BuckleDown Brewing

Belt & Suspenders IPA

I remember the first time we walked into the unassuming Lyons brewery and taproom known as BuckleDown.  A rustic/industrial and chill atmosphere with minimal frills, two folks behind the bar along with plenty of craft brew choices.  Maybe it was our 9-5 apparel or the fact that we weren’t regulars or perhaps I am reading into this too much?  Either way, the service wasn’t as warm and/or engaging as we were accustomed to at other establishments.  But after we ordered our flights, snagged some complimentary mac & cheese and sat down to toast the long work week coming to a close, we forgot all those feelings.  This was the meeting grounds for the Page Of Man idea inception.

Pictured above you’ll notice my favorite BuckleDown brew, Belt & Suspenders (one of two canned options available outside the brewery).  It pours a golden orange (maybe from some Vienna malt in the grist?) and has a white head with decent lacing.  This IPA showcases hops (Nugget, Crystal and Sterling) that I feel are less in the limelight these days.  All unique in their own way but rather than the more popular citrus or piney characteristics people think of with this style of beer, these varieties bring spicy and herbal notes.  Best of all is the balance and drinkability at 7% ABV and 65 IBUs.  Oh and the can is pretty cool too…


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