Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Widmer Brewing - '10 Pitch Black IPA
When I decided to review this Pitch Black IPA from Widmer, I checked my absurdly massive archives and much to my surprise I had not reviewed any beers from this brewery despite their close proximity to my abode. Probably because most of their beer sucks donkey balls. Amnesia Brewing is right down the street from Widmer and they are WAY better (Amnesia does not currently bottle their beer, or have a website, but soon enough I will do a review on the brewery itself). Occasionally, Widmer comes out with a good limited release brew which is why I picked up this six-pack. Basically this is a nice black ale in its own right. Too bad that in a bullshit marketing move Widmer decided to slap the IPA label on it. I am sure they did this because out here anything that says "IPA" sells like hot cakes while "Black Ales" are marginalized. I don't really blame them since this marketing ploy worked on me and I did enjoy the beer but I still think that it is pretty fucked up. If you do have a chance to visit the brewery on Russell Street be sure to do it in the summer. You can sit outside in the shadow of the Fremont Bridge and drink beer from a huge ass stein (I can't remember the exact size but it is at least 40oz) while smoking fine cigars and conversing with good company. Well, in your case, talking to yourself and updating your twitter about what stupid shit your cats did today. 3.95 out of 5. Drink it.