HAIKU #13 and #14 Two knock outs from 8 Wired

Tonight, as the Hashigo zake proprietor promised we had “small and complimentary samples of [two] anything-but-small beers’. Hailing from New Zealand brewery 8 Wired they were the Grand Cru (a funky 11% quadrupel) and Bumaye, (an experimental 17% Imperial stout). Both were aged for a year in Pinot Noir barrels…and both are now haiku’d. The term Bumaye has a connection to world champion boxer Cassius Clay(aka Mohammed Ali)… it will lay you among the daisies (seriously).

8 Wired Grand Cru 

Barreled quadrupel 11%ABV

Sour and viscous fruit

Aroma: Belgian summer

Tastes like last weeks wine


8 Wired Bumaye Imperial Stout

Barreled Imperial Stout 17% ABV

Bouquet of bourbon

Southerly off the harbour

Coffee coloured lace


Søren Eriksen the 8 Wired brewer (centre) with two of the Thirstyboys

hai·ku (hk)

n. pl. haiku also hai·kus

1. A Japanese lyric verse form having three unrhymed lines of five, seven, and five syllables, traditionally invoking an aspect of nature or the seasons.

2. A poem written in this form.

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2 thoughts on “HAIKU #13 and #14 Two knock outs from 8 Wired

  1. These strong beers were free 🙂
    Grand Cru just won an award….
    This link for details:


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