Keep Them Around for Luck

Other Half
Crickets Pilsner/ Kölsch
German pils, Vienna malt, Hopped with motueka
5.1% ABV
Brooklyn, NY

Crisp deep golden with a half inch head. Sniffing a blend of citrus: grapefruit, tangerine, and orange zest. Grass, clovers and their flowers creep in too. It’s a crisp pilsner with some delicate sweetness. On the backend there’s something like licking a sugar cube. It’s not powerful but just reminds me of swiping them from my grandmother’s stockpile as a kid. We didn’t have cubes in my house, so whenever I could get my hands on one it was an amazing treat that I savored. Back to the beer, there’s also light fruitiness as was in scents of grapefruit, tangerine, orange zest, lemon/lime, and also again a grassy splash. Has me craving an everything bagel.

Pairs with Cheez-It’s: brings out more sweet and floral hints

So what about this cricket? I’ve searched Other Half’s site to see why and coming up with zip. This little golden chirper is known for good luck, prosperity and wealth, so maybe that’s my answer. And for goodness sake, never accidentally step on one. The ancient tales say you will be doomed…and none of us need that now do we? 2020 was bad enough. Maybe Baby New Year 2020 crushed a couple crickets and that’s what caused this mess. So be kind to the hoppers you find, and treat them well so 2021 will be the best ever.

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What a wonderful day, and one not so long ago, yet seems like an eternity. Sitting in Kaelderkold, drinking Basqueland Seven Minutes Siesta Salted Caramel Frappuccino Imperial Stout, and listening to Ministry and Nick Cave. What a perfect pairing. This was my first introduction to Basqueland Brewing and after looking through their site and FB page, they are one impressive operation. I love the fact that they are one of the breweries that joined in on Other Half’s worldwide collaboration “All Together” beer. The current count on the page is 792 breweries, 48 States in USA and 51 countries. An amazing drive to support the breweries and their local hospitality workers. Just damn beautiful!

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