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Episode #235: Strawberry Cake

Life On Tap Episode #235: Strawberry Cake (Finback Brewery)

Dan was feeling like he wanted a little liquid dessert, so he reach for Finback Brewery Strawberry Cake. Sufficed to say, his craving was satisfied.

Finback Brewery Strawberry Cake

STYLE: Fruited Milkshake IPA
ADDITIONS: Strawberry, Vanilla, Lactose
ABV: 7.3%


Cloudy, burnt orange and nectar or cider-like in color with a quickly fading off-white head.


Muddled strawberries with powdered sugar with a layer of whipped cream.


Liquid strawberry shortcake. Strawberries are self-explanatory. Vanilla and lactose provides the smooth mouthfeel representing the whipped cream. Malt bill helps provide the angel food cake layer…not sure how that happened, but it is pretty magical. A hint of tartness keeps the sweetness from being too cloying.


Smooth and luscious on the palate.


The layers on this beer were delicately and cosmically balanced to meet its namesake. A person who has never tried milkshake IPAs should try something like this first to get a better understanding of how ingredients, fermentation, and process are so important as opposed to just throwing random things into a beer. Well done, Finback.

Cheers and remember:

Life’s a tap…drink up ’til it’s dry.

All music on this show came to us from the now defunct Music Alley.
Intro: “Meet Me At The Bar” by The Beer Drinking Fools
Outtro: “Bubblegum and Beer” by The Supersuckers

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