An explosion of fruit in every sip, Dragons & YumYums is an intensely tropical - yet subtlety bitter - pale ale brewed with a combination of dragon fruit, yumberry, passionfruit, pear juice and black carrot juice. Clocking in at 6.5% ABV and 25 IBU, Dragons & YumYums is a first-of-its-kind collaboration with American rock icons, The Flaming Lips.
A sensory enveloping experience at the intersection of creative beer paired with creative music, the energy of this union inspired Flaming Lips front man Wayne Coyne to use ingredients from the beer - dragon fruit and yumberries - as characters in two original songs, The Story of Yum Yum and Dragon and Pouring Beer in Your Ear … making this the first beer with its own theme song!
With dragon fruit and yumberry as the main elements, Wayne transformed them into storyful lyrics in the song like, “Yum Yum and Dragon went out for a drive, but Yum Yum doesn’t have any eyes….Yum Yum and Dragon, they’re happy they’re friends…”
The psychedelic influence of the label artwork, designed by Michael Hacker as part of Dogfish Head’s Off-Centered Art Series, was influenced by the legacy of the Flaming Lips and the culinary components in Dragons & YumYums shown through radiating lines, movement of fire, dancing lips, rainbows and bold pink colors.
Galgolfer: I am frequently wrong when trying to recall things from years ago!
Aug 17, 2019 10:08:02 GMT -7
nrjyzr: Derrick used to talk about the Black Toaster of Death, he might remember
Aug 17, 2019 18:17:57 GMT -7
nrjyzr: Oh, and Hi! Gigi, Dave, Haxie
Aug 17, 2019 18:18:22 GMT -7
Galgolfer: Hey Ed. Nice to see some of the old chatters commenting!
Aug 18, 2019 4:40:57 GMT -7
boomslang: Ed, Derrick may have coined it. Just like somebody coined sensistraw inserts.
Aug 18, 2019 7:46:15 GMT -7
Galgolfer: I called it Strawsicore. LOL.
Aug 18, 2019 8:50:22 GMT -7
nrjyzr: That's the name I remember. Strawsicore
Aug 18, 2019 14:50:24 GMT -7
nrjyzr: As for the Toaster of Death, there was even a haiku about it. Don't remember the haiku, unfortunately
Aug 18, 2019 14:51:32 GMT -7
mr22putt: I use to own the Toaster in a Stick after hitting a playing partner's driver...1st used club I bought off the internet....$195?? in 2000.
Aug 18, 2019 17:05:35 GMT -7
hardpan: I used "toaster on a stick" and Strawsicore in the last week talking to customers, weird
Aug 18, 2019 18:19:30 GMT -7
hax: I had a Ping WRX Toaster on a stick...which was an AJ Tech Metal X shaft. I hit some of the longest drives of my life with that club.
Aug 19, 2019 18:10:13 GMT -7
hax: I never cared for the sensicore shafts...the just felt dead.
Aug 19, 2019 18:10:35 GMT -7
hax: Hey Ed and GG...good to see y'alll in here.
Aug 19, 2019 18:11:02 GMT -7
boomslang: Golf equipment has changed a lot. I haven't followed the trend. Still playing my Ping G2 driver and blades. LOL
Aug 19, 2019 21:52:33 GMT -7
Galgolfer: I agree with you Hax that Sensicore (or any vibration dampening) changes the way a club feels but if you've got pain they can really help.
Aug 20, 2019 5:16:35 GMT -7
bumblebees: I have Greg's Toaster on a stick. I bought it from him at Bethpage if I recall correctly. At the same time he 'leant' me the matching 3 wood which I still have as he died a couple of weeks later. If I ever make it out to another G tourney, I'll bring them.
Aug 20, 2019 8:31:33 GMT -7
jaime59: What exactly is the TOAS? Original Big Bertha Driver?
Aug 21, 2019 9:19:35 GMT -7