The first was my homebrewed Russian Imperial Stout, Molotov Cock’d Ale, which emerged from the line:
“I got a Molotov cocktail with a match to go
I smoke my cigarette with style”
I don’t smoke, but I always liked that line, and I thought a little spelling tweak would make a cool beer.
If you’re in the Denver area, you can taste another “Appetite for Destruction”-inspired beer at Yak & Yeti in Arvada. Right now.
Here’s how the lyrics go:
“Well I’m a west coast struttin’
One bad mother
Got a rattlesnake suitcase
Under my arm
Said I’m a mean machine
Been drinkin’ gasoline
And honey you can make my motor hum”
In my brain, I always heard, and preferred, “I’m a west coast glutton,” and thought it would be a great name for an in-your-face double IPA. I suggested the beer to Y&Y’s Adam Draeger some time ago, and yesterday, he tapped the beer, “a double IPA with a butt-load of hops.” (my only recipe input)
Weighing in at 10% ABV and featuring Cascade and Zythos hops that are calculated at 150 IBUs, Draeger describes West Coast Glutton as “a citrus-infused hoptastic taste sensation” that skews red with a bold malt backbone.
Good job, Adam. I like words like hoptastic. And thanks for brewing the beer. Perhaps some nice Beer Angel will send me a growler so I can see for myself if this beer is as good as its name.