Beers for the Beach

I’m heading to Cebu for the weekend to enjoy the beach. Since Mercury is in retrograde, I’m not supposed to be making any big decisions career-wise until after Monday, so I’m putting off the job hunt until then. In the meantime, I’ll relax and reflect with these beers in hand, all perfect for the weird summertime in November weather.
I decided to go with easy-drinking (which is a relative term, given my love for hoppy, bitter beers) and light-to-medium bodied brews. I was deliberating with myself on whether to go with larger bomber bottles or the 12-oz ones, as I’d be taking these on the plane. I decided to go with variety, despite the slightly more difficult packing and logistical problem.

1. Ballast Point Sculpin IPA – While an IPA may be considered by most to be too heavy for the beach, as a hophead, this will be the perfect brew to bring along. Plus the Sculpin is just so damn good.

2. Hitachino Nest White Ale – Everyone’s favorite. ‘Nuff said.

3. Victory Prima Pils – As written about previously, this is a more light-bodied IPA to my mind. This should go well with Cebu’s famous lechon.

4. Gordon Biersch Summerbrau – I’ve tried this Kolsch-style beer before, at found it surprisingly good and quite refreshing. I was supposed to post a write-up about it, but it still deep in the recesses of my bar review backlog. Keep posted for that one.

Well, off to sunny Cebu for me! Beachside craft beer and lechon await!

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