Dec. 2020 - Oregon Leaf

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tannins & terpenes

T H E A RT OF PA I R I NG C A N N A BI S

SUPER DUPER NICE SOUR ALE

PAIRED WITH HAPY KITCHEN CHOCOLATE BROWNIE

TANNINS | SUPER DUPER NICE SOUR

with Strawberry, Mandarin, Peach and Blackcurrant

Tripping Animals Brewing Co. had humble beginnings as a Venezualan home brewery, but eventually made its way to Florida to pump out an impressive list of fun and fantastic beers. Today, two years after their official opening, the company remains independent and family-operated. While the Super Duper Nice Sour Ale is just one of their many fruited sours, it showcases a satisfying brew that’s extraordinarily easy to drink. As the strawberry strikes your nasal passage and that first sip slips through your lips, mandarin marches in to introduce a gentle touch of peach. Blackcurrant rounds out the body of the beer, with a bitterness leaving you salivating until the next sip. There’s a dangerously tasty tartness to this drink, but the bite that some sour profiles provide is not present. For a sour ale, it’s superbly smooth. You may even find yourself letting it slip down a little too fast, but have no fear – there’s only 6% ABV in this beer. It truly is a Super Duper Nice sour for those looking to find fruity flavors and skip the overly sweet. 6% ABV

TERPENES | HAPY KITCHEN CHOCOLATE BROWNIE

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Hapy Kitchen has popped up in dispensaries around Oregon at an alarming rate, and for a very good reason: These Portland people know their way around an edible. To top it off, they work with terpenes to offer a curated Cannabis experience. The Hapy Kitchen Brownie boasts gooey goodness that’s (sometimes) rare in packaged sweets. The soft, fudgy confection comes in a tiny single tin or multi-packs for simplified dosing. Each is infused with a distillate (extract) and features 50mg of THC, although the flavor is nowhere to be found. Finicky edible eaters will want to try these tasty treats. 50MG THC

THE PAIRING

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While one writer may not speak for the masses, it does seem that alcohol attributes to the munchies for most, much like our friend Cannabis. For that reason, the brownie is a welcomed pairing and a satisfying post-buzz snack. But the preferences of this palate are most pleased by the contrast between sweet and sour. The fruits included in this ale aren’t exactly strangers to chocolate, so the combination isn’t as startling as it may seem. TRIPPINGANIMALS.COM | @TRIPPINGANIMALSBREWING HAPYKITCHEN.COM | @HAPYKITCHENPDX *Oregon Leaf Warning* Anytime you combine two substances of any kind, you have to be extra vigilant of the effects. We strongly recommend conducting pairings in a safe and private space, in small quantities with friends. Always use a designated driver or have a plan to get home safely.

DEC. 2020

REVIEW & PHOTO by AMANDA DAY @TERPODACTYL_MEDIA for OREGON LEAF