A visit to the Salinas taproom because I got a couple requests for double Dank Shake from @xthatdarnkat and my boss. Had 4 amazing beers.
Let’s start with Double Dank Shake creamy, dank, honeydew melon and very hoppy. Everything I’d expect from a milkshake DIPA.
Next up was the classic Haole (How-Lee) Punch (heard someone call it holy today😂). Haole is a Hawaiian term that I learned well in my 4 years living on Oahu. This passion fruit, orange, guava (POG) combination kettle sour is downright delicious. All three fruits are strongly represented to invoke comparisons to the classic Hawaiian Punch juiceboxes.
Next was a surprise and I mean a big surprise. Milkshake Apocalypse is a sour porter. Smells like strong black coffee. Tastes like a strawberry milkshake. Just a bit of sour. This one 🤯🤯🤯. I mean how do you even prepare for this. Anyone who knows me, knows I hate coffee. But I’d drink this in a heartbeat.
Last up is Churro Man. This Imperial Stout is being canned and distributed on Wednesday. I probably would have passed this by in the store until I tasted it. Wow! This one is boozy, cinnamon, and vanilla. Think about a churro dipped in bourbon and you get the idea.