That Grape Juice Beer
DRY HOPPED PALE ALE w/CHENIN BLANC & RIESLING GRAPE JUICE
(BREWED IN COLLABORATION WITH GARAGE BEER CO.)
In collaboration with our friends at Garage Beer Co from Barcelona we created That Grape Juice Beer -- a light and bright pale ale, bordering on wine hybrid.
We blended 60% wort and 40% grape juice, fermented it warm with Ebbegarden Kviek, and in later stages dry-hopped it lightly with Loral. The grape varieties - Riesling and Chenin Blanc - were chosen for their high acidity, so while the base beer isn’t a sour, there are tart elements that come through in the final beer.
What it smells, looks and tastes like: Canned for extra convenience, this sparkling white/lightly hopped beer showcases notes of gooseberry, crisp pear, soft minerality, and a zesty dose of citrus.