Ballast Point Brewery, Habanero Sculpin IPA
Marisa says, "Ballast Point (headquartered in San Diego) only became available in the state of Colorado last week, so I am excited to be able to buy any of their beers here. Their spicy habanero version of their famous IPA is a great beer to cook with, and I personally like drinking half of a bottle and pouring the rest into a pot to braise carnitas in. The heat from the peppers is intense!"
Ommegang, Scythe & Sickle Biere de Garde
Marisa says, "Ommegang is one of my favorite breweries in the country and I love all of the beers they make. I have not tried Scythe & Sickle yet, but I am a fan of Bière de Garde-style beers and I have only heard wonderful things about this one. I think it would pair really well with a warm blanket on my back porch on a cool Fall evening."