#594 Magic Hat’s Blind Faith

This past Saturday my mom and sister arrived in Grand Cayman for vacation and a visit. They have been staying at the Grand Cayman Beach Suites and we even stayed a few nights when we didn’t have work the next day. Since they arrived we have done brunch at LUCA (the best), snorkeled with sea turtles at Spotts Beach, and yesterday they went to Stingray City to hand feed the stingrays.

Last night (08/20/2015) we had drinks and dinner at Craft Food & Beverage Company (Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands). We all split the Beer Battered Cheese Curds with spicy ranch dipping sauce and the Nacho Chips & Dip (seasoned beef, roasted tomato salsa, cheese, pickled jalapenos, sour cream, and avocado). 

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For my entrée I went with the Reuben (shaved corned beef, thousand island, mushroom, sauerkraut, grilled sourdough, and pickle).

Craft F&B-3 (08/20/2015)

My craft beer of choice was Magic Hat’s Blind Faith, a 6.2% alcohol by volume (ABV) India Pale Ale from the Magic Hat Brewing Company. Magic Hat Brewing Company is located in South Burlington, Vermont, USA but this bottle stated the beer was made in Rochester, New York, USA. After further research, apparently Independent Brewers United (the holding company that owns Magic Hat, Pyramid, and MacTarnahan’s beer) was purchased by North American Breweries headquartered in Rochester, New York, USA. I couldn’t find who actually brewed the beer, but this purchase must have some correlation.

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According to Magic Hat’s website, Blind Faith was brewed using pale and crystal 80L malts, apollo and cascade hops, and more cascade for dry hopping. The beer comes in at 60 IBUs (International Bitterness Units) and 9 SRM (Standard Reference Method, a unit of measuring beer color). Blind Faith is available April 1-July 31 as part of the Summer Scene Variety Pack from Magic Hat.

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Below I have added a very short description of Magic Hat’s Blind Faith also taken from their website:

“BLIND FAITH IS AN EXTREMELY WELL-BALANCED INDIA PALE ALE WITH A CRISP, REFRESHING HOP BITTERNESS AND A DEEP MALT BODY TO MATCH.” – Magic Hat Brewing Company

Information about beer found at:
www.magichat.net/elixirs/blindfaith/
www.beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/96/298/
www.ratebeer.com/beer/magic-hat-blind-faith/1466/
www.untappd.com/b/magic-hat-brewing-company-blind-faith/10281
www.seattlebeernews.com/2010/08/pyramid-and-magic-hat-now-part-of-north-american-breweries/

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