Gary’s Fizzy Army – Northern Monk X Mash Gang – 2.4% Fruited Berliner Weisse
Fruited Berliner Weisse | 2.4% | 440ml | For our next exploration into candy-inspired beer flavours, we’ve teamed up with the low alcohol wizards at Mash Gang to put together a low ABV Berliner Weisse based on a tangy, juicy treat - sour gummy worms. Low in strength, but most definitely not lacking in flavour and intensity, this beer features our biggest ever fruit addition and has seen us push the capabilities of our brew kit, to enable us to bring the juiciest possible liquid to the table. As you’d expect with the style, the grist of this beer is made up of a majority portion of wheat, backed up with pilsner malt and a sprinkle of flaked oats to round everything out, and a chunk of maltodextrin for depth of body. We lightly whirlpooled with Mosaic, which naturally complements soft, dark berry fruit notes. For the fruit itself, we went with sour cherry, blueberry, pineapple and passion fruit for a balance of tangy, zesty flavours and sweet tropical juice, and then adjusted pH with citric and malic acids to recreate the puckering tartness of sour sweets.