Close to two years ago, Chris and Gab Moore at Sailors Grave lost a close friend. In 2021, as a celebration of his life, they've created a beer in his honour.
Andrew King was a rep for Genovese Coffee while the Moores were running a restaurant in Sydney and the beer, #Fuckenthing, features Ethiopian Kedamai from that roastery, with each can in the four-pack covered different artwork and phrases from Andrew’s Instagram.
As for the beer, while many brewers making beer with coffee opt for a stout or darker beer, of course that wouldn’t be a very Sailors Grave approach – instead, they've gone for a Raspberry, Coffee & Cream Gose.
It’s a wonderful combination in which the raspberry blends well with the coffee's fruitier side – cherry, blackcurrant, pink grapefruit and lime. While the flavours are light and delicate, the lactose adds a thick and smooth mouthfeel; pair that with #Fuckenthing’s sour undertones and the beer is truly a journey and a worthy tribute to what sounds like a life lived to the full by a multifaceted man.
- Raspberry, Coffee & Cream Gose