Name: Little Sumpin’ Sumpin’ Ale
Brewery: Lagunitas (Petulama, CA, U.S.A)
Source: The Beer Store
Jeeeesus wept what a day. I won’t go into details except to say that it turns out theatre and Tramadol are a terrible mix. Who knew?!
Today’s beer (which I needed very much) comes from Lagunitas, a Californian brewery owned by guy named Tony Magee. Surprisingly Magee is not actually a member of the mafia, but an ex-reggae musician.
Lagunitas puts on an annual adults-only circus, and makes beers with catchy names like “Undercover Investigation Shut-Down Ale” – which celebrated the brewery’s temporary closure in 2005 after evidence of pot-smoking was found on the premise.
Lil’ pours a slightly hazy orangey/gold with a small white head. She smells of marmalade on the stove that’s burning slightly and starting to turn into toffee. She’s a little bit bit fruity but not too sweet, and tastes strongly of citrusy bitter hops. Like any good Vegas sidekick she could lead me astray – strong on alcohol but clever at hiding it.
I’ve just noticed that there is a fair bit of weird copy on the label. For example: “So, we’re all on a collective disability. That’s cool. Let’s put some ice on it and keep ourselves elevated for a while.”
Evidence of pot smoking indeed…
Look what I found!