This week’s new release at Hashigo Zake Cult Beer Bar isn’t strictly speaking all that new. Dave the Beer Guy invented his signature fusion of borscht and IPA at least a couple of years ago. Now, in collaboration with Baylands Brewery, this unique tribute to the Cane Toads, has been reincarnated to inaugurate a programme of beers brewed by Hashigo Zake staff past and present.
Staffie Series – Beetnik IPA (6.3% ABV)
Pink froth, soda pop
Leaves turn, drop from Wood
Food match: Pickled egg and chipotle salt; liver and onions; haggis chips
It’s the kind of beer you drink when: You have a urine test the next day (and need a masking agent)
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.