Saturday, December 15, 2012

Love Me Some Lagunitas!

Last night was a prime example of why living close to Lagunitas' Taproom and Beer Sanctuary is such a wonderful thing.
First, here's the menu for the evening:

All photos by Marv Parker

Here is our first sampling:

L - R: 
Wet Dog Pale Ale, Fresh Kronik, SoCo Stout, Fillmore Fusion. In the back, hidden by the Wet Dog is another seasonal, Sebastopale Ale, which uses hops grown here in Sebastopol. The peanuts and pretzels come gratis with every brew purchase.

Here's the second sampling, which include some old favorites, back once again.

L-R: Farmhouse Ale, Mochaccino Stout from a firkin, Lagunitas Sucks, and Brown Shugga.

Our favorite new brew was the Mochaccino Stout... almost dessert-like, great creamy mouthfeel, from a firkin tapped last evening, it was room temp, had a lingering head and finish. There was also a firkin of fresh-hopped IPA, tasty as well, but I didn't make notes about the taste so I can only recall that it had the fresh, green-like hop aroma and taste, very dry finish. I will try it again and make more complete notes.

And of course, no visit to Lagunitas is complete without some good music to accompany the festive imbibing and last night was no different. The trio Jimbo Trout entertained with a rousing variety of upbeat tunes, perfect for the tone of the evening's enjoyment:

Photo: Marv Parker via iPhone.

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