Lagunitas 12th of Never will officially be the brewery’s first canned offering. Above is a Beer Street Journal exclusive look at the new beer.
Tony Magee, the brewery’s founder, said a while ago that his brewery would be the last to ever can their beer. If you look at the current state of the brewing industry from the can perspective, he might be close. Canned offerings are tripling by the day.
Lagunitas 12th of Never is – surprise, surprise – a hop forward beer. Described as a “bitter-esque, pale-isa ale”. As we sit here drinking it for the first time, it truly is damn hop forward, walking a fine line between pale ale and IPA, kind of beer. A truly tasty beer for this nearly 100 degree start to the summer. Fans of Lagunitas Brewing’s bold hop flavor will be quite happy with this release year-round.
This is a blend of Old & New School hops that play bright citrus and rich tropical flavors, all on a solid stage of English puffed wheat. Light, yet full bodied… the Lagunitas 12th of Never Ale is everything about making hop forward beer expressed in a moderate voice. Pale, cold, lightly alcoholic, and bitter. It’s all we know.
Lagunitas 12th of Never – aka their first canned beer, arrives in a twelver of 12-oz 12ths. Or. 12 ounce cans, in a 12 pack. First shipment drops in July.
Style: Pale Ale
Availability: 12oz Cans. Year-round
Debut: July, 2016