From the OverServed Vacation Desk:
WHERE ARE YOU? Galveston Island Brewing in Galveston, Texas.
GALVESTON? TEXAS? THE HELL? I’m still trying to figure that out myself. I guess I was drawn to the sea.
FAIR ENOUGH. WHAT ARE YOU CONSUMING? Well, I’ve got a full-sampler pack here. I find the Hefe N-A to be really pleasant, but of the nine baby food jars full of beer, the Ejection Seat IIPA is the standout.
YOU’RE A FAN, THEN. Oh, boy howdy, I could drink it all day, but then I would never make it back to Houston. According to the board, it comes in at 8.3%, so it will mess you up.
AND HOW IS IT? It presents as a citrusy, resinous hop bomb, but it has just enough malt to not completely crush your palate.
CAN YOU BE MORE SPECIFIC? According to Jason, the head brewer, it is mostly two-row malt with a little Victory malt for some biscuity notes to balance the hops. It features El Dorado, Simcoe, Columbus, and Amarillo hops.
SO WHAT’S THE DEAL WITH THIS JOINT? They’ve only been open since June 2014, and Jason came onboard in August, but they do some solid work.
DEEP THOUGHTS: There’s a friendly dog out front to greet you, some classic rock on the stereo, and stadium seating outside. You could do worse if you find yourself in Galveston.
[Thanks to Matt, who is a huge Glen Campbell fan.]