Sometimes a glass of beer does wonders for my mental health. In early September I was in San Francisco for a wine tasting and to clear my palate after trying 100 wines I headed to City Beer Store. My friend and I asked for a flight of beers and our "beer leader" brought us a selections of beers that were all across the board, but one stood out: Valeir Extra IPA by Brouwerij Contreras. This beer had everything anyone could ever want out of any type of drink: beautiful aromatics, balanced flavors, and great drink ability. The moment I lifted the glass to my nose I was hooked!