Beer Review: Harpoon EHOP Collaboration


Beer: EHOP Collaboration
Brewer: Harpoon Brewery / Deschutes Brewery
Source: 22 oz. bottle
Rating: *** (7.5 of 10)
Comments: Boston’s Harpoon collaborates with Oregon’s Deschutes on a beer celebrating that both breweries are employee-owned.  They celebrate their Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) with this Employee Hops Ownership Plan (EHOP).  And the workers controlling the means of production is a treat for us all!  The beer pours out a copper color with a thick head. The scent is caramel with a malty sweet flavor with hints of spice.  A good solid beer and addition Harpoon’s 100 Barrel Series (which means it’s a limited edition, so try it soon).

 

Song of the Week: “Dream the Dare” by Pure Bathing Culture


This week’s song is not very current, it’s from last year.  But Pure Bathing Culture‘s “Dream the Dare” is very pretty and I was reacquainted with the song through The Best of RISK! Music Podcast.  There’s something about the echoey quality in the vocals and harmonies that reminds me of a song from the 80s (or maybe the late 70s), but I can’t recall what song it is.  If you have any suggestions, let me know in the comments.

If you know any other good new songs let me know about those as well.