While at the Michigan Cask Ale Fest, we are going to sample Nighttime Ale from Lagunitas. This is the first this beer made it to Michigan. It is in a Cask Barrel. This is the true form and best way to drink beers. If you read my earlier beer blog posts on this west coast and midwest craft brewery, you know the history of this brewery. If you have not, please, read them to get to know this Lagunitas Brewery. Let us get into this beer.
It has a nice dark brown color with a nice white creamy head. The aroma has slight chocolate to earthy notes. The taste has a chocolate, earthy, and alcohol notes with nice alcohol burn bite for the aftertaste. It is a sipping beer.
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In the end, I had a great time at Ashley’s Westland for their Cask Ale Fest. I was pretty excited to see this beer and had a chance to talk to the brewery rep. I was spoiled living in Chicago for many years. There beers were everywhere. Here in Michigan, I have a hard time finding their beers in the bars. I have no problem finding their beers in liquor stores. I have a go to store. I love my black IPA’s and I had to jump on this beer. I did not know how long this beer would last during the event. I had this beer in package before but this time it was in a cask barrel. I have to say the color is a little lighter and better. I really enjoyed this beer and I will be looking for it in bottle here soon. I highly recommend this beer. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser