“To drink a Lagunitas Pils is to live a Lagunitas Pils.” -Aristotle
No that’s not true. Aristotle didn’t say that of course. William Shakespeare did.
Regardless. It’s the best beer in the world. Let’s chat.
The Lagunitas Brewing Company is nestled in the hills (I’m not sure if that’s true) of Petaluma, California (that is true). They’re actually known for their raincloud (IPA) which tastes like a mix of motor oil and my niece’s dirty diaper. So that is why when you try a Lagunitas, you should try the Pils. I capitalize Pils because it is THAT important, people. They also have an array of other beers with creative names. Lagunitas Brown Shugga’? Um, yes please.
Before I get into the taste of the beer, let’s get into some fun stuff. I love the little things about this company. I love the way the bottles look and feel in your hand. I love the little tiny stories wrapped around the label. I love that after it notes you can get a .10 cent deposit in Michigan for the bottle they say “Whoa…”. I love the little dog printed on the side that always gives me a little wink (that’s after a few beers). Love. The story on my label today reads:
Like Adam and Eve, Isaac and Ishmeal, Mao and Confucius, Good and Evil, Day and Night, Hittites and Visigoths, John and Lorena, or Grocho 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!
So much more fun trying to read that after a few. (As is reading this post..)
The taste. It tastes like the man from the Old Spice commercial smells. It tastes like champagne on New Year’s before the perfect kiss, mixed with liquid gold, mixed with a freaking good beer. It tastes like we’ve been dating all of freshman year. It tastes like Morrisey on Hennessy on Christmas Eve shines. And the best part? 6.2% alcohol by volume. Which is stronger than most beers I like. Which means I’m a cheap date. Wink.
So in summarization. Lagunitas? Yes. Lagunitas IPA? No. Lagunitas Pils? Mmmmhmm. Lagunitas Brown Shugga’? Wink face.
Find at your local Total Wine type place. A six pack runs about $8.99.