Monthly Archives: April 2013

BEER HAIKU #36 MOLEN RYE IPA

As we progress slowly through the beer haiku backlog, we log in today with the first of the Tuesday new releases we tried for 2013. The early weeks of january saw a few obligated souls return to work and what better way for two Thirstyboys to end a Tuesday afternoon than with a beer.

 Molen Rye Cascade?Amarillo 6.6%

Toasted Rye awry

First foray for thirteen

Two thirsties alone

Foodmatch: walnuts; charcuteryie (smoked meats); plantains

This is the type of beer you drink on an autumn evening watching leaves turn on a suburban deck in Ngaio, Wellington, New Zealand.

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rye from “how stuff works”

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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BEER HAIKU #35 JUNGLE BEER KIASU STOUT

Well as the more astute have observed, and indeed commented, the previously profligate haiku publication line has stalled somewhat. The Journal had become temporarily separated from the necessary threesome of computer; internet; and skilled operator. While we gradually get back on track this almost-real-time post has the cheek to butt in. In the absence of a DeLorean DMC-12 with an unlikely amount of plutonium to sort out the situation, readers may have to just accept our apologies and suck it up.

The clocks had just changed, for the worse, and a lively Southerly weather system had moved in really put a full stop to the best Summer in living  memory. A modest contingent of the Thirsty Boys braved the elements to sample Hashigo Zake’s new release whilst musing on the events of the day: the lifting of Wellington’s water ban; the strangely rhythmic sounds of the construction over the road; and the death of an ex prime minister of the United Kingdom.

Jungle Beer Kiasu Stout

(Tropical stout, ABV 7.0%)

Singapore justice

Marmite, hints of vanilla

Iron Lady rusts

Image loaned from BeerBeer.org

It is apparently made with unrefined cane sugar, we’ve no idea why. It’s initially mild sweet but sour coffee characteristics gave way to a bituminous bitterness and tar-like qualities. We felt it would be well suited to drinking in the tropics without really being able to prove it.

Food matches: 1) Soupe à l’oignon et croutons 2) Buttered 5-grain rye like you might get at Floriditas

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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