149th Daily Growler of 2013

5 Rabbit 5 Grass $11/growler (limit 1 per customer)

Keeping with the Memorial theme, what could be better than drinking a beer that smells like a freshly manicured golf course? This is one of the most interesting beers we’ve carried and honestly does smell like fresh cut grass. With many experimental beers you are happy you tried them, but don’t know if you want a growler of them. You want a growler of this, it’s delicious and very drinkable.

From the brewery: 5 Grass is a refreshing yet substantial beer that is pale in color and nicely hoppy. With this beer, we wanted to invoke the brisk, clean aroma of the desert. The recipe makes use of three unique hop varieties as well as some carefully chosen herbs and spices – juniper, sage, and Tasmanian pepperberry, among others – to give a beautiful outdoorsy scent. With it’s smooth clean malt flavors and a unique, complex nose, 5 Grass is like a refreshing walk in the wide open spaces.

In Aztec mythology, 5 Grass was the symbol of life. In this worldview, nature is not inanimate, but is filled with life. Every bug, every flower, every plant is alive and filled with a spirit; each relies on everything around it to sustain and create a living world. 5 Grass invites us to reflect that we are a part of this web of life and that there are forces in nature that can intervene in our lives, which we are best served by knowing and respecting. By knowing nature, we come to know ourselves.