"wolf among scrubs" is a translation of the botanical term for hops. according to the russian river brewery , Pliny the Elder is credited with this naming of hops. this blog is a place to post pictures, reviews , and blatherings of your experience with Pliny the Elder, Pliny the Younger, Blind Pig, Psuedo, or any other intensely Hopped IPA. email me your pics and stories...surfapig@live.com

Monday, December 26, 2011

middle man

middle man ipa from pizza port. excellent ipa.
i had some compass ipa from colorado springs this past week. that shit was VERY good too!

Saturday, December 3, 2011


i recently discovered i was gluten intolerant. i think pin-stripe-ers must have been beer drinkers.

Sunday, November 27, 2011


vor-shestee-shire and a green flash
firestone union jack

Saturday, November 19, 2011

doin' chores, tuggin a green flash

sometimes man's mistake is beautiful.
pseudo and tabacky.
ye green flash!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

oh shit!

my local watering hole (walking distance) just got pliny on tap.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

6 in two days.

pliny on a sunday with "honey do's". perfect.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Sunday, October 2, 2011

pliny at home on a sunday.

this is how an American should spend their Sunday.

Friday, September 30, 2011

blind pig and a sculpin

blind pig.
more blind pig

ballast point brewery, sculpin ipa.

check this video of blind pig!

Saturday, September 24, 2011


sculpin has earned a spot on this blog. when there is no pseudo, pliny, or blind pig... i'd hit a sculpin before i'd hit a racer 5.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

pliny at home. nothing better.
pseudo at pizza port on sunday. religion.
arrogant bastard at 10:30 a.m. normally these are too malty for my pallet. however, this morning it was just perfect. smooth and refined!

Friday, September 16, 2011

owning it.

friday before i delivered my wife's yard request.
successfully handling romi's idea.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

the greatest day short of a hops fest!

pliny on the left, blind pig on the right.
another perspective.
pliny on the left , pseudo on the right.
blind pig, pliny, then pseudo. from left to right.
bind pig, pliny, then pseudo.
the consensus follows: all of these ales fucking shred. i am not sure i can use words to adequately describe the subtle nuances that distinguish one from the other. i walked out with 2 growlers of pseudo. sharp finishes. life is good.

i can't imagine a day better than this.

Pseudo, Pliny, and Blind Pig all tapped simultaneously!!!!

green flash

drank this friday night at selma's. it has more of a malt finish than i am looking for. however, where there is no pliny , pseudo, bling pig or racer 5... a green flash will do.