Monday, November 1, 2010

Brown Shugga'

Today's post was going to be my best so far. That's what I had planned until my son said, "I don't have school tomorrow. It's Election Day. Tomorrow we get a new President." (And I even had to capitalize all the proper nouns, despite it being spoken, as I've seen his work lately!) Anyway, as much of a dream-come-true that statement was, I shut it down immediately and gave a Civics 001 course. Not sure what you're supposed to know in Third Grade, but blame the Broward School District for this shitty post (BTW, I just got my tax bill and they got over a billion dollars this year, ugh).

Tonight I'm drinking (it's gone) Brown Shugga' brewed by Lagunitas Brewing Company in Petaluma, California. I reviewed this just about a year ago while talking about The Kids In The Hall and their "head crusher" skit. I should probably do something about that picture not loading too, but I'm way too lazy now. Since I didn't bother to write the whole quote from around the bottle label last year for you, and since you are unlikely going to be able to read it from my photo... here you go...

"We believe this Special Ale is Something Unique. Feeding Brown Cane Sugar to otherwise Cultured Brewery Yeast is a'kin to feeding Raw Shark to your Gerbil. It is unlikely to ever occur in nature without Human Intervention. And it looks weird besides. But it has happened and now it's too Late."

A little fruit, a little citrus, a little sugar in my nose. Wow! A little different flavor profile. Right away, a powerful brown sugar infused booze hits the tongue. Hoppy, bitter with citrus orange and pine. And spicy too! Then some caramel balance. But it's not a blend. Rather this beer is sweet AND bitter at the same time. The 9.99% (yeah, I was thinking they could pull off 10% too) alcohol gives a sharp, yet welcome, burn and complements the spice well. I was thinking this is a barleywine or a brown sugar double IPA, but heck if I know my official styles. Solid. I really enjoyed this, as is typical with Lagunitas. Check it out! Oh, and this has 51.1 IBUs for you geeks.

Splenda Brown Sugar Blend 1 lb (454 g)

Aurora Plush 24 inches Brown Sugar

Rolling Stones "Brown Sugar" Framed Silver Record A3


Lover Lady said...

I LURVES LURVES LURVES this beer! Been drinking it since last year (actually, I had my first BS the day Michael Jackson of those days you remember where you were and what you were doing). I have a six pack on the shelf now. Lagunitas has yet to disappoint!

Beer Drinker Rob said...

Hey Bunster. How's it hangin'? Ooh, tough reminder of your first time. I don't go as far as Lurves, but was nice. You try their Wile Ale yet?

Mike LaMonica said...

Hi Rob-

This one sounds like a good one, but this is two, two, two comments in one.

I never pulled it together to comment on Yesterday's Agave Wheat: Don't know what it is, but I've never been fond of the wheat brew. So unless Eva Mendes is pouring it for me, I'll pass.

But this one sounds special and thanks for the IBU stats. I seem to have misplaced my spectrophotometer. My third grader probably was playing with it.

Thanks Rob.


Beer Drinker Rob said...

Hi Mike.

Brown Shugga' is a nice beer.

Agave Wheat, not too bad. There are better wheat beers though. For sure.

If you ever have Eva Mendes over, I'll be disappointed not to have an invite. But speaking of the techie equipment, there are some great local brewers. Well, sort of local. Follow @mikelovesbeer @empirevanessa @dosbeerigos @mugofstarnold and they even share. There are others in the gang too! Oh, and you know Joel. LOL. Not sure if he's done home brewing or not.

Lover Lady said...

Honey, it's hangin' crooked tonight...I've given up the beer and been in the Crown! :)

I LURVES it, no matter what you say! Actually, the first time I had BS, it was a special edition, bourbon barrel aged run and it was oh-so-good!

Have not had Wile Ale...I still have a Lucky 13 I need to drink, though.