More fizzy drink adventures
This time intentional weirdness. A promotional “mystery” flavour. Vaguely citrus with a cream soda element, the colour of mouthwash. Essentially the taste you got when you were a kid and thought it might be amazing to mix two different flavours together and actually it was just disappointing.
Sunday Beer: Modus Future Factory IV
Yes, another hazy IPA but a very nice one. A bit of a cut above some of the others I’ve had without being radically different. https://www.mobrewing.com.au/product/future-factory-iv/
Oh no, what am I drinking?
The exploration of conceptual spaces is a vital role for this blog. One of these areas of inquiry is into the endless variation of lemony/limey flavoured drinks. Ironically, the lime-flavoured drink on offer today is America… Taco Bell Mtn Dew Baja Blast Yes, another odd American import that popped up randomly in a corner shop.…
Sunday Beer: Virtual Beer
I thought Colt Barrel probably has his own craft beer brand (and also a brand of coffee beans). So I asked Midjourney to make me a picture of his beer can. It is interesting how puddinged it gets when there’s text involved. It was trying to make “Colt Barrel IPA” What I’m actually drinking is…
Sunday Beer: The Overlook NEIPA
I’m not sure The Shining is an appropriate theme for a beer but what about the carpet from the hotel in The Shining? In its defence, the beer is from Katoomba which does have hotels with views over majestic valleys.
Sunday Beer: Strange Flux Hazy IPA
From Hawkers Brewery in Melbourne: Tasty but basic hazy double IPA.
Sunday Beer: Australian Inland Ale
Actual beer in an actual glass in an actual pub. The pub was in Paddington — not the bear but the posh suburb in Sydney. I mean, who knows, maybe the whole of Sydney is contained within Paddington Bear. Perhaps he contains whole universes. Short of putting the bear into a particle accelerator and letting…
Sunday Beer: What Rough Beast Hazy IPA
I think this brewery is in Portland, so it must have floated across the Pacific on the back of a giant octopus to my local bottle shop. Nice but obviously not very different from lots of other hazy IPAs. Cool name but I was unable to make some sort of pun about Yeats and yeast.
Sunday Beer: Red Beard’s Captain Double Red Ale
A beer from Penrith but not the Penrith on the way to Scotland but the other one on your way out west from Sydney. A limited-release beer from Rusty Penny Brewery. Nice nutty flavour. Quite strong but didn’t taste strong.
Sunday Beer: Pyramid Scheme
Can a beer stop you going bald in your mid 40’s? The promotional text on the side of a can of Mountain Culture’s Pyramid Scheme beer says that it can! However, it’s closely followed by a disclaimer saying that it can’t. It’s actually just another hazy IPA but a quite pleasant one. My head is…