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Ron Jeffries Founder and Chief Squeegee Operator, Jolly Pumpkins Artisan Ales Sci-Fi Snack Pairings: Olas Especiales and Extreme Sour Bawlz! Olas Especiales is brewed with cherries, lime, and salt, and com- bined with Extreme Sour Bawlz! transforms into baked cherry pie (sort of). It’s also pretty light bodied, and a way good beer to drink through an entire evening movie/date night thing. Are you a Kirk or an Ackbar? Kirk. ‘Cuz he totally gets all the green ladies. Jonathan Buford What would you rather Wilderness bring to a Brewing space fight Owner/Founder, Arizona Co. a light saber or a bat’leth? Sci-Fi Snacking: Pine Mountain Sour Pale Light saber. Cuts through just about anything, and fits in the Ale and Extreme Sour Bawlz! pocket of your cargo shorts (required brewer summer uniform). Pine Mountain has a tart backbone Would you rather grab a drink at the paired Mos Eisley Cantina or Ten Forward? with piney/citrus notes from fresh picked AZ spruce tips. The perceived bitterness Mos Eisley. I prefer the diversity and the anti-heroes. cuts the sharpness of the sour flavor and balances beer drink out, as it would Would you the rather Blue Milk or with unsynthesized Romu- anything lan ale? sour. Romulan ale. (Would drink drunk blue milk?) Would you rather anyone get blind with Worf or Chewbacca? Would you rather pilot an X-wing Fighter or a Runabout? Chewbacca is the only choice. Hairy, that big, question, eh? What’s a Runabout? Guess that answers and a grunting communicator. “Let’s party, Who bums you out Binks or Neelix? Chewy. I can see us harder, hiking Jar and Jar drinking like the drink athletes we are.” Occasionally we Shit, both. would play wrestle and it would get out of hand, and would be have to put Chewy in his Would you I rather betrayed by Lando Calrissian or at- tend of Data’s readings? place. one It would be poetry awesome. Being betrayed is so much cooler. Who bums you out harder, Jar Jar Binks or Neelix? Who would you rather go to for wisdom, Yoda or Guinan? Mace I hate Windu only two things: Mosquitos and Jar Jar Binks. I’d rather get malaria by 10k mos- Would you rather eat replicated meals or Star Wars-style quitos than hang with Jar Jar. MREs? Who would you rather go to for wis- Whichever is vegan. dom, Yoda or Guinan? Would you rather live the utopian future of the Federation or in the lawless uncertainty of the Star Wars galaxy? An ancient wrinkly being living in a swamp is my kinda dude. sounds Yoda would teach to Lawless uncertainty way more my me style. levitate, and I would teach him to home- Would you trade. rather be held prisoner in a golden bikini at Jab- brew. Fair ba’s Palace or by Kahn? Would you rather eat replicated meals Still in a golden bikini when held prisoner by Kahn? Ricardo Mon- or Star Wars-style MREs? talban is uber suave. But I really don’t want that bug thing in my head… Shit, no good choices here. Except for the golden bikini. I better Wars start doing more crunches. Star MRE fo sho! Would you rather have the wisdom of a Vulcan or Maz Would you rather have the wisdom of a Kanata? Vulcan or Maz Kanata? Maz Kanata. Vulcans are so dry, and who doesn’t love an an- smuggler pirate pretty queen badly, …? I cient want pointy ears so, Vulcan. This sour saison collab between funky friends Jolly Pumpkin and Jester King spent 6 ½ months in a foeder before it was moved to the oak used to age Jolly Pumpkin’s La Roja du Kriek; cherry pu- ree was added and the beer aged an- other three months. Sea salt spiked and more citrusy than cherry, I’m tempted to serve Olas Especiales with a shot of tequila!