Previously from this brewery: Marci's look at Rapunzel, my look at Citra Pale Ale
Dipping my toe into a scary new frontier today: sunglasses that don't cost $10 or less. For years, I've preferred shades that were as cheap as humanly possible, as I have a bad habit of dropping them, sitting on them, misplacing them, and all around generally abusing them. My rationale is, "hey, no big deal - they were only $8!" Today, I'm changing that and potentially spending some money (not an exorbitant amount) to get a decent pair that won't look like I stole them from a crack addict. Maybe. I'll keep you posted....
Today's beer is a bottle of Rapunzel, a hoppy rye saison from local brewer Free Will. hazy dark yellow with a quickly dissipating head. The aroma is earthy, and a little bit funky (in a good way). The taste is dry, with an undercurrent of piney hops, cracker, light citrus, and bread. This beer is flavorful, but a little too dry and not enough pepper for me to put it up against my all time favorite saisons. Regardless, this is still a solid choice as the weather gets warmer. Flavorful and enjoyable. Cheers!
Thing to Think About Today:
In the spirit of Free Will and a beer built for summer, I give you Tom Petty and Free Fallin', a song built for summer. Until we meet again, dear friends....
"She's a good girl, crazy 'bout Elvis / she loves horses, and her boyfriend, too"