I had some Garage Project beers in Wellington last year and I’ve found a source for them in Australia now. Here’s a gimmicky beer which claims to use the Fibonacci sequence somehow. I only drank one. If I had drunk another one, I would then have to drink two more, then three more, then five more. Soon I’d spiral out of control.
A tasty Belgian style beer from Victoria:
The ‘A’ in road is meant to look like Ned Kelly.
In my review of The Orville I cast serious aspersions on the crew’s competence with first contact situations. Specifically, that I didn’t think this was part of the joke of the series.
There is an element in the show which parodies the hyper-competence of the source material (i.e. a Star Trek crew) by showing the Orville crew as a bit more fallible and a bit more human (even when they are not). There’s a nice understated example in season 1 in which the captain asks the head of security to hail somebody and she simply doesn’t do it immediately. It’s not a massively funny gag, just a neat little moment that is both amusing and makes everybody concerned a bit more relatable. In general, the crew are supposed to be good at their jobs (the show is neither Galaxy Quest nor Red Dwarf) but it’s also not a tight ship. I note all that for context but also so that I can dismiss it. When I say the crew are not people who should ever be in charge of first contact with the show, I mean:
- They are bad at it.
- They don’t know that they are bad at it.
- It’s not a running joke of the show.
- It’s because the writers write it that way unintentionally.
Spoilers follow for various episodes from Season 1 and 2.
Another beer from New Zealand. The beer was pleasant enough but the surrounding marketing material is amusing. Fork Brewcorp present themselves using a parody of corporate speak mixed in with 70s/80s office images https://www.forkbrewcorp.com
“From their swanky headquarters in the Wellington CBD, Fork Brewcorp seize beer thought leadership with a series of market-tested end-to-end drinking solutions, delivering superior outcomes to relevant stakeholders at all points in the value chain.“
From The Garage Project in New Zealand. Tastes like a blow to the back of your head.
A cloudy lager from Northern New South Wales.
Beer from Japan