This series of posts is dedicated to the many, many six packs, pony kegs and pints that have sauntered into my life at one point or another.

king sue

I try not to get too caught up in the chase for beers that are deliberately hard to come but, but there are exceptions. Since returning to the Upper Midwest, my household has gone all in on Toppling Goliath, the Iowa-based craft brewer routinely included on lists that try to wrangle the sprawling beer community into some summation of “the best.”

Previously, I wrote about the good fortune that led to our introduction to the brewery via the then-vexingly-elusive pseudoSue. Today, that beer’s complicated cousin — the double IPA called King Sue — landed in stores in the college town I call home. There’s a rule in this house about King Sue: When it it near, we seek it out. After extra miles on the afternoon commute — and more stops than I care to admit — we have a few tantalizing bottles chilling in the beer fridge.

I still feel a little silly for bounding around so fervently when there are plenty of other fine, fine beverages on premises. That sense of sheepishness will fade, though, as soon as I get to pop off the first bottle cap.

Previous entries in this series can be found by clicking on the “Beers I Have Known” tag.

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