April 20th or 4/20 is finally here.
The popular Stoner holiday, just like any other holiday, calls for a celebration. Beers and brewers are turning this day into a beer celebration day, something to pair along right with the other substance. Many brewers have taken a liking to doing a specialty brew to share on this special day. Whether they are brewed with special ingredients or just a high alcohol content, these brews are dank and ready to be drank.
Stone Brewing– Enjoy By 4-20-17
in 2012, Stone started doing something no other brewery has done. They started making beer that is only good for 37 days, and calling the series ‘Enjoy By.’ They make this version several times a year, but once it’s past the date, it goes bad. This 4-20 version is a double IPA reigning in at 9.4%.
Sixpoint Brewing– Puff
Hazy unfiltered beer, that is a take on their beer, Resin with an extra dose of dry hops. This beer is supposed to last 100 days, which is longer than the enjoy by, but that doesn’t mean you have to wait to drink it. 9.8% ABV, and worth every penny.
Lagunitas Brewing– Waldos’ Special Ale
This beer is one that has its own special story
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’. The dankest and hoppiest beer ever brewed at Lagunitas was made with help of the Waldos for all treasure hunters.
11.9% ABV, Dank.
These are just a few of the many brews for the 4/20 crowd. Hemp beer is another one you can find, learn about it from Monkeys Fighting Robots Michael Bedford, here.
You can find many of these out and about, especially this week.