Style: Session Sour • 4.5% ABV
Freedom of Speach is naturally soured in the brew kettle and fermented out dry with a lower alcohol level. Our easy-drinking session sour demonstrates a clean tartness, balanced out by an assembly of ripe peach flavor. Exercise your right to refreshment.
This “Kettle Sour” beer was made slightly differently from the LacToThe Future, in that it was made with the addition of nonfat plain Greek yogurt to the Kettle , instead of with with the addition of Lactobacillus in the wort. The Lacto strains in the yogurt work in the same fashion, however, and as the wort sits in the kettle during a 24hr period, the ‘Lacto’ eats some of the sugars and produces the lactic acid, which in turn imparts the tart character to the beer. After that, we boil the wort to kill all the Lacto (so that we don’t infect our brewery) and added peach concentrate to the FV. We pitched a Saison yeast this time around to get additional fruitiness from the esters produced during the main fermentation of the beer… Peach was then added again to give some sweetness to the brew to counteract the acidity, without making it overly sweet .