Water, malted grain, yeast, water and yes, Hops...
Yup, been around for ages being turned into beer by Monks and such.
This post isn't for the Nazarine boys...sorry guys.
Let's start this by saying that I've had my fair share of beer. Good beer and baaad beer. Miller? baaad beer. Guinness? goood beer.
My desert island beers have been, No# 1 Guinness , No#2 Sierra Nevada. No#3 a wonderful beer from Stella Artois and No#4 a white ale from Hoegaarden, that was until a few weeks ago. While in Pennsylvania, I came across a local brew called Hop Devil from Victory Brewing. Wow, wow, wow... read a review here.
This has to be the perfect balance between Hops and Malt. too much malt and the beer can be sweet and very filling, too many hops and the back of your throat wants to close up. Sierra Nevada's India Pale Ale has been at the top of my Hop threshold, not anymore. Bring on the Hop Devil. What an amazing brew. Did it replace Sierra's I.P.A? nope, let's make it beer No#5, there's always room for beer, wait that's pudding....hmmm, beer pudding? MY IDEA FIRST! WOOHOO!