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hancockshouseofhappy So it is Friday (thank fuck) which means it is time for: BEER. OF. THE WEEK!

Which is going to be more like beer of the last three weeks.
If you can be bothered to go to my profile and find the post about my Hawaiian beer adventures you see I mentioned a Kona Brewing Company ale called Lavaman.

This would have to be my favourite beer of the holiday. Not only because by the time I was able to try it I was craving something other than a pale ale.
Lavaman is a red ale and beautifully malty even when served ice cold. I would have to do some testing to determine if American craft beer is made specifically to be consumed ice cold or if it would be just as good at cellar temperature like English beer. English beer is a bit variable that way. Generally the flavour suffers at lower temperatures because anything very cold inhibits your taste buds.
Maybe this is why many of the beers I tried in the US were overwhelmingly hoppy. It makes up for the serving temperature. I drink even bottled real ale at cellar/room temperature and I tried to do this with one or two of the bottled beers in the States and didn't like them. 30 minutes in the fridge made a huge difference.

I am even-star and this is Hancock's House of Happy on instagram. I post craft beer reviews usually five days a week so follow me to see what is on tap here in the UK (or where ever I happen to be) and be sure to check in on Friday's when I reveal the Beer of the Week.

I also make things out of clay. Check them out at www.hancockshouseofhappy.com

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87vr6 #fridayslikethesedontsuck at my newly discovered bar, relaxing with a #Partagas #SeriePno2 and a #microbrew #Iroha extra #paleale from the #Ushitora brewery, simply fantastic combo. #cigar #Okinawa #沖縄 1h

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electrocarrot Quite some collection... check the link in my bio for beer T-shirts&hoodies. Shipping worldwide!

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#beergasm #beergeek #brewing #ale #lager #ipa #beerporn #craftbeerporn #craftbeernotcrapbeer #stout #microbrew #beerstagram #instabeer #beertography #beeradvocate #beerme
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icarusmythicalales These beers, from Woodfour Brewing, were too good to take pictures of first :) On the right is 1000 lb Gorilla. It's boozy and delicious. If I'm not mistaken I ascertained, via sleuthing, that it was barrel aged in Rum and Whiskey barrels from @rogueales and is a colab with @beercraftshop . I (@jvbaker14) smelled chocolate and coffee notes while Dane (@the_ale_scale) picked up on a vanilla aroma. I give this beer a 5/5 (Dane doesn't believe in 5/5s so I didn't consult him :)) and it joins the ranks of my favorite beers along side @woodfourbrewing 's Sour Farmhouse Ale. The beer on the left is Olav the Honey Bear. Look for a review of this from @the_ale_scale very soon! #beer #brew #beergeek #beerporn #stout #craftbeernotcrapbeer #craftbrewery #craftbeer #craftbrew #craftbrewery #california #drink #woodfourbrewing #barrel #barrelaged #rum #whiskey #rogueales #instabeer #icarusmythicalales #justthetap #local #microbrew #perfectpour #thealescale 5h

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properlybeerdrinker Evil Twin Brewing, Falco IPA.
To be honest, I'm a few deep and my frontal cortex is notably impaired. So I'm going to keep it short (-ish)... Firstly, what a gorgeous label. Really digging the branding and bottle/can design from @eviltwinbrewing. The Falco is certainly a delicious drop, with a pleasant citrus aroma and well rounded body that rises up slowly, going out with a nice punchy bitter finish. The 7%ABV and very easy going, smooth mouthfeel/taste makes for a dangerously fun combination... happy Friday! Top drop brahz. #beer #craftbeer #beertography #beernerd #craftbeercommunity #beerstagram #instabeer #beerporn #beergram #hops #hop #cerveza #craft #craftbeerporn #brew #microbrew
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  •   tasting_nitch Is evil twin still considered micro? 5h
  •   homebrewsy cheers! 5h
  •   properlybeerdrinker In the relative global spectrum of the beer industry I'd say yes they are, @tasting_nitch, given they produce limited run/one off beers and are somewhat still a gypsy brewery. However within the realms of the craft beer industry, possibly not as they have asserted some dominance in the market... I'm sure over the next few years we will see them rise and conquer! 4h
  •   properlybeerdrinker Right back at cha @homebrewsy 4h

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