You know, as much as I love craft beer, the one thing that always annoyed me about microbreweries was their obsession with hops. They’re everywhere in nearly everything and in mass quantities, so it’s hard to find an interesting craft beer that isn’t insanely hoppy, at least for me. Butiki’s Peach HoppiTea was too strong on the hops for me too, so this explains why this has been siting in my cupboard for months untouched.
But this? This works. I’m having my second mug hot and will try the last one iced later today. It does smell and taste like beer, but that hoppy bitterness is under control and I’m getting some of the barley in the background too. The green base is a lovely pairing for the hops, too. And can I just say that it’s a pretty dry leaf to look at? Fluffy and wholesome-looking.
Crazy me is sitting on the balcony directly in the sun trying to enjoy the last of the balcony before it starts getting too cold, but as a consequence,I’m getting quite hot out here, can’t see much in my computer screen with the reflection, and did I mention it’s pretty hot out here?