Day 15: Company Brewing Momentary Panic – DDH Hazy IPA 7% ABV
About the Beer:
We have reached our third and final beer from Company Brewing. Tonight I want to highlight two things about the brewery. First, if you ever have the opportunity to visit the brewery, they have amazing food! Second, they employ one of only two female brewers in the Milwaukee area. Though women are still wildly underrepresented in the predominantly male industry, I think it is really cool that Company is doing their part to be more inclusive and expand the idea of what we traditional picture when thinking of a brewmaster.
Tonight we have one of their newest beers, Momentary Panic. I love the name of this beer and feel like it is in many ways an apt description of how I have often felt during this past year. With each new month there seems to be a new challenge, both on an individual level and a broader societal level. Hopefully tonight as we drink down this DDH Hazy IPA we are able to let a little bit of that panic go and find some joy and peace. The pour of this bear is a clowdy, golden yellow. Aromas of grapefruit come through from the El Dorado and Citra hops with a wonderful floral scent due to the dry hop additions of Talus. This is another beer that tastes much like it smells; you will get the grapefruit and citrus at first, followed by an earthy floral punch as you drink. A medium-bodied mouthfeel makes this an extremely drinkable and tasty addition to the growing varieties of hazy IPAs on the market. Hopefully the only ‘Momentary Panic’ you experience this evening is found in this eye catching green and purple can!
Momentary Panic here. I got home about 30 minutes ago and realized that I didn’t create an Advent reflection for tonight. How am I going to get a reflection written before 6:00 p.m. like I said I would? Instead of letting this ‘Momentary Panic’ get the best of me, I’m going to choose to ‘be present’ with my family and let the Word of God speak to you.
Tonight’s Scripture comes from Luke 1:30-33. (Maybe you could take some time tonight and avoid whatever ‘Momentary Panic’ you feel, and just ‘Be Present’)
“But the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary; you have found favor with God. You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you are to call him Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David, and he will reign over Jacob’s descendants forever; his kingdom will never end.”
Grace and Peace,