Local Beer Review: Sketchbook Pravda 38

Local Beer Review: Sketchbook Pravda 38
Sketchbook Brewing's Pravda38.

I’ve been backlogging some local beers that I bought for myself wanted to write about. Usually I shoot my cheesy “One Take Beer Review,” but scheduling has prevented my from being to shoot, edit and post them in a timely matter. And while this beer may still be around in stores, it’s commemorating an event back in June. So let’s just pop the tab.

Sketchbook Brewing Co. played host to Pravda Fest the weekend of June 24; a celebration of the 38th anniversary of Pravda Records. Pravda was founded by Kenn Goodman, and featured him in my favorite loud local bar band, The New Duncan Imperials. I enjoyed many shows of their “White Trash Boogie,” and even saw them backing Tiny Tim. If you never saw Tiny Tim singing “Highway to Hell,” I pity you.

Sketchbook put out a commemorative beer for the occasion, of course. Pravda 38 is described as “a crisp, clean lager,” at 5.5% abv.

Pravda Records founder Kenn Goodman (aka “Goodtime Dammit” of the New Duncan Imperials) with the celebratory Pravda 38 beer.

Poured it into a tall Stange glass for the heck of it. It pours out a bright gold, with maybe a bit of haze, and a big, rocky head. A sort of standard “beer” nose of light malts and light hop.

Taste is a solid lawnmower type light lager. Solid malt, just a little sweet, and a backing of, my guess, all Noble hops. Nothing much in its way. And let’s face it, this seems to made been made for the taste of bands during or after a late night show. It’s a big thirst quencher.

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