@pairingwithbeer The “Hedonism” raspberry sorbet sour IPA from @rorschachbeer is a perfectly funky #pairing with this fish mural painted in Graffiti Alley in downtown Toronto by artist @uber5000 🎨
I’ve focused specifically on this one section of the mural, with poker playing fish, to really emphasize the luck one hopes to have living any sort of hedonistic lifestyle. 🤞🤞
The aqua blues and green grass of the mural are wonderful contrasts to the opaque, deep purply-pink colour of the sour IPA. Packed with raspberry puree, the beer slaps the drinker in the face with big, tart juice flavour. With its creamy mouthfeel, balanced taste and mildly dry finish, Hedonism delivers pleasure Epicurus would approve. 💕 🍻
Playing poker involves an element of clinging to the belief, no matter how many hands don’t seem to go your way, that you will extract enjoyment (i.e., poker chips) from the players around you. One that sits there in this state, believing they are top “dawg” at the table, but really continuing to fund everyone else’s enjoyment is known, in the poker world, as a “fish.” A table full of fish playing poker is one table that is going to bounce the pleasure all over the place. It’s one table I’d certainly call “hedonistic.” 🐟 🍻
With luck on your side, enjoyment is sure to come your way; and with a Hedonism sour IPA from Rorschach in your hands, make no mistake that the pleasure will tickle your eyes, nose and mouth. 👀👃🏻👄 🍻
Pour a glass; take a big gulp; but don’t dive into the waters if you’re just going to be a “fish”: pleasure is in the glass, but not at the table unless you’re a “dawg.” 🐠🐶🍻
📸 by @youbymia ✨
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