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Blackberry Thai Basil Sour Brett Ale

 

 

Original Release Date: 10/31/2016

Availability: Draft, Pub Only

ABV: 6.5%

IBU: 6

SRM: 6

Bitterness Ratio: 6:60

 

Grist: Pale 2-Row, Riverbend Heritage, Golden Naked Oats, Raw Wheat

 

Hops:  Goldings

 

Other Additions: Blackberries from Cedar Ridge Blueberry Farm, Fresh Thai Basil from our bartender Michael Malek

 

 

Brewer's Notes: The base sour for this beer was our normal Mythos recipe, but made with some more plain base malt, and I'd be lying if I said that after fermentation the sour straight out of the barrel wasn't a little... one note.

 

I was trying to figure out what to do with it when we got a visit from Cedar Ridge Blueberry Farm who had a lot of hail damaged blackberries that they couldn't sell at the Farmer's Market.  We took a bunch off of their hands and threw it into the barrels for the Brett to munch on.

 

It still need a little extra something, though, so when Michael was trying to figure out what to do with this enormous thai basil plant, we said - bring it on in!  And he did.  The whole plant.  It still had bees in it when he pulled this Thai Basil tree out of his car.

 

Together, it's made a beautiful beer.  It's tart and juicy with a spicy basil/cinammon nose and all the makings of a complex cocktail.

 

You can only find it on draft at our Pub!