B52 Brewing


Hoppy Ale

ABV: 5.8%

IBUs: ?


Packaging: Draft, 32 oz CrowlerBeer-Chronicle-Houston-Beer-B52-raaaaaaaandy-hoppy-ale-can

Sam got it for me at the Looking Good Barry release. Reviews on those coming soon, so tay tuned. 🙂 B52’s been just hitting the ground running in this last year, kinda like RAAAAAAAANDY did in his first 2 months of comedy. Aziz Ansari plays a comedian named RAAAAAAAANDY (with 8 A’s) in a TV series from 2009 and 2010, and it’s almost as funny as this beer is good.

B52 RAAAAAAAANDY art looks like B52s new generic art since they took off with heir rebrand. It’s got a black background that turns into clouds at the top, as a B52 pokes through them. At the top, the clouds alternate between white and color, and the RAAAAAAAANDY cans feature red. The front has the name in big yellow text and the back has a graph displaying taste notes and some text about the beer.

But none of that matters now because the crowlers are gone. GOTCHA!

What does matter is how B52 RAAAAAAAANDY looks when you pour it! It pours like pineapple juice from a can. If you’ve ever tended bar or thrown a house party, or ya know… poured pineapple juice from a can. A little bit of airy white head disappears flies by and disappears quickly.

There’s something pineapply about RAAAAAAAANDY from the appearance to the nose.

Are you ready for this? B52 RAAAAAAAANDY starts off smooth and mild with… PINEAPPLE NOTES! The finish is so mildly bitter, I could see myself peddling this to my non-craft drinking friends, especially the women that like fruity mixed drinks. It’s unlike any of the hazy beers I’ve had in town.

The mouthfeel isn’t as creamy as you might expect, but somehow that’s ok. I guess they get a pass because they billed it as a hoppy Ale? It feels a lot like Wheez the Juice in that sense.

It reminds me a bit of a thinner Houston Haze with all that pineapple goodness. I’m told that it wasn’t great on tap the first go-round, but they tweaked the recipe or the (upside down, sideways) cans did the trick somehow. Either way, I dig it.


RAAAAAAAANDY doesn’t dance or have a DJ, but it does move quickly! It’s all gone, but there should be more soon-ish. As in, one day, maybe. You might still be able to find it on tap at B52.

  • My Overall Rating


RAAAAAAAANDY is GREEEEEEEEAT with 8 A’s. Cue the DJ horn sound effect thingy. It’s pineappply goodness from start to finish and it’s a cool representation of East meets West IPA in a can. That’s why I’m giving it 4 stars.

This guy knows what I’m talking about. This guy definitely knows what I’m talking about! Can either of you guys let us know what you thought about this beer by clicking the stars below or commenting!?


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Anthony Gorrity
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Anthony's a Houston native, a Creative Strategist at https://ledgeloungers.com/, an adjunct instructor of Visual Communication at Lone Star College, and a UH Coog that loves good beer almost as much as he does his city. Anthony lives to help others and that's found a home helping some of the coolest breweries on earth with creative and marketing projects that can be seen on our Portfolio page. Fueled by hoppy lagers, sessionable IPAs, and gangster rap, he's ticked his way through H-Town, rocking the most unusual Nikes he can find. When he's not writing for us, he's with his family or very patiently rooting for the Rockets.

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