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Dryness fail with a chilli kick

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January 9, 2013 by 250 Beers

I happened to be in the vicinity of Archive Bar in Brisbane’s West End recently. I felt like a tiny iron filing trying to skirt around an industrial strength magnet desperately trying to avoid being sucked in.

Ten minutes later I was walking out of there with 6 new beers to try.

Whoops.

I’m a pathetic appreciator of beer that’s all.

A few days later, I was sizzling some meat on the BBQ watching the sun retire for the day over some mountains in the distance. It was one of those moments where nothing but a beer in the opposing hand to the tongs would suffice.

Out came a very cold Chilli Beer by Sunshine Coast Brewery. Those that know me will be well aware that my tolerance for spices and hot food is quite high. For some reason, I love spicy food. Why the heck would I not enjoy a beer infused with chilli?

Sunshine Coast's Chilli Beer with a few of my own home-grown chilli's

Sunshine Coast’s Chilli Beer with a few of my own home-grown chilli’s

I’ll tell you why……..

Because it blew my head right off that’s why!! When taking in a beer for the very first time one of my rituals is to take a largish mouthful (versus a sip). I take this mouthful, swish it around in my mouth briefly and appreciate everything there is to it. Then ponder the aftertaste etc etc

In this Chilli Beer instance the very second it left my mouth and passed my throat I can honestly tell you that it felt like a meteor with a scorching trail blazer was making it’s way to my guts. I pictured my inners beginning to fall apart. I imagined my stomach lining starting to look worse than Freddie Kruger’s face. I turned to the wife and made this comment…”I feel like I’ve been possessed”.

This beer had more kick than an international karate event.

I respect what Sunshine Coast have done and I even thought the chilli pod inside the bottle was a decent idea. However, for the first time in ages, the chilli got the better of me. I couldn’t finish the beer.

Since I emigrated to Australia I’ve never found myself in a situation where I couldn’t finish a beer. I’ve been close with Gage Roads London Best and I hate to admit defeat but this one just got the better of me.

Maybe I had a rogue one?

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2 thoughts on “Dryness fail with a chilli kick

  1. […] in January about the Sunshine Coast Brewery’s Chilli Beer (4.6%). You can read it by clicking here. It produced quite an extraordinary feeling inside of me. Very overwhelming. I’d remarked […]

  2. […] old review, but one of a style that is almost universally fucked up – the chilli beer (see Darren’s review of Sunshine Coast Chilli Beer). The closest to a win so far has been Moondog’s Chipotle Bock […]

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