What ya drinkin' part XVII

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Quick3Beers
beers 2088 º places 48 º 21:31 Fri 10/6/2017

Originally posted by Bill Becker
Originally posted by malvrich
Originally posted by Bill Becker
Lagunitas Wilco Tango Foxtrot (WTF) Ale, 2017. The bitterness and alcohol are too intense.

Any reason for Wilco over Whiskey? Just curious, I've never seen it.


What?


Lagunitas is using radio spelling alphabet letters to spell WTF. However, the standard replacement for the letter W is "Whiskey" not "Wilco", so the question is why did Lagunitas use the wrong word? I don't have an answer. But, and I'm just spitballing here, the band Wilco had an album called "Yankee Hotel Foxtrot". Maybe some connection there? Seems tenuous at best.

 
Bitterbill
beers 2609 º places 25 º 23:30 Fri 10/6/2017

Originally posted by Quick3Beers
Originally posted by Bill Becker
Originally posted by malvrich
Originally posted by Bill Becker
Lagunitas Wilco Tango Foxtrot (WTF) Ale, 2017. The bitterness and alcohol are too intense.

Any reason for Wilco over Whiskey? Just curious, I've never seen it.


What?


Lagunitas is using radio spelling alphabet letters to spell WTF. However, the standard replacement for the letter W is "Whiskey" not "Wilco", so the question is why did Lagunitas use the wrong word? I don't have an answer. But, and I'm just spitballing here, the band Wilco had an album called "Yankee Hotel Foxtrot". Maybe some connection there? Seems tenuous at best.


Got this off the net:

It was designed by the brewery’s founder, Tony McGee, who wanted the name to match the proper military shorthand, “Whiskey Tango Foxtrot.” But, Chartier said, regulations say “we can’t put ‘Whiskey’ on a beer label, so we used ‘Wilco.’”

 
Quick3Beers
beers 2088 º places 48 º 12:14 Sat 10/7/2017

Originally posted by Bill Becker
Originally posted by Quick3Beers
Originally posted by Bill Becker
Originally posted by malvrich
Originally posted by Bill Becker
Lagunitas Wilco Tango Foxtrot (WTF) Ale, 2017. The bitterness and alcohol are too intense.

Any reason for Wilco over Whiskey? Just curious, I've never seen it.


What?


Lagunitas is using radio spelling alphabet letters to spell WTF. However, the standard replacement for the letter W is "Whiskey" not "Wilco", so the question is why did Lagunitas use the wrong word? I don't have an answer. But, and I'm just spitballing here, the band Wilco had an album called "Yankee Hotel Foxtrot". Maybe some connection there? Seems tenuous at best.


Got this off the net:

It was designed by the brewery’s founder, Tony McGee, who wanted the name to match the proper military shorthand, “Whiskey Tango Foxtrot.” But, Chartier said, regulations say “we can’t put ‘Whiskey’ on a beer label, so we used ‘Wilco.’”


Interesting! Good sleuthing.

 
cheap
beers 7050 º places 273 º 12:34 Sat 10/7/2017

Originally posted by Bill Becker
Originally posted by malvrich
Originally posted by Bill Becker
Lagunitas Wilco Tango Foxtrot (WTF) Ale, 2017. The bitterness and alcohol are too intense.

Any reason for Wilco over Whiskey? Just curious, I've never seen it.


What?


wtf?

 
Quick3Beers
beers 2088 º places 48 º 17:24 Sat 10/7/2017

Two Roads Plum Gose

 
malvrich
beers 505 º places 4 º 18:09 Sat 10/7/2017

Originally posted by Quick3Beers
regulations say “we can’t put ‘Whiskey’ on a beer label, so we used ‘Wilco.’”


Interesting! Good sleuthing.

Good sleuthing indeed.
Makes a lot of sense now.
Thanks!

 
malvrich
beers 505 º places 4 º 18:11 Sat 10/7/2017

Champion The Pils Are Alive dry hopped pilsner

 
Quick3Beers
beers 2088 º places 48 º 20:02 Sat 10/7/2017

Graft Where Secrets Lie cider, pretty good!

 
cheap
beers 7050 º places 273 º 11:26 Mon 10/9/2017

Alpine truck trail APA but its really an IPA.

 
cheap
beers 7050 º places 273 º 14:07 Mon 10/9/2017

Anchor coffee