Action Figures & Their Beers - Golpe de Suerte

by Bill Cable
on 2020-06-10, 07:06:10

I've drunk tons of different beers from Spoonwood Brewing Co., thanks partly to the fact that they're located less than 2 blocks from my house. I've really liked the vast majority of them. But a few have been real standouts. And I count their Cinco de Mayo beer Qué Suerte amongst those standouts. Image

Initially released only in bottles, Qué Suerte is now available on draft (for a limited time)! It an 8.5 ABV cerveza aged in tequila barrels with lime, salt, and agave. It has a really unique mouth feel. Velvety and juicy. After you swallow, your mouth feels like it's actually watering.

It's boozy, but different than bourbon-barrel aged boozy. The tequila gives it a light, citrusy flavor.  It's a great marriage of ale and cocktail.

It's hard to put into words how refreshing these things are.  It's a beer you endeavor to savor each mouthful, but it's one you could just as easily down one after another.   For a strong ale it's uncharacteristically delicate. 

So now that you're all eager to drink this beer, I'll bet your wondering "What's the Star Wars connection here? Why pair it with a Clonetrooper?" Not knowing more than a dozen words of Spanish, I pasted Qué Suerte into a translate engine, and discovered it means "lucky." And Lucky is the nickname of a Clonetrooper from Star Wars: The Clone Wars. It was a pretty poor nickname in retrospect - he died in the first episode in which he appeared ("Jedi Crash" S1E13). Darn you Dave Filoin with your ironic nomenclature!! But hey... I really wanted to review this beer after trying it, so you could say I caught a break that the name translated to something I could use. A... lucky break, even...

Of course in my experience, there's no such thing as luck. is not affiliated with Lucasfilm Ltd. or any of its licensees... damn them to hell. Can't they see a golden opportunity when they see it? Buy us, you fools! You already own our souls and all our money... buy US!!! This site uses Google Analytics. It does not collect or share any additional user data.
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