Day 032 – High West-ified Imperial Coffee Stout

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Beer Stats

  • Brewery –Lagunitas in Petaluma, CA
  • Beer Name – High West-ified Imperial Coffee Stout
  • Served in a Sixpoint Brewery glass
  • Style – Imperial Stout
  • ABV – 12.2%
  • IBU – 39
  • Untappd score –  4.267 (34,480 ratings)

Beer Notes

I’m not sure how much I paid for this beer, but it wasn’t much.  Lagunitas has basically mastered the art of making delicious beer at a low price.  This one is probably the best of all that I have had from them.  Everything about it is smooth.  There is coffee flavor, but it isn’t overdone.  There is the rye/bourbon flavor but just the right amount.  It’s strong at over 12% but doesn’t taste like it would be over 6%.  For the time being, at least, only a limited amount of these beers seem to make their way down to Texas, but I’ll definitely pick some up any time I see them.  One of the top beers of the challenge so far!

Other Notes

Donald Trump made it to day 32 of his presidency and surpassed William Henry Harrison to ensure that he won’t have the shortest term in presidential history.  Harrison died of complications from pneumonia just 31 days into his term in 1841.  James Garfield had what was the second shortest presidency in 1881.  He was only president for a couple months before someone tried to assassinate him.  Although he survived the attempt, and for a time seemed to be recovering, he eventually died of his wounds after 199 days in office.

So, what are the odds of Trump outlasting Garfield as president?  Well, unlike Garfield, Trump is well guarded, and I expect that he will live well past the next 170 days.  But is there a chance he will be impeached?  I think the answer to that is probably not.

Democrats are not in control of the House or Senate at this time, and Republicans have been mostly on board with Trump’s agenda at this point, so there isn’t much incentive for them to start the process towards impeachment.  There are several investigations at the early stages right now looking into what ties he may have to Russia, but they are at the early stages.  What would need to happen is that there will have to be enough proof that Trump has done something illegal that even the Republicans can’t ignore it.  It certainly seems possible that this sort of information could come out this year, but for now we just have to accept that we are stuck with this unpopular president.

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