29 July 2011
I’ve followed along as 21st Amendment Brewing started back in 2000 and progressed to where they are today. Maybe it was the fact that I simply liked their name and what it stood for (the 21st Amendment repealed prohibition), or maybe it was the fact that I simply liked their beers…but either way it’s been a fun ride.
Today’s guest on the Friday BeerBuzz, Shaun O’Sullivan, is the co-founder and brewmaster at 21st Amendment. I remember a few weeks ago calling Shaun and as we spoke about doing today’s show Shaun was actually crossing the Golden Gate Bride…so needless to say 21st Amendment Brewing Co is located in San Francisco and it’s just 2 blocks from Giants Park.
21st Amendment brewing began with a dream to bring back the neighborhood brewery not only as a place to buy a fresh beer, but as a gathering place for local neighborhoods, and after talking to Shaun it’s apparent that 21st Amendment has succeeded.
21st Amendment has a ton of great beer, but I really wanted to sample their Hop Crisis Imperial IPA. Ever since I broke news of this new brew from 21st Amendment, I’ve been anxious to try it…and what could be better than to try it with Shaun.
This is a big beer for sure. At 9.7% ABV and 94 IBU it's big in flavor and really big in ABV…but be not afraid. This is a tasty Imperial IPA with an interesting backing oak flavor created by the addition of the oak spirals. After just one taste I can tell you I really like beer and the way Shaun decided to deal with the Hop Crisis.
Try this one for yourself and see if you don’t agree. Thanks
to Shaun O’Sullivan from 21st Amendment Brewing, Nancy, John, and Bosco for yet another fun Friday.
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