Motherland Triple IPA

Track 7 California Dreamin’ & Motherland

California Dreamin’ This is a Double Milkshake IPA with oranges, vanilla, and orange blossom honey from Track 7 Brewing. I hadn’t actually had a legit Milkshake IPA yet, so I was very skeptical. California Dreamin’ tasted exactly as I hoped. The vanilla played perfectly with the huge orange flavor. The honey balanced the hop bitterness.…

New Glory’s Listen Up & Galactic Worms

Listen Up! Double IPA After making a big impression over a year ago I was stoked to see New Glory release Listen Up Double IPA again. Once again Listen Up provides a brilliant Citra hops showcase. They changed up the description on the can a bit: American Double IPA brewed with 100% Citra Hops and…

Mraz Pineapple American Sour

This is the only beer I’ve had from Mraz Brewing and I was intrigued. A nearby (El Dorado Hills is about a 2 hour drive) brewery specializing and exceeding at sour beers? Sounded too good to be true. Mraz has been making their Pineapple American Sour for more than a year but I just recently…

New Direction: Going Local

We’re planning a slight course change for Grubulub, both here and on social media (Instagram, Twitter, Facebook), for 2018. The plan is to refocus on craft beer that is local(ish) to us here in Chico, California. With the proliferation of craft beer, breweries have become increasingly regional. For every new Sierra Nevada there will be…

2017 Top 15 Beers

I managed to write five “best beers of the month/week” posts this year. Now I’m going to select the best of the best including some beers from the months/weeks I didn’t previously mention. There are over 9,000 breweries in the US now, so obviously this isn’t anywhere close to an exhaustive “best of” list. It’s…

Best Beers of October

Toppling Goliath Double Dry Hop Pseudo Sue – This DDH version of Pseudo Sue isn’t necessarily better than the fantastic original, but it’s noticeably different. I found it to be fuller bodied with a bit more complexity to the hop flavors. It seems to be a little less crisp and clean than the original. Both are…