A foray into the world of modern sours, this beer fills the space between quick kettle sours and long-term barrel souring.
The wort starts its journey with a three day lactic souring to build a bold acidity, before it returns to the brewhouse where the first layers of hop character are added in the kettle, whirlpool and hopback. After fermentation it is dry hopped and filtered to a bright golden appearance that belies its sour bite and fresh hop character.
The beer, in a nutshell, is a bright golden sour with a modern twist. Citrus and stone fruit hops layered across a light malt base make this crisp and refreshing with a clean zesty sour finish.
Style: American-Style Sour Ale
Target ABV: 4.7%
Malt Bill: Pale, Munich and Wheat
Hops: Pacifica, Rakau, Taiheke and dry hopped with Motueka
Colour: 10, it’s golden baby
Ferment: Lactic souring for 3 days then ferment in stainless conical
Filtered: Yes, fine filtration for bright appearance
Bottle conditioned: No