Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Lucky Backup Plan

I don't know about you, but it's weird to me to walk into a liquor store looking for something in particular and not finding it. Is it okay to walk back out without buying anything? I find it immensely awkward, especially if you're going to a smaller store that the employees really notice you're there. Today, with the release of the Saison-Brett, you could very well run into this scenario. So, it's a good thing that Lagunitas Lucky 13 is also released today. If you don't find any Saison-Brett, pick up a bottle of Lucky 13, it's under $4 and is quite enjoyable. Plus, you're probably not going to be drinking that Saison-Brett on a Tuesday night, you're going to save it for the weekend, or for the World Series or the Superbowl or something like that. But, Lucky 13 is perfectly situated for a Tuesday night.

Lucky 13 is a Red Ale with 8.5% ABV and is simply delightful to drink. It basically tastes like a red version of Censored, Sumpin' Sumpin' or Pale Ale. It's not quite as hoppy as most of the other Lagunitas beers, but it is just as tasty. It's certainly better to pick up a bottle of Lucky 13 than leave a store empty handed and can really work well in a discussion with your spouse why you spent $100 at the liquor store today. Get a couple of Lucky 13's with your Saison-Brett and you can dollar cost average your bottles of beer to around $8. Lucky 13 is a win-win.


  1. You, sir, are absolutely correct–seldom will you pick up a bomber of anything Lagunitas and be too disappointed, a. because they're all generally quite good, and b. you only spent $4 on 'em. Tried the Imperial Stout (yes, even in sweltering June) and it was great. For $4!

  2. Speak for yourself on the comment on opening on a SB on a Tuesday night. It's been two years since the last time it was released, I'm pretty sure many a bottle will be uncorked tonight.

    Any word on when Stone RIS or FW Parabola are hitting shelves? Yeah, that's right I didn't use any *'s.