In 1956 a young Frenchman new to Canada looked to recreate an ocean crossing on a handmade raft dubbed Atlantic Kon-Tiki. The original Kon-Tiki crossed the Pacific to the Polynesian Islands. This time, Henri Beaudout and three friends left Halifax Harbour in May 1956. After 88 days they landed in Falmouth, UK, as instant celebrities. This tiki themed beer with a piña colada twist is an ode to the original Pacific Polynesian Islands crossing and the bravery and suffering of these explorers.
What You’ll Love About It
This is our rendition of the popular Tiki cocktail - Painkiller - in beer form. Orange, pineapple, coconut cream, and a unique rum twist from the use of an experimental hop.
How It's Made
This is a milkshake IPA, meaning it starts with barley, wheat, and oats, and a sizeable amount of lactose. We used our new favourite hop - HBC 1019 - and added orange, pineapple, and coconut cream. Mashed just a touch high to keep some of that sweetness and body inside, it becomes a rich and sweet beer reminiscent of a cocktail.
Why Is It Called Atlantic Kon-Tiki Painkiller?
Atlantic Kon-Tiki due to the story above, Painkiller because it's inspired by the cocktail of the same name.
How To Enjoy It
At 7-10° Celsius in a glass with a fresh fruit rim, frilly drink umbrella, and island music.
Did You Know?
You can make a Painkiller by combining 2 ounces dark rum, 4 ounces pineapple juice, 1 ounce orange juice, and 1 ounce cream of coconut, all shaken and then poured over ice in a glass. Garnish with a pineapple wedge, slice of orange, and a maraschino cherry.