Aunt Sally by Lagunitas Brewing Co.
Brewery: Lagunitas Brewing Co
Beer Style: Sour
Beer God’s Notes
Well now, this beer was incredible. I wasn’t sure what I was getting into when I bought this because I couldn’t tell if it was going to be a typical Lagunitas IPA with some Brett added (or something similar to that), but in reality, this is a sour beer that’s dry-hopped with goodness. Seriously, though, Aunt Sally is delicious (someone had to say it).
The unique sourness in the beer plays really nicely with the hops that were used and they both play really well together at only 33 IBUs.
A Unique Dry-Hopped Sweet Tart Sour Mash Ale
We soured the wort on the Hot Side with Lactobacillus for a few days and then brewed up this smooth and hoppy sour. It tastes like a big bowl of fruity candy or some chewable flavored vitamins, but what’s the difference? It’s sweet, tart, and sassy, just like the tasty cherry pie that your favorite aunt makes. For all the Aunt Sally’s out there, You know who you are…
You remember it like it was yesterday. The beer flowed like music. The music was all that mattered. What mattered most was that nothing else mattered at all and the world outside fell away as a dream disappears upon waking, ephemeral and vaporous. You cradled her in your hand, lips trembling, her citrus suchness a swarm of expectation in your mind, her carbonate beauty as satisfying as it was overwhelming. You were new to this dance but she was not. Taking her in completely she seized your senses and you were consumed by the luminous passion, her residual sweetness, and the tart earthiness of her grin… This brew is dedicated to the real Aunt Sally. You know who you are. And you know why.