The featured beer painting of the day is of Hop Nosh IPA by Uinta Brewing Company located in Salt Lake City, Utah. I hate to sound ignorant, but I thought that Utah only had beer that was 3.2 percent. Not that I have a problem with 3.2% beer, but I always like to have another option as well. Hop Nosh IPA tanks in at a wicked 7.3%, so this is not your normal gas station beer, or wait, am I thinking of Colorado? Liquor laws… I just learned that if you bring beer, wine, or booze across the state border into Pennsylvania, you are technically a bootlegger, and you are breaking the law. Weird.
Hop Nosh is a very tasty IPA, with a healthy dosage of hops at 82 IBUs. Pine and citrus came to mind. It tasted fresh, and was very enjoyable to drink. My wife and I made pizza last night over at our neighbor’s cabin, and I brought this strange brew to enjoy, and share with our friends. We all thought it was cool to drink beer that is not available in Alaska, while we noshed on pizza. The Hop Nosh paired well with both pizzas: the first was a BBQ chicken and bacon with pepper jack cheese, and the other was veggie with homegrown broccoli, cauliflower, and zucchini. The cabin has solar power, and I noticed on the Hop Nosh label that this beer is brewed with wind and solar power, which is a big plus in my book.
Cheers to Hop Nosh, a great IPA from Utah! I bet it tastes great après-ski on a deck high in the mountains!