21st Amendment Beer Now at Taco Asylum
Yesterday, in a happy bit of synchronicity, I happened to e-mail Taco Asylum and Haven Gastropub's beverage director Wil Dee to ask if he might ever get hold of the 21st Amendment beers. Where was he? In San Francisco, loading up his truck, just like a scene from Smokey and the Bandit. Both 21st Amendment and Taco Asylum believe good beer should be canned, not bottled, so the Asylum will carry three hop-intensive varieties in cans.
Bitter American Extra Pale Ale: A late-winter seasonal beer available only for another month, it loads a balance of hops and malt into a lower-alcohol (4.4 percent) ale with 42 IBU's.
Taco Asylum has a rotating stock of about two dozen canned beer selections, and, like the rest, these three new flavors cost $6.
Taco Asylum 2937 S. Bristol St. # B102, Costa Mesa, (714) 922-6010; tacoasylum.com