Season Everything I'm a big fan of Gordon Ramsay and he always says you can't add a seasoned component to an unseasoned component and have the combination be magically seasoned. For example, if you are making chili, cook and season the ground beef and cook and season the vegetables, then combine.
If you find yourself lucky enough to acquire this rare double IPA, share it with a couple of friends. But don't expect to go to your local liquor store and find it on the shelves. The search is almost half the fun. Even if you live in Santa Rosa, California, where the beer is brewed, you will be limited to one growler fill and two cases of bottles. I have tried to find it in my area and it does exist but only only for a fleeting moment, like a shooting star. As soon as the limited supplies are placed on the shelf, they sell out almost instantly in Southern California. Fortunately, I have family in Northern California who brought me the famed elixir. What does it taste like? You really need to find out for yourself but it does have notes of pine from the Simcoe hops. It's a must try beer if you are a hop lover, maybe even a holy grail of beers.