A Pedio innoculated, kettle-soured Berliner Weisse.
The plan was to take a relatively ‘clean’ sour and schmutzig it up a little, to add a sharp hard edge to this light, lively and dry Weisse. To this end we enlisted the services of super bug Pediococcus, capable of producing a fair smack of lactic acid in a short space of time. Hard and fast.
Given its lean backbone – consisting of German pilsner and wheat malts and a single addition of Magnum hops – this beer is really all about the bugs. The combination of pure Pedio culture and (Lacto-sprayed) acidulated malt in the kettle and French saison yeast in the fermentor has delivered the sharp sourness we were after.
Tart, refreshing and just a little bit dirty...
- Berliner Weisse
- 3 IBU