Style: Quick Tart and Sour Beer
ABV: 3.0 IBU: 4
Destihl Counter Clockweisse
What the brewers say
“This is our interpretation of a Berliner-style weisse beer. With a true-to-style ABV, it is also very pale, light bodied, low hopped, highly attenuated and pleasantly acidic and lemony-tart with a little funk from our unique, indigenous mixed-culture kettle-souring process.”
What our panel thought
Aroma: “Earthy, tangy nose with a light funk. Some fruity cherry notes come through, but not superstrong, with lemongrass and some lactic sourness.”
Flavor: “Tart and tangy, with moderate esters to give it a dry, tart cherry character. And at the same time, it’s also a bit lemony with a hint of vinegar. The acidity lingers just enough without becoming unpleasant, with a mild astringency with a touch of leather that seems mostly tied to the acidity. Very little malt or hops character, and the finish is tart and dry, but surprisingly crisp.”
Overall: “This is light and refreshing, a good summer beer to drink while soaking in your kids’ inflatable pool. It has a surprising amount of complexity and well-executed tartness and acidity. Assertive without being overpowering, and just enough base beer to hold up to the acidity.”
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New Belgium The Hemperor HPA®
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Tröegs Independent Brewing Hop Knife
Cracking open a Hop Knife takes me right to the hops fields in Yakima,’ says our brewmaster, John Trogner. ‘When we’re out there for harvest, walking the fields and talking to the farmers, those notes of citrus, pine, and tropical fruit are everywhere. For me, Hop Knife embodies that whole experience.’
High Hops Brewery Dr. Pat’s Double IPA
Who is Dr. Pat? A dentist, third-generation farmer, and cofounder of High Hops Brewery. Dr. Pat cultivated our on-site hops farm in 2007, which led to the opening of High Hops Brewery in 2012. It’s his recipe that creates this malty, heavily hopped beer. We brew it with continuous hops additions using hops grown in that same field more than 10 years later.