Sunday, May 8, 2016

How can I pair a beer with a kid-friendly pop group?

Ska Eleventh Kiwi Saison


Unicorns are real! Because because I believe it!

You will like if:
You go in for a mixer pack, see a bright green bottle and go, "Hmm, why not?"
You think fruit should be drunk
You like awesome rainbows!

You will not like if:
You aren't into fruity, light, effervescent, delightful, silly, tart, (you get the point)
You like fruit beers, but only if its wheat
You hear some of those songs down below there and immediately close your browser

This was a tough one. First the beer. Ska Eleventh Kiwi Saison:

Let's get this out of the way. I had a heck of a time pairing a beer with Koo Koo Kangaroo. But then I went with imagery:
Kiwi tank top. And just listen to a few songs below, tell me it doesn't sound like the musical representation of a kiwi fruit. Right?!

So this kiwi saison. Just a hint of foam and lacing, with a hazy hay green pour. It tasted of spring and trademark saison spice with citrus. The kiwi comes at the very end and kind of bounces over everything. 

And there you have it, boom! Paired with Koo Koo Kangaroo. 


Koo Koo Kangaroo. I can't tell if they started writing songs in elementary gym class together, but it sure sounds like it. Are they punk? Well, hear for yourself:
Not really, eh? But they play at the Warped Tour, and opened for Skinny Lister and Frank Turner. Are they kids songs? Kind of. They play in elementary schools fairly frequently. Family friendly? Deffo. Weird? Zany? I mean, just look at that video. Fun?

You better believe it. 

Oddly enough, seeing them live in the tiny Marquis Theater was one of the most fun shows I've ever been to. I danced the Dinosaur song. I took the Unicorn Pledge. I laughed, I sang. I can't describe it, because I know you will see that video, click on a few more and go, "I don't get it."

You don't need to. It's funky, tart and delightful. I don't get it myself. It's just fun. 

Oh, they also end their shows with a parachute. You know, those big colored parachutes you had in gym class. Delightful.

To end, as a thanks for reading, I say: