The Interesting Story Behind Revival Brewing’s Fanny Session IPA

Revival Brewing Company's Fanny

Brewery: Revival Brewing Co.
Beer: Fanny Session IPA
ABV: 4.7%
IBU: 55
Hop Varieties: Simcoe, El Dorado, Mosaic, Equinox, Centennial, Kohatu and Rakau

When it comes to craft beer, sometimes the name on the label has as diverse a background as the ingredients in the can. Let’s get the story behind Revival Brewing’s Fanny Session IPA. Continue reading “The Interesting Story Behind Revival Brewing’s Fanny Session IPA”

Wachusett Brewing Company: Green Monsta IPA

Image of beers–Wachusett Brewing Company's Green Monsta IPA

Even though this beer is a little out of left field for me, it’s still cool enough to sit on my sill.

Did I ever tell you that I hate the Red Sox?

I’ve hated the Red Sox since I first learned about baseball after moving to the United States in 1987, and I will hate the Red Sox until the day I die (there will still be beers on my window sill, don’t you worry). That being said, I kinda like Fenway Park.

Sure, it’s got a bit of an awkward layout, is a dreadful pea green color and has seats that are not comfortable if you’re any larger than your average-sized seven-year old boy or girl, but it has personality. It has character. It has a certain…je ne sais quoi that almost makes it tolerable for a Yankees fan like me that the place is always full of obnoxious Red Sox fans.

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Bronx Brewery: Name This Beer! IPA

Image of beers–Bronx Brewery's Name this Beer IPA

A beer, by any other name, still sits nicely on a window sill.

As William Shakespeare once wrote, “What’s in a name?” While Juliet wasn’t referring to hops and barley when she posed this famous question, Name This Beer! IPA–a hazy, citrusy American IPA flavored with tangerine–really puts it to the test. In November of 2016, the Bronx Brewery, Whole Foods Market, Inc. and The Infatuation partnered up to boldly release this delicious brew without a name at all.

Why no name? You’ll notice that under the bottle there are two blank lines. That’s because they literally want their customers to name their beer. In case you aren’t keen to believe them, they say right underneath that, “For real… We want you to name this beer!”

Being a glass-half-full kind of person, I don’t see this as a nameless beer at all. To me, this beer has infinite names. Anybody can name it anything they want. Have too many clever fantasy football team names in your reserves? Name your beer Wolf Cola, and make all of your buddies laugh. Did you get overruled when the time came to name the last family pet? Why not name your beer Dolph Lundgren instead? If you’re afraid you’ll get outvoted, just buy your naming rivals their own bottle. Everybody wins.

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