Holy hell, what a crazy weekend. No, let me clarify. What a crazy Saturday night. I was down in Boston for the night with the guys from the best beer blog as we took on American Craft Beer Festival. Lots of pictures to come, pending the BBB guys letting me use some of their pictures.
Tonight was my last class for the summer. It also marks game 3 of the Stanley Cup playoffs. The Bruins are crushing right now. Time to celebrate with a Lagunitas Hairy Eyeball.
I needed a strong beer tonight, so the Eyeball (an American Strong Ale at 9% ABV) fits the bill. I’ve got this strange onset of a head cold or possibly allergies and my nose is running like a faucet.
The Eyeball has a remarkable alcohol flavor. It’s the first and main thing I notice in the flavor. Lagunitas isn’t attempting to mask it. Other flavors are dark fruit and strong citrusy hop character.
If I’m picking up this much attitude in the beer with a stuffy/runny nose, you can bet that there is even more going on than I can detect. Good beer! Interesting mix of strong sweet flavors and strong hop flavors.