As part of an 8 Wired tap takeover at Hashigo Zake Cult Beer Bar, the Thirsties were delighted to try a beefed up version of the brewery’s signature barley wine. Although a relative middleweight compared to the legendary Tactical Nuclear Penguin (which tips the scales at a mind boggling 69% ABV), it offered a fine opportunity to tune up for Beervana in a couple of days.
8 Wired Ice Distilled Bumaye (22% ABV)
Hints of vanilla
Sweet caramel on ice cream
Dainty but daring
Food match: Spanish style salted peanuts (skins on), goat’s cheese cheesecake, sweet breads, battered Bluff oysters.
It’s the kind of beer you drink: when you realise you’re working for Fonterra’s marketing department, if you’re Serge Gainsbourg and there’s no more champagne.
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.