Lagunitas Brewing Company – Undercover Investigation Shutdown Ale

The story behind the Lagunitas Undercover Investigation Shutdown Ale is interesting to say the least, and one for the ages. The brewery, located in Petaluma in Sonoma County California, was holding regular tastings every Thursday night. This one particular event was advertised in a local newspaper as “420” – a number (time) synonymous with marijuana. A group of students showed up to the event and decided to smoke pot. That prompted the state Alcohol Beverage Control Board to launch an eight week “undercover investigation” of the brewery. During the investigation…

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Lagunitas Pils – Czech style Pilsener

This is a very good, tasty beer, but there are better pilseners available on today’s market After I popped the cap I took a deep breath to inhale the aromatic flavors. It had a pleasant biscuit malt background that was clearly overshadowed by a spicy, floral hop profile. It was a satisfying balance of sweetness and spice. The pour was quite stunning and apropos to the style – a pale golden color with a thick and lasting white foamy head with nice lacing, really good head retention. I placed my…

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