To learn more about this new seasonal beer, and I'll speculate that it'll be its one and only season, click here.
So why mention a cucumber beer on Poetry Friday? Because, the brewer, Magic Hat in Vermont, is holding a haiku contest, which they're calling "Potable Poetry." Sadly, the entries will bear no resemblance to "real" haiku. The contest will be yet another little witty word game. (You can call me a snob, I don't care.)
I have written a few beer haiku in my time, so, I'll share some that have appeared here before as Haiku Stickies:
And here's a new one:
she always asks for fruit
in her beer
Haiku © Diane Mayr, all rights reserved.
I would like to try a glass of HiCu. I checked Magic Hat's locator, cutely called the "sip code" locator, but the brew doesn't seem to be offered around here. There are, however, several places selling Elder Betty, which I'm actually more interested in trying.
Oh, yeah, and one more thing. A thumbs-down on the label. I know they're trying to make a connection to Japan and haiku, but the fish don't work for me. (I know, I know, the phallic connotations make it difficult to feature a cucumber.) And, since I'm not a fan of fish--eating it or the smell--it's even a little off-putting! But, then again, Magic Hat didn't ask for my opinion! [This is not to say I'm not a fan of Magic Hat beers. Circus Boy, with a wedge of lemon, is a favorite. Lest you think I'm a lush, I want you to know I average one beer a week.]
My friend, Tabatha Yeatts, is hosting the Round-Up this week. Cheers and have a great weekend!