Rumour to the contrary, it is not a Sign of the Apocalypse that Hashigo Zake Cult Beer Bar enabled a partial tap takeover by Yeastie Boys. However, the eschatonic significance of all seven brews featuring tea as an ingredient remain open to theological exegesis.
The devout Thirsties opted to immortalise three of the beers (in the sense that immortalise means ‘write a haiku about’) in haiku form.
White Noise Chamomile White Ale (4.1% ABV)
Downtown Abbey cricket match
Food match: cucumber sammies obviously, fresh melon
It’s the kind of beer you drink when: you need something a bit stronger than a cup of tea.
Our Turn Your Turn Linden Flower Wheat Ale (6.8% ABV) collaboration with Pretty Things
Lagoon of Belgian lace
Drizzly, Over-ripe Summer
Smelly French cheese. Pong.
Food match: washed rind French cheese, asparagus
It’s the kind of beer you drink when: you’re at a pool party (J-Lo optional)
Wendy Belgian Tea Stout (6.5% ABV) collaboration with Lobethal
First strong, then silky
Metamorphous in the mouth
A trans-Tasman bitch
Food match: a Phoenician felafel, baklava with rose water, chili dogs
It’s the kind of beer you drink when: you’re (pretending to be an) angry pirate…
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.