Look, Mean Girls is not exactly my favorite movie of all time.
It is pretty derivative of Heathers, and the acting is a bit much sometimes. But I am firmly aware that it has a cult-like following. Heck, I even saw the musical. Saw it on a Wednesday. And it was very easy, while out to dinner before the show, to determine which ladies (and a few of the men) were going to see it as well.
They were wearing pink.
If you have never seen the movie, and traditionally I would expect the target audience for this blog to not have seen the movie, it’s a little ditty written and also starring incredibly talented SNL alumnae Tina Fey, about a transfer student at a high school that gets sucked into an uber-popular, incredibly destructive clique. One of the rules they give her is that on Wednesdays, the wardrobe color of choice is pink.
That quote, above all others, has sort of ruled Mean Girls fandom. It also clearly served the inspiration to the Mean Girls-themed On Wednesdays We Wear Pink (Sour Ale, 5.5% ABV) by Sanford’s Deviant Wolfe.
And if you don’t think that it’s meant to be a riff on Mean Girls, just look around the can. You will see all sorts of other quotes from the movie, written in the style of their ‘Mean Book’ MacGuffin.
Once again, another film term, one that this time I’m not going to explain.
As a sour ale, it’s quite tasty. The beer color is, what else? Pink. It’s pink. The ale was liberally dosed with hibiscus, one of the reasons why it has such a beautifully deep pink to light red hue.
The aroma betrays a little bit of the sourness, but allows a light citrus overtone to be more prevalent. This beer does not seem to be as harsh as an aggressive sour ale, and that approachableness is carried through to the first wonderful sips of this very light and fruity beer. On top of an incredibly light, almost translucent malt bill, you also got the solid citrus zing of lemon, lime, orange, and tangerine, plus an electric pop of kettle souring.
From there, as the citrus subsides a bit, a floral bouquet opens up, with the telltale tang of hibiscus. Generally, it all quiets down together, waiting for the next refreshing sip.
It is a fantastic beer. And I can see how Mean Girls fandom would really love to try this. I’m not the biggest fanboy of the movie, but if Deviant Wolfe is, and I get to drink beers like this, more power to them. It’s quite fetch.
Please kill me.
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