He’s Crafty: Mark’s Beer Minute

Greetings and Salutations!  My name is Mark, otherwise known as @iameldiablito online, and I’m here to share my life in beers.

I hail from the SF Bay Area, and am very thankful for the variety we have in this neck of the woods. My partner and I scour local haunts and new taprooms/breweries when we travel, which makes it possible to try exciting beers from all over the U.S. Mind you, I’ve not hit every state, YET, but I definitely wouldn’t mind doing so in my quest for beer knowledge. I’m not an expert but I’ve definitely put in my time. Alright, let’s get down to business shall we?  Below are my Top 5 beers for the month of September:

#5: Coedo Shiro – Kyodo Shoji Coedo Brewery

Kicking us off at number 5, we have this delicious Hefeweizen that I had alongside a bowl or ramen while in SF a few weeks ago. What can I say about this, it was refreshing! A fine choice if you’re ever in the Bay Area.  

#4: Barrel Aged Imperial Dirty Chai Stout (2018) – Saltfire Brewing Co. – South Salt Lake, UT. –

As I stated on Untappd (shameless plug), this one kicked me in the liver!  It’s a delicious, spicy, Imperial Double. I’d highly recommend this if you can find it out in the wild.

#3: Harry and the Sendersons – Humble Sea – Santa Cruz, Ca.

This is some Foggy DIPA goodness right here.  Tasted it at a local tap takeover and was it ever delicious. Humble Sea is an awesome brewery, and folks should make it a point to visit it if ever in Santa Cruz.  Just watch out for the vampires!

#2: Rainbow Parfait – Fieldwork Brewing – Berkeley, Ca.

A Sour? At number 2?  Who am I?  This a delicious Kettle Sour that tastes like a rainbow sherbet, and who doesn’t love rainbow sherbet?

#1: Pina Colada – Shades Brewing – Salt Lake City, UT

Now, let me preface this by saying that it’s a HUGE deal for me to put a Sour at the top of my list because it took me a long time to appreciate them.  One sip of this stuff, and I was sold. If you love Coconut, Pineapple and Lactose, then this is one for you!

Alright, that’s all for now. If you’re interested in following along with my beer journey you can follow me on Untappd. Now, please excuse me while I go back and dive knee deep into Oktoberfest season!


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