Our Beer Passport doesn’t officially start until Wednesday September 30, but we’re open tonight, we have a really cool beer in the cooler, and we just can’t wait to start the year. So, tonight everyone can start their passport, knowing that they have an extra week to fill their passport. Yeah, we kind of rock. (By the way, we already have the shirts and pint glasses designed, and they’ll be headed to the printer soon. You won’t want to miss them.) Now on to tonight’s Beer Passport Selection: Solemn Oath’s Punk Rock for Rich Kids
One of the great things about craft beer (versus aged spirits like bourbon or even wine) is that brewers can play around and experiment and see (and taste!) the results of their creativity in a relatively short amount time. Creativity is at the heart of the modern craft beer scene, and no one knows this more than the guys at Solemn Oath.
These Naperville brewers love to try new things and they bring this love of the unknown into their brewing. The beer offerings are constantly changing. And, with beer names like Axe Scar Pig, Ravaged by Vikings, and Nonsequitur Metaphor, you can tell that these guys have a sense of humor. Punk Rock for Rich Kids might be one of the best beer names out there, and fortunately for us, it’s also an amazing beer.
Billed as a “Single Hop Belgo-American Pale Ale,” this beer is brewed with Belgian yeast strains, but in the style of an American Pale Ale. You’ll notice the Belgian yeast when the fruity notes hit your tongue. This beer is brewed quarterly with a different hops each quarter. This batch highlights Huell Melon hops. The hops is balanced by a light caramel sweetness. At 5.5% ABV and 47 IBU (international bitterness units), this beer is just right for kicking off a night at The Pub.
Disclaimer: If we run out, we’ll put something else awesome on, but don’t get mad at us! It’s not our fault if people love our beer. (Okay, maybe it is our fault.)
Let us know what you think in the comments, including tasting notes, did you like it, etc.