Thirsty Thursdays: Heller Highwater by Kichesippi


By Daniel Bordage

Beer: Heller Highwater from Kichesippi Beer Co.

Style: Helles

ABV: 4.8%

Pairing: Heller Highwater paired with an idiom-inspired playlist.

About the Beer: Kichesippi might be hard to write in a Google search but they make beers that are easy going down. Heller Highwater is no exception. You can drink this year-round and plenty of it if you so wish. Light in taste and easy to indulge, Heller Highwater is one I would recommend when starting in local craft brews.

Heller Highwater is a play on the turn of phrase “come hell or high water,” meaning no matter what happens. I looked up a few of my favourite idioms and the first band to come to mind for each of them, made the list.

Commercial description:

A pale straw coloured Bavarian Lager. Brewed with German noble hops and a genuine Munich yeast. This is a classic example of the session beers enjoyed in Bavarian beer gardens.  The beer has a clean malt flavour with a slight hop presence.



Cry Over Spilt Milk—When you complain about a loss from the past.
Neutral Milk Hotel “
The King Of Carrot Flowers, Pt. 1

To Hear Something Straight From the Horse’s Mouth—From an authoritative or dependable source.
Pony Girl “
Ivory” #OTTband

Ball Is In Your Court—It’s up to you to make the next decision or step.
Parket Courts “
Black and White

A Penny for Your Thoughts—A way of asking what someone is thinking.
Pennywise “

Drastic Times Call for Drastic Measures—When you are extremely desperate you need to take radical action.
Average Times “

Average Times don't cry over spilt milk (or popsicles).
Average Times call for drastic measures.

A Hot Potato—Speak of an issue (mostly current) which many people are talking about and which is usually disputed.
Hot Chip “
Over and Over

Back To the Drawing Board—When an attempt fails and it’s time to start all over.
Boards of Canada “
Smokes Quantity

Can’t Judge A Book by Its Cover—Cannot judge something primarily on appearance.
The Books “
I Didn’t Know That

Burn the Midnight Oil—To work late into the night, alluding to the time before electric lighting.
Midnight oil “
Beds Are Burning

Come Hell or High Water—No matter what happens.
Muddy Waters “
Got My Mojo Workin’

Come hell or muddy water, we’ll get your mojo workin’ again.


Beat Around The Bush—Avoiding the main topic. Not speaking directly about the issue.
Bush “Everything Zen


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