About- About KC Dunstan
ABV: 6.2% | IBUs: 70
This is a technically a review of Stone Brewing Co. Pataskala Red IPA, but it’s really a story of remembering your roots.
Last spring, Watkins Memorial High School in Pataskala (pronounced Puh-ta-skuh-luh), Ohio, had a problem. Their school district needed to pass a levy or ALL extracurricular activities would be cut, from sports to band. Freshman Ally Jeffers depended on band to get her through the day, a creative outlet that challenged her like no other class. The levy had failed twice before and the situation looked dire. That’s when inspiration struck- Ally wrote a letter to Stone Brewing CEO/Founder Greg Koch (Watkins Memorial class of ’81) asking for help.
ABV: 10.5% | IBUs: 100
Throughout the year, Columbus Brewing Company drops delicious bombs on unsuspecting palates. Some are malt bombs, like Sohio Stout, while some are hop bombs, like Thunderlips, Dalton and Bodhi. While the legend of Bodhi is growing after winning a bronze medal at GABF and an exquisite writeup on this very site, Bodhi has a gold medal winning big brother in Columbus Brewing Company’s Creeper.
8.5% ABV, 93 IBUs
As any beer fanatic in the midwest and beyond knows, January is Bells Hopslam season. Long on hops and ABV but short on supply, it can be tough to find in even the biggest markets. As if battling fellow fanatics for the limited supply wasn’t hard enough, you also apparently have to compete with bottle shops (see: Hopslamgate here, here, here, here, and here).