So, 450 North Brewing Company (Columbus, Indiana) released its Slushy XL Elephant Ears recently. Of course, despite 1400+ taps on UT, it’s not even on RB, but it might actually stay that way. Advertised as an 8% sour “conditioned on Blackberry, Raspberry, Vanilla, Cinnamon and Graham Cracker”, it was discovered through analysis that, in fact, it actually allegedly has 2.56% alcohol. In spite of some people changing their taps to 0.25, it’s still sitting at a stunning 4.42 out of 5.
So, basically, a huge clusterfuck ensued, with many attacking them and having jokes at their expense, some fanboys (and girls) defend them, that it’s apparently still a highly tasty beverage anyway (hah), despite all the false advertising.
What’s you take on all of this? This is, in my opinion, the essence of the state of the late 2019 brewing scene.