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New Beer Blog Lagunitas Aunt Sally


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In this beer blog, we are going to sample a new beer from Lagunitas Brewery Company.  It is their Aunt Sally.  I said this once and again.  The new trend in beer for 2016 was going to be sours, fruit beers, and ciders.  If you read my earlier beer blog posts on their beers, you know the history of this west coast craft brewery.  If you have not, please, read them to get to know this California base craft brewery.  Let us get into this beer.

It has a clear golden color with a white constant head. The aroma has a heavy citrus to slight grapefruit notes. The taste has a sweet tart to grapefruit notes with a grapefruit aftertaste. It is pretty drinkable beer.

Here is a description from their website (www.lagunitas.com):

A Unique Dry-Hopped Sweet Tart Sour Mash Ale

We soured the wort on the Hot Side with Lactobacillus for a few days and then brewed up this smooth and hoppy sour. It tastes like a big bowl of fruity candy or some chewable flavored vitamins, but what’s the difference? It’s sweet, tart, and sassy, just like the tasty cherry pie that your favorite aunt makes. For all the Aunt Sally’s out there, You know who you are..

Here is their website and twitter addresses:

Website:  www.lagunitas.com

Twitter:  @lagunitasbeer

In the end, I love sours, gose, and tart beers.  I know they are about the same in taste profile world.  To me, they are both a little different and I have to be in that mood to really enjoyed a tart beer or a sour one.  I am happy to see more and more sours and tart beers hitting the market.  Of course, anything new that comes out from this craft brewery.  I always pick up a six pack or a single bottle to try it out.  I have to say I am not disappointed on this brew.  I love it. It is almost sour but more tart to me.  I recommend this beer.  Go get some!  Drink it!  Enjoy it!  Metal it!  \m/

Cheers!

Bill DJ Weiser

Email:  djweiser16@gmail.com

Twitter:  @djweiser

Instagram:  @djweiser13

New Beer Blog Lagunitas Brewery Equinox Pale Oat Ale


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In this special beer blog, we are going to get into a brew from Lagunitas that was brewed back in 1995.  It is called Equinox Pale Oat Ale.  If you read my earlier beer blog posts on their beers, you know the history of this craft brewery.  If you have not, please, read them to get to this West Coast Craft Brewery.  Let us get into this Pale Ale.

It has a clear golden color with overly constant white head. The carbonation is through the roof. The smell has a citrus notes. The taste has a bready to earthy notes with citrus notes. The aftertaste has a dry biscuits finish. It is extremely drinkable.

Here is a description from their website (www.lagunitas.com):

Equinox Pale Oat Ale |Lagunitas Brewing Company

A creamy, pale oat ale hopped up with a huge charge of Equinox and Simcoe hops for a piney, eucalyptus, cedar, sprucey, forest blast. First brewed in 1995… brewed today in a time of change.

Here is their website and twitter addresses:

Website:  www.lagunitas.com

Twitter:  @lagunitasbeer

In the end, I am a huge fan of this west coast craft brewery.  I am always looking for something new to come out from Lagunitas Brewery.  I like it. I don’t love it. It is different. I know people back then did not get it. I believe the Midwest craft beer drinker in general still do not get it.  Chicago might be a different than the rest.  I have a hard time finding their beers but it has been getting easier after a year moving back to Michigan.  I recommend this beer.  Go get some!  Drink it!  Enjoy it!  Metal it!  \m/

Cheers!

Bill DJ Weiser

Email:  djweiser16@gmail.com

Twitter:  @djweiser

Instagram:  @djweiser13

New Beer Blog Lagunitas Brown Shugga’ (2014)


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In this beer blog, we are going to get into another brew from Lagunitas Brewery.  It is their Brown Shugga’.  This is their 2014 edition.  If you read my earlier beer blog posts on their beers, you know the history of this west coast craft brewery.  If you have not, please, read them to get to know Lagunitas Brewery.  Let us get into this beer.

