A certain new friend of mine has been on about this beer for a while now, so I thought I'd post this picture in glorious 2D format:
If you lick the top of the glass, I think you'll find the results to be quite shocking.
Stone Ruination is a wonderful beer.
One that lives up to it's name.
This pint of Ruination was the start of my 3 day weekend journey to Numazu and the meet up with the Good Beer and Country Boys, Aniel and Nate.
I rode my bike down to Yokohama and decided to have a 'swift one', at the Thrash Zone.
I knew they had an awesome line up that evening, as I had checked this Boozelist blog thing (really useful - you should check it out. Personally, I don't know how this guy does it. I mean does he even have a real life?). They had Ruination as well as West Coast IPA (hop crazy), Greenflash IIPA and Double Daddy, plus more!
It turned out that I only had less than 10 mins to enjoy my Ruination but boy, was it good!
Very good. I had to really leg it to get to my train which I missed by about 10 seconds. I got the next one but that meant arriving in Numazu at 11pm, instead of the intended 10pm. That then meant that I only got to the Taproom by about 11:30 and so could only have the 4 or 5 pints, before they closed.
I'm rambling again, aren't I?
Anyway, it seems that Ruination is on tap now at perhaps the DryDock Shinbashi and maybe still at Cataratas in Shibuya. Maybe Popeyes too, but I'm not sure. Best to call them. Thrash Zone will have it back on again in the middle of this month, so there's still hope! I'll mail Andrew and try to find out if he has plans to send it out to any other bars soon. I'll update that info on this post later.
If you've never had this, please do. If you can, try it from the tap. Glorious!
It'll be the ruin of us all.
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