Kids, do not mix your favorite beverages together. It will never meet your expectations and in fact make you detest the drinks you otherwise love so much, for a while – I learned this the hard way. Anyone who knows me knows that I would give away a part of my soul if it meant getting to have watermelons for every meal. I also love beer very much; hence you can imagine my excitement when I saw a Watermelon Beer cocktail at the menu of a restro bar located in Andheri. As we waited, buzzer in hand, I realized that this would either the best drink I’d ever had or the worst.
Turns out, it was neither. It was bad but I can’t won’t go as far as to call it the wors, (karela juice still does exist, guys). When I’d sip this red cocktail served in a long glass through the straw (this was pre-plastic ban), I’d get the taste of a very watery watermelon. Sipping the beer from the glass though, all I could taste was a diluted version of the beer. After stirring the drink a fair amount, I finally got the taste of both together, which is when I regretted mixing my two favorite things together.
Not only did I learn my lesson to not try and merge together two beautiful things, but I also was intrigued enough by this to find more such strange beer combinations that sound tasty but are actually probably a scam. Here are three beer combinations so weird, they make my watermelon beer sounds like a dream!
Rogue Beard Beer: This drink is brewed in Newport, Oregon using wild yeast originally cultured from nine beard hairs belonging to the brewmaster of this beard, John Maier. The beer is apparently very ‘normal’ tasting, with some claiming it has a pineapple flavor to it. All I have to say about this is Thank you, next!
Mamma Mia! Pizza Beer: Yes, this is for real! It’s not in India yet, but just the fact that it exists is making me uneasy. WHY WOULD YOU RUIN PIZZA AND BEER BY MIXING THEM TOGETHER? The Americans need to be stopped.
Coconut Curry Hefeweizen: Sweet coconut, spicy curry, a hint of banana and beer? We sincerely hope you are as scandalized as we are!
The moral of this story is that beer isn’t Nutella, it isn’t going to taste good with everything!