Union Jack Packing

IMG_5225Packing is the worst thing ever created. Every time I start to pack, I swear my room turns in to this vicious hurricane of clothes and things I had no idea I stuffed under my bed. I’m moving out of Ballard this weekend and heading to the suburbs.. who have I become?! So with a few days left until the impending doom of u-hauls and storage units, I’m majoring struggling to stay focused. Packing consists of folding a few things, throwing other things, going through all these memories that clearly cannot wait and, of course, drinking all the beer because I deserve a ‘break’. I’m sure I’ve said it before, but I am a huge fan of Firestone Walker and all their brews. From their stouts to  wild ales, I’ll take all of them! Is anyone willing to head down to California with me? Because I’m about to take a serious beer road trip any time..

IMG_5226The Union Jack IPA was a pretty level headed IPA of the west coast variety, but seemed to be packing a bit extra as well. I’m not sure what’s happening to me, but IPAs are literally making me fond of grapefruit (a fruit I detest), but this brew definitely had a big grapefruit and citrus aroma that was followed up by those fruits, a bit of piny notes and a nice and even bitter finish. I wouldn’t, however, suggest this beer being left out too long.. it seems like the texture and flavor changes a bit. But hey, that’s what I get for being too nervous to drink beer during a Game of Thrones episode- but can you blame me?? I do love an IPA that doesn’t make me feel like I’m drinking something too heavy. Union Jack brought the flavor and that beautiful medium body of an IPA but didn’t exactly taste like a 7% brew.

It seems like Firestone Walker keeps just getting gold stars, in my book. Next stop.. the actual brewery?! But seriously, if you’re in your local store, pick up anything from Firestone, and I promise they will not disappoint! Cheers Xx

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