Look, don’t get me wrong: Come summer, I love my low-alcohol session beers like you wouldn’t believe. Man, I couldn’t survive a beach afternoon without a sixer of Avery Joe’s Premium American Pilsner. But sometimes when I’m sunning myself, I crave a beer with a bit more kick. For that, I turn to California’s 21st Amendment, makers of the marvelous Hop Crisis oak-aged IPA. It’s got all the bitterness I love so much, and it’s paired with a lick of vanilla and oak. It’s like a birthday present for my taste buds. Curious? Check out my full write-up at Food Republic. Drink it up!