Follow

alc, creativity, ambition, + 

starting next weekend, i'm brewing my first beer in a series of beers inspired by dark souls. i know i'm the worst kind of nerd, but this is something i'm really excited about. i've been spending a not-insignificant amount of time looking into lore, areas, geography, characters, bosses, outside of playing the games, and a relatively high amount of dedication and research went into shaping the beers in the series i'm making. i'm really excited about it.

alc, creativity, ambition, + 

there are some meta jokes about the games and the beer culture that will be baked into some of the recipes i'm using, but the focus is to keep it relatively source-material heavy and to maintain a throughline across all of it.

next week will be the beer for Undead Parish/Undead Burg, and will be a Blonde Abbey Ale (Singel) with Almond Extract/Flavoring. I'm going to use a similar recipe to a Westmalle Extra clone, with the addition of almond.

Show thread

alc, creativity, ambition, + 

I've decided that the name of this one is going to be Indelible Wrongdoings

Show thread

alc, creativity, ambition, + 

@ryanlittlefield

I hope you brew a dark souls radler:
a refreshing change that'll leave you sour.

a dark souls double IPA: Bitter? Yes. Strong? Yes. It cares not for you.

A dark souls stout: It's just black as paint.

alc, creativity, ambition, + 

@ryanlittlefield I personally love how excited you are about this ❤️

re: alc, creativity, ambition, + 

@ryanlittlefield oh shit I'm really glad I finally opened these CWs because this sounds GREAT.

I'm not especially versed in Dark Souls lore but I know enough to follow concepts and I would *love* to read all of the explanations and backstory for each of the beers at some point.

re: alc, creativity, ambition, + 

@InspectorCaracal some are still in progress but the idea for this first one is basically this.

Undead Burg and Parish are made up of mostly stone, and it links to where you can find Havel the Rock, a servant of Gwyn's who is imprisoned. Havel hated magic / dragons who employed it. That told me this beer should be "nothing special", no tricks. Just a straightforward one. The gargoyles are also stone, and you fight them to ring the first bell. (continued)

re: alc, creativity, ambition, + 

@InspectorCaracal those areas are also home to most of the people who lived under the rule of Lord Gwyn before he went to protect the first flame - they are mostly followers of the way of white, or at least is an area where the Way of White had a major impact. The idea of the area looking similar to an Abbey of sorts, had me going for an Abbey Ale style. In this case, a Singel. (continued)

re: alc, creativity, ambition, + 

@InspectorCaracal thematically it seemed like it made sense that anti-magic, rock/stone, and the way of white sort of came together in the form of an almond, a *stone*fruit that looks like a rock, but is white inside.

So I'm doing a simple, ~5% ABV Abbey Ale with Almond Extract.

re: alc, creativity, ambition, + 

@ryanlittlefield This is great!!! Also it sounds like it's going to be really good! :D I'll be looking forward to hearing more about it/the others in the future. :D

re: alc, creativity, ambition, + 

@InspectorCaracal thanks, I appreciate the compliments. Both things mean a lot to me, and I think fusing them together both motivated me to keep brewing, and also forced me to be creative in a way I wouldn't have, otherwise. Obviously the beer has to still taste good, otherwise these would all be fermented with eyeballs and souls and dead dry stuff, haha

re: alc, creativity, ambition, + 

@InspectorCaracal the name "Indelible Wrongdoings" is simply a line of dialogue that Oswald of Carim, the pardoner of sin, who you find after killing the gargoyles, has. :)

Sign in to participate in the conversation
Lazer Pizza!!

Users at lazer.pizza have typically chosen to join specifically to forge relationships with each other, and to grow a small community of people with personal connections.