Action Figures & Their Beers - Golpe de Suerte

by Bill Cable
on 2020-06-10, 07:06:10

I've drunk tons of different beers from Spoonwood Brewing Co., thanks partly to the fact that they're located less than 2 blocks from my house. I've really liked the vast majority of them. But a few have been real standouts. And I count their Cinco de Mayo beer Qué Suerte amongst those standouts.

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Initially released only in bottles, Qué Suerte is now available on draft (for a limited time)! It an 8.5 ABV cerveza aged in tequila barrels with lime, salt, and agave. It has a really unique mouth feel. Velvety and juicy. After you swallow, your mouth feels like it's actually watering.

It's boozy, but different than bourbon-barrel aged boozy. The tequila gives it a light, citrusy flavor.  It's a great marriage of ale and cocktail.

It's hard to put into words how refreshing these things are.  It's a beer you endeavor to savor each mouthful, but it's one you could just as easily down one after another.   For a strong ale it's uncharacteristically delicate. 

So now that you're all eager to drink this beer, I'll bet your wondering "What's the Star Wars connection here? Why pair it with a Clonetrooper?" Not knowing more than a dozen words of Spanish, I pasted Qué Suerte into a translate engine, and discovered it means "lucky." And Lucky is the nickname of a Clonetrooper from Star Wars: The Clone Wars. It was a pretty poor nickname in retrospect - he died in the first episode in which he appeared ("Jedi Crash" S1E13). Darn you Dave Filoin with your ironic nomenclature!! But hey... I really wanted to review this beer after trying it, so you could say I caught a break that the name translated to something I could use. A... lucky break, even...

Of course in my experience, there's no such thing as luck.





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