It has a nice copper to bronze color with a small white bubble head color. The smell has a sweet malty to alcohol notes. The taste has a sweet malty to slight but faded alcohol notes. The aftertaste has a dry hoppy bitter finish. It is kind of drinkable beer.

Here is a description from their website (www.lagunitas.com):

Originally a failed attempt at our 1997 batch of Olde GnarlyWine Ale resulting in an all-new-beer-style we like to call…Irresponsible.

AVAILABLE: NOVEMBER 2014 thru JANUARY 2015 (whoa!)
ABV: 9.99%
Sold as: 6-packs & Kegs
Net contents: Ounces and ounces of Malt, Hops, Yeast and water.

Here is their website and twitter addresses:

Website:  www.lagunitas.com

Twitter:  @lagunitasbeer

Closing, this is a pretty unique beer.  It has a nice color and appearance.  The packaging is a nice just like all the rest of their beers.  It is pretty hard to explain this beer.  I know that I love it.  I look forward to every year it is released.  There is some nice malty notes along with some alcohol notes.  It is pretty drinkable for the ABV.  I highly recommend this beer.  This is one of their best beers.  Go get some!  Drink it!  Enjoy it!  Metal it!  \m/

Cheers!

Bill DJ Weiser

Email:  djweiser16@gmail.com

Twitter:  @djweiser

Instagram:  @djweiser13

New Beer Blog Lagunitas Sucks Brown Shugga’ Substitute Ale


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In this beer blog, we are going to get into a special release from Lagunitas Brewery.  It is their Sucks Brown Shugga’ Substitute Ale.  If you read my earlier beer blog posts on their beers, you know the history of this craft brewery.  If you have not, please, read them to get to know this craft brewery.  Let us get into this beer in quart bottle.

It has a clear bright golden copper color with a white constant head.  The smell has a heavy citrus notes with a slight caramel notes.  It is really fated.  The taste has citrus to a slight creamy caramel notes.  The aftertaste has crisp dry bitter finish that is pretty smooth.  It is pretty drinkable beer.

Here is a description from their website (www.lagunitas.com):

Originally brewed in 2011 as a Brown Shugga’ substitute, due to construction-induced capacity issues. But we liked it so much it had to make a return trip.

AVAILABLE: LATE NOVEMBER thru JANUARY
ABV: 7.85%
Sold as: 6-Packs & Kegs (plus 32oz Quarts in select markets)
Net contents: Ounces and ounces of Malt, Hops, Yeast and water.

Here is their website and twitter addresses:

Website:  www.lagunitas.com

Twitter:  @lagunitasbeer

Closing,  I have always loved Lagunitas Sucks.  I am always sad that this beer is only a seasonal.  This Sucks is their Brown Shagga edition.  Plus, I love that it comes out in 32oz or quart bottle.  I am saving my bottle.  When I visited the brewery in Chicago this last summer, they were selling these bottles and I wanted to take it home.  The problem was that I flew out of Chicago.  I love all nice caramel to citrus notes.  They picked a nice selection of hops and build a well design malty backbone.  I love this beer and I will have a few more bottles in the neat future.  I highly recommend this beer.  Go get some!  Drink it!  Enjoy it!  Metal it!  \m/

Cheers!

Bill DJ Weiser

Email:  djweiser16@gmail.com

Twitter:  @djweiser

Instagram:  @djweiser13

New Beer Blog Lagunitas Brewery Day Time Ale


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In this beer blog, we are going to get into another brew from Lagunitas Brewery.  It is their Day Time Ale.  This is a beer that I picked up a six-pack from the brewery while in Chicago.  If you read my earlier beer blog posts on their beers, you know the history of this West Coast and Midwest craft brewery.  If you have not, please, read them to get to know this craft brewery.  Let us get into this session IPA.

This session IPA has a clear golden color with a white constant head. The aroma has a floral to earthy notes.  The taste profile has a light carbonation with hints of earth notes.  The aftertaste has a dry crisp hop finish.  It is all day IPA beer.

Here is a desecration from their website (www.lagunitas.com):

Sometimes you want a beer, then you realize how much crap you need to do before you call it a day. This is it. Nicely dosed with Big, Round Hop Flavors and a Toasty Malt Foundation to satisfy your every need. But it still lets you stay in the game to do what needs to be done. Yup.

