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Short's Brewing Head Pub Brewer Ryan Hale Talks Sticky Icky Icky

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Short's Brewing Head Pub Brewer Ryan Hale Talks Sticky Icky Icky

We spoke with Short's Brewing Head Pub Brewer Ryan Hale about Sticky Icky Icky.

Who came up with this beer’s recipe? 
I, Ryan Hale, came up with this recipe. 

What’s your favorite aspect of this beer (flavor, aroma, etc.)?
I love the balance of this beer. I like how the malt backbone is still part of the flavor profile while also allowing the hops to be showcased, which is something that is harder to find these days in a market of hazy juice bombs.

Is this your “desert island beer?” 
It would probably be up there with some of the lagers we make! 

Can you describe this beer in 10 words or less? 
Deliciously balanced IPA.  

Do you know a story – or have a personal story – that revolves around this beer? 
The day I first made this beer, I put the 90s rap station on Pandora while mashing in and the first song that played was "Still D.R.E",  which had a line that inspired the name along with the sticky hops. It was a sign from the Beer Gods that this beer had to come to fruition!

What's a good food pairing for this beer? 
I have always like IPAs with spicy foods. So maybe some mango habanero wings, something that has that heat and tropical notes would be great to cool off with a sip of Sticky Icky Icky.

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