Sarah’s Beer of the Week 09.27.12
There is a great Vietnamese restaurant in the International District that has opened a new branch near my home. We were so excited about this we actually went to the grand opening a few months back. We go on a regular basis for great food, awesome service and nice happy hour deals . On our last visit to Green Leaf, I ordered a Green Flash West Coast IPA.
This beer packs a bit of a punch at 7.3%. It also packs a punch with flavor. Great hops, powerful grapefruit, oh and did I mention the hops. It’s a solid beer, from a brewery in California with a really good rep. This beer is impressive. Shame the booze is so high, as I was limited to two.
I wasn’t sure that a strong hoppy beer would pair well with food, but it did. In addition to enjoying my beer, I enjoyed some amazing lotus rootlet salad and sugarcane catfish. Awesome spot, and awesome beer. I highly recommend them both.