This offering on the new release Tuesday schedule was from Garage Project (you know who they are…).I personally have never been one for the spicyness of chai, but I will drink an English breakfast or a milky Samoa style tea with heaps of milk and sugar and a slice of bread and jam. But as for the chai…well, it’s a bit much for me. I just see the word clove and a cavity opens up between my nose and brain to diffuse the aroma of the spice before I really register what it is. But there are millions of chai lovers out there. In this brew, the tea and chai spices reportedly included cardamom, cinnamon and clove (you can keep the cinnamon too!). At the height of the now famous Wellington summer of 2013, this was a tip of the hat to a beverage that would have the jesuit swap his dusty robes, for his pith helmet , cane, and a pair of canvas puttees!
Garage Project Rye Chai IPA 7.5%
High summer, high tea
Puts the rye in chaiPA
Food match: ham salad with thousand dressing; pumpkin pie
This is the type of beer you have when you accidentally pour your beer into a glass containing chai.
For a detailed description of the rye Chai IPA check out: THIS By Dylan.
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.