Here’s your cheat sheet for Detroit Sour City by Twisted Barrel Ale. It’s hotter than Jacob Rees Mogg’s personally reserved spot in hell today, so I’m hoping this will give us a nice bit of refreshment.
Twisted Barrel Ale, Detroit Sour City / Berliner Weisse / 4% ABV / IBU 8
Featured in BeerBodsPlus Box 5 on 26 July 2018.
Serve this beer nice and cold, between 4°C and 7°C; stick it in the fridge for a good long time.
As ever, be wary of over-chilling your beer. More chill means less flavour. To learn more read my post on recommended serving temperatures.
Flavours to expect
This is a sour beer. We’re looking for something crisp and refreshing with a nice tart bite to it and some fruity stuff going on as well. This has been dry hopped with Denali, which should give it the following character.
- Denali: pineapple, citrus, pine; sometimes spicy
In the video Matt mentioned watermelon, which sounds great to me.
It’s so hot today, I wouldn’t recommend having this with food. Just gulp it down while it’s still cold in order to get a modicum of refreshment. If you insist on eating, maybe try a really light salad. One with fruit in. Perhaps thin slivers of charred orange with pea shoots and watercress. Pop some nasturtiums in there too. Go on, be fancy.