APPARENT HORIZON

BEER STYLE: Berliner Weisse

ALCOHOL BY VOLUME: 5.1%

CHARACTERISTICS: Apparent Horizon has a moderate, balanced acidity with notes of lemon and cider. The rye lends a spicy dryness and aroma of sourdough and pumpernickel.

Apparent Horizon was brewed as a slightly stronger, “Vollbier” (full beer) strength Berliner Weisse, with a 35% portion of the malt bill coming from rye malt.  After a mixed primary fermentation with yeast and lactobacillus bacteria, it was transferred into our original, 1936 Cypress wood lagering tank.  An authentic brettanomyces culture was pitched for a long, slow, 9-month secondary fermentation.  The resulting beer is a highly complex, spicy version of a Berliner Weisse.  It features a moderate but balanced acidity with notes of lemon and cider.