Our second beer from Paperback Brewing is Fancy Pants Kolsch.
That is a crazy design for the crowler, though I really do like the sign that doubles as the beer description, that is quite clever. This Germanic beer has a fancy name for a time when most people are wearing shorts. It pours a bright and clear yellow. The taste is crisp with a bit of salty minerality to it. The aroma has a nice corn and grain sweet note to it. Not fizzy but forceful, I just wish it was a little less salty.
Very pulp, horror, racy dime store novel label from Paperback How they got away with the actual F word is beyond me. The IPA pours a bright, clear orange color. Aroma is very minimal to me. I took multiple sniffs and did not get much. Flavor wise, getting a mix of candied orange and pine. A little bit of a juicy note as well. Tastes bigger than 7%. An above average first IPA take for a new brewery.
July is the summer month for me. A time to try to keep cool, have a staycation, visit the beach, use that accrued vacation time. Two out of four ain’t bad. But hopefully, I can brighten the world with news and fun about our favorite beverage.
~ e-visits to (3) breweries from across our nation to celebrate Independence Day and independence from bland beer
~ special featured reviews of beers from new Glendale brewery Paperback Brewing
~ Heads-Up on Los Angeles Beer Events (Far in the future events)
~ Three suggested beers to buy this month. One light, one medium and one dark
~ A Book & A Beer reads American Spy by Lauren Wilkinson
~ A Podcast & A Beer listens to Heaven Bent
~ Great Beer names and Best Beers of the Month
~ I will tap the Firkin and give my no holds barred opinion on the craft beer world.
Apologies in advance. I have been teasing Paperback Brewing for quite some time now but this maybe the cruelest one. Now doesn’t the above look pretty? Now all we need is for this damn virus to vamoose so we can all safely enjoy their Glendale beer.