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Pinner Throwback IPA

Oskar Blues Brewery announced its marijuana-inspired beer, Pinner Throwback IPA, last year—and every craft brew snob in America groaned. Oh, we get it: Pinner is a tiny joint, this is a low-alcohol session beer, weed is legal in Colorado—so clever! Anyway, I've since sampled the brew and must officially apologize: Pinner stands tall as the best session IPA you can find in Sacramento that's not named Mini Separation (by Berryessa Brewing Co., duh). Unlike the countless thin-bodied and watered-down session brews out there, this 4.9 percent alcohol baby packs unexpectedly burly hop character with habit-forming tropical flavors. Pro tip: Oskar Blues was nice enough to print the brewed-on date underneath each can. Get them hops fresh at most stores for $8.99 per six-pack. (P.S. Stoners, there is no weed in this beer.)