The Waldos' Special Ale (2023)
This is the one. Made in honor of the origins of 420, a triple IPA, with the help of the Waldos themselves…
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'. So we keep brewin' this beer every year in time for 4/20. For all the treasure hunters everywhere.
For perspective, an IPA already expresses bold hop characteristics. Double IPA (or Imperial IPA, depending on your, like, opinion, man) is an even bigger expression of that bitter, hop intensity; not to mention alcohol content. So, a 420-Inspired Triple IPA brewed with some of Yakima's dankest Citra and Mosaic hops? Yeah. It's, uh, heady.
Herbacious. Botanical. Dank. Resinous. Waldos' is available in Hiiiiighly limited areas in April. Word.
To earn this badge: Check in one (1) The Waldos' Special Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company between April 7 to April 21, 2023.