The only thing better than spending a week judging and drinking beer is to come home to new beers!
We received two new Lagunitas beers while I was gone.
Undercover Investigation Shut-down Ale.
This oxymoronic 'Imperial Mild' commemorates Lagunitas 2005 St. Patricks Day party where hundreds of Laguinitas' friends showed up for a good time. It turns out that among these many friends were several undercover officers. Well, these officers spent the night trying to get someone to sell them some of Sonoma County's Finest. Lagunita's employees being the good folks they are wouldn't sell any but were willing to give it away for free. Anyway, a few people were busted for possesion and after a whole bunch of Lawyers and ATF stuff they were given a 20 day shut down to ship and sell beer. The Lagunitas gang used that time to make more beer and install a state-of-the-art bottling line that has made their beer better ever since.
Wilco Tango Foxtrot (WTF)
Described as a "Malty, Robust, Jobless Recovery Ale", WTF was originally planned on being called the "2010 Recovery Ale". Well, as you all know, things haven't worked out exactly like that and Lagunitas just had to say "WTF?" Anyway, this American Strong Ale might not help out the recovery but drinking it will certainly help you forget about it.