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

North Taiwan Brewery Happiness Wheat Beer

North Taiwan Brewery Happiness Wheat Beer

Tomorrow the contractors come to deal with my water damage debacle. I’m looking forward to blogging tomorrow with pictures of the demolishion that expect will ensue. I’m expecting the worst, but hoping for much better.

Tonight I’m downing my last beer from Taiwan, North Taiwan Brewery Happiness Wheat Beer. First off, I love the label; the little guy running toward the wheat makes me happy. As for flavor, it’s quite unique. I was expecting a run-of-the-mill wheat beer, but instead found it to have an unfamiliar fruity character. It most closely reminds me of dark fruit (perhaps grape). Checking out the other internet reviews of the beer, I see others have picked up on this and are equally baffled. Besides a little weird, I actually like the taste. Easy drinking. Recommended for the next time you’re in Taiwan.

-Lost