Thus Let Us Drink Beer – Co-Conspirators
Co-Conspirators Brewing Company and the awesome designs of their cans instantly caught my eye when I was perusing the craft beer section.
Word around the campfire has that it after having excelled in DIY brewing competitions and having first convened as part of the Merri Mashers homebrew-centric club with a sincere passion for all things beer, two couples proceeded to conspire together to found their own brewery.
With the mission statement that can be encapsulated in the maxim to make great classic beers while pushing the boundaries of style, they have certainly accomplished their objectives with what has become one of my favourites of their emissions, i.e. The Matriarch NEIPA.
Clocking in at 6.5 ABV, this tarty, hazy beauty foams instantaneously after pouring and spreads her personality with aromas of citrus and fruits. Teaming the Matriarch up with a smoky Islay whisky, not unlike the Ardbeg An Oa that I had with it, elevates the enjoyment event further.
The Butcher expression takes the game up a notch as it is a quite a bit bolder with its both tropical and refreshingly dank aromas, which are embedded in a tasty sea of hop and a pleasantly lingering bitterness which culminates in a dry finish.
Co-Conspirators’ The Undertaker is a rye kind of guy. The Undertaker is actually a pretty good companion to accompany the Sour Matriarch on a lonely night, which makes for a spicy tete-a-tete indeed. Piney. Citrussy. Fruity. Tropical.
A new recent discovery is the Middleman, which can be classified as extended family of the Sour Matriarch as he is also resting on a foundation of grapefruits, citrus and an elongated finish through the alley of pine.
Needless to say, that each of the characters are represented and depicted on the respective cans in the trademark Co-Conspirators cartoon style, which consistently pervades their portfolio. It makes for a nice hello every time you encounter one of the Co-Conspirator family when you open the fridge.
I cannot wait to sample Co-Conspirators’ The Belgian Breakfast and the Wheelman – Blueberry which apparently also has Himalayan Salt added for good measure.
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