It was an unusually crisp early spring afternoon when the Thirsties assembled at Hashigo Zake Cult Beer Bar for a spirited discussion of comparative philology, predicated on how best to render the umlaut in English (see comments on last week’s haiku for further non-elucidation). This week’s new release from New Zealand was another collaboration, this time between Hamilton’s 666 and Taupo’s Lakeman featuring a blend of Chinook and Nelson Sauvin hops.
666/Lakeman IPA (6% ABV)
Sun shines through pine trees
Nothing devilish about that
Food match: bacon buttie, with or without lettuce and avocado; Gruyere
It’s the kind of beer you drink when: fantasising about bacon butties.
Stay tuned for further adventures of I Ragazzi Assetati (e le Ragazze Assetate)…
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.