I didn’t make it out to San Gabriel for the actual Ogopogo Brewing anniversary party but I did drop in to snare the anniversary beer.
First off, kudos to doing a pale ale even if 6% is closer to that styles ceiling than floor. There is a bit of swirling haze in the glass but not a super murky appearance. Has that tongue scraping hop character that I kinda now expect from a hazy. It could also be that I see the word Phantasm and my mind fills in the blank with a powdery texture. There is a bright fruit punch note at first but that quickly transitions to a less bright earthy flavor.
Overall, I really like that switch. Both sides of that flavor coin are really good.
Ogopogo Brewing is doing their anniversary thing on November 5th. Expect the usual party programming and an anniversary beer.
Add in my favorite hop Strata along with one yet unnamed hops HBC586 in both standard and cryo formats and you get…
…the scary bloody mouthed Cactus Car from Ogopogo Brewing.
I think I have reached my upper limit of beers with “friends” in the name but I do want to see more of the strawberry-rhubarb combo. You win some and you lose some.
Ogopogo Brewing has San Gabriel Valley’d with Hop Secret Brewing for this new pastry sour.
Fresh off of a collaboration with El Segundo where they brewed up trouble, Ogopogo Brewing is at it again with this time with BareBottle ‘Actual Friends’
This effort is “a DDH Hazy IIPA 8.5% with Nelson, Citra, Incognito Citra, and Nelson CGX.”
I post a lot of collaboration beers but this new one spearheaded by Ogopogo Brewing has a long laundry list of co-conspirators….
…and it is not a hazy! It is an Imperial. Damn interesting line-up from multiple states.
Wanna look stylin’ on your next Zoom? Ogopogo Brewing has a wit-ty shirt for you…
They have taken the label design and moved it onto a shirt for you.
California doesn’t see the fresh hop bounty that Oregon and Washington does but the occasional glimmer appears. Just look for the spiderweb to get a Strata Fresh Hop Arachne from Ogopogo Brewing and Three Weavers.
Move over hard seltzer, maybe the next RTD craze will be that brunch staple, Mimosa. And you can get a local Los Angeles version canned and ready from Hartlam Winery which is a sibling brand to Ogopogo Brewing.
A big beer is coming our way soon from Ogopogo Brewing, “A little late for the season, but we decided to make a Triple IPA. Prolly around April 14th we will be releasing ‘Yacumama’ Hazy IIIPA 10.5% with Citra, Azacca, Amarillo, Chinook, Pineapple, and Coconut.”