Monthly Archives: July 2013

BEER HAIKU #45 Liberty Bhuty Chocolate Stout

25 June 2013: Something special for the national Chilli Eating Championship, Liberty has produced a superior Chilli Chocolate Stout which earned near unanimous acclamation from Les gars de soif (Thirstyboys in French). Herewith, the haiku…

Liberty Bhuty Chocolate Stout (7% ABV)

After the tempest

Deep chocolate love burns so good*

A whiff of brimstone

Food match: Chilli (obviously), Cheese and pineapple(?) on toast, prawns with lime infused oil, 70% chocolate.

It’s the kind of beer you have when: you need fortification for the storm.

* Middle line courtesy of Sam the Bartender. We are not worthy.

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 # 44 Baylands Brewing Black IPA

18 June 2013: From the warm subterranean halls of Hashigo zake cult beer bar, another new release haiku courtesy of the Jesuit and his fellow beer rustlers.

With just enough Thirsties in attendance to establish a quorum, we were lucky to put together any  kind of verse, fortunately Greasylightbulb was favoured by the Muse. To whit,

Baylands Brewing Black IPA (6% ABV) 

Fresh out of Newlands

Warming up for Darkest Night

Savoury tobacco

Food match: rock oyster pie, BBQ

It’s the kind of beer you have when: it’s cold and blustery outside, watching a waka struggle off Island Bay.

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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