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This week’s blog is all about keeping it simple Stoopid. Sometimes it seems like it is hard to find a beer that doesn’t have any trendy fruit flavor, a sour or barrel aged. There are times that I just want and need a well-balanced beer. Well, if you are like me and feel like it is time for a well-balanced beer without any trendy flavors, here are three beers for you.

– Aaron

And Now, the Brews


Stone Brewing | Ripper | Pale Ale
I know what you’re thinking, “since when did Stone stop doing trendy over the top beers?” I guess there is always a first. This is a great beer for someone looking for a clean, well-balanced beer. The nose on this is fresh orange zest (there isn’t any orange in the beer). I enjoy the light citrus notes with just the right sweet notes that keep this beer easy to drink. Hats off to Stone for making a Pale Ale without fruit. 4 out of 5 caps. This beer goes well with Turkish figs and fried chicken.
6pk cn | 5.7% ABV | 40 IBUs




New Belgium | Dayblazer | Easygoing Ale
dayblazer When I saw this beer come into my store it was instantly something I was looking forward to. As soon as I poured it into my glass I knew it would be a little too light for what I was looking for. This is a beer for those hot summer days. There is little to no hop aroma or hop bite. As weird as this might be I get both a nutty aroma and after taste. I think this beer could go with watermelon and egg rolls.
15pk cn | 4.8% ABV | 13 IBUs




Lagunitas | Hop Stoopid | Ale
HopStoopid-12oz-Web This beer isn’t new but the packaging is, and that I am super excited for. As much as I love a good bomber it is always nice to get the beer you love in a 6pk. The one I love is Lagunitas Hop Stoopid. It’s just the right amount of big juicy hops, matched with the right amount of sweetness from the malt, but still a well-made, no screwing around IPA. With a beer this good, saying more about it is a waste of time just come over and grab yourself a 6pk. 5 out of 5 bottle caps. This beer pairs well with whatever you want to eat.
6pk btl | 8% ABV | 102 IBUs


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