Monday, July 30, 2012

Geo-beers: Gimme an Icky

Ichthyosaur "Icky" IPA, usually known as "Icky," is a true geo-beer, made by geologists for geologists — and for Nevadans and all beer lovers. It's named after our official state fossil, the Ichthyosaur, found and preserved at Berlin-Ichthyosaur State Park.
"Distinct, not extinct."

Icky is one of my ultimate favorites — especially for a local, often on-tap beer (on tap at least as far east as Winnemucca, NV) — competing quite nicely with all my other favorite local, Alaskan, and IPA brews. (Okay, so the last two are Alaskan.)
"A brew more than 200 million years in the making."
"You better hold on tight. This is one tough species."
"PROTECT THE SPECIES. Enjoy a long-necked Ichthyosaur today."
"Do as the locals do - say "GIMME AN ICKY".
"A highly evolved brew."
"Savor the pioneering spirit of the Great Basin."
"Named after Nevada's official state fossil."
I don't, currently, have an actual photo of an Icky, but I hope to remedy that lack sometime in the next few days, when I will finish logging the hole I'm on and take some well-earned days off.

Great Basin Brewing Co.
Icky IPA

UPDATE: See Accretionary Wedge #54 for more interesting posts about beer and other libations.


Julia said...

That's awesome. I'll be investigating that if/when I'm next back in Nevada.

Hollis said...

yet another good reason to go to back to Nevada :)

Ron Schott said...

I got one of their T-shirts at the Reno GSA meeting a couple of years ago. Great logo!

Cath@VWXYNot? said...

Fantastic! I'm a huge IPA fan and hope to try this one sometime. Maybe I'll ask one of the local craft beer places if they can get some in.

Silver Fox said...

@Ron, I guess those were special T-shirts, they aren't selling anything online.

@Cath, not sure if they sell outside the state, yet. Let me know if you can get some that way!

@Hollis, Julia - for sure let me know when!! :)

Christoph said...

Great! Do they ship to Germany?

Silver Fox said...

Well, I don't think so. :(

on-the-rocks said...

Very cool. I look forward to trying it someday. IPAs and Stouts are my favorites.

I have been a beer nut for decades.

Silver Fox said...

Glad you added your beer cans to the Wedge over at Glacial Till - you've got some very neat ones!

Right now, you'll have to come to NV to have an Icky - they don't export.