Astro Biz: Equinox Ale

Equinox aleMany businesses, products, and places have names rooted in space and astronomy. We’re featuring one every Tuesday on Seattle Astronomy.

This week’s Astro Biz is Equinox pale oat ale by Lagunitas Brewing Company. Lagunitas is headquartered in Petaluma, California, and has breweries there and in Chicago, and taprooms in several locations around the United States, including one in Seattle’s Ballard neighborhood, where it seems there are more brew pubs and tasting rooms than people these days!

Equinox is not only the name of the brew but also of a variety of hops used in the ale. Lagunitas gets many of its hops from the Yakima Valley in eastern Washington. The ale is a seasonal concoction that isn’t on the brewery’s website at present.

Naturally, we chose Equinox because the vernal equinox just happened at 3:29 this morning, Pacific time. And we love that the label depicts equal night and day. Happy springtime!

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