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DANIEL BERMAN

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King Koopa and Pleasure Town IPA

Royal Cannabis should always be fired and this King Koopa is worthy of the character known as Bowser.

Tannins: Pleasure Town IPA by Midnight Sun Brewing Co
Everyone wants to take a trip to pleasure town, and it’s always five o’clock somewhere when you arrive in time for a tasty IPA treat. Midnight Sun Brewing Co is located in Anchorage and features a rotating craft beer menu and tasty food, which is perfect for grabbing a bite and pint before taking home delicious beers for your own T&T pairing! This lighter IPA is super refreshing with mild tropical and amber notes and a dry, lightly bitter finish that leaves the palate wanting more pleasure – aka beer.

Terpenes: King Koopa by Matanuska Cannabis Company
Royal Cannabis should always be fired and this King Koopa is worthy of the character known as Bowser. Popping open a jar full of these big, fluffy, and dense buds unleashes a loud citrus rush with hints of woodsy-skunky-gas. Heavily intoxicating with a hybrid high that is both stoney and euphoric, this tasty strain will have you feeling like 100mph – whether glued to the couch or screaming around a digital racetrack.

The Pairing
Bowser is the sorcerer-king and antagonist to Mario in the Nintendo world – and he is all about pleasure for himself. If you’ve ever driven him in Mario Kart, you know that he is big, boisterous, and quite aggressive. This makes the pairing between his namesake strain and the Pleasure Town IPA worthy of a king, which is how we felt after a few tokes and a delicious pint of this golden beer. The flower is stoney but uplifting, with a sweet citrus flavor that exhales like a kiss from a red shell on rainbow road, leaving the mouth and mind with a noticeable cottonmouth that begs for a sip of liquid pleasure. Powerful, refreshing, and stoney, this pairing will have you ready to smash the competition in a virtual gocart. Just don’t try it in real life!

This article was originally published in the October 2020 issue of Alaska Leaf.

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