The Brew Tube: Rogue Double Dead Guy Ale And LCROSS Impact



Bueno lax nation!  Today I have a very special edition of The Brew Tube – an edition that is all about unique events that are taking place right now.   The first: Rogue Brewery’s yearly double dead guy ale.

I considered reviewing the standard dead guy (though there’s nothing standard about it), but I knew that soon enough we would have the privilege of indulging in the bliss that is the double dead guy ale.   This stuff is hard to miss in its 22 Oz pink bottle, but once you’re done you’ll surely be missing the beer it contained.   This beer is one of the most flavorful beers I’ve ever had, and we all know I’ve had my fair share.  In fact, I couldn’t do it enough justice without reposting Rogue’s own description of the taste:

“Deep amber copper color. Buttery peanut brittle, orange blossom tea aromas follow through to a rich chewy and fruity full body with nice notes of caramel drizzled dried apricot and roasted grains and spice. Finishes with a long, tangy grilled grapefruit and chocolate fade.”

And if that wasn’t enough, it is rocking a 9% ABV, so you’ll be feeling just fine whilst you sip, as I am right now!

The good stuff!
Double Dead Guy Ale

So, with all that said, it is time to bring up the second unique event: NASA’s LCROSS mission.   Now it is no YouTube video, but it is surely worthy of the spot.  Clearly the name has a bit of relevance on this blog, but it stands for Lunar CRater Observation and Sensing Satellite.

One might even draw a less obvious connection: it is going to be one hell of an impact, which we are all familiar with.  For those of you who haven’t heard by now, NASA is going to literally bomb the moon from space with a satellite’s spent upper rocket stage, and observe the 10 Km high plume of moon dust that it will kick up.

Once they’re done with that, the satellite is going to follow suit and crash into the surface as well, so scientists can observe that impact from Earth.  All this is taking took place at 4:30AM PDT on Oct 9.  I know most of us aren’t crazy enough to get up and watch real-time (like me!), so you can watch the footage on NASA’s website below.  The goal is to observe whether or not there is water ice under the surface, but let’s be real: the moon has had it coming for a long time.  And it looks like this time, NASA is…shooting for the moon?  Prost!

Welcome to Earf, Moon!
LCROSS Mission

About the author: W1LDF1RE played 4 yrs West Linn HS varsity, 2002 Team Oregon, 2000/2003 Oregon state HS champions, and 1 yr UO club.  He’s writing to spread the thrill that lax has brought to his life.  Friends call him Wildfire because he’s out of control.  And sometimes he burns things.