The quest for the best beer on the planet seemingly never ends — it’s a burden we’re willing to bear though, rest assured. While the beer world goes crazy over the latest and greatest IPA craze (of which we’ve consumed our fair share), a return to slightly simpler times only makes sense if you get a bit fatigued by double and triple-hopped brews– hey, it happens. The antidote to this? A classic, crisp and clean pale ale, still featuring a fair amount of hops without bruising your palette too much.
To be more specific: The Ballast Point Swingin’ Friar Pale Ale could be the change of pace your beer fridge needs right now. Even better? You’re getting a dose of summer-appropriate “baseball beer” — this citrusy, hoppy pale ale (made with piney, woodsy Simcoe hops) just so happens to be the official beer of the San Diego Padres. Want to know what really knocks it out of the park? $1 from each case sold goes to benefit local COVID-19 relief efforts. We’ll drink to that — how about you?
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