Though long established (since 1989 no less), the Karl Strauss brewery of San Diego was an unknown quantity to the Thirsty Crew. But, just in time for Beervana 2014, Hashigo Zake Cult Beer Bar has imported a large selection of Strauss’ output. But wait there’s more – this week’s new release was a more than promising American style IPA. Whether 5.5% ABV qualifies as sessionable is a topic for further debate.
Karl Strauss Mosaic Session IPA (5.5% ABV)
Full frontal floral, Thirsties pine for Beervana Keenly quaffable
Food match: Chilli con carne, omelette spiced with cardamom It’s the kind of beer you drink when: Pining for bartenders past.
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