Sweet fancy mustard is it hot outside—103 degrees where I am with no respite on the horizon. El Nino, why hast thou forsaken me?
Times like these call for a lighter beer, and Hoppy Brewing Company’s Liquid Sunshine Blonde Ale is just the ticket. After all, there is a melting sun on the label.
Light gold and bubbly with a fragrance so subtle (if you blink you miss it) Liquid Sunshine is the perfect companion to a sweltering day. Take a sip and one is greeted with a pleasing explosion of carbonation, but taste it quickly as this beer doesn’t stick around on the tongue very long.
One would be right to expect a hoppy beer from a company named Hoppy Brewing, and you wouldn’t be wrong. Hops are the star of this ale; in fact, I can’t much tease out any other flavors in Liquid Sunshine’s profile. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, but if you’re on the hunt for something citrusy this isn’t the brew for you.
I’ve enjoyed Liquid Sunshine both on tap and via a 22-ounce bomber, and the win definitely goes to the tap. That being said, if you want to step out on your current lawnmower beer, you could do a lot worse.
Brewery: Hoppy Brewing Company??
City: Sacramento, California ????
Style: Blonde Ale
Availability: Year Round