A couple of years ago, 8 Wired were the deserved winners of the Brewers’ Guild Brewery of the Year. Since then, they’ve expanded their range and produced the occasional special release, notably the heavyweight champion Imperial Stout ‘Bumaye’. This week, Hashigo Zake Cult Beer Bar offered a partial 8 Wired tap takeover.
Black Wired Black IPA (7% ABV)
Falls between two stools
Pleasing bitter novelty
Autumn came early
Brettanomyces Pilsener Wild Fermented Pils (5% ABV)
Brett for beginners
Not as sour as advertised
Needs more sun and yeast
Ice Distilled Bumaye 3 x Imperial Stout (27% ABV)
Evokes brutal Death Metal
Promises harsh winter
Food match for all of the above: Scandinavian blue mud trout, boiled cod and potatoes in a black bread open sandwich
These are the kinds of beer you drink: at 3.00 a.m. When you’ve got a really good cigar, a squirrel gun, you’re in your undies, and RAW POWER by Iggy and the Stooges is playing at ELEVEN!
Check out this previous haiku on Bumaye from August 2013
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.