Blonde Kettle Sour Ale with Flowers, Pepper, Honey, and Elderberry Juice

She’s So Italian is inspired by our friend Agostino Arioli of Birrificio Italiano’s beer Fleurette which we brewed with him at RRBC as a collaboration back in 2008. Our 2019 recipe is a blonde kettle sour ale brewed with violets, roses, honey, black pepper, and elderberry juice.  It is lightly hopped in the kettle with Chinook and Celeia, a Slovenian hop.  This refreshingly light beer has beautiful aromas of flowers, tea and honey, with a mild peppery backbone.  The addition of Lactobacillus to the kettle adds to the refreshingly dry, tart and crisp finish.  And a low ABV makes makes it quite drinkable!

Availability

Pub draft only, seasonal

Original Gravity: 1.040
Alcohol by Volume: 4.75%
Color: Blonde
Bitterness: Mild