Shooting my little video for the latest brew sent to me by Lagunitas Brewing Co. only served to remind me that there is still no indication whether the taproom at their Chicago brewery will reopen. Everyone else is doing it, guys, what are we waiting for? Any brewer worth its mash paddle has toyed with... Read more »
Here’s another beer that’s been sent to me for my comment. Lagunitas Brewing Co. has dropped me some Lagunitas Sucks, another of their beer with a long story behind it. This was originally brewed when they were building out a new California brewhouse, and realized they would not be able to fit in the longer... Read more »
Clearing another beer that has been sent to me for comment, I have Lagunitas Brewing’s latest in the “One-Hitter” series, a limited edition release that sometimes returns from year to year, sometimes not. A regular part of that series in Born Yesterday, a reconfiguration of their first brew, Dogtown Pale Ale, noted for its addition... Read more »
Still self-isolating, alternating between working from home, posting magazines and records for sale, and looking for treasures from my cellar. I pulled this 2018 beer bomber from my box of Lagunitas Brewing Co. bombers, and realized it was one they sent to me, and I still haven’t written about it. A Little Sumpin’ Extra! Ale... Read more »
Santa has put out the presents and eaten the cookies and candy left for him, and the guinea pigs, I mean reindeer, have munched on the carrots. Time to grab one last beer whose label suggests Christmas, even if its name doesn’t. Lagunitas Sucks is one of those beers Lagunitas Brewing has sent to me... Read more »
Sunday, the last day of summer, it was raining. But Mrs. ‘Naut had a simple wish for her birthday dinner: grilled hot dogs. Well, that and a cake from Jewel (she now prefers their whipped cream frosting to the buttercream). So somewhere between the raindrops, I got out to at least take a picture of... Read more »
After some beastly heat for the Fourth of July, we have now been finally rewarded with a nice mild weekend. Time to get out and mow the lawn, and to And to throw my next week’s lunches on the grill in pre-preparation. It’s a good time to try out another beer that has been sent... Read more »
I am about to dive into another probable freelance job that will take time away from writing about beer. Though it may leave me with more of a desire for beer at the end of a long day. Looking ahead, though, I can see there may be an event or two on the 4th of July. And another new brewer opening soon...
No special occasion this weekend. Just a few short hours without rain, and in which I was finally able to mow the lawn with my new cordless electric mower. It runs off of 40v batteries: when one is depleted, you switch it out with the other in the two battery compartments. Even so, it took... Read more »
I've left one event off this list because it's all sold out: The last bottle release for Goose Island's King Henry
barleywine beer, which had been aged in Pappy van Winkle barrels previous used to age Bourbon County Stout. Tickets immediately sold out for the price of $200, which would get the attendee a 650 ml bottle of King Henry to take home, plus several 5 oz. pours of other Goose Bourbon County Brand barleywines. Sure, if you think you can score tickets, it's at the 1800 W. Fulton taproom, Monday the 24th, 7 to 10 pm. More details at Brown Paper Tickets
. Even Goose Island's websites and Facebook page don't list this anymore. Because, I guess, why bother...