Industrial Arts Wrench

When I got this beer, there wasn’t much hype about it. Since then, it’s almost impossible to find on shelves. I first heard about the brewery when I was listening to “Steal This Beer” podcast, so I was excited to bring this one home.

ABV: 6.8%

Style: American IPA

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “A pithy explosion of aroma and flavor, beyond hazy, and loaded with Mosaic and Citra to the point of stickiness.”

Random: I would love to try this one on tap.

The beer poured with a finger and a half of white head that was incredibly thick. It took forever to dissipate and left some lacing on the glass. The body was bright yellow and very hazy, as expected. There wasn’t much carbonation visible due the amount of cloudiness the beer had. The nose was strong with fresh grapefruit pith and peel. It had some grass and a touch of a green, herbal character as well. There was a tinge of mango too. The taste was incredibly juicy. It had lots of fresh grapefruit juice and pith up front. It had a generous amount of tropical fruit with mango and pineapple with pine hops at the end of the sip. The alcohol didn’t make an appearance at all. The body was on the thicker side with a lot of carbonation. It had a lengthy, but sticky finish with tropical fruit. This beer was truly outstanding. I had no expectations for it when I picked it up, but I went through the four-pack ridiculously fast. If you see this on the shelves, grab it. You won’t be disappointed.

Untappd Rating: 4.5/5.0

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Industrial Arts Tools Of The Trade

By the time you read this, I’ll already be married, but while I’m writing this, we’re still in the final stretch of planning. I never knew how stressful it was to plan a wedding and so many people keep asking what our “theme” is. I’ve never been a girly-girl, so questions like this always throw me for a loop. I thought the theme of a wedding was two people in love getting married? But, I digress. We’re having a winter wedding, so we’re hoping for a touch of snow to get some really cool pictures out of it, but not enough to make travel challenging. So, fingers crossed. Onto the beer.

ABV: 4.8%

Style: American Pale Ale

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Snappy pink grapefruit, fresh and bright. Very highly drinkable.”

Random: I listened to a podcast about this brewery and was very excited to see their beers on the shelf in Jersey.

This beer poured with a two finger, pure white head. It dissipated quickly and left some lacing on the glass. The body was hazy and lemon yellow in color with moderate carbonation. The nose was filled with lemon flesh, grapefruit segments and grass. It was incredibly fresh and bright. The taste was equally clean and bright. It had citrus segments, specifically lemon and grapefruit. It transitioned into pine and lemon cleaner. The body was on the light side with plenty of carbonation. The finish was quick and citrusy. A pounder can of this was $2.75, which came to $.17 per ounce. This was a solid beer that would make for a great addition to the cooler at a tailgate or barbecue. I highly recommend this one.

Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0

Industrial Arts Metric

I just binge watched “Law and Order: SVU” while Val was asleep. We finished the Law and Order Menendez Murder show last week. She came in when I was watching episode 2 and started to get into it. I still can’t get Val to watch “Criminal Minds” with me, but that show is exponentially more creepy, which is why I usually watch it during the day as opposed to night. Anyways, let’s get to the beer.

ABV: 4.7%

Style: German Pilsener

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Classic, creamy and herbaceous. Clean malt and refined noble hop character come together in the best way. Repeatable.”

Random: I wish more breweries would put out solid pilsners. I tend to be more impressed with those beers than a super hoppy IPA.

The beer poured with a half a finger of loose white head that dissipated slowly. It left very little lacing on the glass. The body was a clear, straw yellow with very light carbonation visible. The nose had some grass and untoasted grain. It also had a green herbal note that was hard to pin down. The taste was light with a touch of twang and grain. It had the same green herbal note as well that manifested as fresh basil. The body was on the light side and needed a touch more carbonation. The finish was lengthy with grain and basil. A pounder can was $3.50, which came to $.22 per ounce. This beer was on the more expensive side, but a solid pilsner.

Untappd Rating: 3.5/5.0