Los Angeles, California
"This is one of our favorite representations of a West Coast IPA style -- so bright and pungent it's like drinking California sunshine from a can. The resinous hops punch forward along with tropical fruit flavors like passionfruit and mango, while grapefruit and a bit of pine lingers on the nose. With all this going on, Hello, LA finishes dry -- just the way us Angelenos like it!
"We took a few fresh cans of this abroad to test it on the palates of enthusiastic Norwegians and they were blown away with its crispness, bright hops character, and overall drinkability. It's such a great brew to represent Los Angeles, as well as American craft beer." -- Kelly Erickson, writer, Girls Who Like Beer
"I'd had a couple of Rockmill's brews before, being that nearly their entire portfolio is available at my neighborhood Whole Foods. Story is, the beer buyer there's a big fan -- and he's got company. Rockmill is a maker of farmhouse ales located on a former horse farm about 25 miles southeast of Downtown Columbus. Cask Aged Noir is one of their biggest beers -- barrel-aged and clocking in at 10% ABV. It was one of my first new samples of 2016, and I still remember how well the boozy character blended with the vanilla, molasses, and dark, dried fruit flavors.