Summer 2018: Berliner Weiss with Raspberry & Elderflower

Eight Degrees Brewing - 2018 Berliner Weisse with Raspberry and ElderflowerWe like our fruit-infused sour beers at Eight Degrees, we do, and we like to brew these low ABV beverages especially for the glorious Irish summer.

(However short – or long! – it may be.)

For our Summer 2018 Berliner Weisse, inspired by what’s growing in the cottage garden, we’re bringing the flavours of tart raspberry and fragrant elderflower to our favourite mixed grain, mixed fermentation, low ABV, sour beer. With a grain base that comprises of 50% malted barley and 50% wheat, we use ale yeast, combined with lacto bacteria, to sour the beer.

It’s a fun beer, a sweet and sour summer treat, brewed especially for your next garden party.

Short description: Infused with raspberry and elderflower.

Style: Berliner Weisse
Hops: Saaz, plus raspberry and elderflowers.
Malt: Irish lager malt, malted wheat.
Strength: 3.7% ABV
Bitterness: 6 IBUs

Tasting notes
Colour/appearance: blush pink in the glass, a little cloudy with a voluminous head.
Aroma: aromatic top notes of musky, floral elderflower blossoms with a backdrop of sweet red fruit.
Flavour: fresh tart raspberry dominates this light bodied beer with a distinctive sweet, heady elderflower presence. It’s a well balanced, thirst quenching, summer refresher.
Aftertaste: a slight hint of biscuity malt in the finish.

Food pairings
What are you eating outside in the garden? Serve this deliciously tart, low ABV beer in champagne flutes and see how well it works with all kinds of summertime food. It will cut through the richness of maple-glazed halloumi cheese kebabs or dukkah-spiced chicken drumsticks, play nicely with lamb koftas and enhance the herbs in big bowls of tabbouleh salad. Try it alongside a platter of Irish strawberries, ripe tomatoes and Toonsbridge burrata for a memorable pairing. Serve with a bowl of ripe summer fruit for a simple ending to a meal. If you’ve got your own homemade elderflower cordial, add to taste then freeze in ice pop containers for a very adult popsicle that’s best enjoyed in the sunshine.

Launch Date: Summer 2018.
Serving temperature: 8 degrees Celsius
Availability: Draught(30L and 50L kegs) and 330ml bottles.

Get social: #EDBBerlinerWeisse

 

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