BEER HAIKU #79 #80 #81 To Ol (Denmark) and Kereru (New Zealand)

#79 To Ol Black Ball Porter

More madness from those hard-working Danes. Hashigo Zake Cult Beer Bar was kind enough to offer their loyal clientele a remarkably big Hoppy Porter from the Fuck Art guys, To Ol. Apparently, it’s boosted with dark cassonade sugar, i.e. unrefined cane sugar, that gives it a wealth of chocolatey complexity.

To Ol Black Ball Porter

What storm now brews,

A cask of Stygian depth?

Beer fit for thinkers

 

Food match: venison sausages and celeriac mash, Stinking Bishop (that’s a cheese and according to The Little One, it tastes amazing but smells horrendous).

It’s the kind of beer you drink when: You’re watching Chinatown (Forget it, Jake. It’s Chinatown).

 

#80 Kereru For Science! Brown Porter

Courtesy of Kereru, pride of Upper Hutt, we have a variant on their Coconut Porter, For Great Justice! Hashigo Zake Cult Beer, as their weekly new release, have tapped a version without any coconut in it. For the really adventurous, there was also the opportunity to compare both versions side by side. What could be more scientific than that?

Kereru For Science! Brown Porter

Charred mocha, no milk

Back end of Cyclone Lusi

Like the boy next door

 

Food match: Banana loaf with crystallised ginger, lamb rogan josh

It’s the kind of beer you drink when: you’re enjoying a relaxing autumnal afternoon.

 

#81 To Ol Fuck Art – This Is Advertising Belgian Quadrupel

The Thirsty multitude was pleased to see another entry in To Ol’s Fuck Art series scheduled as this week’s new release at Hashigo Zake Cult Beer Bar. On this occasion, Architecture has given way to Advertising, and a beer that’s big enough to draw a raised eyebrow from Roger Stirling himself.

To Ol Fuck Art – This Is Advertising Belgian Quadrupel (11% ABV)

Luminous, opaque

River water after flood

Sweet opalescence

 

Food match: Hokey pokey or gingernut ice cream, panettone

It’s the kind of beer you drink: when arguing about mid-eighties New Romantics

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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