Honestly, I am beginning to hate the term “Belgian IPA,” which has about as much meaning to me as “American-Belgo Dark Ale.” But I know good art and I know what I like, and I like this label. A lot.
Flying Dog’s 20th anniversary beer, with label by the great Ralph Steadman — I’m a Hunter S. Thompson fan from way back — will be released in January. If I’m able to get my hands on a bottle, I’ll tell you more about this whole “Belgian IPA” thing.
And no, Alan, I don’t thing this post qualifies as cranky, since on the whole it’s fairly positive.