The unspoken rule of fresh hopped beers is they are to be added to the brew within 24 hours of being picked from the field, or as I like to say the “dirt-to-wort” time. As you may have guessed the fresher the better so being a brewer in Seattle I am a mere couple hours drive from the Yakima Valley where an overwhelming majority of the US hop supply is grown and is one of the largest hop growing regions in the world.Read more
The Waldos' Special Ale
The dankest and hoppiest beer ever brewed by Lagunitas
This is the one. Made in honor of the origins of 420, a triple IPA, with the help of the Waldos themselves…
In 1971, the Waldos met one afternoon at 4:20 in the front courtyard of their school near the statue of Louis Pasteur. They set out in a ’66 Impala armed with a “treasure map” on a journey to find a secret garden near Point Reyes. They met there at the same time every day and continued their quest. They never found the secret garden….But they keep lookin’. So we keep brewin’ this beer every year in time for 4/20. For all the treasure hunters everywhere.
For all the Treasure Hunters…
Triple IPA, huh? For perspective, an IPA already expresses bold hop characteristics. Double IPA (or Imperial IPA, depending on your, like, opinion, man) is an even bigger expression of that bitter, hop intensity; not to mention alcohol content. So, a 420-Inspired Triple IPA brewed with some of Yakima’s dankest Citra and Mosaic hops? Yeah. It’s, uh, heady.
Herbacious. Botanical. Dank. Resinous. Available in Hiiiiighly limited areas in April. Word.
Beer math on ABV (Alcohol By Volume) is pretty straightforward… the Higher the ABV, the more alcohol in the beer. No rocket science necessary.
Generally speaking, a high IBU beer will have a more bitter taste than a lower IBU beer.
The OG measures solids in the wort before fermentation to consistently arrive at the same alcohol conetent of a beer. Pretty neat, huh?
Using the most sulfurous hops around, it’s as close to smokin’ as you can get while drinking a beer
Balancing the dank, taking cue from our Highly-balanced IPA, we layer orange & grapefruit notes via hops, making it way too drinkable for the über-High ABV
Oddly specific, yes, but if you know anything about the wonderous ponderosa pine, you know it doesn’t smell like generic pine. Once you get up in on the tree, you’ll notice the sap smells like vanilla … mmm, vanilla pine.