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Monument Valley Road TripWelcome to the long awaited 2nd issue of Scenic Brews. We were planning a slight revamp of the look of the magazine, but we will have to try that with the next issue. At this point we’re just happy to be alive and have good taste.

As I’m writing this it’s 99 degrees outside and 81 inside. I’m drinking a homebrew based on the Stone 444 Vertical Epic with more wheat, slightly more Kaffir lime leaf, lower gravity and colder fermentation with a cleaner Belgian yeast. I love the 444 VE enough to use it as a general guide, but I wanted something lighter for summer. It’s medium bodied, about 6.2% ABV and a slightly hazy mahogany color with a light tan head. It shows soft fruit and spice notes everywhere, plus it tastes great!

This issue has some extra features about Whisk(e)y and Tequila, because we don’t want you kids to grow up with alcoholic prejudices. Strangely, the tea article has become alcoholic as well.

We’re still new, but we’re growing. Please enjoy the new issue.

As always, if you don’t find the magazine interesting, consider writing for us.

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--Thomas Ale Johnson

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