Beerstitution Volume 29: SOUR

In over two years of Beerstitutioning, although a few sours had slipped in here and there, we hadn’t done sour beers proper. For the occasion, I slapped together paper placemats sporting the BRST° v29 label and the awesome rainbow-coloured beer flavor wheel to support our discussion — sour, acetic, musty, earthy, leathery, catty…? We also experimented with sour candy and lemons to see how it would affect flavours. Biting a lemon before tasting a sour beer is really interesting in that it eliminates the sour flavour of the beer by overwhelming your sour-percepting taste buds, thus allowing you taste everything else. Read More

Beerstitution Volume 19: UGLY DUCKLINGS

Beer ye, Beer ye!
 
Packaging design invariably influences whether or not we reach for a beer on the shelf. Many breweries have mastered this art — we love you Beau’s, we’ll get back to you next month —, but what of those that have failed: the design-impaired ugly ducklings?

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Beerstitution Volume 6: FLAVOURED

Beerstitution is on a roll: a full half year old

A flavoured beer theme invited the risk of unpalatable beers — but what we got was an interesting range we would almost never normally discover. Flavoured beer is one of the 8 major styles of beer as categorized by the World Beer Awards; it is further broken down into flavours sub-categories such as chocolate & coffee, experimental, fruit, herb & spice, honey, smoked, wood aged. BV6 Beerstutioneer submissions covered all but smoked and wood aged. Read More