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Title: Wilco Tango Foxtrot
Post by: craigg on April 26, 2010, 01:31:18 AM
Lagunitas Jobless Recovery Ale. A Malty 7.84% hoppy brown ale. Reminds me a bit of the batch I made after the blizzard this year. Hearty Brown with a high alpha chinook (13.2AA) bittering hop, and a fairly high alpha (7.0AA) cascade to finish. The Lagunitas is another lovely thing -  I think I'll have to get a case of this one.
Title: Re: Wilco Tango Foxtrot
Post by: weithman5 on April 26, 2010, 01:54:29 AM
whiskey tango foxtrot is what i think you mean but we get the point.
Title: Re: Wilco Tango Foxtrot
Post by: craigg on April 26, 2010, 10:38:20 AM
(http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l363/craigg_4010/stuff/wilcotangofoxtrot.jpg)

Maybe that's what they meant but whiskey would have crowded the label too much? You did make me look again though.
Title: Re: Wilco Tango Foxtrot
Post by: weithman5 on April 26, 2010, 02:09:32 PM
My apologies, i understand what you are referring to now.  In my old navy days whiskey tango foxtrot, is the correct alphabet for WTF, was used for well,  WTF. I didn't realize it was the name of a beer.  Now i have to find one.
Title: Re: Wilco Tango Foxtrot
Post by: blatz on April 26, 2010, 02:37:43 PM
whiskey tango foxtrot is what i think you mean but we get the point.

I doubt the feds would allow the name to go through as it would be confusing to buyers.
Title: Re: Wilco Tango Foxtrot
Post by: nicneufeld on April 27, 2010, 05:05:56 PM
That's what I was thinking, the Whiskey in the label would probably confuse folks.

India Papa Alpha might not be a bad name for an IPA!  One high in alpha acid, of course!
Title: Re: Wilco Tango Foxtrot
Post by: theoman on May 02, 2010, 07:24:35 PM
Sounds yummy! Maybe the name is a nod to the band Wilco, who have an album called Yankee Hotel Foxtrot.
Title: Re: Wilco Tango Foxtrot
Post by: joelambic on May 05, 2010, 08:22:45 PM
Got the chance to try some at our club's Big Brew Day bash.  Very tasty.
Title: Re: Wilco Tango Foxtrot
Post by: blatz on May 05, 2010, 08:55:53 PM
Sounds yummy! Maybe the name is a nod to the band Wilco, who have an album called Yankee Hotel Foxtrot.

No, I'm fairly certain they were taking the What The F? angle.

Its good beer - sadly, I seem to only really like the one offs that Lagunitas does.
Title: Re: Wilco Tango Foxtrot
Post by: fartingdog on May 05, 2010, 09:42:20 PM
whiskey tango foxtrot is what i think you mean but we get the point.

I doubt the feds would allow the name to go through as it would be confusing to buyers.

Correct. It is against TTB regs to have to have something such as 'whiskey' on a beer label, unless it is used in a manner such as 'aged in whiskey barrels'
Title: Re: Wilco Tango Foxtrot
Post by: MrNate on May 06, 2010, 01:34:08 AM
Wilco is "Will Comply" and is the only other radio protocol I can think of at the moment that starts with a W, so it seems like a good choice to me. Absent whiskey, of course, but since all my comparisons end that way it's barely worth mentioning.
Title: Re: Wilco Tango Foxtrot
Post by: theoman on May 08, 2010, 12:23:45 PM
Wilco is "Will Comply"...

Well waddaya know...
Title: Re: Wilco Tango Foxtrot
Post by: a10t2 on May 18, 2010, 01:54:19 AM
Absent whiskey, of course, but since all my comparisons end that way it's barely worth mentioning.

You, sir, are awesome.
Title: Re: Wilco Tango Foxtrot
Post by: slimsparty on May 19, 2010, 04:01:42 PM
NO its obviously WTF?

I liked it.  My first HB was called Fat Kid and it is much like WTF?  a hoppy brown.