This week, we’re perusing the aisles of three of the most popular grocery store chains who contract brew their own IPAs so they can sell them at a steep discount, all to determine if it’s okay to skip your trip to Beer on the Wall every now and then. (It’s not.) We have some, uh, spirited reviews of the IPAs made by Costco, Aldi, and Trader Joe’s, with one nearly-redeeming surprise. Also, we welcome a live studio audience to the show for the first time, petition to take over the Challenge Butter Twitter account, and make people a little h*rny for soup beers. A true adventure awaits.
Costco: Kirkland Signature (Hopfen Und Malz/Gordon Biersch) - Citra Hop Session IPA
Aldi: State of Brewing (Octopi Brewing) - Hopping Nomad Session IPA
Aldi: State of Brewing (Octopi Brewing) - Hazy IPA
Trader Joe’s: Farm Island Brewing (Peak Organic) - Organic IPA
Trader Joe’s: Rhinelander Brewing Company - Boatswain Double IPA