With a name that may be best served in this beer advent as an addendum after and not its initiator, Born Yesterday Pale Ale is a hop-forward unfiltered array of flavors. On the nose there is a nuttiness to the aroma that is a mix of hop resin and mashed cashews. For me a fresh hop beer is all about the wafting aromas, and this one gave me a pause… With all of the leaves absent from the trees in MN right now the idea of a fresh hop being fresh is a bit of a stretch – but with the cold settling in I almost invite how these flavors have mellowed into a decently malty, resinous mass of a beer. A good OneHitter for their series.
Unless you were born yesterday, you heard that a few years ago Lagunitas sold 50% of its company to Heineken in order to be able to have wider reach and expand their brewery to a second location. What you may not have heard is that recently Heineken purchased the other 50% and now owns the company outright. The more you know.