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You say it’s your birthday! Well it’s my birthday too yeah! Happy Birthday Matt Mullenweg! Happy Birthday Larry Harvey!

January 11, 2019

Today, January 11 is the birthday of two key figures in my life:

It just so happens that these two visionaries share my birthday too!

So cheers, a toast to these visionaries who have had such an important impact on my life, and a hoppy birthday to all who are born on this day!

To celebrate my Hoppy Birthday, I’m popping bottles of a different sort than you might expect for a WINE PREDATOR. Instead of Champagne, I’m heading to “Hop Henge” and I swear it won’t be my “Ruination.” (Well, all right, I will be popping some corks too!)

So these are the three six packs that I bought for myself:

Hoppy Birthday: west coast style, piney, exuberant nose; nice session beer at 5.3; bitter, malty, citrus, resinous, DRY, with a bitter pithy long finish — better like it bitter!

Hop Henge: 8 alcohol; 97 IBU. This one is the most complex of the three. There’s a lot going on! I get lots of interesting resinous notes — like pine and spruce and cypress but also frankincense and myrrh and cooking spice. Chinook, Cascade, Centennial, and Galaxy hops. Really well-balanced. I chose this one in part because we visited Stonehenge last summer.

Ruination: 8.5 alcohol; 100+ IBU. Oh I do love my unfiltered beverages! There’s a richness here that’s quite lovely, and lots of bang for your buck in terms of alcohol (it’s the highest of the three) and the most intense. I liked it so much I bought another 6 pack today! Piney and citrusy with a long citrus finish.

So hoppy birthday to you!

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