So if last weeks beer, Samuel Adams Scotch Ale, makes me want to run through a goddamn brick wall, this week's selection has a slightly more calming effect. Leinenkugels Sunset Wheat is "the pride of Chippawa Falls, Wisconsin since 1867." It is the 7th oldest brewery in the United States, impressive.
The beer itself is pretty sweet, bordering on girly. Actually I won't lie, my most recent purchase of this brew was because my sisters were coming home for a barbecue and I knew they'd like it. If you drink more than 4 of these at a time you'll get a headache, just like drinking too many wine coolers or something of that sort.
Why you ask would I let this girly brew grace the facade of this manly site? Well its because even men had their childhood. Close your eyes, think back to Saturday mornings circa age 7. Waking up, watching back to back GI Joe, then flipping over to ESPN to watch the Walker's Cay Chronicles. Not because you like fishing, but because at that time SportsCenter wasn't on 24/7, but watching ESPN was bitchin, so you could care less which program was on. Your mom yells from the top of the stairs, "Get your bitch ass up here and eat your breakfast!!" Ok so maybe that part might be different in your dream, my mom didn't like me very much. You go the cupboard and peruse the choices. Naturally you reach for your fav, Fruity Pebbles. You got Fred and Barney all the different colors and the delicious milk afterwards.
Fast forward into the present time. Leinenkugel's Sunset Wheat tastes just like Fruity Pebbles milk except with the carbonation and maltiness of beer. I'm not kidding you when I say that this beer makes you feel like a kid again. The fruity flavors, the fruity aromas, it almost takes you off guard and makes you wonder whether you are drinking a beer. So I figured its summertime, a time we all fondly remember from our respective childhoods. Why not go out and grab a sixer of Leinenkugels Sunset Wheat and let the memories roll.