September’s beer of the month is my favorite beer that is being brewed in Louisiana right now, Ghost in the Machine. It comes to us from Parish Brewing out of Broussard, which is probably also my favorite Louisiana brewery. These are the same people that brew Canebrake and have a redfish labeled beer in South Coast. Everything they make is delicious. Ghost is a double IPA that is heavy on the hops, but not so much that it makes you wince – it has great flavor and a wonderful aroma. Here’s what Parish has to say about it:
“Welcome to the future. Our collective human consciousness, or Ghost in the Machine, has gained a tolerance for hops beyond what mankind has ever known before. This double india pale ale is the necessary outcome. Available in 750 ml bottles and 1/6th bbl kegs. 8% ABV”
That information from their website is a little dated as it was most recently available as a 12 ounce 4 pack with 8.5% ABV. The limited release of the 4 pack was no secret and beer geeks all over Louisiana were left scrambling trying to pick up as many as they could before the next release (who knows when that will be). Of course because of this it sold out in no time, but that’s not to say you can’t still try it, you just have to swing by the Parish Taproom in Broussard to get one.
Reviews from people with more beer knowledge than myself: