Capital Brewing & National Portrait Gallery Pucker Up

Style
Pear & Elderflower Sour
ABV
4.5%

Capital got into the loving feeling for Valentine's Day, releasing a new sour in collaboration with the National Portrait Gallery. Pucker Up was created ahead of the start of forthcoming exhibition Australian Love Stories "to reflect the sometimes sweet, sometimes sour nature of romantic love".

The major exhibition developed by the National Portrait Gallery kicks off on March 20 as a celebration of love in all its guises – from the romantic, to the platonic, between friends, lovers, creative collaborators and within families and communities – and features more than 200 artworks, including photography, painting, works on paper and small objects. As for the beer, elderflower was chosen due to its historic use as an aphrodisiac, as well as to ward off evil spirits, and to symbolise regeneration.

Capital's lead brewer Matt Thiele describes the beer as "a perfectly balanced 4.5 percent sour with a lovely hint of sweetness and a silky mouthfeel thanks to 250kg of pear and the addition of lactose. Dried elderflower petals added hot side, and dry-hopped elderflower syrup adds subtle earthy, floral aromas. It finishes tart making it a refreshing, sessionable, summer love story."

Published February 15, 2021

Name
Capital Brewing Co
Address

Building 3/1 Dairy Rd
Fyshwick
ACT 2609

Phone
(02) 5104 0915
Open Hours

Monday: 11:30am to 8pm
Tues to Thurs: 11:30am to 9pm
Friday: 11am–10pm
Saturday: 11:30am to 10pm
Sunday: 11:30am to 8pm

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