Greetings and Salutations (sorry, I just watched Heathers with Christian Slater and Wynona Ryder last night with daughter #1 and we've been quoting the movie all day....). I hope you are having a great Sunday. just poured a Pinner from Oskar Blues Brewery. They call it a "Throwback IPA", not sure why? Maybe it's because of the 4.9% alcohol in this session ale? You can "Throwback" a few more that usual without the effects? Not Sure.
I do know why they named it Pinner - according to the Cannibist.co webiste (see link below) a "Pinner" is a tiny, thin joint low on marijuana content. Now why would Oskar Blues (a brewery in the cannibus legal state of Colorado) name a beer with this moniker and also have a quote just under
the top of the can "Can I be Blunt?". Maybe because they are a bit loopy? No, you see cannibus and the lowly hop plant share a common taxonomy, in that the plants are in the same family (namely the "cannabacae" family for all you botanists out there). Hey - you learn a new thing every day is my motto - never knew that, but it makes sense as many of the aromas I love in beer kinda smell like fresh leaves.
This beer is bursting with dry hopped goodness - although the stated IBU is just 35. The hops are not listed, but I am guessing either Mosaic or Eldorado, or perhaps both. I'll be back for more and love the can and the color scheme - looks just like a Cream Soda....
Oskar Blues Brewery site -----> crushable
Cannibist.co review -----> beer-weed overlap
CraftBeer.com review -----> nod to the hops
Below- a video from the Ashville Ale Trail about Pinner-