With thanks to founder Trent Fargher and the production team at Shades Brewing in South Salt Lake, Utah, here is a homebrew-scale recipe for their dry-hopped American sour ale, which won twice at the Great American Beer Festival—gold in 2018 and bronze in 2021.
Fermented with a house culture that began as the Lithuanian Simonaitis farmhouse yeast, this beer “started our path to the three World Beer Cup medals,” Fargher says. A version of Kveik 1 was the base for those winning beers: Kveik Piña Colada (silver), Kveik Thai Tom Kha (silver), and Kveik Peach Cobbler (bronze).
For much more about this brewery and their approach to these award-winning beers, see our Breakout Brewer profile on Shades.
Batch size: 5 gallons (19 liters)
Brewhouse efficiency: 72%