I’ve Found My Island

Kills Boro Brewing Co.
Plain Jane Pink Guava
Kettle sour brewed w pilsner & white wheat conditioned on pink guava
4.9 % ABV
Staten Island, NY
Sean Torres, Michael Caridi & Vincent Lima

Rose tinted orange with a lovely white head and active bubbles tracing designs on the surface as it breathes. After the pour here come scents of Valencia orange with a blend of other citrus, orange & cherry blossoms passing through on a breeze, guava, a little pineapple, and a little touch of a Mexican cookie I used to get at that long gone bakery on Grand St. Well this certainly wakes up my mouth…wooo! Tasting that tangy citrus cocktail again with a delicate sweetness (just the right balance), guava, papaya, and don’t laugh but a little mix of Sour Patch Kids. I want to know why on earth such a fabulous Berliner Style Weiss is called “plain”. She’s a true beauty.

Pairs with Cheez-It’s: NO!

Full disclosure, I have not spent a lot of time on Staten Island (shhhhh not even the ferry). This may have to be remedied soon because this can has me totally intrigued. Kills Boro has a great tag line 🍺🏝️ FIND YOUR ISLAND! 🏝️🍺. Not only do they showcase their fabulous brews but also where you can find them at local pubs, restaurants and even when you go catch a Staten Island Ferry Hawks home game. It’s a win-win for both parties. Speaking of parties, they have a very cool pizza one coming up that’s not just a reason to drink in the sun but also for a good cause. “Join us on July 29th for “PIZZA PARTY!,” a craft beer and pizza fundraiser aimed at raising money for Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden.”

What can you expect?

  • 4 Hour, Outdoor Picnic-style event
  • Unlimited Beer Samples from Kills Boro Brewing Company and other Local Breweries!
  • Fresh Pizza made by some of the best Staten Island Pizzerias in NYC.

Get your tickets while you can!

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Hazy Fantayzee

Skygazer Brewing Co.
Watercolors – Synergy
Mango, Guava, Marshmallow, Vanilla, Milk Sugar
Berliner Style Weisse Beer
5.5% ABV
Brewed and packaged by Twelve Percent
North Haven, CT

Deep orange gold thick hazy swamp color…kind of like a super healthy full of fiber carrot orange juice. Was not expecting the marshmallow and vanilla to smack my nose that hard at first. Next comes the mango/guava combo. Smells like it reads. I’m also getting a small faint grapefruit waft. This is just dreamy sipping. All of the above from how it smelled is perfectly rolled into one big soup. It’s creamy and tingly with a little lemon too. Sweet but not where it overpowers you. I can definitely keep drinking this whole can. I could see this going really well with super hot Thai food.

Pairs with Cheez-It’s: Oh no! DO NOT DO THAT! The Cheez-It ruins the beer. Please for the love of all things sacred, do not attempt to pair with Cheez-It.

Tried straight and not blended with their other Watercolors – Synergy – Raspberry, Blackberry, Graham Cracker, Vanilla, Milk Sugar; which is another way advised to try. Maybe next time but this was fabulous all on it’s complex, fun and fruity self. Oh and beware, this is easy to drink and way too fast, so I suggest buying a few.

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