Rose Hipped Hibiscus Dipped Flower Power Sour
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What’s up with this name? And a pink label! Man, this has to officially be the girliest looking beer ever. But don’t be fooled, this baby is really a funky sour. It is brewed with pilsner and wheat malt and with fresh rosehip juice in the brew kettle. The beer matures on hibiscus flowers and French oak chips. The extra dry-hopping with Nelson Sauvin hops makes it complete. The result is a very fine, refreshing beer with beautiful flavors from carefully selected ingredients. It’s amazing the hard work it takes to create something so subtle!
Taste: The distinctive taste of rose hips, refreshed with fresh sour flavors of hibiscus flowers.
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Hundreds of years ago, all beers had a sour taste. There was no hygiene then as we know it today, nor was there any knowledge about the fermentation process. When we got the hang of all that a bit and pure yeast strains were also developed, the quality of the beer became better and the sour taste was no longer part of the character of beer.
Now “sour” beers are on the rise again because they taste so nice and fresh. The brewers add lactic acid bacteria (Lactobacillus), the same bacterial cultures that are also used in yogurt preparation. The beer is therefore slightly soured and often fruit is also added to make it a little fresher.
The Flying Dutchman discovered the lactic acid bacteria in sourdough bread starters in Finland. Finland has an old sourdough tradition that is passed down from generation to generation. They found a lactic acid bacteria in one of these sourdoughs that goes very well with our sour beers. Very unique to capture this piece of history in beers!