AVAILABILITY: SUPER LIMITED
ABV: 4.65%
Sold as: 6-packs & Kegs
Net contents: Ounces and ounces of Malt, Hops, Yeast and water.

Here is their website and twitter addresses:

Website:  www.lagunitas.com

Twitter:  @Lagunitasbeer

Closing, I love this session IPA.  I just feel it is pretty hard to find their beers in southeast Michigan.  When I do, I feel  they are overpriced.  I hope with the new brewery in Chicago that could solve some issues.  I love this IPA beer style because I can get the big hop from aroma and taste but yet I am able to drink it most of the day.  Before this beer style, I had to switch to a pilsner or lager.  It was not making my taste buds happy.  I had to drink a few IPA’s and I have to move on to another beer.  I love the hops and the malty backbone is just about right.  I recommend this beer.  Go get some!  Drink it!  Enjoy it!  Metal it!  \m/

Cheers!

Bill DJ Weiser

Email:  djweiser13@comcast.net

Twitter:  @djweiser

Instagram:  @djweiser13

New Beer Blog Lagunitas Brewery Tour


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While in Chicago,  I had a chance to get by the new brewery in Chicago from Lagunitas Brewery.  I want to thank my boy, Tony for the hook up.  Everyone was great at the brewery from tour guide, bar, to Jack.    I had several different beers but I did not have time to take tasting notes.  I really do not want to guess, however, I saved all the photos of the beers and during the brewery tour.  You will see them below. If you read my earlier beer blog posts on their beers, you know the history of this West Coast and Midwest Craft Brewery.  Let us get into this brewery.

Undercover Investigation Shut-Down Ale
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Imperial Red Ale

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Brewery tour!!

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Here is their website and twitter addresses:

Website:  www.lagunitas.com

Twitter:  @lagunitasbeer

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Closing out, I had a great time at the brewery and I will be back there when I am back in Chicago.  I might have to eat and get beer to go.  As many of you know, I am a huge fan of this craft brewery.  I always throw their IPA into my line up of regular IPA’s.  I was able to get turn on to other beers that they make.  I will be checking them out and adding them to my line up of beers.  For example, I am adding Daytime IPA.  I will be switching back and forth with their IPA and Daytime.  As far as the brewery tour, it is like every other craft brewery tour.  This craft brewery is set up for expanding and they are growing it everyday.  It is also set up awesome for brewery tours unlike other craft breweries.  The whole tour is on a catwalk above the craft brewery.  You can see everything. I highly recommend jumping on this craft brewery tour.  If you know  their beers, I would still make a point to checking this brewery out.  This brewery is very important for us on the eastern part of the country.  We will be able to get fresher and enough of their beers for the demand in this area.  It also gives us a chance to get their beers cheaper.  I highly recommend checking this brewery out in Chicago.  They have great food, service, and of course, great beers.  Thanks again, Tony! Go get some!  Drink it! Enjoy it!  Metal it!  \m/

Cheers!

Bill DJ Weiser

Email:  djweiser13@comcast.net

Twitter:  @djweiser

Instagram:  @djweiser13

New Beer Blog Lagunitas Nighttime (Cask Ale)


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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.

Here is their website and twitter addresses:

Website:  www.lagunitas.com

Twitter:  @lagunitasbeer

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/

Cheers!

Bill DJ Weiser

Email:  djweiser13@comcast.net

Twitter:  @djweiser

Instagram:  @djweiser13

New Beer Blog Lagunitas The Hairy Eyeball Ale


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In this beer blog, we are going to get into The Hairy Eyeball Ale from Lagunitas Brewery.  If you read my earlier beer blog posts on their beers, you know the history of this West Coast Brewery.  If you have not read those posts, please, read those beer blog posts to get to know Lagunitas Brewery.  Let us get into this American Strong Ale.

