First it was the use of the "recently isolated plumbers strain of Brett called Beckamoyces Aasskraquii" in Cascade's Beck Berry. Now it's the addition of "Bourbacide" to the freshly tapped barrel of cherry bourbon double red.
I'm OK with a brewery having a little fun with their beer descriptions, but what am I actually drinking?
Part of me wants to shrug it off, and say "who cares? if it's good, it's good right?" (and it is!), but another part of me thinks it's a little weird to list fabricated ingredient names in something you expect your customers to consume - joke or not - without a little further explanation down the line.
I've heard beck berry was the result of accidental brett infection. I also know at one of the events at the raccoon lodge, Ron handed out a couple of tasters of a brett beer described then with the name beckamoyces aasskraquii - presumably the accidental brett infected barrel that ended up being used in the beck berry blend. Fair enough, you get an infection, you don't know the actual strain of brett that got in there, you taste the beer, and you just give it a funny name, I get it.
How about bourbacide? Another term that google finds no further use of outside of the beer description it's used in. Did they pour a bottle of bourbon in the barrel and swish it around to "sanitize" the inside before aging beer in there, is that the joke?
Is bourbacide like b. aasskraquii - just the name of another base beer?
Help me out here.