Laurelwood’s Workhorse IPA & Cepheide- “De Silence et de Suie”

Laurelwood Workhorse IPA

Dear readers, sometimes we get caught up in the search for holy grails or oddities and forget the everyday beauty just waiting to be discovered. Today we examine Laurelwood‘s fantastic Workhorse IPA and the De Silence et de Suie cassette from French newcomers Cepheide. The Workhorse IPA is nothing fancy, it’s just exactly what a great IPA should taste like. Similarly, De Silence et de Suie is a wonderful offering of atmospheric black metal that reveals itself slowly over multiple listens. Neither beer nor music is reinventing its niche, but they’re both carving out a little spot in my heart where I know I’ll frequently return. Crazy experimental tapes and beers are great, but sometimes it’s the basics that are the most comforting. I hope you’ll enjoy these as much as I did.