The latest in a series of Frank Zappa tributes from California’s most excellent Lagunitas Brewing Co. is now available in Boise and pays tribute to — you guessed it — 1967’s “Lumpy Gravy” album.
The good news is no lumpy gravy was used to brew this beer — beef or turkey-fat based gravy might be good on mashed potatoes but probably not so great with beer. Although it might taste better than some of those fruit beers being sold these days.
Anyway, the “Lumpy Gravy” tastes like an imperial brown ale to me — with sweet but mellow malt flavors (with some roasted grain in there too) flowing smoothly down the gullet with a decent hop bite to balance the malt. A double deuce, complete with a replication of the record cover on the label, is $3.19 at the Boise Co-Op. Supplies are limited, so if you want one, go get it.