We picked our Beer of the Week relatively early. We snagged a bottle last week and both decided not to open it until we were going to discuss BotW. Except that yesterday, Brewery Creek posted a haul of new arrivals, which quickly altered our initial plans. I immediately texted DF to which he swiftly responded “I’m already on it.” So, this week, we are very much enjoying Mr. Pink, a tropical offering by To Øl.
To Øl is a nomadic brewery in Denmark. This means that they do not own their own brewing facility, but instead build relationships with other breweries to use their space and equipment, when it’s available. However, To Øl’s does run a brewpub called BRUS, which you can visit; it’s where test batches and their magic first start brewing.
To Øl makes distinct and complicated beers with tons of intense flavour. They are able to achieve this in a diverse range of styles. As this week’s beer is easy to get down the hatch at a breezy 4.9%, let’s take a closer look at what it’s about.
Mr. Pink is part of the Mr. Series which is an ode to the film Reservoir Dogs, by Quentin Tarantino, where all of the characters are named Mr. (colour). This series embraces the colours rather than actual film references, which makes for an interesting label. For Mr. Pink, the beer is housed in a white can with a large CMYK (cyan, magenta, yellow, and key) colour value adorning the front. This value, C: 0 M: 66 Y: 0 K: 0, renders a very unique shade of pink which surround the top of the can.
Mr. Pink has a very tropical nose, something that you would expect with a colour fitting of its namesake. It contains both lychee and pink guava, which are enhanced by the presence of Mosaic and Nelson Sauvin hops. It is a Berliner-style Weisse Beer, so it has some tartness that pairs nicely with all of the added fruit. It’s light, extremely crushable, and like many wheat based beers, it has a silky mouthfeel.
Mr. Pink, as well as several other To Øl beers, are intermittently available at select liquor stores across the Lower Mainland. However, if you want to be a bit more adventurous, you can head to Copenhagen and try to hunt down the folks at To Øl.