Brown Shugga’

Just in from Lagunitas!


Brown Shugga’

How Come you Taste So Good?? Boatloads of Pure Brown Sugar in Each Batch, That’s How! The Rich, Roasty and Mysteriously Drinkable Ale might best be described as… Irresponsible. It Leaves a Lot of Stories in it’s Wake.

Brown Shugga was originally a failed attempt to make our Olde GnarlyWine Ale way back in 1997. Boatloads of Brown Sugar were added to the boil in an attempt to rescue the batch. The result was quite different from the Olde GnarlyWine we were looking for, but the Accidental Release of Brown Shugga that year was the beginning of an annual rampage caused by a beer that follows no style guidelines and can best be described as…. Irresponsible.

ABV: 9.9% –

Lagunitas – Undercover Investigation Shut-Down Ale

Lagunitas Brewing Company, Petaluma CA

Under Cover Investigation Shut-Down Ale 9.75% ABV

The BS Team had this in our Company Lounge and we were all excited as we love the crazy concoctions that these guys make. We poured, we looked at our glasses, and tasted. We all were puzzled! We weren’t really sure what it was, it was hoppy, but not really, I seriously think more consumption will required!  More to come…

Lagunitas – Undercover Investigation Shut-Down Ale

Lagunitas Brewing Company – Petaluma, CA

Undercover Investigation Shut-Down Ale – 9.8% ABV – 66.6 IBU

Our oxymoronic ‘Imperial Mild’ – A redux to remember the ’05 St. Paddy’s Day Massacre. Defiant as to style … We Can say for sure it is unforgiven and unrepentant. We brewed this especially bitter ale in remembrance of the 2005 St. Patrick’s Day Massacre… and in celebration of our subsequent 20-day suspension in January of 2006… Cheers! Continue reading

Stocking the fridge at work

So today at lunch, the guys at work handed me the corporate credit card and asked me to help stock the break room fridge with beer because they were running low. Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy. I headed to Pacific Park Market and loaded up. The top shelf was already full of Stella Artois and Foster’s Lager. So I loaded up the bottom with Sierra Nevada Torpedo IPA, Deschuttes Black Butte Porter, New Belgium Snow Day, Sierra Nevada Ruthless Rye IPA, Ballast Point Sculpin, Russian River Pliny the Elder and Blind Pig, Lagunitas Maximus, and Big Sky Moose Drool. In the door (not pictured) is a bottle of Stone Brewing Old Guardian Barley Wine. I hope they weren’t expecting more lager.


Why is California the Best Beer State?

Purple SunsetBecause it’s beautiful here!

Actually, that’s not a good enough reason. Obviously I’m biased because I live here, brew here, and drink here. Anytime I use an absolute quantifier word like “best” it’s bound to ruffle some feathers. But I’ve come prepared for the debate with the facts! Continue reading