Hashigo-zake talked up the new release this past Tuesday. It was worth checking out among the many treats on offer this week. The beer was a collaboration between Pelican pub and brewery in Pacific City, Oregon USA and 666 brewery and they call it “Our Precious”. Certainly the long journey it made to New Zealand made it a most precious drop, though it wasn’t treasured by everyone present. Among the people of UK origin around the table (who like their sessionable beers) there was some disagreement about the characteristics and desirability of this brew. Was it too light bodied? did it really have a floral aroma or was half the table imagining it? It was an issue that went unresolved for some. Nevertheless, we had an opinionated group of ten supping this brew and haiku-ing it. It was a refreshing beer that signalled the coming seasons promise down under, and like Pelicans it made us think of little fish treats we’d like to eat.
666/Pelican Our Precious Pale Ale
NZ Pale Ale 5.8% ABV
Fruity floral punch
Oregon summer returns
Too lightweight for Kate
Food match: whitebait fritters
“Its gorgeous, I like that…it’s full of summer fruit!” greasylightbulb
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.