When the weather year round is sunny and warm, you'd expect some great IPAs to be nearby, and you'll find one in Cigar City's Jai Alai IPA. Jai Alai is one of the staples from the Tampa, Florida based brewery, and there's a reason for that, it's a amazing and flavorful beer. The Tampa area was once a hotbed for Jai Alai, the Basque sport where a ball is whipped at high speeds into a curved mitt. The game is no longer played in Tampa, but this IPA isn't going anywhere, anytime soon.
Brewing beer at home really isn't all that hard — so long as you have all the right equipment, and just a little bit of patience. But with all the brewing kits available out there, how do you know when you've picked the right one? With the HopBox Home-Brewing Kit, you get everything you need to brew, all housed in a stylish wooden crate with storage for every last tool you'll need. In addition to the handcrafted box (built from responsibly-sourced pine) you get a three-gallon carboy, a hydrometer, a syphon, a funnel, a stopper, an airlock, a thermometer, a cleaning brush, tubing, and more. And with a recipe book, a set of complete instructions, and a brewer's log, all you need to do is supply the ingredients before you're making great beer fit to share with friends.
Rarely outdone with cleverly named beers, Evil Twin Brewing are at it again with Ryan And The Gosling. Evil Twin, who are always collaborating with other brewers, worked together with the fine folks at Crooked Stave Brewing in Denver, Colorado for this unique, and limited brew. It's a brett fermented pale ale brewed with citrus juice, peel, and citra hops. Making it a funky fresh, zesty, low alcohol (4%) treat perfect for a warm day — or maybe another viewing of Drive.