New Braunfels Brewing Adding 2 New Sour Beers

27 March 2017

DryHopped Farmhouse

From New Braunfels Brewing:

Massive Hop Aroma Paired With Distinct Sour 

Hopfenstopfen

HopfenStopfen is a dry-hopped version of our 85% wheat Hefeweizen, Blondine. The base beer is brewed with a modified decoction and hopped with Cascade. Primary fermentation for 6 days with our house German wheat yeast before secondary fermentation with our spontaneously-harvested mixed culture of local yeast and bacteria. 

The characteristic clean mouthfeel of the wheat and lemon-y tartness of the mixed culture fermentation layer the base for the beer. For this release, Blend3, we sourced New Zealand Pacifica hops. The dominant aroma and flavor is deep orange marmalade zest. 14 days of dry-hopping was heavy-handed to ensure you'll feel the full flavor and experience of this unique hop variety. 

Each release of Hopfenstopfen highlights a rotating topical hop variety. Blend1 was Citra, Blend2 was Mosaic and, of course, Blend3 is Pacifica. Blend4 is scheduled for late August 2017.

For Blend3 we're releasing 15BBLs on April 2. We'll have roughly 25 kegs to share in a mix of 1/6 and 1/2BBL sizes. Around April 15 we'll also release 60 cases of 750ml bottles. Look for it at very select retailers in TX.

saison de clementine

Bottles are finally available

clementine sour smiles

Saison de Clementine Blend1

The newest release in our saison de series was crafted with whole fresh clementines

The fruit was processed by first zesting the peel and then cutting the flesh into quarters. The flesh was open-fermented in barrel with Blondine, our 85% wheat Hefeweizen, and our mixed culture. The beer was pressed off of the fruit 3 times, with shortening fermentation times for each press. Once all 3 presses were blended together, the reserved zest was added back to the beer under CO2 pressure to extract the bright citrus aroma and flavor of the zest. 

Saison de Clémentine is a bare expression of the fruit. Minimal processing and a love for the flavor of the fruit inspired a surprisingly drinkable and refreshing sour fruit beer. 

Blend1 was package-only and consists of 29 total cases of 500ml bottles. Release begins very selectively, today, March 27.

Blend2 will begin barrel fermentation April 2.

0 comments (click to read or post):

Post a Comment

Please leave a comment...I do moderate them so it may not immediately appear...and please be nice!

WILK Friday BeerBuzz

2016 NEPA BlogCon Winner

2016 NEPA BlogCon Winner

Lets Talk Beer!

We've added some tools to encourage interaction. First and foremost, you'll see the Recent Comments section up above. This list displays the most recent comments from individual posts. Feel free to comment on ANY post by clicking on the "comments" link at the bottom of any post, or any link in the Recent Comments section. Comments are moderated, however you can choose to post anonymously.

Please also remember mybeerbuzz is very active on Facebook & Twitter and we DO support RSS feeds for posts and comments.

Advertising

mybeerbuzz.com is not affiliated with any of the advertisers shown above. We run Ads as a way to help offset the costs to run this FREE blog....BUT if you do happen to click on any of these ads (even if you don't buy), we do eventually get a few pennies....literally.
Creative Commons License
mybeerbuzz.com by mybeerbuzz.com is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.
Based on a work at mybeerbuzz.com.

  © Copyright 2016 mybeerbuzz.com

Back to TOP