MKE O-Gii and Funkwerks Apricot Provincial

Funkwerks Apricot Provincial

Oh. Emm. Gee. I am SO glad it’s Friday. I won’t get into it, but it’s been ROUGH at work this week. On the up side, we have a pretty low-key weekend planned. Our nephew’s birthday is tomorrow, which may be followed up by a visit to a couple of breweries on the north shore. Sunday I plan on being lazy as F, playing video games.

Tonight I’m reviewing the first of many beers I received through the Tavour beer program: MKE O-Gii and Funkwerks Apricot Provincial.

The Funkwerks Apricot Provincial is an uber sour, apricot flavored witbeer. At first it was a bit shocking to the pallet, but after I got used to it, I really started enjoying it. It tasted a bit like sweet tarts with a dash of apricots. By the time I was done with the bottle I was sad I didn’t have more. Funkwerks is out of Colorado. This is the first time I’ve had anything from them.

MKE O-Gii

Next up is the MKE O-Gii, which has an amazing label depicting a godzilla-like beast carrying a beer. O-Gii is surely a play off of that, but it honestly sounds like “O G”, as in, original gangster. The brew is absurdly unique, having been brewed with tea. It completely tastes like chai to me, which at first was shockingly weird. As I got used to it, I really started digging it! Given the bizarre flavor profile, I don’t know if I would have more than a couple of these tall-boys. The beer is brewed by Milwaukee Brewing Co, and this is the first I’ve had from them.

-Lost

Mayflower Priscilla

Mayflower Priscilla

Tonight we’re headed off to trivia. But not before an uber-quick review of Mayflower Priscilla.

This is a limited edition release in the Mayflower Cooper Series. The beer is a Czech Pilsener with an ABV of 6.0%. My bottle is a bit old, having been bottled back in April. Forgive me…the bottle was lost in the back of the fridge. I really need to work on drinking this stuff faster! For flavors, I get a ton of grass/hay with a VERY subtle touch of green bottle flavor at the end (that’s my way of saying “ever so slightly skunky”. Pretty darned good beer. After a long day of work this beer disappeared stupid fast.

-Lost