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Two Roads Brewing Co. Master Brewer Phil Markowski Talks Two Juicy

Two Roads Brewing Co. Master Brewer Phil Markowski Talks Two Juicy

We spoke with Two Roads Brewing Co. Master Brewer Phil Markowski about Two Juicy.

BC: What’s your favorite aspect of this beer (flavor, aroma, etc.)?
It is a citrus bomb on the nose and the palate. What I most like about Two Juicy is the slight bitterness that balances this beer for me. I like Juicy IPAs but many come across as too sweet for me.

BC: Where does this beer’s name come from?
We are perhaps overly fond of puns at Two Roads, and this is a case of where we just couldn’t help ourselves!

BC: Is this your “desert island beer?”
It just might be. If I were stranded on a desert island I think I would especially appreciate the 8.2 percent ABV to help me forget that I was stranded on a desert island.

BC: Can you describe this beer in 10 words or less?
Juicy! (I just left 9 words on the table!)

BC: Do you know a story – or have a personal story – that revolves around this beer?
We originally brewed this beer for a beer fest that we organized. We called it “OJ IPA” with our tongues firmly in our cheeks (we were not convinced at the time that juicy IPA was a “thing”). The beer was an unexpected smash. We set on immediately brewing more but had to come up with a different name since “OJ IPA” was taken. And we were starting to believe that hazy, juicy IPAs might be around for a while.

BC: What's a good food pairing for this beer?
How about having it with champagne for a beer-inspired Mimosa? Did I actually say that or just think it?

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Brewer Photo Courtesy Miguel Rivas