Waiting for Godot is a play by Samuel Beckett so elemental it has been interpreted in myriad ways over the decades. For King River Brewing founder Nathan Munt, he sees in the play a message that you can spend your entire life waiting for something to happen to you – and whatever it is you're waiting for may never happen. His answer: get up off your arse and take control of your destiny.
It was while enjoying one of his homebrewed tripels that he decided to do just that – make the moves to take his love of beer and brewing and make it the focus of his working life, thus extracting himself from a life spent working for others and waiting. So it is that his first seasonal Farmhouse Series release is both a tripel and comes with the name Waiting for Godot, not to mention artwork by King River artist Anita Laurence, whose work will adorn all releases in the series.
And what of the beer brewed to inspire people "to take that step of adventure that will enrich your life"? It's a copper coloured drop that, as it warms, fires off aromas that are alternately spicy and floral with underlying honey malt sweetness and citrus zest. There's a floral, herbal nature to the flavour too, one best described as perfume like, hints of marzipan and a finish that becomes steadily drier as you go.