Sunday, March 24, 2013
The Brewery Project: Indian Joe
Indian Joe Brewing was unfortunately tarnished by this event. However, I can't let poor tasting room staff and management distract me from great beer. Despite the strange turn of events, the highlight of this visit was a truly great beer. #9, as it's called, an Apricot/Peach Hefeweizen weighing in at 8.2% alcohol, was spectacular. Why they can't come up with proper names for their brews I don't know, but this beer transcends any name they could possibly give it. Tart, almost like a sour, the wheat body and balanced sweetness makes this beer exceptionally drinkable, masking its hefty alcohol content. I could drink this beer all day long, though I'm sure the alcohol would catch up with me at some point. If they brewed nothing but "#9" they could be successful. You need to try this beer, but hopefully you can find it outside of the tasting room. I will search out more beers from this brewery and its talented brewer, but I won't be going back to this tasting room. There are a lot of places I could go to get hassled and questioned, but a San Diego County brewery, among the best in the world, shouldn't be one of them. Seek out the beer, skip the tasting room.