Author: Will Ziebell, The Crafty Pint
Original Article published on 17 November 2023
Blackman's and Hawkers have made the beer equivalent of watching The Departed and Space Jam at the same time. Some would say it’s not meant to be done (particularly Martin Scorsese) but, when both are excellent pastimes in their own right, what could be better than enjoying them together at the exact same time?*
Yes, to prove you can’t have too much of a good thing, here comes their Juicy West Coast: an amalgam of the former’s West Coast IPA and the latter’s Juicy Banger IPL. At 6.3 percent ABV, its booze level sits between the two beers while the chosen hops are Simcoe, Citra and Mosaic. It makes for a beer that's as lean, bitter, piney and resinous as Hawker’s West Coast while also coming across as incredibly tropical – like dunking your head in a bowl of fruit punch. Sit back, pop on The Last of Us and Arrested Development, open one can stuffed with hops, and enjoy two great things at once.