To Øl Ms. Series 2018
Earlier this year, To Øl launched their 2018 version of the Mr. Series - six beers named after the colourful aliases used in Quentin Tarantino's heist classic, Reservoir Dogs. Each beer brewed with an ingredient (or two) to represent that particular colour and then packaged in cans with each colours CMYK number. The designs were simplistic yet still stood out and made a statement which drew me to them in the first place. (And because To Øl make amazing beer.) I only managed to try one of these beers (Mr. White) which was probably the one I was the least interested in so when To Øl announced they were releasing another colour-based series, I wasn't going to miss out.
The Ms. Series is more or less the same premise as above, only gone are the references to Reservoir Dogs, and instead is a less restrictive palate of colours. To Øl's art director, Kasper Ledet, explains the story behind the design of the labels:
The beers in this series all sound pretty interesting and probably better on paper than the Mr. version released earlier this year.
Ms. Black - Date & Liquorice Imperial Stout 10%
Ms. Grey - Earl Grey Biére de Garde 7%
Ms. Magenta - Dragonfruit & Strawberry Berliner Weisse 4.5%
Ms. Scarlet - Bloody Mary IPA 6%
Ms. Teal - Seaweed Gose 4.5%
Ms. Violet - Blackcurrant & Plum Tripel 9%
Basically all of them sound interesting but I've been burned before with beers that had unusual ingredients not really offering much so I'm cautiously optimistic this time around.
So there you have it. I’d say this box was a resounding success with only really Ms. Grey being the duff beer. Still, five out of six is an impressive hit rate. I had mentally pegged two of the beers to be a bit naff so anything above that is a bonus. I’ve managed to snag myself a To Øl advent calendar and after this, I’ve got pretty high hopes. Roll on December!