This American Strong Ale has a dark amber color with a fluffy to a cream head.  The aroma has a strong malty to an alcohol notes.  The taste of this full body ale has a strong malty alcohol snap.  The aftertaste has a malty dry finish with alcohol burn down the throat.  This is a nice relaxing sipping beer.

Here is a desciriation from their website (www.lagunitas.com):

A roasty, toasty, malty, hangover-halting beer. Especially formulated for when you wake up feelin’ like you need to shave your eyeballs to see the new day.

AVAILABILITY: NOVEMBER 2013
ABV: 9.4% IBU: 56.66
Sold as: Bombers & Kegs
Net contents: Ounces and ounces of Malt, Hops, Yeast and water.

Closing, this beer has a ton going on in it. It has nice flavor yet a nice sipping beer anytime of the year. I love the back story on this brew. It has a nice alcohol bite and nice malty notes to keep you coming back for more. I highly recommend this beer. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/

Cheers!

Bill DJ Weiser

Email: djweiser13@comcast.net

Twitter: @djweiser

New Blog Lagunitas Pils Czech Style


In this blog, Lagunitas Pils Czech Style Pilsner is the beer that is going to be sampled and featured.  If you read my earlier blog on their Fusion 8, you are know a little something about this brewery.  If you did not read that blog, please, go back and read the first part of that beer.  Let us get into the beer.

This Pils has a golden color with a little white head on the beer.  It has that fresh air smell in the woods by a waterfall. The taste of this German style Pils is a sweet slightly malty carbonation to little hop aftertaste. It has a nice dry crisp finish. It is drinkable.

Here is a description from the beer bottle:

Like Adam and Eve, Isaac and Ishmael, Mao and Confuscious, Good and Evil, Day and Night, Hittites and Visigoths, John and Lorena, or Groucho and Moe, Ales and Lagers are as different as can be.  Still, we must love each for who they are, separately but equally, with liberty, and justice, for all.  Cheers!

Here is their website and twitter addresses:

Website:  www.lagunitas.com

Twitter:  There is no twitter address.

Closing out this blog, this is one of my favorite pilsner.  It has a ton of favor and I am really starting to dig into this brewery a little bit more.  I forgot how good their beers compared to the rest of the beers in the market.  This beer has a nice balance between the malt and the hops but keeping the classic beer style in mind.  This is an excellent beer and I recommend you trying this beer.  Go get some!  Drink it!  Enjoy it!  Metal it!  \m/

Cheers!

Bill DJ Weiser

Email:  djweiser13@comcast.net

Twitter:  djweiser

New Blog Lagunitas India Pale Ale


New beer tab, Lagunitas India Pale Ale is the feature beer in this new beer blog.  It is part of their everyday six-pack beer.  If you read my earlier blog on their Fusion 8, you are pretty up to speed on this brewery.  If you have not read it, please, go back to read the first part of it.  Let us get into the beer.

It has a dark golden color to copper color with a constant white head.  It has a citrus smell to this IPA.  The taste has a sweet slightly carbonation to citrus taste with nice citrus to piney aftertaste.  It is drinkable for being a West Coast India Pale Ale.

Here is a description from the beer bottle:

Thanks for choosing to spend the next few minutes with the special homicidally hoppy ale.  Saavor the moment as the raging hop character engages the Imperial Qualities of the Malt Foundation in mortal combat on the battlefield of your palate!

Here is their website and twitter addresses:

Website:  www.lagunitas.com

Twitter:  there is no twitter address

Closing out the beer tab, this beer is a really awesome beer.  To me, this India Pale Ale is a dessert for IPAs.  It is very well balance and has a nice malty backbone.  It is drinkable and I cannot wait for their brewpub to open here in Chicago.  This brewery makes several great brews and puts their own twist on it.  Their beers are worth the value that you pay at the Beer Stores.   You can not say that about all the beers that are in the market.  If you are a hop head or looking for a good India Pale Ale, you need to find this beer and try it out.  Go get some!  Drink it!  Enjoy it!  Metal it! \m/

Cheers!

Bill DJ Weiser

Email:  djweiser13@comcast.net

Twitter:  @djweiser