You know what I like? Drinking beer from a Mason jar. I don't know who the Mason person is, but I like Mason jars. They are cheap, clear and just down right fun! For those of you who have been reading my blog for long, you might remember my post when I visited Lagunitas Brewing in Petaluma, CA. If not click here and you will see my very first cask experience poured in a Mason jar.
Anyways, here is my current beer in a Mason jar. This is a little brew I picked up in Colorado when I was there about a month and a half ago. I bought a sixer of these because I knew they would fly well in my bag and not get broken. So, I guess this post is REALLY not about Mason jars, but canned beer being drank from a Mason jar. Man, I'm a redneck. Well, I am from Alabama. What can I say? Ok, let's get down to it. I did not try this beer in Colorado. I just grabbed this little brew from Ska Brewing because (1) it was in a can,(2) I had never had it before and (3) it is somewhat local (Durango, CO). But I have to say, it is delicious!
It pours a tad bit dark for an IPA into my lovely Mason jar, but that's ok because it's out of a can. The color tells me that there might be a nice malty backbone to this IPA, which I like. You can really smell the citrusy hop character and you really taste what you smell. The hop flavors are citrusy with apple flavors and there is a really nice malty backbone that I really like. It finishes smooth and clean with no real bitterness at the end. Might have something to do with it being out of a can?
The next time I'm up in Coloradoland skiing or whatever, I am going to grab another sixer of this for my Mason jar. Because I am now all out and my Mason jar is lonely.