There’s been a bit of a changing of the guard at Lost Palms, as Mitchell Wirth makes the move to Victoria and hands over the reins in the brewhouse to Ryan Anderson. But if you were worried and wondering: “Does that mean Lost Palms is going to stop making weird and wonderful beers?”, then let these two strange potions assuage your fears.
Back Catalogue is a pastry sour. A choc banana blueberry maple pastry sour. And I guess LP ran out of room on the side of the can, because they haven’t even mentioned the strawberry that’s also in there.
I just… I… what?
I don’t know in what situation I would eat that combination of sweet things. Perhaps some kind of pancake-eating challenge, where if I finish this crazy stack in ten minutes I get it for free. Or if someone mixed a choc banana milkshake with a decadent berry smoothie, then said to me: “Trust me, you have to try this!” I dunno, man. It’s a full-on combination, and it’s definitely not trying to be subtle. The banana’s there for the taking, as well as a berry character that almost veers into fairy floss. Then there’s the chocolate syrup quality to it, which is baffling to the brain considering the whole thing is pink. I can now say for a fact that when you drink something bright pink and taste chocolate and banana, it messes with your mind, man.
And… it’s also… sour?
OK, Lost Palms, we get it. You’re still creative. I need to go eat some vegetables now as I come down from my sugar rush.
Oh, wait, there’s another beer. Playlist, a blue lemonade soda style ale. THAT’S NOT EVEN A THING.
This beer is, as everything about its can and "style" name should tell you, blue. A vibrant electric, almost neon, blue. That colour comes from the addition of spirulina, a kind of edible algae that comes in this wonderful royal blue colour. I won’t lie: the beer does look a liiiiiittle bit like water with dishwasher detergent in it. But it tastes much, much better. It drinks like a jug of homemade lemonade, lemon-y and sharp and a little sweet, just like meemaw used to make.
Two beers, with about nineteen flavours between them.
Published May 2, 2023 2023-05-02 00:00:00