Name: DEAD CATBrewery: BeerHere
Place Of Origin: De Proef, Lochristi, BELGIUMType: (easy-going) Red Ale
Alcohol Content: 4.7%Why I Bought It: My lovely wife told the guy at the counter it was because it has a dead cat on the label, as if this were a revelation. Of course it’s because it has a DEAD CAT on it!
The guy then asked if I knew why the beer had got that name. Apparently it’s because BeerHere can’t make their usual Fat Cat ale, due to European hop shortages. (You can also discover this by reading the story on the label.) He then gave me a free lambric beer, so all in all it was a top visit.Taste: Fairly light for a red ale actually. Those imagining a strong, dark, dead animal taste will be disappointed.
What I did while drinking it: Watched the Aussie cricket team’s middle-order batsmen Michael Hussey and Matthew Wade flay the Sri Lankans at what used to be the Bellerive Oval in Hobart. (Also, I started my ‘Building Stories’ post for later this week.)
What I did after drinking it: Confronted the dead, dark matter in our kitchen sink.