#2 SMOKY WHEAT
Introducing our new BUNK! Smoky Wheat beer, the second instalment of our experimental beer series, joining our first instalment: BUNK! Edinburgh Brown.
Our second edition, is not only a nod to Paolozzi, but also inspired by the work of another artist who sought to blur the divide between high and low culture, and bring out ‘the sublime in the everyday’. In his 1972 single ‘Starman’, David Bowie describes a revelatory moment in which he realises the presence of the divine principle, the ‘starman waiting in the sky’. He does not experience this revelation merely in words, rather, it manifests itself as a ‘hazy cosmic jive’.
BUNK! Smoky Wheat is our homage to direct experience of the divine in one’s life, the sublime in the everyday; the rhythm to which our reality moves. It is our hazy, cosmic jive. Typical of a German-style Hefeweizen, the look is a hazy golden-orange, and the nose is a decidedly wheaty-banana. But rising through the wheatiness, is a complex, rich smokiness reminiscent of an Islay whisky.
The taste is crisp and creamy, as sweet banana notes are undercut by the subtle peated smokiness. A satisfying summer thirst quencher, it pairs well with seafood and antipasti.
Stay tuned for our third instalment, coming out very, very soon…