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Recipe: Foam Constant Conversations

From Foam Brewers in Burlington, Vermont, comes this recipe for a mixed-culture plum beer—also featuring lavender and lemon zest—that gets its vibrant hue from the addition of butterfly pea flowers.

Foam Brewers Feb 28, 2023 - 5 min read

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Courtesy of Bob Grim, head brewer and cofounder at Foam Brewers in Burlington, Vermont, this recipe was inspired by numerous conversations with a friend of Foam. Their house mixed culture handles the fermentation, with flavors from black plums, Meyer lemon zest, lavender, and—for the color—butterfly pea flowers. The brewery’s tasting notes describe the beer as “lightly tart” with “Concord grape” and “effervescent hints of mint and rosemary.”

For more about brewing with these colorful petals, see Special Ingredient: Butterfly Pea Flowers. For much more about Foam, see our Breakout Brewer profile. Plus: See the recipe for their Like Clockwork hazy double IPA.

Batch size: 5 gallons (19 liters)
Brewhouse efficiency: 72%
OG: 1.053
FG: 1.005
ABV: 6.2%

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