Friday, April 30, 2010
The secret to a serving a good beer is to have a two-year-old cast spells over it prior to drinking. Admittedly, I draw that conclusion from a sample of one, but the Moylans Double IPA was very good indeed. Not quite the ordeal of its mammoth-hopped big brother — Hopsickle — but still bitter as a bag of divorced lemons, and richly malty to boot. It took me a while to identify it, but there's a definite black tea flavour playing the bassnotes.
I don't know why I was so reluctant to try Moylans. It might be the pseudo-Celtic bottle designs; they remind me somehow of a ghastly Irish-themed pub. You know, the ones that purchase all their furnishings from "YeOldePubMemoribilia.com" — which is just a guy knocking up cheap Guinness signs and staining them with coffee to make them look old.
My prejudices (like most) were totally unfounded. Moylans haven't put a foot wrong in the four beers I've tried, and I will go back to the double and the Hopsickle again.
To my mate Brayden, who is as stupid about beer as I am, and whom I am pinning my hopes on starting a brewery with if our respective careers go down the toilet. Cheers Brayden!
And to my few readers who leave interesting and kind comments. Now I've got your attention, I need something. $1000 to be precise. No, I'm kidding. I want to know what BC-related writing you'd be interested in. I've done reviews with the two most prominent (and interesting, in my opinion) local breweries (3rd part of Phillips interview coming this weekend.) I can carry on chasing down the rest, or I could do some brewpub interviews, or I could find out about the local homebrew scene, or anything you can think of. I'd appreciate suggestions, and like a dog after a stick, I'll retrieve the beer truth you desire. Cheers readers!