Petri Dish

Science.  A large part of beer making.  Which is why the name and label of this new Long Beach Beer Lab beer is so great. King of the Petri Dish is a West Coast IPA collaboration with King Harbor Brewing using Citra incognito, cryo and mosaic Hops. 

Here is the beer description, “This experiment is super fresh with aromatics of grapefruit, wine must, and diesel dankness. On the palate flavors of white bread, grapefruit, orange, smooth bitterness, crisp carbonation and a clean dry finish.”


If you have Soccer Pants then you need Football Shorts right?  ⁣

Ambitious Ales took the hazy soccer and then made a “clean and clear version ” with the same hop bill and a similar grain bill from Soccer Pants Hazy IPA.  Which returns what the brewery calls an “ultra crisp West Coast out of it with Strata, Mosaic and Southern Passion hops. “


The AleSmith collabs keep coming, this time Other Half is the other half with Hop Cypher, “a new DDH West Coast-style IPA”  This beer might be just a skosh easier to snare than the recent Monkish collaborations with the New York brewery.


Ambitious Ales has a footy themed West Coast DIPA ready, Keepie Uppie – brewed with Strata and Rakau hops.

“Showcasing hops from our two favorite farms, Keepie Uppie is layered with a dank and resinous aroma from Indie Hops Strata and then backed up with a medley of ripe tropical fruits and some nice tones of grapefruit from Free Style HopsRakau. Clean and bold, this is one you’re gonna want to try! “

Perfect to drink as you watch Fulham, Nottingham Forest and Bournemouth try to stay in the Premier League.

Out There

Ambitious Ales has a new can drop with what they are labeling a Cosmic Hazy IPA called Dream Tea.

Here is their description…

⁣”We took our standard hazy base and supercharged it with Phantasm derived from New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc grapes in the whirlpool along with Citra Icognito and dry hopped with Mosaic Spectrum…

⁣”Fermented with a hyper-thiol driving yeast strain designed to unlock some of the most intense fruity characters we’ve experienced in any fermentation to date! Dream Tea has a nice medium body with low bitterness and packed with huge notes of Fruit Gushers, Fresh Mango and Lychee while finishing with a touch of hoppy resin.”