Saturday, October 08, 2005

Beer: Lagunitas: Seasonal Release: Crispy Summer Ale

Seasonal schizophrenia extends to beer. Picked up our first bottle of Lagunitas Brewing Company's Crispy Summer Ale on the last day of September, one week after sampling New Belgium's seasonal release for winter.

Have a soft spot for Lagunitas, and am a huge fan of their "homicidally hopped" IPA. Berkeley Bowl generally has a good selection of their seasonal and limited release beers in 22oz bottles.

This beer though is a flavorful, if relatively light, ale with some toast around the edges. Had it with several grilled fish dishes. Reminded me slightly of Blue Paddle, a New Belgium pilsener lager.

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