Lord Hobo Brewing Company: Steal This Can

Hops: Chinook, Zeus, Centennial

Grain Bill: Pilsner, American Red Wheat

ABV: 6.5%

IBU: 80

Availability: Year-round

@untappd says: 3.81/5

No, I didn’t steal today’s beer, but maybe I should have!

Lord Hobo Brewing Company’s back on the Windowsill for the fourth time! The Massachusetts-based brewery picked a fun name for this one. Steal this Can. I was unable to nail down if the name is inspired by the 1971 Abbie Hoffman novel Steal this Book, or the 2002 System of a Down album “Steal this Album,” but I imagine it’s one or the other. Depends on whether owner Daniel Lanigan is more of a rocker or a reader. You’ll have to ask him!

Steal this Can is a “West Coast-inspired IPA” brewed with Chinook, Zeus and Centennial hops (and a mystery fourth hop variety). Aromas of pine and citrus hit the nose up front, and the bready, bitter flavor is quite tasty on the tongue. It’s got some good mouthfeel to it, too. Nice, solid IPA from Lord Hobo. So, how about it? Are you going to Steal this Can?

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Gun Hill Brewing Company: Live From Jacobi

Gun Hill Brewing Company: Live from Jacobi

ABV: 7.4%


Availability: Rotating

@untappd says: 3.9/5

Coming to you live from the Windowsill today!

Although it was once a booming brew town, the Bronx went suds-less for 50 years before Gun Hill Brewing Company opened its taps in 2014. Owners Kieran Farrell and Dave Lopez have ties to the borough; Farrel is born and bred there, and Lopez went to school there. They operate as a New York state farm brewery, which means they’re allowed to sell pints and growlers on-site without additional permits. In return, all they have to do is source a certain cut of their ingredients from their home state. Pretty sweet deal!

Now let’s chat about the Live from Jacobi. It’s a “both coasts IPA.” I’ve also read it described as a “tribute from an East Coast brewery to a West Coast style IPA.” What does it all mean? The beer is good. The hop aromas get you right in the nostrils when you pop the tab, and the flavors are tropical, piney and citrusy. The backbone is light an bready, too. Solid beer that I really enjoyed!

Check this one out on Instagram, now!