traditional weizenbock style of Germany, brewed with both malted barley and wheat, the beer is rich in the flavors of bananas, cloves and caramel with a notes of cake spice hovering in the background. Just like the banana bread that großmutter used to make.”