You know your Binge Family loves beer, right? In case we haven’t made it obvious yet, we do. And it makes us extremely happy when Indians come up with amazing new brews with refreshing flavours.
“Goonda is what we’re most passionate about. It’s what we want to do. It’s what we want to drink.” - Tim Scouten
What we don’t like, however, is when we can’t reach that beer. This is the situation we are in right now. Gonda Beersmiths came out with cans for the Dil Se Double IPA (and two other beers) last month and it’s only available in the U.S.
Why are we obsessed with this? Because there’s an Indian guy (don’t know what % of Indian, but we’re proud) in Baltimore making amazing beer under a badass, Old Bollywood Cinema inspired name with beers that named equally quirkily. What’s not to like?
“We don’t consider time. We don’t consider expense. It’s all about what’s going to make the best beer. We do everything for the love of the beer.” - Rahul Cherian
There are three beers whose cans they released last month. The first was Dil Se, the second was a Milkshake Double IPA called “Ice Cream w/ the Enemy” and the third called Post which is a 10.5% Imperial stout in a candy bar version (cocoa+salted caramel+vanilla bean flavours). Now tell us that doesn’t sound good to you.
But, who are the Goonda Beersmiths?
Rahul Cherian and Tim Scouten are the Goonda Beersmiths of Baltimore, housed within Peabody Heights Brewery. They have been called the best brewers in Baltimore (according to the people of Baltimore). They’ve been collaborating with other breweries to create some fantastically reviewed beers.
We just love the packaging of their beer. They've been releasing their cans, a few at a time. The names of their brews are another thing that we love (as we mentioned before). Here are some of our favourite names that we hope to try someday- DAMN (a 8.2% DIPA DDH w/ Citra, Amarillo, and Galaxy), Don't feed the trolls, Kali (Imperial Stout infused with cold brewed coffee), Mumble (Mango Pale ale) and O.Ji (which sounds Hindi but stands for Original Gangster).
Are you excited to try out Goonda beers?