If your blood type is IPA+ then you make our heart hoppy. How did the grin get crooked? Co-founders Justin and Brian ( & his beard) share with us why you can’t be sad when holding a Crooked Grin.
Where does the name Crooked Grin come from?
Justin: From the dumb look we all had on our faces the firs time we drink this and we overly pleased with ourselves.
Brian: Because you can’t call a beer Shit Eating Grin.
Describe this style of beer:
Justin: West Coast IPA – easy drinking – day drinking – every day beer. This is a LOT of people’s “go to” IPA, including mine.
Brian: Regular-ass classic West Coast IPA.
Describe its unique flavor:
Justin: We use a blend of base malts to provide a deeper backbone and more grainy character to set this beer apart from other west coast styles. It’s an homage to our Midwest IPA influences but in no means is this a malty or reddish IPA. It’s often extremely clear, which makes the complex grain character all that more striking.
Brian: Enough citrus and pine for a wilderness retreat.
What stands out to you the most during your time spent developing Crooked Grin?
Justin: We grinned a lot.
Brian: Nope. We take things very serious here at the brewery and have banned laughter, shenanigans and chicanery.
If you could pair this beer with a food from a place around town, what would it be?
Ziggy’s Fish Tacos
Agave’s So Cal Burger
Barkers Kung Pow Wings
Brian: Tacos from Ziggy’s or something spicy from San Pedros.