The worst part of weekend is that they end. And associating the worst part of the weekend with the day it happens has given Sunday a bad rap. And that’s why, come Sunday night, you should open something new. Do it for you, and do it for Sunday.
ANIMAL COOKIES, Block 15 Brewing: Hazy IPA with pineapple, tangerine, mango, pine, and dank herb hop characters. 7%, 16oz
BIG YIKES, Modern Times Beer: Double IPA with heaps of HBC 586, Citra Cryo, and Mosaic Cryo hops for a blueberry milkshake waterslide that’s being gently delivered into a ball pit filled with fresh, ripe tangelos. 8.5%, 16oz
BRUT IPA, 7 Seas Brewing: Do you know why this brut IPA still exists while most have disappeared? Because we think it’s the best of the lot. Head brewer Travis Guterson employs a certain enzyme to the process that breaks down malt starches into fermentable sugars, leaving the beer with nearly no residual sweetness. Amarillo, El Dorado, Citra and a touch of Strata hops are added only for flavor and aroma. 6.9%, 12oz
COLUMBUS ARCHITECT, Fort George Brewery: Collaboration with Ghost Town Brewing in Oakland, California, this crisp, aromatic fresh hop IPA is brewed with fresh Columbus hops for tons of sweet, dank citrus and pine. 6.66%, 16oz
CONES OF HOPSHIRE, Urban Family Brewing: Collaboration with Single Hill Brewing, this fresh hop hazy IPA is brewed with fresh HBC-586 and Amarillo hop cones. 6.5%, 16oz
FRESH FLUFF, Matchless Brewing: Hazy IPA brewed with CLS Farms fresh hops — one with fresh Citra in the brew kettle and fresh El Dorado for the dry-hop — for juicy fruity flavor and a body of cotton candy. 6.4%, 16oz
FRESH HOP STOWAWAY, Old Schoolhouse Brewery: Brewed with huge bags of Simcoe freshies from Perrault Farms, plus Citra and Mosaic, this Northwest-style pale is light and crisp. 5.8%, 16oz
OUTSIDE YOUR MIND, Belching Beaver Brewery: Double hazy IPA brewed in honor of the Southern California brewery’s 11 incredible years. 8.3%, 16oz
ROCK, PAPER, CASCADE, Fort George Brewery: Bright, crisp fresh hop pale ale brewed with fresh cascade hops in the HopBack, plus a smattering of Cascade Cryo to balance the abundance of bold, herbal fresh hop flavor. 5%, 16oz
STORY OF THE GHOST, Block 15 Brewing: Hazy pale ale with otherworldly hop flavor of dank herbs, pine, and tropical fruit. 8.75%, 16oz
SUNSCHEIN, Block 15 Brewing: Brewed with Northwest craft malts and hops, this helles is crispy, delicately malty, and floral hopped pint of liquid gold.
TIDE LAND STOUT, Fort George Brewery: Rich, nuanced flavored 15-month barrel aged imperial stout meets fresh, young, low-ABV stout for all the malty, thick complexity of a barrel and none of the high alcohol content. 7%, 12oz
WINTER SOLSTICE, Anderson Valley Brewing: Creamy winter warmer with caramelized malty and spicy aromas redolent of cinnamon, allspice, black currant, black licorice, followed by sweet caramel flavor, hints of seasonal spices and a clean, malty finish. 6.9%, 12oz