Like the Lola of The Kinks’ fame, sometimes things aren’t really what they seem. Very often, you have to give things a second glance in order to really see what matters. You might get a little judgey about someone’s hair, clothes, or car, but when you take a moment to get to know them you find out that they’re a pretty neat person with some (maybe, perhaps) questionable tastes. Who are we to hammer down the gavel? You know who we are? Fun-loving, community-driven beer drinkers, that’s who.
Part of that enthusiastic, festive spirit comes from innovation and creativity. We like to experiment with stuff. So today, we bring you “Lola,” a root beer beer made with real roots! Sweet Joe’s recipe involves a stout malt bill and a pinch of oats which give this brew a nice mellow body with hints of molasses, licorice, and cinnamon. To get the authentic root beer flavor, we brewed a tea with sarsaparilla bark and roots, vanilla, allspice, sweet birch, and a bunch of other good things. You’ll find notes of cherry, coriander, and nutmeg to round it out.
You might think it’s root beer when you smell it, but it’s definitely something else entirely. We can hardly resist it, so we’re confident you’ll be asking for another before you’re even done with the first. It taps at 6p so you’ve got down to get down here after work!
Inspirational Words from our Sponsors: Our gusto is fueled by everything around us, but did you know that “Lola” was inspired by Candy Darling, a famous transgender actress in the 1970s? Known as a Warhol Superstar, Candy was thought to be the inspiration behind this song, plus Lou Reed’s “Walk on the Wild Side,” and a muse of the Velvet Underground.
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