BEER HAIKU #56 & 57 EGYPT BEER AND FLANDERS RED from GARAGE PROJECT

Whilst the more domesticated Thirsties were confined to barracks as a result of school holiday programmes and ante-natal tomfoolery, a dedicated few (well two actually) took advantage of the first genuinely spring-like weather to descend into the dark recesses of Hashigo Zake Cult Beer to sample two new releases from Garage Project.

The first, Egypt Beer, purports to be based on a recipe of ancient provenance and inspired the ensuing doggerel:

Festive fruit crumble,
Garibaldi biscuits or
Fig rolls. Make your choice.

Food match: Baba ganouj, falafel, and things of that nature.

It’s the kind of beer you drink when: picnicking in the green belt, barbecuing at the beach.

Egyptian bread and beer making…back in the day. (Globalegyptianmuseum.org)

On the other hand, the Flanders Red falls comfortably into the emerging and increasingly popular class of sour ales.

Adult cherry coke
A tonic for the trenches
As the poppies bloom

Food match: Tempeh steak, a really nice ragu with fresh pasta

It’s the kind of beer you drink when: missing your comrades.

Flanders, Belgium (rsa.org.nz)

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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