No thanks, I really dislike IPA, overhopped trash beer. I like balanced, beer flavored beer. I also brew my own. I wonder if their beer will be as expensive as their clothing. I would try the Stout for less than $10 a six pack, but I'm thinking it will be a bit more.
LOL I've enjoyed reading the comments, some of you guys are pretty funny. On the flip side, all my Kuiu actually fits pretty spot on. Maybe my guide jacket is a tad snug. That's only after thanksgiving though :) That's a size M and I'm 170lbs 5'10" so that seems pretty normal to me. Anything Hairston has done so far has turned a good profit so I'd imagine the beer thing has been thought out to some degree. I'd buy it, I mean why not? I love me an IPA. Plus, we've all bought liquor based on packaging, admit it...
If I was an IPA fan is buy some. Worst choice ever to brand though. I'd go with the stout though. Why not. And all you guys laughing at the kuiu cans have bought cases of Busch light just for the realtree camo box. Christ you woulda loved seeing a mossy oak or realtree can back in the day, dont lie. It's just marketing and they seem to be doing just fine. Personally I love their clothing.
So a question for Alaska guys, what is the beer of choice up there? Will be up there in July and was wondering what to expect. Is it mostly IPA or what? I'm not a dark stout beer fan but open to about everything else.
Is sizing/fit “dead on” when I have two identical pieces from two different years that fit completely different? Is sizing/fit “dead on” when the KUIU jackets I own range in size from a XL to a 3XL? The consistentcy in their bigger sizes is horrific. By far the worst of any of the hunting technical lines. I’ve owned full kits from Kryptek, First Lite, Sitka and KUIU and none are as inconsistent as KUIU from item to item.
As far as the beer goes, i’ll pass but I’m sure it will “fit” some of the fan boys perfect. ;)
Hahaha there were a bunch of people with their Peloton briefs wadded up over "the cliff test"!
The fact that Jason and KUIU made their own follow up "cliff test" video... as though the concept was an objective measure of pack durability or quality... still cracks me up. But I only have small impact cracks.
Glunt, I don’t think you’ve read kota’s Post which reflects my experience as well. I can pull out 2 pair of pants tagged same size waist but 2”+ difference. I don’t expect everyone to experience this, but it certainly is not uncommon from kuiu.
The guy had the athletic ability and work ethic to make it to the NFL, then built up two different massive clothing companies. One with the help of a partner, and one from himself. He doesn't seem overly egotistical, but even if he was, he would be one of the few people with an ego who I'd say earned it. I don't worship the guy but you gotta give credit where it is due.
First off, if you don't like IPA, then continue to drink diet beer - more of the good stuff for the rest of us. :)
Regarding KUIU, every piece I've ever purchased has fit perfectly, same as Sitka, First Lite, and BassPro/Cabelas's stuff. Helps to wear medium in everything. I imagine there's a little more margin of error for the "husky" ;)
Hey Cali dude, Sierra Nevada Pale Ale has a nice hop aroma and flavor to it, and is not a light beer. It's not extremely hopped or obnoxious. That's as far as I will go on the hoppy beer trend. In Colorado there is a beer made called Fat Tire Amber Ale, it was very popular when I was in California also, it's available out there so try one. That, is a standard for a quality, WELL balanced finely crafted beer. You guys that love those obnoxious over hopped beers, could just buy some hops and chew on them. Hey it's a free country I'm glad we have options, we all don't have to like all of them, enjoy in moderation.
Not all IPA's are horrible, but the trend in craft beer is not impressive. Fruit beer, bacon beer, the hoppier the better beer, pine beer, pumpkin beer, spice beer, burbon beer, weak imitations of German style beers, etc.
I grew up wearing “Husky” pants from Sears. It even said so right on the patch on the rear pocket. If that’s not mentally degrading for a 4th Grader, nothing is....So yeah, I prefer “big boned” as well...
I just spent 7 months in Germany and their beer isn't all that good IMO. Yeah, I drank it and tried them all. Most were quite boring. The good beers I did find were from their craft brewers and those I enjoyed a lot. Especially while in Czech, they have the best beer in the world.
That said, I'm back to the Americas and enjoying an Alaska IPA now, man I missed that flavor.
There's enough bitterness in this world without having to put IPA'a in the mix. I've heard that liking IPA is hereditary, probably caused by your parents resenting that they had a boy instead of a girl, or the other way.
Kota, I grew up sixty miles east of Fargo, in the lake country, and back in the 60's and 70's I waded through quite a few of the "big boned" Nodak girls but never found a keeper. Had to go to Alaska to get one.
Frank, I think the original quote for the beer you mentioned was "Like sex on the beach, 'effing near water".
I’ve been in Italy the past two weeks and have seen some IPAs here which surprised me. I’m not a fan of most IPAs but I was in Atlanta a few weeks ago fro the NCAA tournament and met up with a good friend and we spent a day visiting micro breweries and and some real good IPAs that had high ABU values and that surprised me. My friend, who’s a serious home brewer and thinking about opening his own brew pub, told me brew masters have recently figured out how to utilize hops differently so they bring out different flavors and don’t produce super bitter beers.
"In Colorado there is a beer made called Fat Tire Amber Ale, it was very popular when I was in California also, it's available out there so try one. That, is a standard for a quality, WELL balanced finely crafted beer."
No KUIU, Yetis, or such here as my old Adirondack hunting wools still have some wear. As to beer........did bring back a huge cache of Molson XXX on last fall's moose trip to NL. I drink 2-3 of those and nighty night sneaks up on me like a QC black bear! Any of you 'elderly' recall Black Label?
Was in Colorado for the weekend and found the Alaskan Amber at one stop so had to try it out. I thought it was pretty good and will I'm sure have a few in July. I haven't tried a beer I couldn't choke down but some I won't order again for sure. That being said we brought 6 different beers home from 2 different breweries to stock up the beer fridge.
Funny stuff.My Kuiu gear is spot on re 'sizing'.On the other hand,worst sizing ever award has to go to Sitka.Specifically their waterfowl gear and their bib Dept. Bibs are sacks with flimsy suspenders and the jackets inhibit a shotgun swing.Fantastic!