|Ska brewer Thomas Larsen with the double Pils.|
Big Shikes comes in at 8.7 percent ABV and 73 IBUs, so we are indeed talking about a big beer here. It would be illegal in some states.
Shikes and Larsen essentially used an amped-up pilsener recipe for it, adding orange blossom honey.
I had a quick taste of it for which I had to put down my Mexican Logger. Let me tell you, there's a difference on your palette between a 4.2 percent ABV beer and an 8.7 percent ABV beer. The Pils was hot!
Big Shikes was still being filtered. I'm looking forward to trying the finished version.